Actors From The Room Start Kickstarter Campaign To Fund Their Own Mockumentary
They invited all my friends! Good thinking!
Ever since it first premiered to a mostly confused audience at LA’s Laemmle Fairfax theater in 2003, The Room has seen massive cult success as a terrible, so-bad-it’s-genius film. For his part, lead actor Greg Sestero (Mark) has cashed in on his fame with a bestselling book, The Disaster Artist, which is soon to become a movie by James Franco—but what about the rest of the gang? Whatever happened to Lisa’s mom’s breast cancer, guys?
Screenwriter and The Room actor Robyn Paris (whom you might remember as Michelle, AKA that girl who makes out with whats-his-face in Johnny and Lisa’s apartment while literally none of them are home) has rounded up the gang of weirdos that make up the movie’s cast for one last hurrah: a Kickstarter-backed fake documentary about what everyone’s been up to since achieving cult status. While I feel like their shared story is weird enough that they could just tell it straight and be pretty damn compelling, the above video has some surprisingly cute moments and definitely make me curious about what a feature length version would like like.
From the Kickstarter campaign:
Twelve years ago, a group of struggling actors (us!) accepted roles a film called The Room. We knew it wouldn’t win any awards. But we had no idea that it would eventually be known as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies,” or that it would become a cult hit (and a complete joke). But when the world is laughing at you, what do you do?
You laugh right along with them. Otherwise, you find yourself crying into your wine late at night. And nobody wants that.
The cast includes Robyn Parris, Philip Haldiman (Denny), Juliette Danielle (Lisa), Dan-J (Chris R), Kyle Voght (Peter, AKA The Psychologist), and, yes, Carolyn Minnott as Lisa’s mother Claudette. If you’re interested in seeing more, as of writing the team is only $3,000 away from their goal and has a little less than 30 days to make it happen. So get to it, backers! After all, what are they going to do—get real jobs? The computer business is too competitive!
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