Euphoria has only been on for two seasons, but it’s given us so much. We got leading man Jacob Elordi, paving the way for the gay classic that is Saltburn; we got fashion plate Hunter Schafer giving the girls everything they want episode after episode. And perhaps most importantly, we got Sydney Sweeney as Cassie, a character whose every obsessive, emotional, and dickmatized move had the girls losing their total minds.
But what if we told you that there’s more to Cassie than her obsessive quest for making herself available to Nate? I mean, obviously there is—she’s a complex and relatable character, an honest representation of the pathetic in all of us.
But she’s also—just maybe—Lewis Strauss?
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You heard that right: Cold War-era acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Lewis Strauss. Fans on Twitter are noticing a shocking similarity between a cut from Euphoria and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. But rather than simply accept that sometimes film language can be repetitive, referential, or accidentally similar to another work, the people are absolutely running with it.
It all began when a certain user noticed that this Euphoria clip of Cassie and Nate walking past each other is too close for comfort to the part of Oppenheimer when Lewis Strauss walks past Einstein.
And thus, a meme was born.
Now people are losing their marbles over how silly this is.
Thank God someone put these two clips together so we can truly compare and contrast!
This tweet was so powerful…
But listen, the evidence is there!
Lewis Strauss and Cassie from Euphoria: ruining lives and being extra.
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