“Fake Famous” Doesn’t Understand Influencers At All
I’ve never watched a documentary that filled me with as much rage as Fake Famous, the new film ostensibly about the influencer economy streaming on HBO Max. And I’ve seen Blackfish.
Directed and narrated by tech journalist and Vanity Fair correspondent Nick Bilton, Fake Famous should have been right up my alley, as I cover internet culture for a living and I got a PR pitch touting it as “a fascinating look at social media influencers.”
Bilton and his team had an opportunity to examine this critically undercovered, multibillion-dollar industry thoughtfully and analytically, showing viewers…