I walked into Teenage Paparazzo yesterday with little hope that Adrian Grenier (Vince on Entourage) would deliver a great documentary on the paparazzi scene and why everyone is obsessed with celebrity culture. So when I tell you I thought Teenage Paparazzo was great, you’ll know I mean it. Unlike some documentaries that use the footage they’ve shot to take a specific angle on a story, what’s great about Grenier’s doc is the way the story seems to shift naturally as the events unfold. I really didn’t think Vincent Chase had it in him.
If you haven’t heard of the film, Teenage Paparazzo is about Grenier befriending a 13 year old named Austin Visschedyk in the paparazzi scene. The film features interviews with people in the scene and magazine editors, as well as showing Grenier trying to be a paparaazi to see what the job is really like. Trust me, this is a great documentary about our celebrity obsessed culture. For more of what I thought, hit the jump to see a video blog that I did with David Chen from Slashfilm right after the screening ended. And if you’re not at Sundance and want to see this, I’m very confident the film will get distribution.