In the newest trailer for Andrew Neel’s film King Kelly, we meet the self proclaimed mega slut and shoe-in internet sensation, King Kelly herself. The film is produced by Brooklyn-based company SeeThink and features producer and director Luke Meyer, producer Tom Davis, and cinematographer and producer Ethan Palmer.
Filmed with an iPhone
The blonde bombshell is her own internet porn guru, filming her projects from her suburban bedroom. She has a bare-it-all attitude when it comes to her personal life, not only revealing her body but the mundane details of what she considers to be her exotic life. Much like a real amateur porn star, Kelly’s filming is shaky and handheld. The film takes place over a 24-hour period as Kelly films all her adventures on her handy-dandy iPhone.
Things take a turn for the worse when she loses someone else’s drugs and a ”ghetto dude” threatens to kill her. Kelly enlists an internet fan and friend (a police officer who goes by Pooh Bear online) to be a part of her totally “awesome” 4th of July extravaganza. Kelly intends to post the whole thing on the internet with the belief that the video will bring her fame.
Could ‘King Kelly’ Be Based on Cartman?
According to an interview with Filmmaker Magazine, Neel based Kelly’s character after Cartman from the animated television series Southpark. While not exactly my first thought, Kelly’s character does experience the same narcissism of Eric Cartman. At one point, Kelly’s caught in the bathroom with her best friend’s boyfriend, but explains it’s not what she thinks. Apparently, Kelly “got over it.” This echoes notions of Cartman being an overall assh*** to his friends one second and the next needing them for adventures, which Kelly certainly needs her friend for.
Full of Satire
King Kelly appears to make a social statement on the recent flash-in-the-pan success many have experienced from internet fame. While often times, this type of fame is shortlived, many still desire their 15 minutes. Uploading random parts of people’s lives has become the norm, and Neel notes that a blurry line exist between a person’s on and off screen persona.
Originally premiering at the SXSW Film Festival, be sure to check out King Kelly, released in theaters November 30th and available onDemand December 4th.
‘King Kelly’ Movie Trailer