When 26-year old Lindsey Miller saw the movie 50/50, in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a 27-year old guy that is diagnosed with cancer, she identified more than most. A year ago she was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer and says that, although she looks healthy, dating has been difficult because she isn’t sure how to explain what she’s been going through. But having played a character going through the same thing, Lindsey thinks Joseph Gordon-Levitt would “get it” and so she’s asking him out on a date via YouTube.
Earlier this week Lindsey uploaded a video to YouTube in which she asks the 50/50 star out for a cup of coffee. She writes on her blog, ‘I Am A Liver’, “After seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s performance and seeing/reading some of his subsequent interviews about the film I thought, ‘This guy gets it. And he’s cute. I wonder if I could ever run into him somewhere.’ But even though I live in LA, it seems impossible to find him. Maybe YouTube can help…” She admits that she feels a little bit ridiculous but says, “Life is short. So, why not?”
So far there hasn’t been any news of whether or not Lindsey has gotten a response, but it’s only been four days since she uploaded the video. Do you think Joseph Gordon-Levitt should make this girl’s wish come true and meet her for a coffee?
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.