Trophy Boy is a new critically-acclaimed short that explores the real life behind the famous "instagays" who have no real career or ambition. While their lives may look fabulous online at first glance, there's a lot more than what initially meets the eye.
In the short, "James, a sexy, youthful sought-after Instagram star in high-society, and self-proclaimed 'Trophy,' is dumped by his wealthy live-in benefactor. Now he must learn that the real world is not the facade he's built for himself on social media."
Filmmaker Emrhys Cooper made the film because "Social media has created a generation of self-obsessed narcissists obsessed with self-obsessed narcissists."
He continued, "My goal for 'Trophy Boy' is to say look up from your phone, breathe, observe, and think about what really matters; honesty, integrity and deep sense of responsibility. Enjoying the people you love and doing meaningful work. When we do this, we put ourselves on a path toward achieving the dream of living a truly satisfying life. Our #authenticlife, as it were. Zero 'Likes' given. Or needed."
Watch the entire short film below.
Trophy Boy (short film) from EmCo Entertainment on Vimeo.