The daughter of Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars, Romy Mars has become an overnight star thanks to an extremely powerful TikTok. In the video, she admits that she was grounded for trying to charter a helicopter without permission. Then she chops up some ingredients for a pasta sauce, as the video becomes more and more chaotic. She’s apparently also banned from having “public social media accounts,” but she’s suggesting that since she’s already grounded, she wouldn’t break that rule either?
The now-deleted TikTok has been preserved for history on Twitter, as the upload of the video by user @savbrads went viral.
The TikTok begins on a climax: “Make a pasta with vodka sauce because I’m grounded because I tried to charter a helicopter from New York to Maryland with my dad’s credit card because I wanted to have dinner with my camp friend,” she tells the camera .
She then gives an objectively perfect confession, sharing that she’s confusing onions and garlic — a quick shot of her grimacing-smiling and holding a cleaver is split in the middle of the footage — and that she should Google for the difference between the two. Then she finely chops a shallot.
In the TikTok, she says she is not supposed to have a public social media account so that people don’t see her as a fake baby – this is followed by a smash cut of her holding a Grammy, which presumably belongs to her father, frontman of the band Phoenix. But “TikTok is not going to make me famous,” she assures viewers. That’s emphatically false, especially given the last 15 seconds of the video, in which she compares the cross-section of a shallot to the “inner workings of a balla…” (it falls away) and then points the camera at a person, says she. is Ari, her babysitter’s boyfriend, because “my parents are never home, so these are my substitute parents.”
She and Ari then joke that she shouldn’t refer to her “helicopter fiasco” – she should call it a fiascoA, because that’s the feminine conjugation and it’s Women’s History Month.
The whole of TikTok is a fever dream, a cinematic masterpiece from start to finish. Sofia Coppola, whose directing credits include maximalist cult classics Marie Antoinette And The Bling Ring should – dare I say it – be proud. Or maybe not, since her daughter is, you know, under house arrest and apparently not allowed to post public TikToks either. And then there’s the part where she calls her mom for “never home” and leaves her to be raised by her babysitter’s boyfriend (who looks nice, it must be said).
In classic TikTok form, the video promises a Part 2 where we actually see her making the pasta sauce. But given the deletion of this video, somehow I doubt it will happen. But if it do come, I’ll be first in line to watch it.