Kirsten Dunst stars in short film exploring the weirdness of today’s ‘Selfie’ culture
The selfie. Love them or hate them, they don't seem to be going away anytime soon. We are all guilty of the odd selfie or two, it's 2014 right? But the problem is, where do we draw the line? A couple rather depressing short films have recently debuted showcasing how lonely the world really is now, with Facebook, Instagram and the rise of the smartphone taking over human interaction. 'Likes' replacing smiles, 'comments' replacing hellos and 'follows' replacing dinner invitations.
Think about it - if we saw a celebrity, most of us would be frantically reaching for our iPhones, instantly thinking about how quickly we can show off the "moment" to our friends, our "followers". Certainly before smartphones were, well, smart, we would have also loved to have had our hand-held cameras (remember those?) present. But perhaps it is the introduction and normality of social media today that has really changed the landscape. "It didn't happen unless it's on Facebook", "I eat with my iPhone first", "Did you see how many likes she got?" these are all common and instantly relatable sentences in today's "social" world.
In his new short film, Frost explores just how "social" social media is. Two girls driving through the Valley, happen to spot A-list actress Kirsten Dunst, aside from clarifying that it is actually indeed her - the celebrity - the duo speak very little to Dunst, who instantly pops out as being very alone in the meeting. Asking the pair "Don't you want to say anything" with a depressed tone, Dunst looks on melancholically as the two girls circle around her, hands gripped to their phones, taking and posting pictures.
Turns out they did want to say something actually... "Can you tag me?"
Watch the poignant short below now: