In a 12-minute video accompaniment to their hyperbolic and less-than-revealing GQ cover story that I watched at 1.5x speed (which is roughly 7.9 minutes) because even I have better things to do with my life than this, Kylie Jenner and her partner Travis Scott sat down and played something called the “Kylie Quiz,” during which Jenner quizzed Scott about her likes, dislikes, habits, and faves.
Though I clicked expecting a full-on disaster—perhaps an unintentional and uncomfortable reveal that the two know less about each other than I know about my noisy neighbors—I succumbed to its deeply low-level (and lowbrow) charms and closed the tab thinking something I rarely do in earnest: stars, they’re just like us!
After a rough start during which it’s revealed that Travis doesn’t know the names of Kylie’s many dogs, or the birth names of her parents (Kristen and William), the two begin a back and forth that I’d probably describe as cute if performed by two actual acquaintances and not entertainers with more influence and wealth than I could ever fathom having in a hundred lifetimes. Instead, I’ll call it surprising. OK, surprising and pleasant. OK, surprising and pleasant and the most humanizing portrait of a member of the Kardashian-Jenner family since... the first few episodes of the first season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians?
They’re young. They’re in love. They know more about each other than my shitty cynical brain expected. Travis can barely speak with his grill in and you can tell Kylie thinks it’s very sexy. Kylie’s in a The Crow: City of Angels sweatshirt. They fight about never finishing shows together. He knows her favorite pizza order down to the oregano sprinkle.
Look, I’m willing to consume enjoyable content wherever I can get it these days, and if that happens to be celebrity content from GQ about someone who became a billionaire because she lucked into being born inside a famous family with millions of fans who will do whatever they are told, so be it. You should enjoy it to. Just... be sure to enjoy it while ALSO remembering to vote in November. You have to. Please.