You know that short film that appears during award shows like the VH1 Fashion Awards in the ’90s or Comedy Central’s Last Laugh more recently, that follows this exact formula:
Fake documentary follows “iconic” showbiz character who is full of himself but un-self-aware, played usually by someone who was on The Ben Stiller Show (Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, David Cross.)
It’s not a bad formula — it gave us Zoolander, after all, which was a great movie. But watching this trailer for the new movie The Doorman, about a nightclub doorman named Trevor, which follows the formula but with a capable, but unknown lead, it seems like a stretch for a full-length film. Also, aren’t they called “bouncers”?
But hey, it stars fashion icon Kelly Cutrone as herself! And now I feel like a mean person, picking on this indie mocumentary. It looks cute! Just long. (That’s what she said.)