February 4, 2007
Liz published this at 7:30 pm
Needy or Not?
For those who come looking for a short, thoughtful read, a blogging life discussion, or a way to gradually ease back into the week. I offer this bloggy life hypothetical question. . . .
You had almost forgottnen lonelygirl15. You’d even seen the video story on YouTube about a 15-year-old homeschooled girl and her strict religious parents. The series of videos had a huge international following when it was revealed in a New York Times interview that lonelygirl15 was an actress. At the time you didn’t know what to think when that happened. Mostly you didn’t care.
You may have heard about one of the latest YouTubes making the rounds â€” the one about the bride who freaks out about her hair on her wedding day, and proceeds to have a meltdown resulting in her cutting her own hair.
You may have also heard about the tidal wave of publicity, once people heard that it was, in fact, staged, with actresses, a script, and a contract. In fact, it turns out all principals involved were interviewed on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and Inside Edition. . . .
You start to care about both of those news stories later when you get a call from an actor friend. . . His next job is too familiar.
He’s explaining how he’s going to be in a video, even mentions a YouTube release. He tells you the plot.
He’s going to be in an office working at a computer, when his boss, a woman, stops by to crticize what he’s doing. Her reprimand will be loud enough to humilate him in front of coworkers. When she’s leaves his cubicle, he gets two minutes demolish the office. He breaks everything, but the chair.
You ask who the client company is. He mentions the name of a furniture manufacturer.
He’s thrilled at the offer is $25,000 and a possible career . . .
How do you respond?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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