Pssst, want to check out Cam in our new look?
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Cam has one element I'm always game for, and that's immersion in a world I know nothing about. That's how I can watch films about the stock market or, I dunno, the hi-octane world of glass blowing, and never get bored. I love to discover new worlds. And Cam puts you in the world of sex cams in a way that's lurid and truthful without crossing the line into pornography. Things get strange when Madeline Brewer's Lola's account is hacked and a doppelganger appears to be doing her shows for her, and the reason behind it is no more ludicrous than the ludicrous solutions I thought of while watching. It might even eschew some of the more readily apparent clichés. So it turns into a Black Mirror-type fable about online identity theft, but also takes aim at online harassment and slut shaming. There's possibly some metaphorical and psychological ground to explore in the idea of Alice/Lola's twin identities, and how she hides and, in a way, hates what she does, but the coda would seem to say I'm wrong. Or am I?
Basically an extra episode of Black Mirror. A pretty good episode, though.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!