In an interview with The Guardian, Daniel Radcliffe was generally perfect and lovely, as is his way. You can read the whole thing and have your day brightened by his lovely perfection, but this one passage in regards to his new film What If especially grabbed me and turned me into a giant-eyed cartoon character with hearts bursting out of her head.
Outside of the UK and US, the film is called The F Word - the F meaning friend, of course - and Radcliffe says the makers were considering calling it The Friend Zone outright before he stepped in.
“I was like, no, we can’t do that, because it’s not a [phrase] I love,” he says, no doubt aware that the phrase has increasingly been under attack from feminists. “The friend zone refers to a very male thing … you never hear women say they’ve been put in the friend zone. And I think that’s because it’s just used by men who are pissed off that their mate won’t sleep with them.”
Le sigh. Gentlemen, there is no such thing as the Friend Zone. If you think there is, you’re just an asshole. Probably one of the ones who has whined about women while referring to yourself as such a “nice guy” which is literally the worst kind. Be more like Dan Rad. Go forth with this new knowledge. Be better. Be Rad.