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Chris Crocker: “Bitch Please.” (New HBO Documentary)

Chris Crocker…I forgot about you. Bitch please…

I remember the first time I was introduced to the likes of YouTube star Chris Crocker. It was the summer of 2007, I was about to graduate college and my teenage sister was visiting the summer sublet I was staying at in Culver City. Lounging on the California king bed, my sister starts laughing out of no where. As if a joke was said, but only her ears heard it.

“What’s so funny?”

She replied, “Have you heard of Chris Crocker? He makes these videos and posts them on YouTube. I was thinking about this one–on you must see it!!”

Grabbing the nearest laptop before I can even respond, she lickety split pulls up: Bitch Please:

“They come in handy in many areas of life. I hope they help.”

Who was this blonde haired, sassy man?!! No idea. But his videos were freaking hilarious. For a good little while entertained his hilarity. And I felt in the loop during the whole ‘Leave Britney Alone!” viral madness. (hahahah, oh that Chris….!!)

(I felt his pain. I’m a Brit fan too. That was a hard time to represent Spears love. Solidarity.)

Well, as stated before…I forgot about Chris. But apparently he’s still relevant.

First time film makers, Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch’s  Kickstarter-funded documentary about Internet superstar Chris Crocker, will premiere Monday, June 25 on HBO.

Me @ the Zoo

“ME at the ZOO takes its name from the first ever YouTube video. It’s an unconventional documentary about Chris Crocker, a video blogger from a small town in Tennessee.

The film traces a line through a tapestry of web comments, response videos, fans, and haters to map the controversial rise of an internet folk hero.

Chris Crocker was bullied out of school in the 8th grade and was, by his account, raised on the Internet. Crocker’s online videos have been viewed over 270 million times to date. He is arguably the first internet celebrity to cross over into mainstream media and is part of the first wave of young people coming into adulthood under constant self-surveillance.”

Wow, their kickstarter fund request was only $19,000+, but they raised almost $30,000 and got HBO’s attention.

“Microfame and life after it, performance art, homophobia and gender identity are just a few topics Me @ the Zoo touches on. It’s relevant, no matter what you think of Crocker. “

(Gawker.com will be live chatting with him today -June 19)

Now to call any of my friends who might have HBO and ask, “bitch please…can I watch your TV Monday night?”

I’m curious what’s up.


About maggie.

Maggie Barnes is a nonprofit and for profit business content specialist / social media consultant; and social sciences web writer interested in everything from psychology and sexuality, to technology, race, and economics. She is passionate about good communication and information accessibility.


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