People are catching symptoms after watching ‘The Perfection’

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The Perfection will test your capacity for misdirection, implied sexual violence, and copious amounts of vomit.

The horror film, which debuted on Netflix last week, stars Allison Williams as Charlotte, a former cello prodigy who reunites with her mentor (Steven Weber) and sets her sights on new rising star Lizzie (Logan Browning).

The film nudges you into thinking Charlotte is trying to make Lizzie disappear out of jealousy, culminating in a scene in which the two travel by bus through the Chinese countryside–and Lizzie becomes violently ill. Trapped on a bus. With no windows to roll down. And lots of bodily fluids that want to come out. Also, maggots and roaches. 

Williams told People that the scene was inspired by director Richard Shepard’s own experience of getting sick on a bus in Mexico. There’s also a scene in which Lizzie, desperate and hallucinating, cuts off her own hand.

While the film’s final act addresses darker and more resonant themes, the middle act’s body horror has caused Twitter to collectively wretch.

I think I got sick from watching The Perfection… this film is very contagious @netflix

— Tyana Alexandra 🌧 (@tyanaalex) May 25, 2019

woke up early to watch the perfection before work this morning… literally bout to call in sick lmao that was fucked UPPPP

— rico salty (@kylielipclit_) May 27, 2019

Not everyone was sickened by the content. Some just wanted to shout out the film’s bigger themes.

BRO BROOO#ThePerfection MY GOD


— liptonlikethetea (@liptonlikethet) May 25, 2019

This kind of visceral reaction is no doubt what Netflix wants, a new kind of viral crowdsourced marketing strategy. (Remember Bird Box?)  Thankfully there are memes to give us some levity.

#ThePerfection with no context lol

— neem △⃒⃘ (@aquarius0x) May 26, 2019

Me after #ThePerfection

— Shadow Moondance 🌙 (@yoStaceyy) May 24, 2019

She must like playing this type of role. #ThePerfection

— Tierra (@spiffyplum) May 26, 2019

Mrs: Let's watch #ThePerfection

Me: What's it about?

Mrs: Idk, some cello thing

(1 hour, 35 minutes later)

— JC (@jaub81) May 26, 2019

But like….. Charlotte REAALY couldn’t convince Lizzie in other way? I mean I get it…. but…. okay sis #ThePerfection

— Tramon (@Tramon_WBAL) May 25, 2019

— The Pod and the Pendulum Podcast (@podandpendulum) May 25, 2019


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H/T People

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