EXCLUSIVE: Internet Sensation Chris Crocker Stars In HBO Documentary

6.22.2012

By Joseph Alexiou

Be the first to see Out.com's exclusive promo video for the biopic about the ladyman behind 'Leave Britney Alone'

At last, the long wait is over! We've covered the internet "phenom-turned porn star" Chris Crocker's most recent exploit, starring in the HBO documentary special ME @THE ZOO, part of the HBO Documentary Films Summer Series. This visual biography — created by filmmakers Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch, whom we interviewed for our Hot List 2012 less than a month ago — follows Crocker's evolution from lonely queer progidy "bullied out of school, who harnessed the Internet for self-expression, community, and stardom."

The filmmakers (who raised the initial budget of the film on Kickstarter) point ou the "challenge of making a documentary of someone who's already making a documentary of his life," a delightful prospect; they may also be the first to explore, in depth, how the individuals and our society at large begins to comprehend this new age of self-propegated internet celebrity.

Perhaps Crocker would refer to his fame as "antifame," as he points out in the film that he became famous "for not being famous" — not the same as infamy, or "famous for being famous," à la Zsa Zsa Gabor.

At any rate, we invite you to please view this exclusive promo for the documentary ME @ THE ZOO, starring Chris Crocker that debuts on 9pm ET on June 25, only on HBO.

 

 

 

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