Satirizing Social Media-Led Status Anxiety In Mike White’s Ben Stiller-Starring ‘Brad’s Status’ – Toronto Studio

The uniquely privileged problem of status anxiety is the ill that afflicts Ben Stiller’s Brad in Mike White’s Brad Status. In the social media era, aren’t we all just chasing the idyllic lives our friends and family present to the world on a daily basis? But relying on the creatively edited posts of social media to set a yardstick against which to measure success is a fool’s errand. And as Brad takes his son, Troy (a revelatory Austin Abrams) on a college tour, leaving…
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