After Pete Buttigieg revealed his affection for Rebel Wilson comedies, what can we learn from the film, music and TV choices of the other presidential possibilities?
This is a crucial time for the 2020 Democratic candidates. Its a crowded field full of big names, and its going to take real work and creativity if anyone wants to stand out from the melee. But luckily Pete Buttigieg knows exactly how to do this: by targeting his campaign hard towards fans of Rebel Wilson.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Buttigieg laid out his pop culture favourites for all the world to see. He watches Rick and Morty to fall asleep, for example, and hes trying to get on board with Succession, except I havent decided if any of them are good people. But when asked about the last film he saw theatrically, he stalled before eventually admitting it was Isnt It Romantic or, as he called it, That movie where the lady wakes up and shes in a romantic comedy.
See, Rebel Wilson fans? Pete Buttigieg is just like you. Sure, he might not have known Rebel Wilsons name, or the films name. And he may not have expressed any sort of opinion about the content of the film. But, really, who has? By half-remembering that he went to see a mediocre Rebel Wilson film eight months ago, Buttigieg has only managed to align with himself with the general public. Maybe we all saw Isnt It Romantic in February and cant really remember anything about it? How would he know?
So know that we know as much about Pete Buttigieg as we could ever hope to know, what about the other candidates? What do their pop culture preferences tell us about them? Lets find out.