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Joost van de Loo13 Sep 2006, 1:43 pm
A massive YouTube phenomenon - a 16-year old girl called 'lonelygirl15' who attracted millions of viewers to her video blog - turns out to have been created by three aspiring film makers.
"Cult blog a fake, admit 'lonelygirl' creators", wrote the Guardian last Saturday. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1868353,00....)
"A series of videos showing a 16-year-old girl opining about life, relationships, planets, cookies and religion from the orderly confines of her bedroom somewhere in smalltown America has become the pop culture hit of the summer."
But internet sleuths have established that emails sent by lonelygirl15 came from the powerful Creative Artists Agency in Hollywood, and that lonelygirl15 was registered as a trademark by a California lawyer two weeks ago."
But now the LA times has the first interview with the creators.
"It turns out the people behind the wildly popular website lonelygirl15 are not studio executives, Internet moguls or, as some suspected, Satanists. Instead, they are aspiring filmmakers who met at a mutual friend's birthday party in April: Miles Beckett, 28, a Web-obsessed medical school dropout; Mesh Flinders, 26, a screenwriter; and Greg Goodfried, a 27-year-old lawyer."
The exposure is hot news on the web. Here is a clip with pictures:
"Lonelygirl15 a.k.a Bree a.k.a Jessica Rose Exposed".
Hats off to the hyperthinking and -acting that has gone into this stunt. It's simply amazing
Brian Moore Group moderator13 Sep 2006, 7:11 pm
While we are mentioning Youtube I have to point everyone to the crazy Hyperthinker video:
Brian Moore Group moderator16 Sep 2006, 01:02 am
Remember, even the interview is subject to possible spin from the creators. A positive light means more to their careers than a large negative reaction ever would. We can only wait and see how this plays out. I suspect that the general public had fun with it, was only slightly bothered by the real truth, and will continue to play along in the future.
Joost van de Loo20 Sep 2006, 4:13 pm
It shows again how Hyperfame is (or appears to be) now at anyone's fingertips. And what's more exciting than fame?