“Who told Jessica Lange the gay agenda?!”
Munch butts? Celebrate Halloween? That’s what gays do according to Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Jessica Lange. Is she wrong? No, not at all!
Lange is set to star in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming satirical comedy The Politician alongside Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine and Rahne Jones.
It follows Platt’s character Payton Hobart, a wealthy student from California who is determined to become the President of the United States. First, he has to navigate “the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School”.
The first trailer dropped this week, and it’s gone viral thanks to Lange’s character Rose Jackson summing up “the gay agenda”.
“I don’t understand why calling that gay man a butt-munch was such a scandal,” she says in the trailer to her granddaughter, Infinity (played by Deutch). “That’s what gays do: munch butts and celebrate Halloween.”
Give Lange another Emmy, pronto. Social media has gone crayzay over the quote, and within 24 hours, it’s become another iconic meme for the actress. We’ve rounded up some of the best reactions from Twitter – see below!
— crazy broke asian (@tribranchvo) August 19, 2019
If nothing else, watch the trailer for Netflix's The Politician for Jessica Lange's delivery of the line "munch butts and celebrate Halloween" https://t.co/bdAxDmekFe
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) August 19, 2019
changing my text tone to jessica lange saying “munch butts and celebrate halloween” in the trailer for the politician
— gabe bergado (@gabebergado) August 19, 2019
When Jessica Lange in the Politician trailer said “that’s what gays do: munch butts and celebrate Halloween” my soul left my body through the laugh that I let out
— maggiggles (@big_MAC_please) August 19, 2019
"That's what gays do! Munch butts and celebrate Halloween!"
— Kalob Gossett (@KalobGossett) August 19, 2019
— 𝙻𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚢 𝚃𝚎𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚢 📷 Make #GoodTrouble (@LarryTenney) August 19, 2019
A straight: what do you gays do, just munch butts and celebrate Halloween?
— CHASE (@GIFChaseH) August 19, 2019
ryan murphy really out here making, two time oscar winner, jessica lange say “butt-munch” and “munch butts” pic.twitter.com/9JeDWD4W6M
— k a t e (@kathieeliza) August 19, 2019
JESSICA LANGES CHARACTER REALLY JUST SAID ALL GAYS DO IS MUNCH BUTTS AND CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN………I LOVE THE SIMULATION WE’RE IN SO MUCH pic.twitter.com/gXWd6qFUwd
— 💛OWEN💛 (@xowenm) August 19, 2019
I honestly think I might watch the clip of Jessica Lange saying all gays do is ‘munch butts and celebrate Halloween’ every day for the rest of my life
— jack rem x (@jackremmington) August 19, 2019
jessica lange saying butt munch literally the funniest thing ever
— paul (@FALLENAL1EN) August 20, 2019
“Gays munch butts and celebrate Halloween.” Who told Jessica Lange the gay agenda?! #ThePolitician ❤
— TopTierGenderqueer (@TTGenderqueer) August 20, 2019
That’s what gays do: munch butts and celebrate Halloween! pic.twitter.com/pKPBLCsY8Z
— John Oursler (@JMOursler) August 20, 2019
hearing jessica lange day “i don’t see why calling the gays a butt munch is such a scandal. that’s what they do, munch butts and celebrate Halloween.”
— greg, youre going to hell (@trevaconda) August 20, 2019
Munch butts and celebrate Halloween, the gay agenda. ✌🏼🏳️🌈 https://t.co/Lq3JeYdbDA
— Alex (@alexvanderpump) August 19, 2019
I came here to munch butts and celebrate Halloween… And Halloween isn't for another two months.
— Whiskey Houston (@RobCoco) August 19, 2019
The Politician will arrive 27 September on Netflix.
The official synopsis reads: “To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image.
“Full of dark comedy and sly satire, The Politician offers a rare glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician.”
Netflix has commissioned two seasons of the show with five planned, each of which will revolve around a different election that will chronicle Peyton’s rise to power – watch the first trailer below.