She’s the hard-drinking, 1990s athlete and D-list celebrity-shagging, full-rack-of-ribs and Italian-beef eating cougar sensation of Chicago Twitter.
Now “Chicago Party Aunt” — a parody Twitter account that nails a social stereotype as forcefully as she nails guys in the bathrooms of Rush Street bars — is featured in an Oscar-nominated movie.
Or, at least, the talent behind the @ChiPartyAunt handle is.
Speculation about the true author of such memorable tweets as “Drew Peterson borrowed our Weed Wacker 7 years ago. I guess we ain’t getting that back,” and “My 3 meanest sisters work TSA at Midway and there’s a good chance they’ve screamed at you,” and dozens more that we could never print in a family newspaper, has been rife for months. Some even suggested that the tweets were coming from inside the Tribune Tower. But folks, nobody here is that funny — that’s Hollywood-level laughs.
Inc. was lucky enough to speak this week with the real Chicago Party Aunt, who asked for anonymity — a request we are only too happy to oblige, lest auntie dearest attack us with a can of Four Loko in a Wrigleyville back alley. Plus, you know, we don’t want the tweeting to stop.
Still, we can reveal that the person behind Chicago Party Aunt, who counts 13,000-plus followers, has now worked on an Oscar-nominated picture. Isn’t it fun to imagine party aunt backstage at the show next month?
And Party Aunt is looking for a way to “monetize” the newfound fame. “Maybe with a branded boxed wine, or something like that.”