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Read/Experience Donald Glover's 72-Page Screenplay Based On His 'Because The Internet' Album

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by Natasha Greeves
December 9, 2013 4:20 PM
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Because The Internet

Accompanying the release of his latest album Because The Internet, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, has released a feature film script inspired by the albums 19 tracks, complete with a soundtrack and video for almost each scene.


Also titled Because The Internet, the 72-page script follows the dynamic life of a character simply known as “The Boy” (played by Glover himself), his family, relationships, peaks and valleys of each, and more. 

Each of the album’s tracks corresponds to a scene from the script. Some scenes are even complemented with actual short clips.

I only just found out about the script and haven't read it all yet so I can't really offer much by way of commentary. But I was entertained by what I was able to get through before posting this. Suffice it to say that, If you're a fan of his, I would say that you would probably be interested in going through it. But if you're not, let your own curiosity guide you.

So check out Because The Internet, both as an album and screenplay, HERE. Although it's more of an experience than just a read or a listen.

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3 Comments

  • D.A. | December 10, 2013 8:06 PMReply

    I was introduced to Childish Gambino before I actually knew who Donald Glover was (let that fly over your head if you don't get it.). So for me I found it a pleasant surprise when he was one of the writers for '30 Rock' and he was an awesome comedian a la 'Weirdo'. I noticed at the end of your post you alluded to him hinting at his multi-media talent. I strongly suggest, if you haven't already, checking out his previous LP 'Camp'. 'That Power' features a very engaging monologue at the end that actually is prelude to 'Because the Internet'. As you can tell I'm a huge fan of his.

  • D.A. | December 10, 2013 8:10 PM

    And I 'experienced' the 'Because the Internet' screenplay and found it to be thoroughly engaging. I didn't think I could get through it all because when he announced it I kind of felt overwhelmed by what he wanted to present for this project. But after reading through the whole thing I can understand.

  • troy | December 9, 2013 10:33 PMReply

    I liked it. Cool concept and execution, which is something Glover had hinted at previously...

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