We received a primary take a look at Ryan Gosling as Ken in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film. On June 15, the official Warner Brothers’ Twitter account dropped a sneak peek of Gosling in his acid-wash Ken garb. He is dressed denim, his washboard abs on full show and his faux-Calvins are poking out. Predictably, the web is awash in thirst.
If that description wasn’t clear sufficient, this is the picture so that you can see for your self.
So, yes, the internet is thirsting over this. Big time. Like big, big time. In a way in which I cannot include some social media posts in this story because of the graphic nature of the memes. But the memes I can share are delightfully hilarious and thirsty.
Memes like this.
Let’s not forget this gif from Community.
Even the not-so-horny memes were funny, too. Like this Godfather yassification mashup.
Or this Disney, denim observation.
Or even this pretty common realization folks had about an old Scooby Doo actor.
And this quite strange, wonderful Vecna meme I can neither unsee nor overlook.
Let’s not forget one of the original Gosling memes.
Anyway, the new Barbie movie hits theaters on July 21. Margot Robbie will star as the titular icon in the film directed and co-written by Gerwig, whose previous works include Little Women and Lady Bird. So the odds of it being an instant classic are high, which bodes well for the future meme-ification of Gosling’s Ken.
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