Joey King Talks Why 'The Kissing Booth' Became A Big Hit on Netflix

Joey King Talks Why 'The Kissing Booth' Became A Big Hit on Netflix

You’ve watching The Kissing Booth on Netflix, right? Of course you have!

Since the premiere in May, the film has skyrocketed and it became one of the go-to films on the streaming service for people to watch.

While Netflix doesn’t release ratings for their original programs, it does report that of the viewers who have watched, one in three have seen it more than once, which is 30 percent higher than the normal rate.

Star Joey King and writer/director Vince Marcello recently chatted NY Times about the movie and just why people are flocking to it.

“You can run commercials, you can do all the conventional stuff, but none of it is as powerful as people on their Twitter feeds saying, ‘Oh my God, check this out, it gave me all the feels’,” Vince shared.

Joey continues that the online fandom has become addicted: “Young people on Instagram made these fan accounts and started hanging out with each other because they love and relate to it so much.”

She also acknowledges that while critics hated the movie, it wasn’t something she was seeking out. She just wanted to see how fans felt about it.

“The problem with critics, not to bash on them, is that when they’re watching a movie, they’re looking for very specific things,” Joey says. “They are forgetting what it’s like to watch a movie and not have to think about how happy you feel. ‘The Kissing Booth’ just makes you feel good.”

And, it also helps that she’s dating Jacob Elordi, aka Noah, in real life, too.

“It’s exciting for people to know what they saw on screen was real.”

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