As predicted, the Lonelygirl15 videos have continued, and they are now on Revver, which will commercialize the clips with advertisements. Have demand, will supply.
So, at the end of the day, the Lonelygirl15 series wasn’t selling anything but itself.
While the hype won’t be as big now—for one, the mainstream media have been on the story, which makes it uncool—there are probably enough people who want to see how Bree’s saga ends, even if it has become harder to suspend reality now.
Its creators need to ﬁgure out, however, if the ‘Is it real?’ inquiry was part of its appeal. I never watched a single video in its entirety, so the mystery was what drew me in. If I start becoming interested in teenage girls, at this age, call a cop.
The next teenage girl I expect to take an interest in is either my own kin, or someone a future son of mine introduces into our home, and that’s a very different sort of interest.
Del.icio.us tags: Lonelygirl15 Bree Jessica Rose YouTube Revver Posted by Jack Yan, 13:38
Jack - Blurring the lines between fact and fiction is an age old technique that novelits, playwriters, film markers have used for eons. However, what is interesting to think about is what happens when that genre is used in a forum that has gained its success on a 'reality TV' format.
How will people now perceive what was assumed to be slice of life videos on sites like YouTube? Perhaps we should demand a new rating systtem: NR Not Real. Caution this is not a peek into a real life.
In a strange and funny way, it seems we've lost a bit of our 'innocence.'
How very true, Toby, and I love your conclusion—Bree did take away a little bit of our innocence, in a medium that had not been exploited to this extent.Post a Comment
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