Everyone gets their 15 min of fame and now maybe more thanks to an invention called the Internet. Youtube, Facebook, Twitter - this is our new religion…or so the Digital Generation would have you believe. So it was only a matter of time before people started to take advantage of our access of always on to make money - and fame.
Using new digital-age aesthetics to bloom an unconventional story - Directors Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch craft a story of a young man who may be a star, a fad or a harbinger of what liest ahead - one things for certain, the World’s entertainment will NEVER be the same again.
I can’t lie - my cynicism abounds when these types of topics are approached and I’m around. Anyone who knows me is well aware of my fond love-HATE relationship with all things pop. Little kids and dogs are all that stand in the wake of the verbal spewage that I sling when I hear something about the Celebrity gossip of the day - like it has some bearing on our actual lives so much so that knowing about the latest Hollywood breakup is going to ruin my year.
So why see this film?
Well, aside from knowing that I may get a chance to laugh with other people in a darkened theater at any 1 of these 99 items helps me deal with the frustration of my Sundance #4 film….but also because I’m naturally curious.
Yes, I can’t stand the latest gossip and I don’t want anything to do with these type of catastrophes but I want to know how it works. I want to know how people go from being zeros to heros and how a talentless fool can suddenly become the most talked about item on the internet for weeks at a time without any provocation.
This is what draws me and this is while I will eat this movie up!!