Fake Famous

Fake Famous

Fake Famous

Documentary on fame obsession in the digital age, from Vanity Fair technology writer and journalist Nick Bilton. Fake Famous is an experiment - Bilton takes three Los Angeles influencer-wannabes and tries to make them famous by building photoshopped online lives, purchasing followers, and using bots.

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Decider

Decider

Tries to keep the topic of fake fame lighthearted instead of depressing, but it still points out how being an influencer, while having lots of perks, isn't the same as being famous, and never will be.

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CNN

CNN

If (it) all sounds a bit cynical, that's really the whole point, given the fraud and fakery built into the follower model.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

This documentary that promises a fresh interpretation of youth culture comes off as being slightly behind the times...

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

There's a lot more to the illusion, and the documentary is particularly fascinating when it shows the tricks influencers use....

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NPR

NPR

I didn't personally find that much new or profound here. I wish that it had gone a little bit deeper and more nuanced.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Frequently fun and damningly flimsy — perhaps like online fame itself.

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