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With seven words and a hashtag, TV producer Damon Lindelof has made us more excited than a kid on Christmas Eve. Those words? Nominate Theroux and the sweatpants go away. #LastDayOfEmmyVoting
Let’s break that down so you’re as fully invested as we are. (If reading that led you to do anything other than squeal with excitement, maybe you didn’t get it.)
The “Theroux” in question is none other than Justin Theroux, sexy-as-hell acting vet of films including The Girl on the Train, Mulholland Drive and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. (He was super hot in that last one.) He’s also Jennifer Aniston’s main man. And he’s also the lead of the three-season HBO series The Leftovers, in which he plays Sheriff Kevin Garvey. That series just aired its final episode.
The series, which centers around people who are left on the planet after what’s presumed to be The Rapture, is amazing. Critics love it. Most who watched it love it. Theroux’s great in it, too. Sure, a lot of the time it left us confused as to what the hell was going on, but a bearded Justin Theroux was always enough to keep us enthralled.
Even if you didn’t watch The Leftovers, though, you might remember seeing headlines back in 2014 surrounding a certain article of clothing Theroux wore in a Season 1 episode: grey sweatpants.
The grey sweatpants in question were worn by a jogging Theroux, and let’s just say they did a great job of revealing the general size of what Jennifer Aniston likely gets to see on the regular.
Frankly, we’ve never wanted to be an article of clothing so bad. The thirst was really real, y’all.
Despite seeing “little Theroux” (who’s not so little) flopping around quite aggressively underneath those sweatpants in a first-season episode, Theroux never has shown us the goods. Sure, we saw quite a bit of his ass throughout the years, but that was it.
Now we’re being told by Damon Lindelof that one of our longtime fantasies may come true.
Did you realize The Leftovers — in its three-season run — has never been nominated for an Emmy? Crazy, huh? Not for direction, acting, even sound design. And since the show has officially wrapped, this year’s Emmys are its final attempt at the gold.
Hence Lindelof pushing his #LastDayOfEmmyVoting plea: If the third season of The Leftovers gets nominated for an Emmy — the show itself, Theroux, lead actress Carrie Coon; it’s all good — Lindelof gives his word that Theroux will officially drop trou.
Lindelof understands that TV today is facing a major shortage of penis. He told TVLine earlier this month, “[I]f you’re going to do a show on HBO, which is one of the few places where you can do full frontal nudity, there’s no excuse not to show more dongs. I’m passionate about it.”
Now back to the issue at hand: What can YOU do to ensure the world gets a glimpse of Justin Theroux’s package, uncovered by loose grey cotton? Well, unfortunately, if you’re not an Emmy voter … not much.
But maybe you know an Emmy voter personally! (We’re looking at you, coastal gays!)
Maybe your neighbor who annoys you by always bragging about his screener DVDs is an Emmy voter! Hound him incessantly. Call him. Knock on his door. Threaten to kidnap his pets.
The point is: As a (horny) citizen of the world, it’s your duty to do whatever is within your power to ensure HBO’s The Leftovers gets an Emmy nomination.
The last day of Emmy voting is Monday.