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27th Aug 2021

Addison Rae’s Netflix debut is available to stream now!

Fiona Frawley

The Tiktok sensaysh has nose scrunched her way to the big screen.

Well, the laptop screen at the very least.

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding He’s All That, the Netflix gender-swapped remake of the 1999 classic romcom. You might be reading this thinking “sure who’s Addison Rae when she’s at home?” and you’re not alone. There were definitely a few Twitter naysayers critiquing the casting of a TikToker in a feature film initially but to be fair there’s a serious amount of talent to be discovered on the app and with over 80 million followers, Addison must be doing something right. Going off the trailer alone, it seems she’s pretty well cast – she plays influencer Padgett who hatches a plan to make over the class outcast Cameron (who, in typical rom com style happens to be really good looking once he takes off his beanie) after being cheated on by her boyfriend and humiliated on Insta live (it’s the modern day version of calling your teacher “mum”).

There’s no doubt this Gen Z take on a millennial classic will divide opinion. Traditionalists will spend the 90 minutes mourning beloved art freak Laney from the 90s original and say that Addison’s social media savvy doesn’t hold a candle to Freddie Prince Jr’s cheeky charm. Others will be buzzin’ for a remake on a classic featuring references and cultural elements more relevant to the times we live in today (there were no Kardashians or live streams in the 90s version, to be fair). But if 90s nostalgia a whole personality type for you, you might be interested to know Laney does actually make an appearance in the 2021 version as Padgett’s single mom, tying the two films together and showing a more human side to Addison’s popular prom queen-esque character.

If you’re looking for a cheesy, inoffensive bitta high school drama to stream over the weekend, He’s All That is out on Netflix now.

Header image via Netflix 

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