Johnny Depp fans streamed his movies for in protest of the premiere of The Stand. The series is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. It began on CBS All Access on December 17, and stars Amber Heard as Nadine Cross. To coincide with the series’ premiere, Depp fans took to Twitter to encourage each other to binge-watch his films over the course of the day. There were thousands of posts shared during the day that used #DeppMovieNight and #Deppcember.
“Get ready for the #DeppMovieNight celebration on the 17th of #Deppcember. 24 hours of streaming your favourite Johnny Depp movies with your friends and families to show that #WeStandWithJohnnyDepp,” one fan wrote, as they shared a photo of a virtual ticket for the marathon. In the comments and using the hashtags, fans shared which of his films they were streaming for the day.
— why is the rum always gone? (@JarOfTurd) December 15, 2020
— justice for johnny depp (@wovenmeadows) December 18, 2020
— deppfamfan4life #JohnnyDeppIsMyGrindelwald (@JDfan4life01) December 18, 2020
— Nat Young (@NatYoung01) December 17, 2020
Finding Neverland this morning pic.twitter.com/ZzcfUK9DXe
— Holly 🏴☠️🍀 (@Cat33June) December 17, 2020
The Stand is based on Stephen King‘s 1987 book of the same name. It is described as King’s “apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil”, with the fate of mankind resting on the shoulders of 108-year-old Mother Abagail, as well as a small group of other survivors.Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.
Since its debut, reviews have been pretty mixed — with some people calling it the best adaptation of King’s work yet, while others feel it has been disappointing – and others have just been ignoring it completely to stream Johnny Depp films instead.