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I recently watched HBO’s documentary film (TV-MA), “Fake Famous” and I wanted to share a few thoughts with you. First, let me share about the film. During this film, you quickly learn that there are many who want fame and fortune on social media. Filmmaker Nick Bilton uses a social experiment to see how people can become famous and influencers with fake accounts on social media, specifically Instagram. Three individuals were chosen from Los Angeles. They began with a fairly small amount of followers. The film demonstrates the purchase of fake followers and the use of bots to participate with their social media accounts to grow their followers and engagements.
I want to also briefly share about the three participates chosen in this social experiment— Dominique: is an aspiring actress; Chris: is a fashion designer and Wylie a real estate assistant. We quickly get to see how fake online social media really is with so many obsessed with followers, likes and comments. As previously mentioned, fake accounts were used with the intent to grow their follower numbers artificially and bots were also purchased to interact with likes and comments. It was interesting to see each of the three’s responses to this quick growth and place of fame. Only one was left in the end, “Dominique” who became very famous and had businesses wanting to have her take pictures with their products on Instagram. These products were mailed to her free of purchase. It seemed they each did not like to grow in this manner by the use of fake bots.
I honestly appreciated this film. I would highly recommend it. I appreciated the three individual’s ability to be honest about growing in a fake manner and how it impacted them. Although, they all wanted the popularity and fortune, they also did not want to be “fake.’ It is amazing how many are ‘ok’ with being fake but it was good to see the response from these three individual’s honest opinion about it. I would really love to hear your thoughts after you watch this movie “Fake Famous” on HBO. Let me know how you feel about growing in a ‘fake’ manner. How would you respond if you became an overnight success?
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19 thoughts on “MY THOUGHTS ON “FAKE FAMOUS””
For me I know I try my best to be as real to me as possible as a blogger. It truly is sad how many just want fame and are willing to be fake to grow fn. I enjoyed this documentary from HBO. It was well done.
Thank you for sharing your comments. Definitely there are too many just wanting fame and it is sad they are willing to be fake.
Ooo, I’ve not heard of this of this documentary before but as someone who watches lots of different ones weekly, I’m intrigued. Very interested to hear these peoples stories now and how growing with a fake following etc… impacted them.
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Please let me know your thoughts after watching. Thank you for sharing your comments. 😊
Very interesting topic! I try not to stress at all about Instagram, to not fall in this trap😊
This sounds like a really interesting documentary! It’s fascinating how the platform can be manipulated by fake followers like this. I don’t have access to HBO, but am going to keep an eye out in case this shows up on another streaming platform 🙂
Thank you for reading my blog and sharing your thoughts. I honestly would love to hear back from you when you do get to watch it. 😊
I really enjoyed watching this documentary as well. Some of the information they shared caused me to reconsider how I might evaluate the genuineness of how famous some individuals are. If half of someone’s followers are generated by artificial intelligence then it makes me believe that they wouldn’t really be popular if it wasn’t for the bots. Thank you for writing about this incredible social experiment.
Yes, this documentary made me question a lot of famous??? people too. Is it real or not? Thank you for reading my blog and sharing your comments. 😊
I haven’t heard of this documentary, but now I want to watch it!
I would sincerely love to hear your thoughts after you get to watch it. Thank you for reading and sharing your comments. 😊
This sounds so interesting and I’m eager to watch it now – thanks for sharing! Social Media is so interesting – it can really be quite obsessive if we let it be.
I haven’t heard of this documentary, but it sounds really interesting. It’s great that they realized they didn’t want fake followers & bots in order to be famous on social media
Thank you for your comments Karalee. Yes, it was pretty interesting. I would love for you to let me know if you get to watch it. I really appreciated this documentary and all it included. I think having genuine followers should be most desired.
Although the people used in the documentary didn’t want to be fake famous, the large majority of people are selling a fake reality so it appears they have this great life of luxury. To some, fake famous doesn’t matter as long as there’s people out there that buys the image of themselves they’re selling
I haven’t heard about this documentary but it does sound interesting. I’ll take a look 🙂
I haven’t heard of this documentary before. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing all about it!