We all know what happened with Robert Pattinson and his cheating ways, but since his on-and-off-again relationship with Twilight co-star and occasional-wife Kristen Stewart continues to be one of the biggest celebrity scandals of our time, it never seems to go out of style. Thanks to the popularity of Netflix’s Stranger Things, which prominently features a love letter to Pattinson from his character Jonathan, we get to see a different side to the English actor. Not only does it show us a charming, witty, and friendly man, but it also highlights the fact that he is one of the most prolific and versatile actors of our time. This being said, it still feels somewhat surprising that it has taken until now for someone to write a story about a foul-mouthed Robert Pattinson.
Stranger Things is a Netflix series that was released last year. The show is an unofficial remake of the 80s horror movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. Its focus is on the residents of Hawkins, Indiana, who are dealing with terrifying goings-on that have an underlying sexual theme. Most people know of the show, but it is rarely discussed that it was initially inspired by the real-life scandal that engulfed Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart back in March 2017. If you haven’t heard of it, here’s a brief refresher:
The Scandal That Headed To Netflix
It was back in March of last year that news broke of an on-going sexual harassment lawsuit filed by British Vogue model and actress Emily Brown against her former employer Elle magazine. Brown claimed that she was sexually harassed by Hollywood director Rupert Sanders while working for Elle, which resulted in her resignation a week later. Sanders has denied all wrongdoing. Additionally, in October 2017, former ELLE creative director Grace Coddington sued the magazine for wrongful termination, alleging that she was fired after voicing her objections to Sanders’ unwanted advances. Finally, back in February 2018, renowned British Vogue editor and writer Anna Wintour filed a lawsuit against Elle and Sanders, claiming that she was also a victim of sexual harassment while working for the magazine. In all three cases, the women allege that the men were not only guilty of misconduct but also treated them with disrespect and disregard.
It’s bad enough that Brown, Coddington, and Wintour were forced to resign because of inappropriate behavior, but the fact that their boss’ (Sanders’) name was dragged through the mud in the process was absolutely disgraceful. Even more so when you consider that, at the time of writing this, Brown’s lawsuit was still ongoing, as was that of Emily Blunt, who played Sanders’ wife in the movie The Night Manager. Blunt’s lawsuit was filed a few weeks after the first one, and accused Sanders of sexual assault, which he also vehemently denied. The entire ordeal was terrible for everyone involved, and it made the already-unfortunate situation with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (her split from Pattinson was just a matter of months at the time) seem that much more tragic. Luckily, while some aspects of the scandal were undoubtedly upsetting, in a weird way it also sparked interest in the public and paved the way for some terrific new work.
The Birth Of ‘Jonathan’
Stranger Things is full of amazing stories, but the one that stands out the most is Jonathan’s letter to Pattinson. In the episode “The Upside Down,” Jonathan is a nerf herder who befriends a young girl named Sadie. Unbeknownst to him, Sadie’s father is responsible for the mysterious disappearances surrounding the town of Hawkins. Inspired by the letter that Jonathan writes to Pattinson (in which he rants about the ‘evils’ of women and proclaims himself to be ‘a true rebel’), the actor behind the dual roles (Pattinson and his on-screen brother Luke) penned an open letter of his own, replying to Jonathan. The letter was published in the New York Times, whereupon Jonathan decides to write another letter – this time, to Luke.
The first season of Stranger Things is now available to stream on Netflix. If you or anyone you know has been affected by sexual harassment or abuse, there are organizations like #MeToo and Women’s Aid that you can contact for support. Keep an eye out for Brown’s lawsuit, which is due to be heard in court in December 2021. In the meantime, as far as writing about a foul-mouthed, unapologetic Robert Pattinson goes…
A Career In Writing
Writing about a polarizing yet fascinating subject like Robert Pattinson is, by its very nature, going to be polarizing. Still, while there are numerous articles online that vilify him and discuss his numerous misdeeds, there are also plenty that portray him in a more positive light. For those who can appreciate a good rant, there is no shortage of material online from which to choose, whether it be in the comments section of an article or in a forum thread.
With that in mind, if you’re a fan of the mischievous and outspoken Englishman, it might be a good idea to take a look at how to write a rotten fan fiction about him. Though he can be frustrating to follow, there is always more than one side to every story, and in this instance, that might mean that there is more than one Robert Pattinson. Whether or not you approve of his actions, it is still undeniable that he has had a profound effect on pop culture, particularly in the realm of literature. If nothing else, it is at least fair to say that Robert Pattinson’s presence has been a galvanizing one, prompting many writers to pick up their pens and start banging out stories about him – a phenomenon that continues even today, with a significant portion of fan fiction about the actor being written in his honor.
Stranger Things: The Key To Unlocking The Mystery
If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of Stranger Things and maybe even watched a bit of it. If not, though, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. The answer is simple: it’s one of the best shows currently on Netflix, and it deserves your attention. If you’ve never heard of it or don’t know much about it, here’s a short clip that should get you caught up to speed.
Before we begin, please take note of the following: the plot of Stranger Things is highly speculative, the characters are entirely fictional, and none of them (with the exception of Jonathan) is based on any real person. If you’re looking for a show based on an actual event, you’ve come to the right place, but if you want to know more about the fictitious world of Hawkins, Indiana, you’ve come to the right place as well.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, Stranger Things is a Netflix original series that premiered in the United States last November and subsequently became available to stream worldwide. The series is an official remake of the horror movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, and its primary setting is an upside-down world that mirrors our own. Here’s a brief overview of the story.
The series follows the adventures of Joyce Summers (Siena Taylor), a young girl who lives in a small town in Indiana along with her mother Marjorie (Janel Moloney) and younger siblings Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and Nancy (Finola Akeroyd). One day, while exploring an old family homestead, they come across an old notebook that belonged to Joyce’s grandmother, Sylvia (Marianne Compernost), who died years earlier. Inside, Sylvia has written a series of cryptic letters to herself, and as Joyce and her siblings delve into their ancestry, they begin to unravel the mystery surrounding Sylvia’s frantic last words – “Save Jonathan or evil will triumph’ – and the threat that it poses to their town.
The premiere of Stranger Things was met with universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season currently holds an approval rating of 100% based on the reviews from 66 critics, with an average rating of 8.36/10. The site’s general consensus is: “Stranger Things is a fresh take on classic horror movie tropes – which fans of the genre will love, and newcomers will find intriguing.’” That’s pretty high praise, considering that all of the critics on Rotten Tomatoes are likely familiar with the works of Stephen King and his emphasis on writing in the first person.