Why are people so afraid to be honest? I'm a devoted fan of elder Cronenberg's career, which is why this was truly painful. This was needlessly sluggish, painfully monochromatic, framed poorly, over-acted (or at times, just plain laughable) and possessed no real vision. Thank you for the comically obvious commentary (if it can be called that) on the cult of celebrity. An overly long, tepid student film.