Nov. 15, 2011 at 3:26 PM ET
Fresh off a weekend that saw Justin Timberlake "bringing sexy back"to a Marine Corps ball (thanks to a YouTube invite from Cpl. Kelsey De Santis), another star is the subject of the Internet video date-request trend.
Lindsey Miller is a 26-year-old graduate student living in Los Angeles. She was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer in October 2010, according to her blog, i am a liver. On Monday, Miller posted the above video asking actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt out for coffee. Levitt is the star of the recent dramatic comedy "50/50" (trailer below), in which he plays a 27-year-old dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
"Even though I look healthy, dating has been a little difficult because I'm not sure how to explain what I've been going through," Miller says on the video aimed at Gordon-Levitt. "But, after a year of living with this I've decided to get back on the dating scene and I'd like my first date to be with you."
On her blog, in a post about the video, Miller writes: "I admit: It’s ridiculous. And it feels like i’m making a big leap from being an anonymous cancer "liver" a few months ago to now starring in my own video. But, life is short. So, why not?"
Cpl. De Santis made the same leap in her video asking Timberlake to be her date. A wave of Internet pressure made the actor/singer's decision rather easy. (Actress Mila Kunis also famously received a YouTube invite to a Marine dance and accepted; her dance is this coming weekend.)
We'll keep you posted on whether Gordon-Levitt responds.