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The 'Joker 2' Trailer Is Finally Here (And Surprisingly Great?)

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | April 9, 2024 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | April 9, 2024 |


Good evening! So you’ve probably noticed Pajiba Love arrived later than usual tonight, and for God knows what reason, it’s dedicated to the Joker 2 trailer? Here’s the scoop: Trailers don’t usually do that great for us as standalone posts unless it’s something huge, and even then it’s very hit or miss. Mostly miss. That said, the Joker sequel unfortunately falls into the huge category. Thanks to Warner Bros. deciding to release it at 9:00 at night, we figured we’d see what happens if we dropped it into P-Love. None of us have been particularly gung ho about the movie — perhaps a little curious, sure — but clicks keep the lights on, so here we are. Anyway, you can find the trailer below.

Chrissy Teigen made a tradwife spoof but also realized she does a lot of tradwife activities - this is meta. (Lainey Gossip)

Imagine being this publicly thirsty for your dad’s love. (Wonkette)

From Seth: Jenn Harris is a great local food critic and this is an excellent explainer on why David Chang and Momofuku should back the hell off of this chili crunch trademark nonsense and also touches on the underlying USPTO issues when it comes to allowing descriptive marks to be registered in the first place. (LA Times)

Kit Harrington’s Jon Snow spinoff is as dead he was in that one season. I want to say six? It’s not important. (Variety)

From Jen: Carrie was one of those books that sat, easily accessible, on my parents’ shelves, and I loved it as soon as I read it at way too young an age. This is a pretty great essay about its impact on modern horror writing. (Esquire)

Jon Stewart reminisced about his failed MTV show that, at one point, involved a condor attacking the audience. (LateNighter)

From Chris: A Planet Fitness banned a member for taking photos of someone in the locker room and posting them on Facebook in an attempt to out a trans person. Chaya Raichik’s horde of bigots have now called in bomb threats at 17 Planet Fitness locations. (Them)

Everyone wants a Sound of Freedom, which seems pretty easy to do. Just make a movie that lies about whatever sh*t the worst people on Facebook swear is happening in the parking lot of TJ Maxx. (IndieWire)

Tori Spelling can’t poop or pee alone, so she makes her 7-year-old son watch. Best of luck to that kid as he embarks on a decades-long journey that ends with the cops finding a jacket made of human skin. (Page Six)

April is Autism Awareness Month, and jessisreading recommends Devin Price’s Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity. “Using interviews with queer and BIPOC, often late-diagnosed autistics, Price digs into the ways Autism might unexpectedly show itself when people aren’t looking for it.” Has your understanding of autism changed in the past few years? (Cannonball Read 16)

Alright, as advertised, here’s the trailer for Joker: Folie à Deux, and wow, damn, OK. Full disclosure: I wrote tonight’s intro before watching the trailer, and credit where credit is due: It surprisingly plays. I freaking hated Joker, hated it. But this? This is a huge, madcap swing that brought something the first movie didn’t have. And no, I’m not talking about Gaga. Although, she’s definitely a highlight. I’m talking about fun. You have my attention.