Anne Hathaway’s Instagram “Review” Of Beyonce Is, Uh, Something Else

The reviews of Beyoncé’s Lemonade have been rolling in, as have the thinkpieces, slideshows, listicles and meme roundups. Some of this #content has been very good.  Some of it has been quite bad. The impulse to do this –process the thing in a front-facing way until it’s a spent, pulpy lemon – is  The Way We Process Now. Art, as you’re aware, is not actually recognized as art until a legion of content providers on the internet and elsewhere have squeezed every ounce of life out of something that feels perfect in and of itself.  So, when an artist like Beyoncé drops something of the magnitude of Lemonade, slaking the insatiable thirst of her fans across this great nation and the world, your best bet is to buckle up, avoid the internet for a while and spend your own time with the gift she gave us, free from the opinions of others.

You know who very well could have taken this advice? Noted Instagram user and divisive famous person Anne Hathaway, that’s who.  Anne Hathaway has tasted the lemonade, found it to her liking and has poured herself a big, tart, icy glass. She loves it so much! It’s her favorite drink. And so, Anne Hathaway has “reviewed” Lemonade. Please see below.

Here is Anne Hathaway, paying tribute to the Queen by…listening to “Halo,” a song from Beyoncé’s 2008 double album, “I Am…Sasha Fierce,” with the letter B written on her hand in Sharpie while wearing sunglasses indoors. “Respect beyond respect. Beyonce just changed so many games. Queen just became an Empress. Chills all over. #LEMONADE,” she typed in the caption, followed by a string of lemon and heart emoji. Upon viewing this video no more than 15 times since waking up, I have questions.

  • Has Anne Hathaway actually heard Lemonade?
  • Does Anne Hathaway know that “Halo” is not on Lemonade?
  • Who wrote the “B” on her hand?
  • How many times did she practice that bow?
  • What’s the thinking behind the artistic decision to bow both her hand and  her head in deference? Wouldn’t it make more sense to bow just the head, and not bend the hand from the wrist?
  • Why?

Do you have questions for Anne Hathaway? Share them in the comments :)