Becoming A Star In The Age of Internet
This is a sign of me getting old, I guess, but I've been surprised lately by what it takes to be famous on the the internet. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but a lot of people with very short resumes have some pretty diverse and devoted fan bases. Case in point is this fellow who I ran across recently. His name is James Gaisford and he's an actor. Mind you, he only has one IMDb credit, and that's for a supporting role in a DisneyXD movie. Did you see Den Brother? No, I didn't think so. So why does this guy have a "Fuckyeah" Tumblr devoted to him, and swooning fangirls tweating about him? It's because he plays the lead in an amateur YouTube video based on The Hunger Games novels. And that, in this new age, is all it takes. It's a brave new world, and I'm not complaining.