VOTD: The Viral New York ‘Rat’ Came from This Charming Short Film By ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Director Todd Strauss-Schulson

If you’ve been perusing the internet since the election, there’s a good chance that you’ve encountered images and photos of a human dressed as a giant rat scrounging around New York City, dragging a giant slice of pizza or riding the subway. Though this is fairly typical of New York and all its weirdness, the human-sized rat is actually the result of the aptly titled short film Rat, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, the filmmaker behind A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas and Isn’t It Romantic, and starring stage actor Jonothon Lyons as the titular rodent.