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Watch: Trailer For 'American Blogger' Is The Documentary About Blogging & America You've Been Waiting For

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by Kevin Jagernauth
April 8, 2014 5:27 PM
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Guys, we don't know if you've heard, but there is this new phenomenon sweeping the web called "blogging." We thought it might be a new fitness trend like hot yoga, or perhaps some sort of electric vehicle that doesn't require fossil fuel, but thankfully, filmmaker Christopher Wiegand has cleared all of this up. "I was really more interested to dig deeper into all this blogging/instagram/twittter world and one, help people understand how cool it is to have an area on the internet that is all yours," he writes on the film's website.

So, he restored an Airstream and hit the road, traveling across the country to make "American Blogger," that the (hugely irritating narrator) tells us will "change the way we see an industry" with the film told against "the backdrop of the great American landscape." Okay, then bring on the diverse set of bloggers....oh wait, it's all women....and the movie isn't about America really either. And it's not particularly because Wiegand wanted to make a documentary about women who blog (which would be worthy of a movie), but because....we'll let him explain in this statement: 

The name "American Blogger" came not because I am representing all of America but because I am traveling America ( 40 states)  in my airstream and telling the story of the Blogger. This film is not supposed to be, nor is it, representing bloggers or America as a whole by any means. These are the women that said yes to my request, they knew my wife and trusted that I would tell this story in a positive way. 

Well, that was....awkward. So, this is really "American Bloggers Who Are E-Friends With My Wife"? Guess so. This thing hits iTunes in June if you're really curious, though this trailer may be more than enough.

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22 Comments

  • Duder NME | July 21, 2014 2:19 PMReply

    1:48... ooo, a black chick! I saw one I saw one I saw one! DIVERSITY.

  • Lucinda | July 17, 2014 4:02 PMReply

    The "Documentary About Blogging & America I've Been Waiting For"?

    C'mon.

  • laney | July 4, 2014 2:49 PMReply

    Twenty three seconds in and I had to nope.

  • ririn | June 21, 2014 3:12 PMReply

    what already exists movie

  • Edwina Moss | June 17, 2014 4:30 PMReply

    "White" American Blogger.

  • Six Brown Chicks | June 2, 2014 7:26 PMReply

    We are excited to see this film, as blogging has changed our lives. We most definitely would like to see a look into the lives of more female bloggers of color. We've got stories. Great stuff!

  • Mina | April 23, 2014 7:44 PMReply

    I have to say, for a film that is about the "diversity of blogging" it is pretty darn white. The blogging community is super interesting and populated by scientists, artists, filmmakers, weird obscure culture preservers, and this dude travels America to find bored white women? Let's hope the next films in the series do actually show off that diversity, but this is a strange way to lead...

  • Nicole Kim The Blogger | May 4, 2014 8:05 PM

    I'll be the first to tell you that I believe that there is room in the film for more women of color. We should applaud this guy for at least trying to capture (Blogging) this very relevant new form of journalism/media that is sweeping the nation, like television sitcoms, movies, and news. We are the individuals who share what is happening not only in our own lives but in the lives of creative individuals everywhere. That is a huge part of what I do over at Abornewords. That is in addition to sharing my expertise and knowledge and experiences acquired throughout my career in the workforce. In his defense, he admitted who his movie included but the central idea is that it captures a valid profession with a power presence. Everything we do starts with family and friends and when you don't have that support, you have to trust and believe in something higher. Maybe you should start Blogging if you have not already. #Abornewords

  • Ritchie Blogfried Pettauer | April 23, 2014 11:42 AMReply

    This trailer changed my view of the industry. Of the making-docus-about-American-bloggers-industry.

  • Lily | April 10, 2014 2:53 AMReply

    The VoiceOver is laughable and annoying. Why would anyone want to watch a documentary about women who blog?

  • RG | April 9, 2014 10:39 PMReply

    A minute of googling led me to his website, which might be the douchiest I've ever seen. Yikes! And he follows a lot of hateful people... Sadly, those of us smart enough to see through his self-important agenda are probably going to end up bringing more attention to his project. :/

  • B | April 9, 2014 8:02 PMReply

    all white women. voiceover is so bad. those time lapse and landscape scenes are completely irrelevant. this is pretty bad.

  • jharm | April 9, 2014 4:50 PMReply

    @JFeitelberg: The movie you made should be called “Bored Chicks With Rich Husbands Who Post About Their Kids And Their Site Is Read By 10 Friends.”

  • JJ | April 9, 2014 5:46 AMReply

    Holy sh*t, is this for real? This is one of the dumbest things I've seen in quite a while.

  • Stef | April 9, 2014 4:57 AMReply

    This is a comedy right?

  • stoney mcstoneface. | June 30, 2014 10:13 AM

    pretty sure it's a scalpel-sharp parody of misspent american privilege and digital-era narcissism.

  • joe | April 8, 2014 8:43 PMReply

    Its a crypto christian inspirational film. Barf! Five minites of research leads to this conclusion.

  • Paula | April 8, 2014 7:37 PMReply

    Oh, dear, no. It's a CBS Sunday Morning segment minus anyone interesting.

  • hank | April 8, 2014 6:54 PMReply

    It's always been my dream to have my Mom by me an airstream and fund a cross country trip to hang out and interview middle aged woman who blog.

  • Ritchie Blogfried Pettauer | April 23, 2014 11:44 AM

    We share a dream *g*

  • Glass | April 8, 2014 6:06 PMReply

    OHHH MYYY GODDDD

    Unknown director making himself a character. The road trip premise. The music. The vapid interviews. Please somebody call my physician. Dr. Wolksdjhfnksbbbbbb

  • rotch | April 8, 2014 6:05 PMReply

    That's 'The Room' of movie trailers.

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