Do you have any bizarre and distinct fantasies about your favorite celebrities? Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of Lena Dunham painting a mural in your home or Adam Scott walking your dog. If so, you’re in luck.
A varied group of celebrities is auctioning off the aforementioned once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, as well as other experiences and souvenirs from beloved film and TV sets, on eBay. The Union Solidarity Coalition concocted the auction to raise money for crew members impacted by the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The proceeds will support crew members who lost their health insurance.
The auction began eight days ago, but the internet has only recently tuned in because of the sheer randomness of some of these auctions. Some highlights include Natasha Lyonne’s help with the New York Times crossword, a dinner with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, and an original song sung by the cast of Bob’s Burgers. The mementos up for sale aren’t as rousing but include a blue apron signed by the cast of The Bear and Parker Posey’s memorabilia from Dazed and Confused and Party Girl.
Since the auction went viral, some bids have entered the thousands. Dinner with Odenkirk and Cross is up to $7,100 at the time of publishing.
But the sale isn’t just opening pockets, it’s also opening Photoshop. Considering many of the experiences for sale already sound made up, fans are having a field day making memes and parody auction listings. It’s hard to tell which are real and which are a figment of the internet’s imagination.
One spoof reads, “Florence Pugh tells you what went wrong on the Don’t Worry Darling set over a boozy brunch.” Too good to be true. Another says, “Force Matt Damon to Actually Buy a Zoo.” A rather timely fake listing says, “Christopher Nolan will talk to you about Cillian Murphy for 1hr.” Now that I would pay good money for.
It looks like now it’s time to patiently wait to see what Dunham’s custom mural will look like.