12 Nov
Quite possibly the scariest film since Glitter


How nobody has stepped up to make a documentary like this is hard to believe, but given the trailer it seems respected documentary filmmaker Chris Atkins (Taking Liberties) may have really put together something truly groundbreaking:

Star Suckers is a feature documentary about the celebrity obsessed media, that uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it. Made by the same team behind BAFTA nominated Taking Liberties, it will be released in cinemas on the 30th October – unless Rupert Murdoch shuts us down first. Or Max Clifford. And perhaps Bob Geldof. Made completely independently over 2 years in secret, the film journeys through the dark underbelly of the modern media. Using a combination of never before seen footage, undercover reporting, stunts and animation, the film reveals the toxic effect the media is having on us all – and especially our children. It shows how truth has become a distant memory in the modern news and climaxes with a shocking and startling revelation of just how bad things can get when we let entertainment reach out into politics and charity.”

It says the movie came out at end of October, but I can’t find it anywhere — Netflix says it’s still unavailable. We’re looking into it, and will post an update soon. Anyway, here’s a quote from the trailer to make you go hmmmmm…:

“It’s possible that there is a link between increasing materialism and the mental health problems that an increasing number of our children show.”

Holy motherfucking shit!!! That’s the scariest — and absurdly plausible — thing I’ve heard since Bristol Palin went on an Abstinence Only tour after getting her hick ass knocked up. God bless Western Civilization!

PS: love the eBoy graphic at the 1:07 mark – bravo!

And here’s another real British news piece covering the tricks Chris Atkins and the filmmakers pulled in making the movie, including planting ridiculously fake celebrity stories in the gossip pages…and all this time I thought the Brits were smarter than us, what with all that monocle-wearing and tea-sipping…

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