The American Meme
It’s on Netflix and it’s a terrifying look into the birth of reality TV and Instagram stars. It begins with Paris Hilton, who started that whole thing of becoming famous just being herself. There’s this misogynistic guy who’s an internet sensation, and underneath all that he just seems really unhappy. It made me think of how corrosive fame can be, particularly if it comes only as a result of something vacuous. I’m not on social media because the whole thing terrifies me. It makes me sad that we live in a world now where that’s what we idealise.