Popstar “goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all. (synopsis via Paste Magazine)
Mockumentaries can be a real joy.
With a crack writing team behind them and actors who can keep a straight face and make believe that everything they’re saying and doing is the real deal – scarily in the case of first-rate parodies they often are, which is pretty much the satirical point – they confirm in the most hilarious manner everything you ever thought about a particular world or situation.
And Popstar, from Lonely Island which is made up of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, looks like it has a superb shot of deliciously skewering a whole lot of stuff about the modern music industry notes Junkee:
“Though joking about popstars being self-obsessed isn’t new, its points about a lack of originality in the music industry, an endless love of gimmickry and the epic behind-the-scenes mechanics of stardom are more relevant than ever. With Conner4Real’s holograms of a humping Adam Levine, and a staff of 32 making him look cool (including a certain other star’s mentor, Usher), Popstar could be a great This Is Spinal Tap for the Bieber age.”
It’s crammed full of big stars, both musical and cinematic such as Usher, Bill Hader, Pink, Simon Cowell, Will Arnett, Joanna Newsom and Sarah Silverman, wickedly good performances and killer lines, making this one mockumentary to look forward to with great anticipation.
Watching it will you dope y’all. (No, it won’t but hey hire 32 people like Conner4Real (Samberg) and you too can be this fake real.)
Popstar opens in theatres on 3 June in USA.