Movie Preview: ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ – or do

Before we see the anticipated movie of the year, let us go over controversy surrounding release

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“Don’t Worry Darling” is set to release on Sept. 23.

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The highly anticipated film “Don’t Worry Darling” comes out next week, and personally I am very excited. But in order to appreciate the whole movie, we must go over the controversy fueling social media this past year. 

The movie features some of today’s top Hollywood stars such as Harry Styles, Florence Pugh and Chris Pine. It is also directed by Olivia Wilde – which is where this controversy begins. 

Styles was not Wilde’s first pick when it came to her male lead character Jack Chambers, who performs alongside lead actress Pugh as her husband. Shia LaBeouf was fired by Wilde from the role, with rumors of conflicts with other actors and scheduling according to PopCulture.com

Styles and Wilde’s whirlwind romance started on set. This came two months after her split with fiance Jason Sudeikis, with whom she was with for about 10 years.

Their rumored relationship was spotted on social media during the filming of the movie, starting the creation of the buzz from fans of Styles. 

Shit really hit the fan when Sudeikis served Wilde custody papers at CinemaCon appearance for “Don’t Worry Darling,” according to US Magazine. Even though Sudeikis claimed he did not intend to have it done in that manner, Wilde found it publicly embarrassing. 

In August, disagreements between Pugh and Wilde came out regarding the filming of the movie. A source from U.S. Weekly said, “Florence and Olivia have had several disagreements personally and professionally…” and that is why Pugh has not done any press for the film.

Sexuality has been a big point of interest for Wilde, who said she wanted to focus on female pleasure rather than men. Pugh commented on the sex scenes in the movie, saying she wished they would stop focusing purely on that, and focus on the movie itself according to U.S magazine.

The Venice premiere of the movie was a frenzy for memes on social media. Everyone dissected the body language and actions of all the actors, trying to affirm the drama. 

Pugh chose to not attend the press conference, due to scheduling conflicts. Her absence was noted, and Wilde commented at the panel, “As for all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there, I mean, the internet feeds itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute. It’s sufficiently well nourished.”

Pugh seemed to refuse to sit next to or even look at Wilde, which led to a frenzy of drama allegations. 

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Things got a little crazy when fans accused Styles of spitting on Pine. You heard that right. Pine denied the allegations and Styles made fun of the situation at one of his concerts, saying, “I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine.” 

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With all the random drama, it makes me wonder if all press really is good press. Since October of last year, social media has been buzzing with anticipation for this film. And with the release of the film coming up, I expect a great turnout and continuous talk all over the media.