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Catfish is a weird little document: practically outdated when it was released in theaters (to huge hype and limited box office), it represents ruling-class anxieties about the never-ever-realized “inevitablities” of the social-media era. Is there anything true in this documentary about a young man who meets a child on Facebook, becomes obsessed with her family, becomes sexually obsessed with one particular member of her family, and finds that member is lying about her identity? Perhaps it’s merely a great document of quite how worried we all were about managing our online selves and navigating an Internet full of potential impostors, if a flawed document about how we found out the Internet actually worked. Maybe Catfish turned out to be weirdly out-of-time–or maybe it turned out to be prescient in a way we’ll only figure out once all of our identities are hyper-targeted not by a sociopathic liar but by a million ad agencies, in like two months!
DVR HBO Signature at 7:30pm to catch Catfish.