A Star Is Born "Ally" Poster
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A Star Is Born "Ally" Poster is a series of image macros featuring an image from the 2018 musical drama film A Star Is Born. The image features the character Ally's headshot photograph on a multicolored billboard that bares her name. Online, people used the image to express stereotypes or jokes about heterosexual supporters of the LGBTQ+ community, joking about the homonym of the name Ally and the word ally.
On October 5th, 2018, the film A Star Is Born was released in the United States. In the film, the female protagonist Ally (portrayed by actor and recording artist Lady Gaga is shown a billboard bearing her characters face (shown below).
The following day, people on Twitter began posting the image, joking about the duel meaning of the word and name "Ally." On October 6th, Twitter user @itgetsbedder tweeted the image with the caption, "Here’s the thing: on Twitter Ally stans would be called… Allies. The post received more than 50 retweets and 400 likes in three days. Twitter user @kevinpokeeffe tweeted, "when a straight person plays Carly Rae Jepsen." The tweet received more than 100 retweets and 1,000 likes in 24 three days.
Throughout the day, more people shared variations of the image (example below, right). Several media outlets covered the meme, including Out, Paper and more.
 Twitter – @itgetsbedder's Tweet
 Twitter – @kevinpokeeffe's Tweet
 Out – This 'A Star Is Born' Meme Salutes Underrated LGBTQ Allies
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