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Sex 2 refers to a series of memes revolving around an imagined sequel to sex. Stemming from a joke which went viral in October 2017, in November 2019 Sex 2 regained popularity in /r/okbuddyretard subreddit as a certain highly-anticipated media product developed by actor Don Cheadle.
The first known joke about a supposed sequel to sex was made by Twitter user @beard_tribe on June 19th, 2013, but was left unnoticed (shown below, left). Prior to August 10th, 2016, more Twitter users made similarly worded jokes about Sex 2 (example shown below, center). On August 10th, 2016, Twitter user @SpeedySPCFan made argued that 1996 video game Sex 2 can be considered a sequel to sex, with the tweet gaining over 170 retweets and 240 likes (shown below, right).
Prior to October 2nd, 2017, an unknown user posted a Sonic Says meme based on the joke (shown below), with multiple users on Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and other websites reposting the meme in the following weeks and with the joke becoming viral. For example, an October 3rd, 2017, post by Twitter user @mstaint received over 2,000 retweets and 4,500 likes in two years. An October 5th, 2017, post by Redditor GrandpaDankHead received over 100 upvotes in six months.
In the following years, more memes referencing Sex 2 were posted on various online platforms (examples shown below).
Don Cheadle's "Sex 2"
The exact origin of the meme which imagines actor Don Cheadle announcing the development of Sex 2 is unknown. The earliest known repost of the image was made by Redditor Amiral_142 in /r/ComedyHall subreddit on October 26th, 2019, where it gained over 1,100 upvotes in one month (shown below). On November 7th, 2019, Redditor gatorade372 reposted the image to /r/okbuddyretard subreddit, gaining over 900 upvotes in two weeks.
The meme did not receive further spread until on November 14th, 2019, Redditor JeBoyLucas posted an ironic demotivational poster inquiring about updates on Sex 2 development to /r/okbuddyretard (shown below). The post received over 4,200 upvotes in one week.
In the following days, memes about Sex 2 gained significant popularity in /r/okbuddyretard community, with users imagining Sex 2 to be a highly anticipated media product such as a film or a video game (examples shown below).
On November 18th, 2019, community moderators banned Sex 2 memes due to overuse. On the same day, /r/sex2refunds subreddit was created.
Angry Birds / Ben Shapiro Series
Several memes have been made regarding characters from Angry Birds and Ben Shapiro going to see "Sex 2" in theaters. On March 30th, 2020, Twitter user @SumBod3 posted a joke about the pair going to see a film called Sex 2 to be released September 23rd, 2020 (shown below).
In an ironic Angry Birds meme posted September 23rd, 2020 by @angry_parody, an Angry Birds character talks excitedly about going to see "Sex 2" with Ben Shapiro, who tells the bird that the film has been delayed to March 22nd, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tweet gained over 860 retweets and 8,600 likes (shown below).
When March 22nd, 2021 came, "Sex 2" trended on Twitter, as people jokingly celebrated its release date by acting as though it were a popular film or video game. That day, @webhistoryimage posted the original comic, saying "Let's get #Sex2 trending!", gaining over 700 retweets and 4,000 likes. Twitter users obliged, posting various jokes about the release of Sex 2, causing the phrase to trend. User @RealTSwany posted an updated version of the comic, where the Angry Bird and Shapiro go to see Sex 2 in theaters, gaining over 380 retweets and 2,700 likes (shown below, left). Other users joined in on the trend, talking about how excited they were for the release of Sex 2, with some pretending it was a video game. For example, user @Darmaniganda posted joke about receiving a copy of Sex 2 from Gamestop, gaining over 75 retweets and 880 likes (shown below, right).
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 Twitter – @beard_tribe's Tweet
 Twitter – @SpeedySPCFan's Tweet
 Twitter – @mstaint's Tweet
 Reddit – This is so sad 😢😢😢
 Reddit – If s*ex is so good then where is *s*ex 2??🤔🤔😱😱 Explain liberals
 Reddit – Development
 Reddit – Ngl im pretty hyped 😳😳
 Reddit – Please keep it on the topic of Sex 2 doe. 😳
 Reddit – What's your first opinion of Mario in sex 2
 Reddit – sex 2 is cancelled and is now a banned meme.
 Reddit – /r/sex2refunds
 Twitter – @Angry_Parody
 Twitter – webhistoryimage
 Twitter – Darmaniganda
 Twitter – @Real_TSwany
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