The subject matter of the film is also very relevant, so it does seem like it actually has something to say. The emphasis on internet fame, daily vlogging and the element of performance that has become a part of everyday modern life since social media is a big part of the film – it even made me laugh at times, because it does point out the ridiculousness of vlogging, especially through the character of Stephanie. Furthermore, the catalyst for the revenge plot is revenge porn which has been a growing phenomenon and it was great to see its affects acknowledged in the film; it doesn’t shy away from the gender politics of it either, and Jennifer makes some good points surrounding it. It’s also saved from falling into the trap of painting all men as evil by Butch, who is a sensitive, anxious guy who deserves everything good in the world and is a very similar character to that of Lennie from ‘Of Mice and Men’
Overall this is a fun film once you can get past the very low budget look of it – the acting talent and quirky characters especially help to do this. It doesn’t feel pointless and really has something to say about the society we live in. I can see this being a divisive film (I wasn’t even entirely sure what I thought of it at first, and had to think about it for a bit before I decided), but it’s unique and has a good story with relevant and interesting themes.