Sorry to Bother You is a movie made for Internet domination. The indie comedy (deemed, lovingly, as a WTF comedy by EW’s own critic), out Friday, is chock-a-block full of exploding talent and one of the most original movies to hit theaters in far too long. Since Hollywood knows an online sensation when they see one, the team behind the flick teamed up with the team behind the most iconic GIFs of all time (that would be GIPHY).
For the first time ever, they brought in the director of Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley, to direct his cast — Lakeith Stanfield, Omari Hardwick, and Jermaine Fowler — in their own original STBY-themed GIFs. EW was there for all the Internet magic, and now you can see (and re-post) for yourselves.
Riley kicked off his GIF-ing by tasking star Lakeith Stanfield with re-creating a scene of Sorry to Bother You (as seen in the first slide).
We’re pretty sure Jermaine Fowler would call this one ‘Salvador-as-awkward-turtle.’
Omari Hardwick has a message for his onscreen character, Mr. _____
If you couldn’t tell, Fowler brings the comic relief.
Every GIF-set needs a mic drop.
Fowler and Riley recommend this GIF for all of your Internet stand-offs.
This is what happens when Boots Riley asks you to pretend your son just got a touchdown.