'Brad Pitt in his latest role as a fallopian tube' - actor mocked mercilessly on social media for offbeat GQ shoot
Brad Pitt has given his first interview since his shocking divorce from Angelina Jolie last September, in which he reveals that he has started therapy and cut back on excessive drinking and marijuana smoking.
The film star is confessional in the interview, which has been picked up widely across the internet for his brutally honest discussion of his loneliness and difficulties that followed his separation from Jolie and their six children.
He has also been photographed by Ryan McGinley, a photographer who is best known for his portraits of young, frequently nude, people in wide, open landscapes of spectacular beauty.
McGinley's shoot sees Pitt revel in sand dunes and caves, frequently pulling bizarre positions. Perhaps it was inevitable, but commentators online have taken the opportunity to recast the images – which also reflect the 53-year-old's recent weight loss – in a more comedic light:
Here's Invisible Chris Jericho putting Brad Pitt in the Liontamer. pic.twitter.com/xtETf7W2eW— Taco Trey Kerby (@treykerby) May 3, 2017
'Look! Look! I'm a cactus!'— Alexandra Haddow (@MissAHaddow) May 3, 2017
'Come inside Brad, it's getting dark.' pic.twitter.com/JcFgWHduvW
Brad waits for his helicopter to rescue him from Fyre Festival. But they don't come for him.— Alexandra Haddow (@MissAHaddow) May 3, 2017
'They never do.' He says, mournfully pic.twitter.com/1O44yIE8Ih
this me the first time I heard Yung Lean on "Self Control" pic.twitter.com/TdSjNoV0qg— megan thee stallion’s knees stan account (@broazay) May 3, 2017
you vs. the guy she tells you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/I8wUrOwiWr— Allyson Gross (@AllysonGross) May 3, 2017
Brad Pitt looks like he about to drop the biggest R&B banger. pic.twitter.com/rvkF9j6umm— Random J (@_RandomJ_) May 3, 2017
Brad Pitt never left the Tree of Life set. pic.twitter.com/0idnQTfBWG— Matt Jacobs (@tarantallegra) May 3, 2017
finally realised who current brad pitt reminds me of: creepy-era robin thicke pic.twitter.com/7k9Cy9zCUH— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) May 3, 2017
Brad Pitt in his latest role as a fallopian tube here pic.twitter.com/Ts0pw9r7mZ— Alexandra Haddow (@MissAHaddow) May 3, 2017