Don’t Worry Darling is Wilde’s second feature film as a director. It follows her well-received 2019 teen comedy Booksmart. Wilde recently revealed that Jordan Peterson inspired Chris Pine’s character in the film.
Olivia Wilde has claimed that Chris Pine’s “terrifying” character in her upcoming film, Don’t Worry Darling, is based on controversial Canadian psychologist and author Jordan Peterson. The Wonder Woman actor stars Frank, the utopian desert community’s leader, in Wilde’s next psychological thriller.
Pine co-stars with Harry Styles and Florence Pugh as a 1950s couple whose idyllic lives are turned upside down when Pugh’s Alice discovers her husband’s dark secret when one of the neighborhood housewives goes missing. In a recent interview with Interview Magazine, Wilde discussed the idea for Frank’s character with fellow actor Maggie Gyllenhaal.
We based that character on this insane man, Jordan Peterson, who is this pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community.
Wilde went on to describe incels as a community of “disenfranchised, mostly white men, who believe they are entitled to sex from women.” In the late 2010s, Peterson gained extensive attention for expressing his controversial opinions, many of which are anti-political correctness.
They believe that society has now robbed them – that the idea of feminism is working against nature, and that we must be put back into the correct place.
This guy Jordan Peterson is someone that legitimises certain aspects of [the incels] movement because he’s a former professor, he’s an author, he wears a suit, so they feel like this is a real philosophy that should be taken seriously.
There are several controversies surrounding the film, which garnered major headlines this week. Don’t Worry Darling will be released in theatres on September 23rd. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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