There is something almost ruthless about the reality television genre.
In the 1999 movie Edtv, Ed (Matthew McConaughey) is an average joe who is chosen by a new network to be the star of his own reality show. He will be followed by a camera crew all day and all night. Things get interesting when it comes out that Ed has nursed a crush on his brother’s girlfriend, Shari (Jenna Elfman). On top of Ed’s unspoken feeling for Shari, the reveal that Roy (Woody Harrelson) is unfaithful to Shari only adds fuel to the fire.
In 1999 movie, the reality television genre as we know it to be today was in it’s infancy. Even then, it was ripe for satire and the filmmakers knew it.
I recommend it.
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