Three-time Oscar nominee “Baby Driver” received the dubious honor of an “Honest Trailers” parody. Tuesday’s four-minute montage teases writer-director Edgar Wright for laboring 22 years on what became his highest-grossing film ($227 million worldwide), and calls out his namesake hero (Ansel Elgort) for criminal oversights and “white-boy dancing.”
Narrator Jon Bailey is less playful when reminding viewers that action and music-infused plot also features “the creepy, bank-robbing ringleader Doc, who’s even more creepy because he’s played by a pre-scandal Kevin Spacey … who’s even more creepy because he carries around a little box of kids’ toys,” and professes to his decades-younger getaway driver, “You are my lucky charm.”
Spacey has been accused of sexual misconduct against 30-plus men and boys since late October, news that caused Ridley Scott to swap Spacey for Christopher Plummer in “All the Money in the World.” Plummer’s face is superimposed onto Spacey’s for the remainder of the Honest Trailer. Sex crimes cases against Spacey are being investigated in London and Los Angeles.
Honest Trailers’ tsk-tsking of Spacey comes as a bit of a surprise: Andy Signore, the creator of the series and its online platform, Screen Junkies, also lost his position of influence during the #MeToo movement. Signore was fired as VP content for Screen Junkies’ parent company, Defy Media, after receiving multiple sexual harassment allegations from women, one of whom claimed she was the victim of attempted sexual assault. A group of Signore’s former colleagues and protégés apologized to their fan community in an 11-minute video October 26.
IndieWire has reached out to Defy Media for comment.
“Baby Driver” also stars Lily James, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx. Watch the latest edition of “Honest Trailers” below.