Where does Putlocker and chill come from?
The phrase Netflix and chill—watching TV or movies on the streaming service Netflix while relaxing at home—was first used by Twitter user @nofacenina in 2009. Over the next few years, it became a standalone phrase (e.g., once I get out of work, I'm just going to Netflix and chill). In 2014, Netflix and chill also took on a sexual subtext. For instance, one person might suggest to a potential romantic partner that they want to Netflix and chill, implying that watching a movie will create the intimacy that will lead to intercourse.
Because Netflix requires a monthly subscription fee, and because not every movie or TV show is available on the service, some people use websites that offer pirated content, such as Putlocker.
Modeled on Netflix and chill, Putlocker and chill first appeared on Twitter in April, 2015 from user @DeRozxn. By the end of the year, Putlocker and chill was established in internet culture to signify a free, if illegal, alternative to those lazy Netflix days.
The future of the phrase depends on the future of Putlocker, liable to be shut down for pirated content, as it notably was in the UK in 2016.
Who uses Putlocker and chill?
While Netflix and chill can imply a sexual encounter, Putlocker and chill is generally reserved for watching movies and TV.
In some cases, people, such as cash-strapped students, may use Putlocker and chill to joke about or lament their inability to afford Netflix. For instance, "I know we're both too broke to get drinks at a bar, so let's just go to your place and Putlocker and chill."
Like Netflix and chill, Putlocker and chill can be used as a verb (I just want to Putlocker and chill) and noun (I need a good Putlocker and chill).
I don't have Netflix but we can Putlocker and Chill. 😂😂
@ejaysantiago17, May, 2017
when you're broke af so it's just "putlocker and chill" for you
@genapura, April, 2016
If, however, you chose not to see any of the hotter months' movies, then this article shall serve as a comprehensive list of what good decisions you made, as well as what hidden gems should feature in your next Putlocker and chill.
Bradley Young, The Gryphon, July, 2016