The Brief: On a Sunday night, comedian Leslie Jones live-tweeted as she watched the Academy Award-winning film Shape of Water. It was hilarious.


Comedian, former SNL cast member, and internet personality, Leslie Jones live-Tweeted the dramatic sci-fi romance, Shape of Water. She added voice-over and written commentary to short video clips from the film, posting them to Twitter and Instagram. Jones commented on sex with fish-men, the struggle of peeling hardboiled eggs, and the pungent smells the movie’s characters must have experienced. These 35 tweets brought comedic absurdity to an otherwise serious film. They went viral, accumulating thousands of likes and retweets.

Shape of Water won the 2018 Oscar for Best Picture. Leslie’s tweets have yet to win any awards.