$ellebrity

2013

$ellebrity

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Renown Rock & Roll photographer Kevin Mazur has pulled together an impressive team for his first feature-length documentary about the changing face of celebrity and the many ways that the media has conveyed, defined and even demeaned what it means to be famous today. Taking a historical ride through the early days of Hollywood and the rise of the paparazzi, Sellebrity explores how fame has changed from the highly-structured studio system to the current free-for-all press and paparazzi frenzy. Candid interviews with Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Sara Jessica Parker and Kid Rock among others, help to give a glimpse into the lives of those on the front lines of our increasingly obsessive world of pop culture celebrity. Fame is now a national pastime, it is what millions of us follow, believe in and seemingly what we care about most - as well as a billion dollar-a-year industry. But what does our intense fascination with celebrity say about us? And how much is too high a price to pay for our own curiosity run rampant? Sellebrity captures the free-for-all of pop culture today and the ever-changing face of fame.(c) Official site

Cast

Elton John
as Elton John
Kid Rock
as Kid Rock
Jennifer Aniston
as Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Lopez
as Jennifer Lopez
Sarah Jessica Parker
as Sarah Jessica Parker
Sheryl Crow
as Sheryl Crow
Salma Hayek
as Salma Hayek
Marc Anthony
as Marc Anthony
Rosanna Arquette
as Rosanna Arquette
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  • The nimbly conceived and constructed documentary "Sellebrity" takes a vivid look at the megabucks industry of celebrity photography through a cogent variety of lenses.

    Jan 11, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Generally speaking, $ellebrity is informative, unblinkered and smart.

    Jan 9, 2013 | Full Review…

    John Anderson

    Variety
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  • Mazur miscalculates when he tries to direct viewers' outrage at stars' inability to walk down the street without getting cameras thrust in their faces.

    Jan 9, 2013
  • It's a fun, slick, glossy, and fast-moving snapshot of the myriad conflicting and converging interests, bottom lines, and cellulite shots that conspire to ensure that the big-ticket product the paparazzi sell to outlets... ain't going away anytime soon.

    Nov 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A smart, noteworthy socio-cultural snapshot, $ellebrity evinces a surprising depth.

    Feb 17, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • A numbing viewing experience that's oddly constructed and a touch too sanctimonious to take seriously, eventually coming to blame the viewer for the ills of the tabloid industry.

    Jan 31, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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