Aubrey Plaza has some strong opinions about typing in all caps and sexting
You probably know Aubrey Plaza from her time playing April on Parks and Recreation. Or maybe you know her from the upcoming movie she stars in with Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid Goes West. She’s the queen of the deadpan side-eye, the master of the chrome sequin minidress, and she’s obviously got serious comedic chops.
Plaza recently spoke with Vanity Fair about her upcoming summer films, and she got real about social media etiquette.
Just kidding. Predictably, the discussion had some hilarious results.
On the use of all caps in texting and internet-based communication:
Weirdo humor is kind of Plaza’s schtick, so this makes sense coming from her. But it’s true; all caps usage can be pretty hysterical when employed strategically.
On the idea that women should only sext about real things they’d actually do IRL:
Girl, preach. We like Aubrey’s advice, thank you very much.
One piece of etiquette Plaza does believe in? Saying hi before you ask for someone’s wifi password.
This is an entirely fair point. Home is where the wifi logs in automatically; if you’re not connected, it’s probably not your home, so you should be polite to the person who’s wifi you’d like to use.
Finally, Plaza gives us advice about what to do when you see someone hot on the Internet. (Hint: it is not sliding in their DMs and being crass.) She says:
Well said. That’s good life motto if we’ve ever heard one. Thanks for all the advice, Aubrey!