Arré Checklist: How to Make an Oscar Winner


Arré Checklist: How to Make an Oscar Winner

Illustration: Sushant Ahire


he Oscar Best Picture this year went to a story about a woman who falls in love with a fish-human, proving once and for all that black people and Indian people are no longer considered exotic enough for the Oscar committee. In a clear message that bestiality is both back in fashion and the title of Kylie Jenner’s debut album, The Shape of Water, has gone from being a plot of an average anime series to the reason why America no longer eats filet-o-fish. The movie doesn’t fit in any box; it never digresses, and it speaks with an empathy that transcends language. These are just some of the things people have said to describe this movie about an aquatic fucc boi.