Previously on Marriage Story memes, the internet tussled over an out-of-context fight scene from the Noah Baumbach film. Now it’s turned its attention to Scarlett Johansson’s dancing.
Johansson’s character, Nicole, is an actress in the midst of a divorce from her director husband, Charlie (Adam Driver). Early in the film, Charlie comments that “She’s a great dancer, infectious.” The Marriage Story Twitter account posted a clip in which she shows off her moves, and it quickly became a meme.
There were jokes about how white people dance, and the things white women get excited about.
ever since i saw someone said that white people dance like they’re summoning rain i can’t look at this clip the same way again pic.twitter.com/bNQdp1B8m2— sophia | BLM (@widowsromanova) December 12, 2019
when there’s a sale on live laugh love signs pic.twitter.com/AAabKIqYUa— ana (@anapausal) December 13, 2019
You know, that is how people in pharmaceutical ads dance.
"This medicine may cause death"— Cryptic (@CrypticNoOne) December 13, 2019
The people in the ad:pic.twitter.com/NaRqOec3lb
Of course, it syncs up with the Succession theme.
Scarlett Johansson bailando: el intro de Succession pic.twitter.com/K34OBPPZVI— Rafa (@Arochap) December 11, 2019
There was also recognition.
me watching the bird app roast scarlett johansson for dancing in marriage story knowing damn well thats how my white ass moves pic.twitter.com/Brfkgw5nEY— animal crossing collective (@chineseafro) December 11, 2019
It made it’s way to TikTok, too.
Scarlet Johansson dancing to ribs🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/OBd5fylHx4— ♌️jacob🇮🇱 (@bunnyyboiler) December 15, 2019
Some people took issue with the original tweet’s statement: “A celebration of love.” And, to be fair, the dancing scene happens in the first five minutes of the film, before all the depressing stuff starts.
Celebration of love? man dis shit had me depressed af like I was in the relationship.— Diesels Tweets (@OneTakeBigDog) December 7, 2019