[REVIEW] Me @ The Zoo

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Me @ The Zoo is the first feature film from the visionary directors, Valerie Veatch and Chris Moukarbel, it made its New York City premiere at MoMA PS1 last week. Zoo mirrors the perilous journey of Chris Crocker to stardom with the initiation of our digital obsession, from the first YouTube video ever posted (from which the documentary gets its title), to the monthly checks paid to the creators of viral videos. This film is more than just a bio-pic about the world's favorite Britney Spears fan, it is also a reflection on our human desire to connect and extend our roots past the original pot we were placed in. Chris is from Bristol, Tennessee which Veatch and Moukarbel captured perfectly with poetic shots of Chris in drag, strolling down main street during the fourth of July parade. The viewer gets a feel for this restrictive environment, and can draw the connections between the spastic personality who honestly wanted us to "leave Britney ALONE" and the sensitive artist that loves his family but desires for something more. As Chris shares with us every bit of his kaleidescope sexuality, from Britney look-alike to male hunk star, he proves that at any point in time you can be whoever you want, as long as you get it on camera. Me @ the Zoo will make its U.S. premiere on HBO Documentaries. Text by Angelina Dreem