Letterboxd’s entry for ‘Barbie’ movie gains traction due to Rufa Mae Quinto edit

April 27, 2022 - 7:51 PM
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Rufa Mae Quinto in this photo uploaded on her Instagram on April 13, 2022. (Instagram/rufamaequinto)

A Twitter entry of a social networking service for film enthusiasts went viral after a fan of comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto jokingly placed her among cast members of an upcoming Hollywood movie.

Letterboxd on Wednesday shared a screengrab of an entry for “Barbie,” a live-action adventure film featuring the iconic doll set to premiere in the United States in July 2023.

The screengrab included a poster, the film’s premise and a list of its actors.

Barbie in Letterboxd
Screengrab of “Barbie’s” entry in Letterboxd. (Screengrab from Letterboxd by Interaksyon)

The post has amassed over 5,000 likes and more than 1,000 retweets, especially from eagled-eyed Filipinos who noticed Rufa Mae’s name in the cast members list.

“I’m a Barbie gorl gorl gorl,” a Twitter user quipped, referencing the comedienne’s “go, go, go!” catchphrase.

“Our kween Rufa Mae on Hollywood, todo na ‘to, go, go, go,” another online user quipped.

“Are the casts legit? Like am I really gonna be able to watch Margot Robbie and Emma Mackey in one film??? But then again, I can’t take this seriously coz wth is Rufa Mae Quinto listed there lmfao,” a different Filipino commented with crying face emojis.

Another Twitter user dropped a meme of Filipinos with their hands over their chest while the Philippine flag is in the foreground.

“Pinoys rn (right now),” he commented.

Twitter user @stepisowild claimed that he was the one responsible for encoding Rufa’s name on the Letterboxd page.

In jest, he urged the public to use the following hashtags so that Rufa’s movie appearance could come true.

“Barbie” stars Margot Robbie as the titular lead while Ryan Gosling will play Ken, her love interest.

The movie will also feature Will Ferrell, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp and America Ferrera.

It is directed by Greta Gerwig, who has helmed movies such as the 2019 version of “Little Women,” “Lady Bird” and “Jackie.”

Details of the movie’s plot are still under wraps but Hollywood Reporter said that its sources indicate there will be a “meta aspect to the proceedings.”

Its premise in Letterboxd reads: “A doll living in Barbieland is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world.”