Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Teenage Paparazzo


Most of us know Adrian Grenier from the endlessly entertaining HBO show 'Entourage' as big time movie star Vincent Chase.  So how do you follow up a role as tabloid fodder for the paparazzi?  Well, you can make a documentary on the paparazzi themselves.  Sounds good, but maybe you need an additional hook?  Ok, how about a doc focusing on one particularly obnoxious, narcissistic paparazzo who's only 13 years old?  Yeah, that's the ticket.

So many questions come to mind, I'm sure.  How can a 13 year old kid be a paparazzo if he can't even drive?  Doesn't he have school?  Don't his parents mind?  Well, it probably doesn't hurt that according to him he can make up to $1000 per picture.  Hmm, if that's the case, why don't we all quit our jobs and follow suit?  Maybe because if it was as lucrative as they make it sound, then why do all paparazzi look like they haven't bathed, shaved, or changed clothes in weeks?  Or maybe because most people think it should be criminal what they're are allowed to get away with, and some of us prefer to earn a decent, honest living rather than invading on others' privacy?  Well, those are my thoughts anyway.  But if you want to see a fairly entertaining documentary about what it's like to be a paparazzo and their targets/victims, including interviews with Paris Hilton, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, Eva Longoria, Lewis Black, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, and the cast of 'Entourage' then check out this DVD.  I personally wish our society would stop focusing on the tabloid aspects of celebrities who shouldn't even be famous and return to appreciating the craft of those that should.  I'm just so damn tired of Paris, Lindsey, Britney, Brangelina, The Kardashians, Snookie and The Situation.  Hmm, I wonder what Charlie Sheen is up to?

Grade: B-

1 comment:

  1. Well said! Too true. Wish the world operated based on your personal wish - I couldn't agree more! And by the way, Charlie is passed out on the floor of his living behind the couch right now.

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