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Film Review - Sellebrity

SELLEBRITY Britney Spears

With a documentary like “Sellebrity,” sympathy is in short supply. Photographer Kevin Mazur, notable for his front-line access to famous folks during red carpet events, endeavors to fashion a statement of unease and outrage when it comes to the Wild West world of tabloid photography, creating a portrait of anarchy to emphasize the divide between self-promotion and exploitation. However, when dealing with unshowered paparazzi types hunkered down on greasy street corners and immaculate interviewees captured in their palatial homes, it’s a lose-lose situation of sensitivity. “Sellebrity” is a numbing viewing experience that’s oddly constructed and a touch too sanctimonious to take seriously, eventually coming to blame the viewer for the ills of the tabloid industry, despite Mazur feeding into the same diseased hype with this cinematic effort. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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