33 thoughts on “Trickle Down Syndrome

  1. I realized it was really about addiction and it wasn't about the money — in the [film], you see that wealth is not just money, but all the things that give you value. And so you see people searching for beauty and youth and fame and image. But it's like addiction in the sense that you think it's going to bring you something that it doesn't.

    [In] a way, all of the subjects are kind of looking to fill a void or an emptiness that can't be filled by that thing. [You] just stay on that gold plated hamster wheel… in the metaphor of addiction, the only way to stop is when you hit rock bottom. And so we see a lot of crashes, both collective and individual in the film.

    Not looking forward to our nation's crash, that's for sure.

    I did a lot of work on gender, and so I made a short film called "Beauty Culture." And even in my book, "Girl Culture," looking at how girls are comparing themselves to pictures of models that are not just genetically specific, but also retouched and styled. And so it's literally impossible to measure up. And now I think we're all kind of in that state.

    UGH…welcome, guys, to the world of never being good enough. The only way out is to say "fuck you" to the standards to which society wants to hold you, but which you had no role in creating.

    1. I feel sorry for the folks who buy into the above to the point of feeling they're not good enough. A few toys are nice but if you're going to chase shiny things or good looks as a goal, gotta expect a crash.

        1. The expanded component GMV is a trip to watch if you take a big bong hit and get really close to the screen. Why does Canada have so few seismometers in the network? WHAT ARE THEY HIDING?

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