Starsuckers

101 minutes 9.4/10 based on 21 votes

Starsuckers is a feature documentary about the celebrity obsessed media, that uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it.

Made completely independently over 2 years in secret, the film journeys through the dark underbelly of the modern media. Using a combination of never before seen footage, undercover reporting, stunts and animation, the film reveals the toxic effect the media is having on us all and especially our children. It shows how truth has become a distant memory in the modern news and climaxes with a shocking and startling revelation of just how bad things can get when we let entertainment reach out into politics and charity.

The first rule of working in the media is – do not criticize the media. This film crew decided to break that rule and investigate what is really going on behind the scenes.

Released 28 Oct, 2009.

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  • GoAskAlice

    Simply wonderful! A documentary that really forces you to take a long hard look in the mirror.

  • At last – a well-made film that peers into the darker corners and exposes the truth behind ‘celebrity culture’.

  • Wiz

    Professor Dunbar’s remark about “our brains are not designed to handle the internet”…seems really silly.
    Our brains invented the internet…our brains thrive on the internet.
    It’s not something that suddenly came into being…it’s just who we are and what we do.

    All that “evolution made us for running on the Savannah…to pick up nuts and avoid getting eaten by Lions” is just getting old, inadequate and tired.

    But a nice doc… although somewhat unnecessarily conspiratorial in it’s underlying allusion.

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