Leslie Jones The Shape of Water

Leslie Jones's live tweeting of The Shape of Water isn't afraid to call out that bizarre sex scene

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Oct 21, 2018

When SNL's Leslie Jones decided to live tweet her viewing of Avengers: Infinity War, the world gained an amazing new film critic. Luckily for all of humanity Jones didn't stop at the MCU and took it upon herself to critique Guillermo del Toro's Oscar-winning sci-fi love story, The Shape of Water

Comprising over two dozen tweets, Jones covered everything from Michael Shannon's character not washing his hands, to the production design, to Sally Hawkins's character having sex with a fish-man (played by Doug Jones).

That scene in particular threw Jones for a whirl, prompting her to write, "Wow really?!" and "What am I watching?" In addition, the black and white scene, where Hawkins sings and dances with the creature didn't do well for her suspension of disbelief, either.

With so much chaos in the world, Leslie Jones is the hero (and film critic) we need right now. 

Check out the hilarity below in its entirety:

The movie made a big splash (get it?) with critics and audiences during its theatrical release last year. It went on to reel in (get it, again?) numerous accolades, including Best Director and Best Picture at the 90th Oscars ceremony.

The Shape of Water is the first science fiction movie to win Best Picture in the history of the Academy Awards. However, it was not the first genre feature to do so, as The Silence of the Lambs and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King took home the big prize in 1992 and 2004 respectively. 

The film's production designer, Paul Austerberry, just took home Best Production Design at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards, per THR. Austerberry took home the same award at the Oscars, too. 

What movie would you like to see Jones tweet about next? Sound off your suggestions in the comments!


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