Sometimes we say stupid things that threaten to collapse the whole universe and cause a man-eating inter-dimensional vortex of quantic nature that would open the doors to a universe inhabited by Tetris blocks-humans hybrids. Well, not exactly… But sometimes words can be really dangerous. So please, beloved readers, be ready to throw things at me because I’m about to say something a la “Let them eat cake”: I want to see a biographic film about the Kardashians.
History has produced important families of great public fascination: The Tudor, the Borgia, the Romanov, the Windsor, the Astor, the Kennedy, and more recently the Kardashians. This popular American family of Armenian origin has taken our newspapers, televisions, and pop culture. Why? Because their life is one of the bestselling drama shows: the reality shows “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”.
Between constant “I was like ‘oh my God’…” and Hollywood’s Babylonian preoccupations; the family shows their whole life to the world in a modern, “real”, and less elegant version of “Dynasty”. How could a Californian bourgeois family rise to that level of fame? One day, Kim did a sex-tape. Years later, she was celebrating her third wedding’s rehearsal in the Palace of Versailles. This family has become the fascination of thousands of millenials obsessed with the digitalization of common life (Instagram in macrocosmic level) and has managed to take the meaning of “KKK” from the worst racist organization of the USA to: Kim, Kourtney and Khloe.
It’s because of that sudden and confusing wave of Kardashianization that took our society that I want to see a film about them. Let’s face it; they are something fascinating. They are a bizarre obsession of pop culture; they are haute icons with the talent of doing-nothing.
The Kardashians are a symptom of this convulsed Matrix-like times, that’s why I want a appealing film that tells how something so banal became so important; not because of them, but because of what they mean for modern culture. A movie that explains the Kardashian enigma and their rise to power; a movie that explains that abnormal cultural aspect of the modern Zeitgeist and of Generation Y’s world. Meanwhile, I’ll continue enjoying SNL’s parody that so funnily mocks the Kardashianmania and the enigma they are inside our current culture.