EDITORIAL: THE AMERICAN MEME

The American Meme Trailer

This documentary featuring Paris Hilton, DJ Khaled, Hailey Baldwin, as well as social media famous Josh Ostrovsky (The Fat Jew), Brittany Furlan, and Kirill Bichutsky (Slut Whisperer) explores a topic nobody wants to think about. 

People love the facade, the dream, the glamorous lifestyle. But what's behind the scenes is sad and terrifying. We've always empathized with famous people, growing up in and around Hollywood you see both sides of it. You see stars struggling just to have a cup of coffee without being interrupted or photographed. Many will say they like it, many are envious of it, this documentary will test that theory. 

Regular people, and kids, are living and dying by the dopamine rush of likes and retweets, without regards to potential consequences. We don't know what the long term effects will be because social media hasn't been around long enough. 

Paris Hilton

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In one particularly sad scene Hilton admits to being afraid of death, because she doesn't know what happens after. Paris is someone haters love to hate, but this is a human being, who's struggling with mortality and questions about God like all of us do. Money and fame don't change that, if anything they exacerbate it. 

In perhaps a cry for help Kirill Bichutsky hints to his followers that he's contemplating suicide. They ignorantly responded back like it was a joke. While his antics may be ill advised, crude, and vile, this is a human being here that needs help. 

Hopefully this film will help some consider the price of fame, and have empathy on the struggles of those who have paid that price. Money isn't everything, you cant buy peace of mind. And perhaps more eye opening for some, fame doesn't guarantee money.   

  

       

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