New York (The Verge) — The Hulu documentary Jawline poignantly explores the price of social media stardom theverge.com/2019/2/5/18207….
Liza Mandelup’s documentary film Jawline, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, turns the story of aspiring social media star Austyn Tester into a poignant exploration of digital fame. The film debuted on Hulu on August 23rd, 2019.
“Jawline” is a nuanced exploration of digital celebrity and the gap between “real” and online lives, issues that are particularly relevant during a mass reevaluation of social media.
In the middle of the documentary “Jawline,” 16-year-old nano-celebrity Austyn Tester organizes a fan meetup in a mall food court. A gaggle of teen and tween girls show up, and he soaks up their rapturous affection, offering compliments, hugs, and photos. Then, the group walks the mall together in a strange parody of a first date: Austyn in front, the girls trailing behind him, phone cameras aloft. — Adi Robertson/@verge