The new Cats trailer features a furry naked Idris Elba and it’s safe to say people are conflicted
Four months after the Cats trailer united the internet in horror, a second clip has arrived with a naked Idris Elba.
When Cats dropped its first trailer back in July, the sight of Taylor Swift, Judi Dench and Jennifer Hudson transmogrified into “miniature yet huge cats with human celebrity faces and sexy breasts” left viewers baffled and terrified.
With reviews for that clip almost unanimously negative, the second trailer had big paw prints to fill – and we’re here to report that it succeeded.
Let’s do this. ?✨ pic.twitter.com/96ASci7rY1
— CATS (@catsmovie) November 19, 2019
Rather than steering away from its controversial “digital fur technology,” the second trailer leaned into the madness, introducing a completely naked, fur-covered Idris Elba.
The sight of the actor, who was named People magazine’s sexiest man alive 2018, in such a state left fans feeling thirsty, confused and hurt.
Damn, Cats will go down in history for being the first film to make Idris Elba look not sexy. I want death. pic.twitter.com/enASoHgpT3
— Matt Berger (@abergerhobbit) November 19, 2019
I just watched the Cats trailer and I’m mostly upset at Idris Elba for making me like his weird hot cat body
— emily czerwinski (@czerwinskier) November 19, 2019
me seeing Idris Elba’s weird CGI cat body in the new CATS trailer pic.twitter.com/XTHZoCadYG
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) November 19, 2019
What’s important is I’m a furry for cowboy-hat wearing Idris Elba cat now
— Kendra (@kendrawcandraw) November 19, 2019
Me seeing Idris Elba’s bare cat bod in the new trailer
— justin (@ragnaglok) November 19, 2019
Overall, the consensus was that the second Cats trailer is just as bizarre as the first one.
There’s a new Cats trailer…
*resumes screaming in terror* AAAAAAAAAHHHHH! pic.twitter.com/faSzFb5zXB
— Mathew Buck (@FB_BMB) November 19, 2019
them: the new CATS trailer is way less nightmare inducing
— Katherine Steele (@Kath_Steele) November 19, 2019
This is the only moment in the CATS trailer that spoke to me pic.twitter.com/ku5Gj2Vzqu
— Bedder (@itgetsbedder) November 19, 2019
In the run-up to the new trailer’s release, a queer filmmaker had a surprising exchange with the “unknown gay who runs the official Twitter account”.
Replied “destroy me king” to the unknown gay who runs the CATS account and am sad to report that I have given myself worms de brain pic.twitter.com/K2GVCBWMfH
— Slade (@Slade) November 18, 2019
It seems that whoever is behind the account was keenly watching Harry Styles’ recent Saturday Night Live skit in which he played a gay social media intern, copying his “must get rid of toxic in the community” line.