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Yes, people think the robot is hot.
Can confirm: The new Lost In Space robot is hot.— Meg Downey vs. SDCC (@rustypolished) April 21, 2018
2015 twitter: lol joe jonas is hot— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) May 1, 2018
2018 twitter: i want to fuck the robot from lost in space and also doctor stranges cape
Netflix has gotten in on the action, but is it kinkshaming fans?
Y’all need Jesus. pic.twitter.com/oHOCG5SXVz— Netflix US (@netflix) May 1, 2018
This robot-lust isn’t that surprising. People were horny for the fishman from The Shape of Water and more recently Tom Hardy’s Venom. Sure, there are probably more important conversations to be had about AI and its moral grey areas from the Lost in Space robot, and its gender is open to interpretation. But Netflix apparently needs those thirst-clicks.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.