Twitter is where mansplainers come to die.
We saw this with the now-infamous Paul, who tried to school Twitter’s resident OBGYN Dr. Jen Gunter on the definition of ‘labia.’ We saw this with Chad, who attempted to argue about The Punisher with Gail Simone, a world-renowned female comic book author who literally wrote The Punisher.
Today, we see it with Joe, who really tried it when he criticized Brie Larson’s directorial debut, the Netflix movie Unicorn Store.
So excited to share the trailer for Unicorn Store, @brielarson's directorial debut and an absolutely charming, heartfelt, exploration of the things that drive us and the creativity that adulthood often tries to extinguish. pic.twitter.com/1nLqX8DJ3r— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) March 22, 2019
Larson also stars in the film, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack and Hamish Linklater. The Netflix Film account describes her directorial debut as “an absolutely charming, heartfelt, exploration of the things that drive us and the creativity that adulthood often tries to extinguish.”
Joe wasn’t having any of it. He replied to the Netflix Film tweet by suggesting Larson is a one-trick-pony who hasn’t yet earned the right to direct, who is “riding” the success of blockbuster hit Captain Marvel, and who needs to instead “takes notes from Jonah Hill.” LOL.
“This looks like bleh,” wrote Joe. “Take notes from Jonah Hill, who was mentored by Martin Scorsese, who took years before he made his directorial debut out of respect for the artistry of film and the position of the director. This seems like she’s just riding Captain Marvel’s wave.”
Netflix clapped back with a comprehensive list of Larsen’s credits, which include 53 award nominations, two directing credits, and an Oscar.
Brie Larson has:— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) March 22, 2019
58 acting credits
53 award noms
2 writing credits
2 short film directing credits
1 composing credit
1 producing credit
1 feature directing credit
Been working since 1998
Worked with Apatow, Baumbach, Wright, Boden, Fleck, Abrahamson, and more.
Twitter shipped the interaction with much glee.
netflix didn’t come to play pic.twitter.com/mnGmXV5GXG
— abby ︽✵︽ (@blissdaya) March 23, 2019
This looks majestic asf. ???? pic.twitter.com/SS5smw7Dtg
— ⓁⒺⓈ (ﾉ´▽｀)ﾉⓋ (@Chocodrag0nfly) March 22, 2019
oh no. they’ve found out about our illicit backdoor deals with BIG UNICORN
— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) March 22,2019
— britinho (@itsmebritinho) March 22, 2019
— Nick Davis (@NickDavis25) March 22, 2019
Imagine having this take.
— Austin James Stone (@Dr_AJ_Stone) March 22, 2019
— ???? ???? ???????????????????? ???? ???? (@comicsadz) March 22, 2019
In conclusion, don’t ever come for Brie Larson.