The supposed Letterboxd account of Margot Robbie will be remembered with a party.
Film Twitter and Reddit may have found Margot Robbie's Letterboxd account because they didn't want it to be just another boring Tuesday. A now-defunct account called "MaggieAckerley" seems to be a mix of the actor's nickname and her husband's last name. Fans started to look at the account's public lists of movies that could be research for Robbie's upcoming films, Greta Gerwig's Barbie and Damien Chazelle's Babylon, when they saw screenshots of the page on Twitter.
We don't know what tricks fans used to find what they say is the Barbie star's burner account, but we can say that the account's time in the public eye was short and sad. By the evening of May 18, whoever was in charge of the MaggieAckerley Letterboxd page had taken it down. With it went our chance to see what the actor, who is very private, might be doing to watch movies. In the middle of all the online fuss, Letterboxd's official Twitter account said, "As far as we know, Margot Robbie does not have an official Letterboxd." That we're aware of. So, please join us for a party to honor the supposed Letterboxd account of Margot Robbie, and then maybe touch some grass.
Screenshots show that MaggieAckerley posted watchlists for two upcoming projects that Robbie will be leading. The account said that Barbie should watch two movies by Jacques Demy: The Young Girls of Rochefort and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. The last two on the list are the movies Splash and The Truman Show, as well as the Australian TV show Puberty Blues. Maybe we can look forward to a colorful coming-of-age musical with lots of songs about a Barbie girl leaving her Barbie world.
For Babylon, the Letterboxd account suggests that you watch movies from the same time period. This could help you get into the spirit of a movie set in the 1920s. Babylon tells the story of the real-life actress Clara Bow during the time when silent movies were being replaced by sound movies. MaggieAckerly's viewing habits in the roaring 2020s would really surprise them. For example, she recently watched Everything Everywhere All At Once on A24.
People still talk about MaggieAckerley's ideas, even though she is no longer alive. Screenshots show that she has been watching old Hollywood movies from the 1940s, like Notorious by Hitchcock and Heaven Can Wait by Lubitsch. Now, if she was watching pre-Code movies with Barbara Stanwyck and Norma Shearer...