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The film tries too hard to sensationalize a real-life story that has already been sensationalized enough - the kind that's too strange for fiction - but in doing so undermines the narrative's own weirdness.
The film is reminiscent of Catfish in its essential circumstances of love and online deception, but it goes far deeper into how virtual lies cause tangible problems.
Even those who followed Amina's rise and fall in the ultimately chastened media will find Gay Girl a nifty piece of detective work.
"The Amina Profile" is interested in every level of this complex emotionally-fraught story. This is not just the story of the "catfishing" of Sandra Bagaria. Everyone was catfished.
Sophie Deraspe's film is a compelling anatomy of an Internet hoax - one that grabbed headlines amid the revolutionary fervor of the Arab Spring.
Even knowing what I knew (or thought I knew) before seeing "A Gay Girl in Damascus," it's full of surprises.
Deraspe and Bagaria captured my heart and mind on their torturous journey, and the conclusion was far deeper than those opening frames ever alluded to.
The Amina Profile is a fascinating look at a bizarre and intriguingly shocking story.
It's a gripping film, even with the knowledge of how it ends.
Sophie Deraspe's elegant, angry work is part doomed relationship saga, part searing insight into the identity manipulation inherent to the faceless impersonality of the www.
Catfishing is taken to a whole new level in this disturbingly personal doc.
Sophie Deraspe's fascinating, frequently infuriating documentary A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile is a prime example of Why We Can't Have Nice Things.
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