Anne Hathaway and Zendaya advert declared the ‘lesbian murder mystery’ we never knew we needed
Anne Hathaway and Zendaya have dropped the internet’s collective jaws with their new Bulgari advertising campaign.
The new ad stars the two feted actors in what can only be described as a reverent lesbian murder mystery noir.
“Unexpected Wonders”, shot by Paolo Sorrentino, Is described as a short film that “dazzles and excites” in the same luxurious way that productions like Killing Eve and I Care a Lot do, ensnaring the senses in a grip of auspicious queerness that you don’t expect, but didn’t know you needed.
“First, [comes] the cold. But, then comes the warmth, and the breath of freedom,” Anne Hathaway says as Zendaya approaches her in the clip.
“To lose yourself, then find yourself again,” she adds.
According to social media, it’s a metaphor for queer liberation so obvious you could see it from space.
Writer Meech posted the Bulgari advert in a tweet, writing: “I’m kind of OBSESSED with this Zendaya and Anne Hathaway promo for Bulgari! It feels like a sexy rich lesbian murder drama. Carol II: Carol of the Belles.”
I’m kind of OBSESSED with this Zendaya and Anne Hathaway promo for Bvlgari! It feels like a sexy rich lesbian murder drama. Carol II: Carol of the Belles pic.twitter.com/ep070XhwZB
— Meech (@MediumSizeMeech) May 24, 2022
The rest of Twitter exploded in adoration, with some proclaiming Zendaya and Anne Hathaway the “celebrity duo we never knew we needed”.
Bold of Bulgari to promote their jewelry by telling the sapphic love story of wealthy but lonely CEO Anne Hathaway finding joy and purpose with spunky assistant Zendaya but I applaud them https://t.co/Z33DGhglly— fran (@galacticidiots) May 24, 2022
Excitable fans began to flesh out their own plots for the two minute advert, which sees the pair lounge around a hotel sweet before holding each other as the sun sets.
One user said: “Let’s all pretend Anne Hathaway and Zendaya’s Bulgari short film is actually the first promo for Ocean’s Nine and see if that convinces Warner Bros. to make it.”
Let's all pretend Anne Hathaway and Zendaya's BVLGARI short film is actually the first promo for Ocean's Nine and see if that convinces Warner Bros. to make it pic.twitter.com/tKv45Iiq7M
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) May 24, 2022
Zendaya and Anne are elite spies and ex-lovers. Zendaya leaves the agency to avoid her ex, goes independent and uncovers the evil plans of a criminal mastermind (Anya Taylor Joy)
Whether the two are supposed to be the world’s chicest jewellery thieves, or simply star-crossed lovers caught in a whirlwind of luxury, one thing is certain – the advert has gone down a treat.
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