Viewers of Daisy Jones & The Six can’t get past Camila Morrone’s “iPhone Face.”
The first episodes of period drama Daisy Jones & The Six, which also stars Riley Keogh and Sam Claflin premiered on Amazon Prime Video.
The show charts the rise and fall of a fictional rock band in the 1970s. But Camilla Morrone’s “iPhone face” has become a talking point.
Camilla Morrone is soooo beautiful but unfortunately for Daisy Jones and The Six she has one of the most distinct cases of iPhone face (looks like she knows what an iPhone is) I’ve ever seen. In fact that’s not even enough, she looks like she knows what TikTok is
— Julia (@S0UNDOFMETAL) March 5, 2023
What is iPhone Face?
- “iPhone Face” is a term used to describe the face of a person who looks like they know what an iPhone is.
- It is often used by social media users to describe an actor in a period movie or TV show whose face is too distractingly “modern” to be believable. According to viewers, Morrone’s “iPhone Face” makes her performance unconvincing in Daisy Jones & The Six which is set in the 1970s.
- The concept of iPhone face was seemingly first coined by Twitter users to describe the casting of Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp in the fifteenth-century Netflix drama The King (2019). Social media users also suggested Florence Pugh has an iPhone face in Little Women (2020).
- However, iPhone face became widely used as a pop culture term after Dakota Johnson’s performance in Netflix’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion (2019). Social media users said Johnson’s undeniably modern “resting iPhone face” felt misplaced in a movie set in the 1800s.
Sorry, I think Dakota Johnson is a fine actress but she 100% has a “knows what an iPhone is” face https://t.co/1bkykuwHPS
— AK Lingus (@aklingus) June 14, 2022
The Big Picture
- “iPhone Face” could be considered as a byword for the phenomenon of “Instagram face.” According to a 2019 piece in the New Yorker, there has been a gradual emergence of a single cyborgian “Instagram face” among professionally beautiful women like Hollywood actresses. The availability of cosmetic surgery means facial features — like plump, high cheekbones, full lips, a small, neat nose, and catlike eyes — can become dominant beauty trends that women can adopt in radical ways.
- Social media users may be using “iPhone face” to denote a dominant facial look among Hollywood actors which can only usually be achieved by 21st-century cosmetic procedures and therefore look out-of-place in a historical drama.
But: “iPhone face” could also be about viewers typecasting actors in a previous role or knowing their celebrity persona outside of acting. Morrone is most famous for being Leonardo Dicaprio’s ex-girlfriend and Daisy Jones & The Six viewers might not be able to shake that.
Also: Social media users seem to agree that The Menu actress Anya Taylor-Joy has “the opposite of iPhone face”
have to agree though because she does thrive in period pieces 💅 pic.twitter.com/J3Z1cNbzBu
— divine (@filmsbyanya) August 13, 2022