For the month of May, PAPERMAG is celebrating the wide, wonderful, strange world of social media. We'll be highlighting a few of our favorite, follow-worthy folk, from celebrities to artists to comedians to musicians, and reveling in some of the gloriously odd Internet trends that crop up on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more. Join us and discover the accounts you need to be following now.
Kirsten "KiKi" Dunst has been a fixture in pop culture for more than two decades.
Since her iconic debut (and smooching Brad Pitt) in 1994's Interview with the Vampire...
...to Little Women, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and the immortal cheerleader classic Bring It On, Kirsten has solidified herself as one of the It Girls of our generation.
Now, with critical acclaim and accolades in more recent work, like the regal, supremely depressing Melancholia...
...and TV anthology series Fargo, Dunst has (not surprisingly) successfully made the transition from child star to just plain star.
As opposed to the other celebs constantly posting pictures and promoting themselves, it's refreshing to see a star as big as Kirsten be so laid back in her approach to social media, on Instagram (recently), and especially Twitter.
In the 4 years since joining Twitter, Dunst has kept a low profile, tweeting when she needs to, or feels like it.
All the wry, selective content Kirsten's offered up on her own accord has been fairly divine--a wink at the absurdity of celebrity, and a display of her genuine sense of humor.
She has nothing to lose or prove online, and it's a wonderful thing. Let us now, on this Friday the 13th, celebrate some of Kirsten's most underrated gems from her Twitter history.
"By the way, I joined Instagram...in 2016."
Joined Instagram ✔️
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) March 18, 2016
She's lovin' it! (It being oppressive capitalist branding!)
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) March 13, 2016
She appreciates MOM HUMOR! (And, ever savvy, plugs her show at the same time.)
"If Peggy doesn't die, they should do a spin off." - My Mother @FargoFX
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) December 1, 2015
A little nod to Drop Dead Gorgeous, no? YES!
Proud to be an American #halloween pic.twitter.com/gtdPfSZPUp
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) October 27, 2015
Come THROUGH, Amber Atkins!
"Sure, I'll promote."
Promoting my appearance 😉@JimmyKimmelLive pic.twitter.com/39S5VM9BFX
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) October 12, 2015
Effortless on a red carpet.
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) August 29, 2015
Proud of her teen queen days!
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) August 6, 2015
She watched The Jinx, just like me and you.
#thejinx #allgoodthings pic.twitter.com/scYe9B0vdf
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) March 17, 2015
(Unlike me and you, she was thanked...by The Jinx)
She laughed off "The Fappening," and took the power back.
Thank you iCloud🍕💩
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) September 1, 2014
One of the best films of all time. pic.twitter.com/LMRxzpnLiW
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) June 23, 2014
She appreciates JOHN ROBERTS. #WhatIsBurning?
Mother's Day 😂 http://t.co/Sr2wq3l9Qj
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) May 12, 2014
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) March 8, 2014
Kirsten loves cats...
The Klepto Kitty | Must Love Cats http://t.co/pCjiYZGyTo
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) November 5, 2013
...and TLC Network (and Big Love).
Happy Halloween from my sister wife and me. pic.twitter.com/nWrJ8LDMMb
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) November 1, 2013
Nashville iconography? Check.
Hank Williams' house in Nashville pic.twitter.com/JUEDOguslp
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) February 24, 2013
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) January 27, 2013
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) November 22, 2012
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) October 12, 2012
Remember WhoSay? #glory
Stuck in traffic on the way to work. http://t.co/RLtrl3kw
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) September 27, 2012
Lolz, yas, same. #Mom
I'm going to have a red carpet in my mom's living room for the VOD premiere of #Bachelorette
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) August 10, 2012
She goes to goddamn 7-11.
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) July 11, 2012
Thursday, May 17th. 4:36pm. I've officially joined the Internet.
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) May 17, 2012
We could all afford to be a little more like Kirsten on Twitter.
Well, a little "less is more" like her, anyway.