Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sometimes things just aren't what they seem

Years ago, a friend of mine claimed, "Things never were the way they were supposed to be."

Okay. In today's internet era, I'm thinking sometimes aren't what they seem to be. Case in point: Lonely Girl. She's been posting on YouTube, and it's been some intriguing stuff. Seems she's not who she says she is, and her story isn't what it seemed to be. From the New York Times:
A nearly four-month-old Internet drama in which the cryptic video musings of a fresh-faced teenager became the obsession of millions of devotees — themselves divided over the very authenticity of the videos, or who was behind them or why — appears to be in its final act.

The woman who plays Lonelygirl15 on the video-sharing site has been identified as Jessica Rose, a 20-ish resident of New Zealand and Los Angeles and a graduate of the New York Film Academy. And the whole project appears to be the early serialized version of what eventually will become a movie.
You can check out the videos here at YouTube.

Next question: What else isn't what it seems to be?

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