Most people wouldn't freely offer up their sexual history -- or lack thereof, in this case -- online so they can hep bring a trio of evil child-eating witches back to life. But of course, "Hocus Pocus" fans aren't most people. They're way cooler than that.
Yesterday (October 26), while commenting on the state of the long-rumored, not-yet-confirmed "Hocus Pocus" sequel, Winnifred Sanderson herself (Bette Midler) joked that the delay was due to a, err, very particular requirement the movie would need:
She did have to wait 300 years for a virgin to come along and light the black flame candle in the first place, after all. We've only been waiting 22 years since the original "Hocus Pocus" film in comparison, so that's not so bad, right?
Of course, it's still a pretty long time as far as movies go, so to speed up the process, fans on Twitter are taking this as an invitation to offer up their own virginal status (or those of their friends) in service of the Sanderson sisters.
There were also a lot of "Hunger Games"-based reactions too, because duh.
Heck, one person even provided documentation!
Naturally no one yet has addressed the real problem of producing a virgin to light the black flame candle, which is that virginity is an outdated social construct that's very hard to define and has caused a lot of problems for women throughout history. Or, to put it in terms Max Dennison would prefer:
But wait, there's hope! Both Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker are on record as saying they're more than happy to return for a sequel if Disney decides to produce one, so maybe we should be hitting up the studio's Twitter account instead. You heard 'em, sistahs -- let's run amok!