I never thought I’d be writing about the dick-related energy of one of my favourite Australian comedians but it’s time.
You see, on Wednesday, New York Magazine’s The Cut published a think piece that will likely define our generation. In the article, titled ‘You Know He Got That Big Dick Energy,’ Allison P. Davis argued that Pete Davidson, Ariana Grande’s new fiance, has “Big Dick Energy” (BDE). She defined the term as follows:
BDE is a quiet confidence and ease with oneself that comes from knowing you have an enormous penis and you know what to do with it. It’s not cockiness, it’s not a power trip — it’s the opposite: a healthy, satisfied, low-key way you feel yourself. Some may call this “oh he/she f*cks” vibe, but that is different: you can f*ck, but not have BDE. Some may call this “well-adjusted,” but we know the truth.
BDE is, of course, far more nuanced than it appears at first glance. For example, you don’t have to have a big dick to have Big Dick Energy. Yes, there’s obviously a correlation between guys with BDE and actually having a large penis, but it’s not a necessity. Women (like Cate Blanchett) can also have BDE, in the absence of a penis of any size. It’s not about arrogance and it’s not about ego – it’s a sense of calm, complacent knowingness, that you have a big dick (literally and/or figuratively).
— Clementine Ford (@clementine_ford) June 27, 2018
#BigDickEnergy doesn’t mean you have big dick. All men walk around thinking their mediocre peen is a gift from god. You know who really got Big Dick Energy? Rihanna. That’s a MOOD. A Lifestyle. pic.twitter.com/PxAXfguJiR
— Ada Noire (@JewelOfNubia) June 27, 2018
The best thing about BDE, however, is how easily and definitively we can all recognise people who have it. Davis put it best when she explored which of the Hollywood Chris’ have BDE:
Pine: Yes, but it’s fragile.
Which brings us to 37-year-old beautiful man and producer of Big Dick Energy, Andy Lee.
Now, it is an irrefutable fact that no one loves Andy Lee (and Hamish Blake) like I love Hamish and Andy.
I listen to their podcast every week, I’m acutely aware of Andy’s birthday (and how he’s a bit of a diva about celebrating it), and ‘Upset Andy’ is my very favourite segment, where listeners call in and say something that will upset him because he is super tidy and organised.
— Rosie Hoinville (@RHoinville) August 25, 2016
So I mean it as an absolute compliment when I say: Andy Lee got that Big Dick Energy.
Here are just a few pieces of evidence:
Social media presence
BDE is all about the sense of self-assuredness that comes from not needing external validation because you know what’s in your pants.
Unlike almost every other figure in Australian media, Andy Lee isn’t really on social media. He uses Twitter, but his Instagram account exists for the sole purpose of unashamedly pursuing free stuff.
Why doesn’t Andy Lee need validation from anonymous people on the internet like the rest of us?
Because he got dat BIG DICK ENERGY.
His general... face
This is a knowing smile.
It says: 'I'm open. Relaxed. Comfortable.'
And we all know why.
Cleo Bachelor of the Year
It is well known that Andy Lee effortlessly won Cleo Bachelor of the Year in 2006 purely off his BDE.
When he was single, there were also calls for him the be the next Bachelor, which he lightheartedly laughed off. Because he doesn't need to go on a TV show to find love (no offence). Because he got dat vitamin D.
Andy Lee has a commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, is (actually) a talented musician, can dance alongside Hugh Jackman, and has written TWO children's books. He also co-hosted one of Australia's most successful radio shows for a decade.
To be a comedian but also be able to dance and play a musical instrument, you need a baseline of quiet confidence.
The kind of confidence that comes from BDE.
I rest my case.
Pls enjoy this list of other Australian celebrities with Big Dick Energy that took far too long to compile, started a number of fights, and should cost someone (me) their job:
Johnson from Johnson and Friends (no pun intended)
Lee Lin Chin
B2 (but not B1) from Bananas in Pyjamas