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Laura Dern’s iconic ‘Jurassic Park’ sit comes to TikTok

'It is absolutely the gayest way I've ever seen someone sit in my entire life.'


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Sep 2, 2020   Updated Sep 2, 2020, 11:36 am CDT

Laura Dern is iconic. And so are her sitting choices. The hey-girl leg-tuck from Marriage Story; her casual courtside vibe. Now her hands-first sit-down in Jurassic Park has been turned into a TikTok challenge.

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Jake Maia Arlow, the creator, tells the Daily Dot she’s a “longtime Jurassic Park fan, but my girlfriend had never seen it so we watched it together.” When it came to the part where Dern’s Ellie Sattler chooses to first stretch her arms out in front of her before sitting down at a table, her girlfriend “simply screamed.”

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“It is absolutely the gayest way I’ve ever seen someone sit in my entire life and so deeply powerful,” Arlow says.

It’s definitely changed the way people see Dern—and sitting.
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Arlow and girlfriend Daniela Casalino also recently participated in the Robert Pattinson two-finger sit-down from Twilight, recreated by user serbean earlier this month.

Dern’s appeared in her daughter’s TikToks: It’s possible she’s still lurking on the app, and will make the circle complete.

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*First Published: Sep 2, 2020, 11:35 am CDT