I want to start off with that I really enjoy the mockumentary style. I feel that this style can be great at satirically commentating on how the world works and present it in a way that is really familiar to the general audience. Most of my favorite movies and television shows that utilize this style primarily uses it for comedic effect however, in my opinion, I think they do a great way of showing a slice of life albeit in an exaggerated way.
For the persuasive media project I am choosing Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. This movie is a mockumentary created by the comedic music trio, The Lonely Island, as a satire against recent pop musician documentaries being released in theaters. The main character is a highly famous pop singer that has an entitled attitude towards the world, taking him out of what a normal person’s life is and bringing him into a world where he himself thinks he’s king. Over the course of the movie, the mockumentary techniques show that his fame is hanging on by a thin string. The music industry is a harsh mistress and one day an artist may be on top of the world and the next they’re out on the streets.
One thought to “PMA1 Proposal Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”
Do you think the film is making *that* argument, or is it arguing that such an argument takes pop music too seriously? (I don’t have an opinion here, just based on the way you described it above, it seemed like the latter could be true.)