Monday, September 27, 2010
HBO Adrian Grenier Paparazzo by Suzannah B. Troy
Adrian Grenier first documentary on finding his Dad and I thought the film was terrific! http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20037890,00.html
Grenier is on a roll. Another good documentary.
This is about a 13 year old paparazzo boy in Hollywood. He takes us inside visiting his parents who live separately and they look like they had this boy late in life.
Austin is 13 years old going on 40 and he makes serious money. Austin is stunning. He is just a gorgeous boy. He has to be the most stunning paparazzo as well as the youngest.
Grenier interviews an older paparazzo from the Lower East Side and asks him to give Austin advice. He said try and get as much money from your agency and than go in to business for yourself. There is no doubt that he will.
The older paparazzo from the Lower East Side stops and says to Adrian Grenier - I want to be you but he lacks Grenier's good looks so you get the vibe on some level following the celebrities around he has been living vicariously through them.
Austin is so beautiful he could be the next Adam Grenier with a successful HBO tv show.
Concerns are brought up for his safety but Austin has street smarts and survivor skills plenty of people will never develop. He has also promised his parents to never do drugs. Smart move.
Grenier's first documentary is far more compelling because finding his Dad is far more moving but Grenier is not an empty headed vapid Hollywoo-wood type so he gives the subject matter more depth and complexity than you might imagine....and yes there is some compassion. Celebrity and paparazzo have a symbiotic relationship. They do need each other to make money but I do believe there needs to be laws to protect people and keep them and their loved ones, especially children of celebrities safe.
Alec Baldwin is the only one honest enough to say they photographs help their career. There is no doubt some have gotten out of hand and they are endangering people's lives.
This kid is a gem what ever he does with his life...I am interested.