Posted at 5:00 AM Feb 19, 2010By Kiala Kazebee
"I just got word that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator is developing a documentary feature about Comic-Con that will be centered on a still-to-be-cast group of convention-going superfans...Whedon is teaming up with award-winning Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock, according to a source."
Excuse me for a moment....SQUEEEEEEEEEE!
What I mean by "squeeeeeeee" is this could be really, really good. I like Morgan Spurlock because I am a middle-class Caucasian urban modern person living in Portland, Ore. and, let's face it--I am kind of his bread and butter. I'm not saying he doesn't have appeal or relevance to all cultures (he proved this over and over again with his FX reality series 30 Days), I only mean his audience tends towards the middle- to upper-middle-class left leaning, socially "aware" (whatever that truly means) crowd. ANYWAY, we can argue about that in the comments section.
The point is, Spurlock has an engaging, politically liberal documentary directorial style and Joss is well-known (and oft-criticized) for his particular brand of feminism. And they both possess a real knowledge and genuine affection for all things nerdy. I wonder how they'll handle the booth babe issue? I get this feeling Spurlock will see it for what it is (horrible for women) and Joss will have a more esoteric take on the painted ladies of the Con.
And really, what I am trying to get at with this post is I should be cast in this movie because I a shiny feminist nerd who dabbles in veganism and geekery with enthusiasm, wit and foot-in-mouth disease. I just copy and pasted that sentence into the subject line of my email to Joss' assistant. What.
So who do you guys think should be cast in this Spurlockumentary (TM)? Which aspects of nerd culture would you like to see represented? Is there any chance you could begin a letter writing campaign to get me in this movie? Do you love me? WHY NOT? Etc...