Film and media critic Lindsay Ellis, who has seen the movie ahead of its release, picked up on some apparent sexual tension between Bumblebee and the film’s teenage hero, Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld).
I’ll let her take it from here:
I have been made uncomfortable.
Ahem! Love in what form exactly?
Oh GOD. I have watched Grinding Nemo once and I never need to see it again.
Totally the first thing you do when your car turns into an alien robot.
I probably won’t tweet. I’ll just unhealthily internalize the pain and confusion.
Bumblebee opens officially on Dec. 21. Those of you who are going to see it, please report back here and tell me if the sexual tension is real.