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'Don't Worry Darling,' we'll break all the drama down for you

By Sonia Rao

06 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Honestly, if you have connection to the internet you cannot escape all the backstage speculation surrounding this new film. We reluctantly present you with this guide so that you too can pile in.

On Labor Day, the internet sleuths were working overtime.

Fresh footage from the Venice Film Festival premiere of "Don't Worry Darling" on Monday captured what looked to some like international pop star Harry Styles spitting on co-star Chris Pine while taking a seat beside him. The video includes a visual of Pine gazing down at his right thigh, potentially to inspect a loogie that landed upon it, before stretching his face into an uncomfortable smile. Did he really spot spit? Did he receive a funny text? Or did he just happen to look down, as humans are prone to do? (In a statement shared with The Washington Post on Tuesday, a representative for Pine denied he was spit on. "Just to be clear," the rep reiterated, "Harry Styles did NOT spit on Chris Pine.")

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