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People are horny for the ‘Lost in Space’ robot—and Netflix has taken note

Netflix is going hard on the thirst-clicks.

 

Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published May 1, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 5:00 pm CDT

Netflix‘s reboot of Lost in Space is out, and it’s received some lukewarm reviews. But one cast member is apparently getting people to tune in: the robot, played by Brian Steele, who becomes the Robinson family’s protector.

Yes, people think the robot is hot.

https://twitter.com/jnwiedle/status/985691618463318016

https://twitter.com/rustypolished/status/987527995135963137

http://annevbonny.tumblr.com/post/173057774496/excuse-me

Netflix has gotten in on the action, but is it kinkshaming fans?

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.

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*First Published: May 1, 2018, 12:16 pm CDT