LonelyGirl15 is crafted by a group of filmmakers as an art project.
Here's their letter to their fans: “With your help we believe we are witnessing the birth of a new art form. Our intention from the outset has been to tell a story-- A story that could only be told using the medium of video blogs and the distribution power of the internet. A story that is interactive and constantly evolving with the audience. *SNIP*
Lonelygirl15 is a reflection of everyone. She is no more real or fictitious than the portions of our personalities that we choose to show (or hide) when we interact with the people around us. Regardless, there are deeper mysteries buried within the plot, dialogue, and background of the Lonelygirl15 videos, and many of our tireless and dedicated fans have unearthed some of these. There are many more to come.
The LA Times details the “YouTube drama” here.
Does lonelygirl15 hang with Strumpette? Cat Fight!
So today's Goofus & Gallant is brought to you by the letter “M” for meritocracy.
If you build something to attract attention online—you might just get it. But you better be for real or it won't last for long.
lonelygirl15 gets the Goofus.
zefrank gets the Gallant. Even though he is not even half as cute as Bree, he is for real. He is pretty brilliant too.