Monday, September 11, 2006
real or scripted? VIDEO
[Flowers in photo above are real, from my garden today.]
LonelyGirl15 has been exposed as a fraud, according to some YouTubers. They say her whole story, told like a soap opera with a video series, is made up, just actors with scripts.
Some are profoundly disturbed to discover that the character whose every step was important to their own happiness, that this character is just that: a scripted, invented character. Some feel duped. Others feel dumped on. I just don't care.
I ask: how can you know, as you watch a video, that it's genuine? How can you tell if the emotions and statements are true? What are the clues that lead you to be suspicious? What dead giveaways mark a fake video?
Notice how Monkeyfemme lists the "attributes" of the unreal character: homeschooled, stays at home a lot, only one friend, father is mean to her, etc. Listen: she's not real--so neither are her personality traits or personal circumstances.
People can no longer separate real from unreal, actual from virtual, real feeling from play acting.
Vaspers: "real or scripted?" (2:40)
Monkeyfemme: "Re:lonelygirl15" (3:41)
Posted by steven edward streight at 9/11/2006 12:34:00 AM