‘WeCrashed’ stars Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway inspired me to scam
My whole adult life, I worked, like an asshole.
I never thought of doing a little hustle. Run a small scam. Pull out a bit of deception, my inner #girlboss channel, lie to investors, or even bother to find out technically what investors are or how they operate.
I took a small job just for my little money to pay for my little things, like a damn loser. At least that’s how I’m starting to feel after a terrible bullying campaign waged by Hollywood.
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Series after series — nearly a half-dozen in the last month — made its premiere with breathtaking astonishment about the stories of visionary millionaires and billionaires who are inspired by the gods. dialogue for the big dreams and financial luck they have come true. Sure, they ended up being controversial scammers and fraudsters. But for a time they were also, and some still are, filthy rich. Titans of industry. The heroes. Messiahs, even.
Some of these people are facing prison sentences and numerous lawsuits. But most of them are just living their lives, rich as all hell, despite being caught fooling us all. I think at one point we might think of this show’s excess as cautionary tales, but the more I see of them, the more I believe they have ambition.
Getting inexplicably rich by doing everything you do? It sounds a bit stressful, but it’s fun! I want to do some tricks.
The newest entry in this canon is WeCrashnew Apple TV+ series about WeWork founder Adam Neumann, his wife Rebekah Neumann, née Paltrow (Queen of GOOP) and the spectacular rise and fall of the coworking space corporation, where the journey from the $47 billion valuation approaches- bankruptcy so quick and shocking as if someone had shot the company straight into the sun.
It’s one of those true-to-better-than-fictional, impossible-to-be-true stories, so quirky and unique that it makes someone want to make a show. television about it makes sense. Except for the fact that there’s nothing outrageous or unique about our society, to the point where there are so many TV series coming out with similar stories that the reaction to them, at this point, is exhausting apathy instead of the conspiracies you expect.
The story of Anna Delvey, the fake German heiress, was so bewildering that none other than Shonda Rhimes tried adapting it for Netflix with Invented Anna. Elizabeth Holmes’s Silicon Valley starburst, ignited by scandal and fraud, is so compelling that there are plans to follow Hulu recently Dropout with a movie about her, this one starring Jennifer Lawrence. Netflix’s Bad vegans follows a famous New York restaurant owner who steals from employees to finance a lavish lifestyle. Super Pumped: Battle for Uber debuted Showtime last month and will be up against other tech giants in future seasons.
And let’s not forget about all the documentaries either. Netflix Subscribers Aren’t Obsessed With Anything The Tinder Swindler? And remember that recent LuLaRoe moment, with competing documents vying for our attention? It’s also reminiscent of the arms race featured in the Fyre Festival documentary, with both Netflix and Hulu releasing their rowdy offers about that screening.
And now there WeCrashhas some of the best, TV-ready source material, but, which premieres after all the other shows, has no new perspective to offer on the disgraced CEO phenomenon or to comment on how we created a culture that fostered such corporate scandals.
In fact, its biggest flaw is its overly simplistic narrative, making it a gamble to let the compelling details of the story speak for itself. Unfortunately, that doesn’t impress the scam-loving viewers of 2022. Lie about billions of dollars and never actually get there? Honey, we’ve seen that. Do you have anything else?
What WeCrash Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway star, joining the red carpet of A-listers signed to these projects, including Amanda Seyfried (Dropout), Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Uma Thurman (both in Super pump).
“Well, at least Hathaway is having fun. Leto is doing whatever intensely enjoying fax he can.”
Their characters, Adam Neumann and his wife, Rebekah, are, in the grand tradition of this show’s central characters, absolute freaks. They are absolutely delightful people. If there is a point of sale for WeCrash, it’s Leto and Hathaway having an explosion that gets weird to the point of freaky. Well, at least Hathaway is having fun. Leto is doing whatever intensely enjoying fax he can.
They can mess with accents and accents; Neumann is Israeli-American, a dialect that Leto approximates much more convincingly than his Waluigi impersonation in Gucci housewhile Hathaway lowers her voice to sign up for the amazing yogi that wellness enthusiasts love to employ.
Neumann is a striking presence, 6 feet-5 tall with enviable length of hair and a tendency to walk barefoot. He bewildered everyone with his extravagant speeches, often billed as a chopped up buzzword salad that ended up being meaningless. Rebekah saw an opportunity in the way that people admired him, and encouraged not only the expansion of WeWork into private schools and children’s dorms, but also becoming a spiritual space. and enlightenment, where both can share the limelight.
Their mysterious love story is the backbone of WeCrash. It was when the series diverged from there and went back to the whole business side of things that things felt tedious again.
I’m not sure what else to say about these people. Each string has the same note, the same beat, and the same reference. Did you know that Steve Jobs started Apple in a garage? I did, because all 47 of these shows mentioned it. (Seyfried as Holmes even has a poster of Jobs on the wall of her bedroom, which will house a teenage idol.) All of these characters are driven by fantasy and multiple vested interests. as they have by their deep belief in their ideas. Make a note of every time someone uses the word “disrupt” and reduce your drink whenever the company’s finances are in trouble.
There’s a documentary about WeWork called WeWork: Or the making and breaking of a $47 billion unicorn that, at a quarter WeCrashof running length, worth much more of your time. In it, journalist Derek Thompson says, “It’s a time when you’re rewarded if you can articulate your vision for your company, which will not only make money, but it will change the world.”
It turns out that not everyone is equipped to do that, although they will certainly go after the flatterers if given the opportunity. “If you tell a thirtieth man that he is Jesus Christ, he is inclined to believe you,” a business professor says in the film.
And in that I have to say the bitterness when it comes to these shows. Why has no one told me I am Jesus Christ? Not only do I often change the water that I should drink with a lot of wine, but I also want to be really rich and don’t mind tricking some people in suits into thinking I can change the world — even though I absolutely can’t — in exchange for some checks.
Some critics of the genre were unhappy with how the stories unfolded. You watch these CEOs build their companies from the ground up against all odds, so that when they become desperate enough to lie and cheat, you almost expect them to succeed.
I don’t necessarily root for it too much because I’m probably jealous of it. I guess that’s what I took from this series. Time to do some cheats.
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