YouTube influencer culture is a thing that completely perplexes me, an Old. I know that a lot of people younger than me make big bucks on the social media platform. I also know that I have little-to-no comprehension of how this all works. Google tells me that well-known YouTubers like Jake Paul have a net worth of $17 million. Which sounds absolutely absurd. And also, unfortunately, sounds very true.
I’ve been waiting a long time for pop culture to catch up with this whole thing and make a good movie about influencer culture. (Although, to be fair, the first truly amazing one was
Gia Coppola directed
Here’s the official plot of
A young woman (Maya Hawke) thinks she’s found a path to internet stardom when she starts making YouTube videos with a charismatic stranger (Andrew Garfield)—until the dark side of viral celebrity threatens to ruin them both.
The cast, in addition to Garfield and Hawke, also includes Nat Wolff, Jason Schwartzman, Alexa Demie, Johnny Knoxville… and Jake Paul himself, who makes a cameo appearance in the trailer.