Oh honey, get ready for the ride of your life because M3gan is here to serve some serious slayage. This robot doll is part android, part doll, and 100% meme legend. She may be the main character in Blumhouse Productions’ and Universal Pictures’ new film, but she’s also poised to capture the hearts of the entire online queer fandom.
We’re talking about a character who can smize with the best of them, boasts perfect skin (because robots don’t have pores, duh), and exudes fierceness in every move she makes. But let’s not forget the most important part: M3gan can twerk and murder in one swift motion. Talk about a multitasker!
Now, some of you may be wondering if M3gan’s status as a queer icon holds up now that the movie is out. Well, let’s take a look at the evidence. When the trailer for M3gan was released, the internet went wild with memes featuring the character’s dance scenes set to various pop music tracks. Even Megan Thee Stallion herself gave the trailer her seal of approval, tweeting, “Not being biased but I think they made this movie for me.”
But M3gan’s fame doesn’t stop there. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film has received strong critical reception so far, with a 95% fresh rating. And let’s not forget about the social media frenzy surrounding the movie. Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok are all ablaze with memes featuring M3gan, and it looks like the discourse surrounding the character’s iconic status in the LGBTQ+ community is here to stay.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But wait, isn’t M3gan a horror film? Won’t it just scare me senseless?” Well, honey, let me tell you a little secret about horror films and the LGBTQ+ community: we love them. There’s just something about mononymous figures of horror lore like M3gan, Ma, Annabelle, and The Babadook that draws us in. And with M3gan receiving praise for its “ludicrous, derivative, and irresistible killer-doll movie” with “just enough camp,” it’s safe to say this film is a must-see for any self-respecting queer horror fan.
Plus it seemed like the gays have found a new stomping ground! I went to the theater this weekend and honey, let me tell you, it was PACKED with gays. It was like all of the gays that stopped going to Woody’s (you know, that formerly legendary LGBTQ+ bar in Philly) decided to flock to the movies instead. My poor Grindr was practically screaming, “The trick is coming from inside the house!”
So go ahead and indulge in your M3gan obsession. Just be sure to lock your doors and windows before you do. You never know when that killer doll might come after you! And if you do happen to catch M3gan in theaters, be sure to let us know what you think. Will M3gan’s reign as a queer icon continue, or will she fade into obscurity? Only time will tell, but one thing is for certain: M3gan is a force to be reckoned with and we can’t wait to see what she does next.