Timothée Chalamet’s Dune character technically poops his stillsuit pants

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has actually lastly shown up, along with its stacked cast of Hollywood’s many good-looking faces. Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya! Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac! Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem!

However there’s a dark secret hiding behind those gorgeous faces. A trick that Dune, as faithful an adjustment as it is, has actually just disposed. Or possibly removed. Voided, possibly.

Regardless, I call this cowardice.

This you should keep in mind, for the breadth of Dune’s 2 hour and 35 minute runtime. Whether you’ve got your butt in a theater, or nestled gently into the cushions of your living-room sofa.

Everybody in Dune poops their trousers

Any cinematic adjustment of Dune has a great deal of on-the-page visuals to equate to screen, however the most human of these may be the ever-present stillsuits, attire of the desert-dwelling Fremen people.

Stillsuits are less an item of style, and more of requirement. The environment of the world Arakkis is so severe that an unguarded body will pass away of direct exposure in a matter of hours. The technological wonder of the attire is that it catches all of the wetness a body produces and renders it back into drinkable water.

All of the wetness.

[Ed. note: The rest of this post contains mild spoilers for Dune (2021).]

In Villenueve’s Dune, Dr. Liet-Kynes (Sharon Duncan-Brewster) discusses their function as she changes the attachments of Duke Leto and Paul’s matches.

“A stillsuit is a high efficiency filtration system. Even this early in the morning, you wouldn’t survive two hours without one of these. It cools the body. It recycles the water lost to sweat. Your body’s movements provide the power. Inside the mask you’ll find a tube to allow you to drink the recycled water. In good working order, your suit won’t lose more than a thimbleful of water a day.”

Dr. Liet Kynes (Sharon Duncan-Brewster) checks Paul’s (Timothée Chalamet) stillsuit in Dune.

Image: Warner Bros. Photos

It’s nearly similar to a scene in Frank Herbert’s initial Dune, in which the planetologist Liet Kynes does all this and advises Leto and Paul to breath in through their mouths and out through the fit’s noseplugs, to permit even the wetness of their breath to be recycled. He likewise states: “With a Fremen suit in good working order, you won’t lose more than a thimbleful of moisture a day.”

However there’s an element of stillsuit function that Kynes points out in the book that is not discussed in the film. Even the book just actually discusses it that a person time. However this reality about stillsuits is memorable.

It sounds in the background of Dune like a faint high-pitched whine in a stunning auditorium.

“Urine and feces,” states Liet Kynes, “are processed in the thigh pads.”

Urine and feces are processed in the thigh pads

Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson pooping in their stillsuits in Dune movie

Urine and feces are processed in the thigh pads
Picture: Chiabella James/Warner Bros. Photos

The majority of characters in Dune are not Fremen by birth, however on Arakkis they embrace the stillsuit as a matter of survival. The cast of Dune is definitely stacked with stars understood for their Hollywood influence and for being simple on the eyes. I believe it’s critically important that we value the film, and those stars, for that. It’s likewise critically important that we keep in mind that everyone in it is, canonically, pooping their trousers on the routine, as a matter of social custom-made.

When Chalamet’s Paul Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson’s Girl Jessica invest an over night in the desert in their cool water-wicking camping tent, they aren’t crouching in the sand to pee. When Jason Momoa’s Duncan Idaho returns from living amongst the Fremen, he’s likewise been living without a toilet. And when Zendaya’s Chani leads that raid versus the Harkonnen harvesters?

As Fremen born to the desert — they’re all doin’ it in their trousers every day.

Which’s what the limitless flexibility of sci-fi is everything about.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.