Studlebrity

studlebrity

From LogoTV, Studlebrity explores the topic of Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame in the world of gay male pin-ups. Peppered with YouTube stars, underwear models, and porn stars, producer/director/writer Charlie David uncovers the precarious manner whether these new forms of communication can make stars, how “star” changed since the advent of social media by examining the lives of a few men in the game. Topher DiMaggio, Pablo Hernandez, Ethan Hethcote, Mark E. Miller, and Murray Swanby show us a curated glimpse into their lives. Yes, I realize the view was extremely gay, white, and male. Delving into these men’s lives in 42 minutes limits us to the same broad strokes we get scanning their social media lives. Not much talk about sustainability other than throwing around the word branding. Having just watched a Davy Wavy video yesterday on The Business of Sex, it’s obvious no matter what you are doing in life, if you are your paycheck you’ve got to continually market yourself. This is the first generation of people who are documenting their lives online. What makes some of them be able to monetize that? Beauty? Privilege? Whatever the answers, Charlie David starts a conversation I will be interested in seeing transpire as we age into the digital age. 3 out of 5.

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