Emma Stone in metallic Givenchy at the NYC ‘Maniac’ premiere: stunning or blah?

Season 1 Premiere of Netflix's 'Maniac'

I read the synopsis and some of the reviews for the new Netflix show Maniac. I’m not sure what to think, honestly. Maybe it will be a huge success, maybe it will end up winning tons of awards for Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, or maybe people won’t even bother with it. It’s supposed to be a mind-bender about trauma, mental illness, technology and how people heal (or not). There are looping timelines, extensive dream sequences and Emma and Jonah play different “characters” within their central characterizations. I don’t know, will you give it a try? Meh.

Anyway, last night was the big New York premiere event. They’ve been rolling this out like a movie, complete with an international promotional tour. I think that’s because of the prestige of the project – Emma is an Oscar winner, Jonah is an Oscar nominee, Cary Fukunaga created it. So this premiere had the feel of a movie premiere. Emma eschewed her Louis Vuitton contract for one night to wear this shiny, metallic Givenchy gown. I kind of hate this on Emma? I don’t like the cutout in the midsection and I loathe the sleeves. That being said, it’s interesting to look at. She didn’t style it well though – her makeup makes her look sickly.

Jonah was there, obviously, and he’s been looking pretty good recently. Jonah and Emma have been friends for… what? More than a decade. I think it’s cool that they wanted to do this project together. And of course Edgy Justin Theroux was there (he plays a shady, experimental doctor). I still have my suspicions that he and Emma were seeing each other or are seeing each other.

Season 1 Premiere of Netflix's 'Maniac'

Season 1 Premiere of Netflix's 'Maniac'

'Maniac' Season 1 Premiere - Arrivals

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  1. Renee2 says:

    I think that Jonah Hill looks the best out of everyone. But even so, no one here looks good.

  2. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

    I like the dress. It’s different (one might call it edgy).

    • Esmom says:

      I am a sucker for metallic dresses and while I prefer silver, I don’t mind these colors. I think I’d like it better without the cutout, too.

      • bros says:

        I love the dress-what a standout piece this year, but her makeup is SO BAD OMG, it is competing with that dress, taking focus off the dress, trying to BE the dress. it’s terrible, she looks consumptive and garish in the face. BAD.

  3. merrit says:

    I love her dress! Makeup is a no, though.

  4. Paulette says:

    Maniac is based on a Norwegian TV programme of the same name. It annoys me when the US remakes a foreign language (or even same language – see the US remake of the UK programme Camping) drama/comedy/whatever and never mentions the original. I’ve seen it a lot lately and I find it disrespectful to not even acknowledge the original creators in any way.

    I like her dress, but I hate her makeup.

    • Jerusha says:

      I knew Camping was a remake of a UK show because nearly everytime I’ve seen it mentioned it says it’s a remake of a UK show.
      Also, knew Maniac was a remake because the reviews I heard/saw yesterday mentioned that.

      • Paulette says:

        Nice to know that some outlets are mentioning it, because none of the ones I’ve seen have mentioned it. It’s not mentioned here either. As an non-English speaker who’s had their work co-opted by English speakers (although not on such a grand scale as this) it’s always been a bugbear of mine.

      • Jerusha says:

        @Paulette. I understand that the average movie/tv watcher may not know or care the origins of the work they’re watching and it is too bad. I may be more tuned in because I’ve been a moviegoer since I was two years old. I’ve seen the films of scores of countries. My well stocked public library carries tv series from many different countries I’m able to see. I agree it should have been mentioned here-maybe it can be amended.

  5. Meg says:

    It’s ok, i guess

  6. Melania says:

    Awful dress and make up.
    BTW Amy Adams must win all the awards for her superb performance in Sharp Objects. A performance for the ages.

  7. PlaidSheets says:

    I blocked out the little, silver side flaps with my finger— the dress looked much better. The eye make-up is still a ‘no’.

    • Algernon says:

      Without the sleeves the dress would be like a seventies halter and look a lot better.

    • TandemBikeEscapee says:

      This is one of her best looks, I love her in autumn colors. I’m unsure about the heavy matchy matcy eye make up. Something about the sleeve color reflects a bit grey on her pale skin.

  8. Snowslow says:

    I’m still digesting the fact that Jonah Hill is a huge deal on the internet, a fashion trend setter (i.e. the Scumbro type) to the point where there is a Jonhah Hill festival or day or whatever.

    The dress is fabulastic, would wear it in a heartbeat in a non-period day (cause: bloating).

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, he was in the latest Vanity Fair as one of their best dressed and I was kinda shocked. Ugh.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      Qué?! You’ve got to be kidding me. Him? lol

      • Snowslow says:

        I know… Look it up. He is the MAJOR trend setter. Him and Bieber, for the new aesthetic I-got-dressed-in-the-dark-with-an-8-year-old’s-clothes. See also Ariana Grande’s boyfriend.

  9. Tallia says:

    I think Emma looks amazing in the dress, the eye makeup is a little much, though. I am sorry but JH gives me the creeps, not as much as Johnny Quest (JT) who looks ridiculous.

    • ZGB says:

      bwahahaha @ the name you gave JT( I always think of Timberlake, but I guess their in the same line of douche).

      I do like Emma’s dress. Thought I’d hate it but Kaiser’s right, it IS interesting to look at. I like the overall effect, even with those godawful greyish sleeves. But makeup….

  10. natalie says:

    Justin Theroux is in the movie, that’s why he’s there!

  11. Anare says:

    I would watch that show. Could be interesting.

  12. Other Renee says:

    I love her entire look. Make up and all.

  13. minx says:

    I would like the dress more without those sleeves.

  14. stellalovejoydiver says:

    I hope Cary Fukunaga wasn’t there, because it should be a crime to write about Maniac without including pictures of him.

  15. Shannie says:

    Beautiful dress. What a pity they chose cockroach colors. It freaks me out

  16. Ally says:

    No photos of Cary Fukunaga? That’s a crime! He’s is so dreamy.

  17. Ali says:

    I’m not watching anything that involves extensive dream sequences. Yuck.

  18. bella says:

    It is a beautiful dress, and she looks gorgeous, but the makeup is too much. I am glad that she is not wearing a nude lipstick, as I like a bolder lip on most people.

  19. ladida says:

    I’m so sick of cut outs. Just create a whole dress.

  20. Aerohead21 says:

    I think it’s the color more than anything. It’s all so copper. Like…nothing to balance it out so all you see is orange tones.

  21. tw says:

    It’s funny, I used to really like her. But her friendship with J Law and affair with Justin kind of turned me off.

  22. Veronica S. says:

    I like the dress. The makeup is the miss, I think. It’s a pretty eye look, but combined with the metallic of the dress and the glossy red of her hair, it kind of gives an overwhelmingly warm toned effect. A more neutral or simpler eye would’ve been better for this outfit.

    Jonah…actually looks pretty good, admittedly. Albeit, his weight loss has aged him in the face, somewhat. The boyishness is gone from his features.

  23. Lilly says:

    I wouldn’t think I’d like this, but she pulls it off.

  24. ann carter says:

    JT is actually wearing a gold chain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    he is such a cliche.

  25. Naddie says:

    Ew, people are so demanding. The woman looks absolutely gorgeous, look at this hair and this face.

  26. Dani says:

    Imagine the tones of that dress on someone with darker skin, Lupita for example.