In polite company, you often can't bring up the size of somebody's genitalia. However, this week, because of—who else? Bless up. As with every tiny detail of this celebrity relationship , everyone was beside themselves about it, and one person on Twitter quickly summed up Davidson's appeal using a very special term: "Big Dick Energy. The Cut went deep on it yesterday , and now we're all talking about it. But what does it mean, exactly? Like all brand new, zeitgeisty, totally fabricated concepts, its boundaries are a little fuzzy. The term was coined by Twitter user imbobswaget, in an irreverent tribute to Anthony Bourdain after his death:.
The conversation petered out. Social scientists commented on it. Ariana Grande referenced it in a music video. My year-old mother called me to talk about it. BDE became a cheerful celebration of a specific type of fearless — if haphazard and poorly planned — masculinity at a time when men are rarely celebrated for displays of swagger.
The conversation about Bourdain happened on a night of my friends and I drinking some orange wine and lamenting that none of us would ever get to fuck him, because not only was he hot, he was a man who was very curious and empathetic, and a good listener—which you know is a rare find. We came to the conclusion that he must have had a huge dick to match his great personality. Friends in my Twitter circle responded as they usually do: mostly aghast, lightly horrified since Bourdain had just died, and a little loath to admit that I was right.
It's not about having a penis - it's about your effortlessly cool vibe. Anna Freeman. It is quite sexist when you think about it. But it has an intriguing resonance nonetheless.