Florence Pugh And Her Iconic Pout

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Cinema history in the making, baby.

We all know and love Florence Pugh: indie horror darling, Academy Award–nominated queen, and — what this post is about — unmatched deliverer of adorable, yet sad and nuanced, pouts.


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As a perpetual frowner in my childhood, I feel personally connected to Florence’s pout, which has graced screens from Ari Aster’s chilling Midsommar to the recent Marvel powerhouse Black Widow.


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Let’s break down each of these images to really get at the slight variations in each pout.


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This pout is giving “genuinely hurt” vibes. Of course, this makes sense, given that it comes right after Laurie (a brilliant Timothée Chalamet) tells her not to marry her betrothed Fred. “You’re being mean…I have been second to Jo my whole life in everything, and I will not be the person you settle for just because you cannot have her. I won’t do it, not when I’ve spent my entire life loving you,” Amy says.

Midsommar pout, courtesy of Dani


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I’m sure we are all familiar with the absolutely chaotic plot of Midsommar, which sees our vulnerable and traumatized heroine succumb to a controlling, white supremacist cult. If I stare too long at this pout, I’ll actually start sobbing, simply because Florence’s expression captures how exhausted, beaten down, and hopeless Dani feels near the end of the film.

Black Widow pout, via the iconic Yelena Belova


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(Spoiler alert for this one!) This pout is particularly heartbreaking, as it comes after Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) let’s her younger sister know that the time their family spent together in Ohio was real for her too.

Watch the full pout unfold here.

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yelena’s reaction after nat told her it was real for her too 🥺


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The seamless transition from pout to smirk to forehead touch…DON’T TALK TO ME, I’M BUSY CRYING.

And, of course, I’m not the only devoted stan of the Florence Pugh Pout Cinematic Universe.


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What makes her pout even more special is the fact that she’s been doing it since day 1.


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Yet another similarity between us…Florence, please be my bestie.

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