I donít know much about the paparazzi world but since it does go hand in hand with working in the movie biz I didnít find it hard to watch. One cool but scary aspect of their job is that theyíre working all day and night, non-stop just waiting for the next star sighting. I donít know about any of you but Iíve had all I can handle after an eight hour day, let alone going all night long, thatís pretty hardcore. Most of these people have no lives outside of this job, no friends aside from one another (and even thatís pretty sketchy at best) and because of the nature of the job it borders on obsession/stalking. On the lighter side of things making three to five large (thousand) for one picture isnít too shabby.
TEENAGE PAPARAZZO is a scary, resourceful and downright foreboding peek into the fast paced world of the paparazzi. There are two very real aspects of the film that hit me; one is the fact that most of these celebrities are hounded day and night and canít so much as scratch their asses without someone snapping a picture of it. That in itself is damn near maddening if you think about it. And two, well, there is a debate about whether or not little Austinís mom is a bad parent for letting him run wild in the streets at all hours of the day and night. Grenier brings up a very valid point that hit this film home for me; these days people walk their kids like dogs with ridiculous leashes, smothering them in overprotective love like theyíre made of glass. When I was a kid I ran wild through the woods with my friends until we were forced to come back inside kicking and screaming. Times certainly have changed and this film takes a smart stab at a great many issues in society aside from snapping pictures.