When you’re somebody who spends a lot of time steeped in emerging cultures on the internet, it can be easy to feel dismissive of the whole thing. Sure, people are coming together to exchange ideas from all over the world, but sometimes those people are stupid and their ideas are terrible and you end up somewhere in the My Little Pony Redpill bog wondering how you got there and why God allows suffering like this.
Here’s an extremely unstupid idea, however: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o should star in a movie together where they rob people and dress exactly like this:
A picture for the history books pic.twitter.com/OgxAGZMn4Z— ash (@blaquepink) April 18, 2017
The above image was taken at a fashion show in 2014 and has made the rounds on Tumblr and Twitter ever since, because look at it. However, while others online have suggested it would make a good heist movie, it’s Twitter user @1800SADGAL who deserves the credit for bringing us one step closer to such a reality.
Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans https://t.co/PhWs1xd3nj— k (@1800SADGAL) April 18, 2017
Because when she tweeted it, Lupita actually noticed.
As did Rihanna.
I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
But that’s not all! They also have an Oscar-nominated producer (from Whiplash) interested:
And a writer:
And a director, possibly?
And SO MANY PEOPLE who are willing to do pro-bono art design (although they should get paid anyway because c’mon):
Rihanna as a Spike/Mugen/Michiko archetype and Lupita as her Jin/Blue Oni archetype in a Watanabe anime you're welcome Twitter pic.twitter.com/aAzt0H4rpF— Blackthorn City MVP (@Ljay90) April 21, 2017
And several pretty good title suggestions.
I’m just saying that if this actually happens, then maybe there’s hope for the internet after all.
(featured image is fan art of Rihanna and Lupita as characters from Good Omens, as drawn by Shelby)