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Mindy Kaling's 'Why Not Me?' Promo Is the Perfect Rom-Com Parody

Photo: YouTube
Photo: YouTube

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With Mindy Kaling's second book, Why Not Me?, just days from its September 15th release date, the comedian and hater of shower scenes has released a short promo. The entire video takes place in an elevator opposite Anders Holm, who plays a hot architect toting Mindy's book along with rolls of his fancy building plans. After seeing Why Not Me? in his hand, Mindy assumes he's either taken, gay, or using it as a book jacket to shield an erotic novel from the Subway. If only all romcom parodies were this good.