For a period of almost a year in 2008/2009, five LA County high school students broke in to the homes of several celebrities, netting almost $3 million dollars in ill-gotten gains. Oddly, however, the burglaries were not entirely financially motivated. Instead of targeting the most valuable items, the group focused on high fashion clothing and accessories in order to emulate the style of the celebrities they worshipped.
Sofia Coppola takes their story and turns it into a film that’s part heist movie, and part critique of today’s culture of celebrity worship, fame and materialism.
I realize I haven’t posted anything related to TV in awhile. Movies have been keeping me plenty busy… But that’s not it.
I really gave a lot of new shows a try this season, but none of them panned out. “Ringer”, “Person of Interest”, “Terra Nova”, “The Playboy Club”, “Charlie’s Angels”, I watched at least the premiere of all of them, looking for something to recommend. There was nothing though. Nothing worth writing up. “Ringer” is the only one I’m even recording still, and I’m way behind.
That all changed this weekend when I caught the premiere of FX’s new show, “American Horror Story”