Netflix recently revealed their statistics drawn from users’ usage of the streaming platform across 2017 and the one user in the UK streamed ‘Bee Movie’ 357 times has spoken out to explain themselves.
Gemma Chalmers has stepped in the spotlight as the statistically biggest fan of the Jerry Seinfeld voiced Dreamworks movie and her reason for multiple viewings is that it keeps her young son Jaxson calm.
Speaking to The Sun, Chalmers said: “My friends were tagging me in posts – saying, ‘This has to be you’. I calculated it – and it might even be more than 357 times.”
Her son Jaxson became transfixed by the movie at only a few weeks old. “Ever since, we’ve watched it multiple times a day to keep him happy,“ she explained. “He watches the film from the moment he wakes up until he goes to sleep at night.”
Not such a big fan of the film, Chalmers said: “He doesn’t even pay attention to it and plays with his toys – but still, it always has to be on. We’ve tried Trolls, Cars and other Disney films. But nothing works like the ‘Bee Movie’“.
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Meanwhile, ‘Bee Movie’ creators have addressed the flood of memes that have surrounded the film in a piece in New Statesmen, specifically the relationship between Barry (bee) and Vanessa (human).
“Well, let’s be honest, a bee and a woman carrying on is kind of weird to begin with,” says Barry Marder. “It’s weird stuff, I have to be honest.” Fellow script writer Spike Feresten says people are either “entertained or repulsed”.