Chris Pine’s BDE is on full display at TIFF, and in his new film ‘Outlaw King’

2018 Toronto International Film Festival

It’s Friday, damn it, and I just want to look at attractive men in suits and tuxedos. Is that so wrong?? Here are photos from the TIFF premiere of Outlaw King, the Netflix film about Robert the Bruce. Chris Pine plays Robert the Bruce, and I still have questions about his Scottish accent, but sure, I’m willing to overlook those questions at the moment. Pine costars with Aaron Taylor Johnson, who was also on hand at the premiere with his wife Sam Taylor Johnson. I love that Aaron wore a real, formal tuxedo for the premiere, but he makes Chris look sort of underdressed, right? Like they’re at two different premieres. Plus, I hate it when men button the very top button of their dress shirt, like Chris. I feel like that should only be buttoned if you’re wearing a tie.

While Netflix financed and produced Outlaw King, the film is getting a theatrical release. Variety says the theatrical release is well-deserved, because the film looks and feels like a David Lean-esque epic. The TIFF reviews are already coming out, and people seem to like it too. We’ll see – most of the fancy film people (like Oscar voters) still ghettoize Netflix and Amazon-produced theatrical films. The business model is shaking up the industry and I don’t hate the fact that Pine felt comfortable with the material and the Netflix association. Pine has major BDE, right? Speaking of Pine’s BDE, it literally makes an appearance in this film. Mmmm.

2018 Toronto International Film Festival

43rd Toronto International Film Festival - Outlaw King - Premiere

43rd Toronto International Film Festival - Outlaw King - Premiere

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Ebi pickles says:

    I can’t wait to see this.

  2. Ann says:

    Oh baby. I am all here for some full frontal male nudity. And it’ll be on Netflix so no need to sit through the movie. Happy Friday!!

  3. Mia4s says:

    It’s getting great reviews! 😏

    As for the film? Oh I have no idea, haven’t read any reviews yet. 😂

  4. BANANIE says:

    So, I wouldn’t care about the 24- year age difference between Aaron Taylor Johnson and his wife if it weren’t for the fact that they met on set when he was 18 and she was 42. I’m not sure how wrong I find it, because he was legal… but something about that is still off to me. They were in totally different places in their lives, and 18 is barely cutting it.

    That said, I know she’s beaten cancer like twice now and she’s a really strong person. I wish her the best. I’m not trying to deride her. Their relationship has just always felt a little off to me. But they have daughters together and seem happy, so what do I know?

    • My3cents says:

      I’m with you on this as well.

    • Veronica S. says:

      It’s extremely unethical to me when the age gap is that big and one partner is so young. I mean, if it works out, good for them, but it’s unfair to relive your youth by expending that of a younger partner.

    • Nic919 says:

      You can groom someone even if they are technically a legal adult. There is no automatic maturity button at 18. Plus they had kids together so he is going to feel obligated to stay and help raise them. What she did is just as bad as when we see age gaps where the male is 42 and the female is 18. Had they met a few years later this wouldn’t be as bad.

      Anyway I suspect that once he gets to mid 30s he will see what she did to him and he won’t be thrilled.

      • Dee Kay says:

        Forever side-eye at Sam Taylor-Wood for getting with the 18-year-old actor she was directing. Major power dynamics at play there. Same with Brigitte Macron. And Macron wasn’t even 18.

  5. Helen says:

    Mmmmm. He is delightful. And looks EXACTLY like a human version of my favourite Ken doll, circa 1989.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      This is true. Though his hair reminds me more of 1991 Wedding Day Allen.

      • AMA1977 says:

        According to the link, he DEFNINITELY has one feature that Ken and Allen didn’t, if you catch my drift ::wink, wink, nudge, nudge:::

  6. Dara says:

    This project going to Netflix is an interesting development. After the director’s last film, I would have thought major studios would be throwing money at him to make his next movie. I wonder if he traded that to have full artistic control at Netflix. Also interesting is that he and Pine are working together again so soon. Again, I would have thought every actor worthy of the title would have done almost anything to be in his next movie.

  7. TheOriginalMia says:

    You can see his BDE in the first Trek movie. Made me an instant fan. Then he opened his mouth and had the intelligence to back it up. Swoon.

  8. Chiara says:

    I m sorry, but….what happened to his face? It feels so plasticky and weird. He used to be so handsome!

  9. So cool says:

    is his BDE as wooden as his acting?
    Also this movie has 43% on RT, has rather bad/neutral reviews, so it isn’t such success.

  10. Doodle says:

    OK, what is BDE?

  11. Lilly says:

    Ahhhhhh. My favorite Chris.

  12. bacondonut says:

    lurvvvvvvvvve those mesmerising eyes

  13. Carmen AIC says:

    I don’t get the appeal. He looks like his own wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s.

  14. Ferdinand says:

    Sí objectifying women is bad but it can be done for men? Saying he’s going BDE, would it be the same if I said a woman is giving me BTE? And reading the comments about. Chris’ family jewels ?

    Double standards much, people?

    • Veronica S. says:

      Big Dick Energy is a slang phrase used to describe people expressing major charisma and style. It’s not technically gender-specific despite it’s gendered sexual implications.

      As for objectification, there’s a world of difference between women expressing sexual attraction for an attractive man willingly undressing for a role versus the ways women are consistently and endlessly objectified regardless of medium or situational appropriateness. Pretending the two can be construed as having equivalent weight in a patriarchal society is just ridiculous. Even comparing the two as a measure of sexual virility isn’t equivalent because male endowment is viewed as a symbol of power and ability for the man, whereas female endowment is viewed in terms of the pleasure it provides men rather than herself.

  15. Bug says:

    I think we need to see the equipment of all the Chrises to judge who has the most BDE.

  16. SJhere says:

    I’m so old that when I see Chris Pine..all I notice is the fact that he looks like a clone of his Dad, actor Robert Pine. Robert Pine was on the tv show CHiPs if I remember correctly.

    Good looks run in that family.

    As for Aaron Taylor Johnson and his wife….they seem happy together, they have children together. The age difference was surprising at first but tons of men marry and have families with women decades younger. Why not these two?

    It’s not the chronological age difference that matters, it’s the emotional age difference, IMO.

  17. grumpy says:

    Robert the Bruce or, using his real name, Robert de Brus, would probably have had a ‘french’ accent as his power came from his anglo-norman background, ie being descended from the invaders who were not native to any part of the UK or Ireland.