How Netflix’s ‘You’ Joe Can Be Relatable As A Dad

How Netflix’s ‘You’ Joe Can Be Relatable As A Dad

Watching Netflix’s ‘You’ Joe as a dad, reminded us of some of the topics we have discussed on Bumpdated. Keep reading to see how our audience related to Joe as a dad.

Penn Bagdley shares his thoughts on playing Joe as a father ‘He’s so scared, and of course I can identify with the fear, but I mean, you know he’s just so morbid in his obsessive, sort of like self-preservation, like primal instinct that sometimes I almost found it harder as a result. You know what I mean? It really depended on the scene.’ Penn Badgley on Access Hollywood

Here are three relatable dad moments from Joe.

  1. Wanting a different sex

When baby Henry was born you could see how disappointed Joe was. He even stated several times “I thought we were having a girl.” This topic isn’t discussed often, but can be relatable.

26% of our audience experienced gender disappointment

2. Not Feeling A Connection Right Away

From Joe’s reaction of gender disappointment, you could tell the connection was off. Joe tried everything to bond with his son Henry, but didn’t feel the fatherly/son connection days after his birth.

38% of our audience did not feel a connection with their child right away

3. Getting Peed on While Changing Diapers

The chances of your baby boy peeing while your changing diapers seems very high according to our audience. We found an article here that could help prevent getting peed on.

78% of our audience voted to getting peed on while changing diapers

Quotes from Penn Badgley’s Access Hollywood interview on playing Joe as a dad.

 “Sometimes it was almost not helpful because I was having such a light and joyful experience — still am — and Joe is so petrified.”

“He’s so scared, and of course I can identify with the fear, but he’s just so morbid in his obsessive, sort of like self-preservation, primal instinct that sometimes I almost found it harder as a result. You know what I mean? It really depended on the scene,” Penn Badgley

After suffering two consecutive miscarriages, Penn and his wife announced they were expecting in 2020.

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