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Keanu Reeves Has A New Look And I Don't Know Whether To Be Excited Or Terrified

Whoa.

It’s been a huge year for Keanu Reeves. In fact, some fans of the actor have noted that we’re in the midst of a ‘Keanussance’ right now.

The 54-year-old has cemented his status as the Internet’s new boyfriend in recent months with various film appearances, by blessing us with some thought-provoking comments on life and death, and for being a generally good dude.

However, Reeves’ new look for his upcoming role in Bill & Ted Face the Music has me asking myself: am I excited, or terrified?

Seriously. Credit: Giphy

Pics have surfaced of the actor on set sporting a truly cooked shaved mullet-mohawk, bushy beard and skin-tight Under Armour shirt pulled up to expose his midriff.

There is so much to unpack here. Is this just for the film? Or is this Keanu’s new look? Where are his long glossy locks? What is going on!?

I need answers. Credit: Giphy

Bill & Ted Face the Music is set to follow the iconic duo, now middle-aged adults with their own daughters, coming to realise they have yet to achieve the music that the future Utopian society will follow.

It’s a comedy, so Reeves’ new look could be for the film, however none of the promo pics show him sporting the mullet-mohawk, nor the beard.

The Internet has been having a field day reacting to his new look, but there are plenty of fans who simply believe Keanu Reeves can do no wrong – mohawk or not.

There’s a lot to love. Credit: Giphy

It’s no surprise, considering the actor’s humble reaction to hearing he’s become our new obsession. During an interview at the Toy Story 4 premiere in July, he was asked what he thought of being the Internet’s new boyfriend. “That’s, uh, wacky,” he said. “Well, the positivity is great.”

BLESS YOU, KEANU REEVES.

PSA: Don't Bring Your Kids To See That Horror Film 'Midsommar' Or This Will Happen

Mature audiences only.

If you managed to sit through the 2018 horror film Hereditary and avoided having nightmares (that makes one of us) then there’s a good chance you’ll be keen on seeing Midsommar, an upcoming release from the same director. 

Terrifying. Credit: Giphy

According to IMDb, Midsommar is about “a couple who travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fables mid-summer festival.”

“What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.”

It’s got cults, it’s got violence, and it sounds like it’s got all the traits of a really good, really terrifying film. It also sounds like it’s not for everyone, particularly kids. Just take it from this little guy, who was filmed *literally* running out of the theatre during a screening of the film. 

Midsommar is rated R for “disturbing ritualistic violence, grisly images, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language,” so I’m not entirely surprised that this little kid wasn’t keen on hanging around. But this video begs a bigger question: why would you ever bring your kid to a movie like this!? Did they think it was some sort of Little House on the Prairie remake? 

The Twitter user who posted the video later added that the kid ran out “right after the big sex scene too.” This is extremely relatable – we’ve all had to endure the excrutiatingly awkward moment of watching a movie sex scene with our parents. Other Twitter fans who have seen Midsommar said they “couldn’t believe” the little boy had even lasted that long.

Clearly Midsommar is for mature audiences only.

Filmmaker Kevin Smith Donating His Profits To Women Is The Ultimate Slap To Harvey Weinstein

Never forget this big middle finger.

It’s been a few years since the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal exploded, but the dust is far from settled. The allegations not only sparked the #MeToo movement resulting in the cancellation and dismissal of accused men all over the world, but also empowered allies to make big moves against Weinstein and his company.

Harvey Weinstein. Credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

One of those people was filmmaker and actor Kevin Smith. In 2017, after the scandal went public, Smith announced that he would be donating all the profits from his Weinstein-produced films to Women in Film, an organisation that advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries.

Smith made the announcement on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, saying, “My entire career is tied up with the man. It’s been a weird f*cking week. I just wanted to make some f*cking movies, that’s it.”

“I know it’s not my fault, but I didn’t f*cking help. I sat out there talking about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend, like he was my father and sh*t like that,” he continued.

Weinstein was behind Smith’s films Clerks II, Zack and Miri Make A Porno, and Dogma. Smith isn’t the only male celebrity who spoke out against Weinstein when the news broke, either.

Ryan Gosling tweeted a statement which read, “I’m deeply disappointed in myself for being so oblivious to these devastating experiences of sexual harassment and abuse. He is emblematic of a systemic problem. Men should stand with women and work together until there is real accountability and change.”

Seth McFarland also shared his support on Twitter, writing, “There is nothing more abhorrent and indefensible than abuse of power such as this.” Leonardo DiCaprio shared the same sentiment, posting to Facebook, “There is no excuse for sexual harassment or sexual assault – no matter who you are and no matter what profession…I applaud the strength and courage of the women who came forward and made their voices heard.”

Yes, it’s been two years since the scandal, but it’s important that both men and women continue to support victims and make it clear that this behaviour is not, and never will be, acceptable.

If you, or anyone you know is a victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT for support.

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