If Aubrey Plaza didn’t win you over in Parks and Rec or Legion, than I’m not really sure what to say to you, but she’s a tremendously talented artist and her latest film looks both funny as hell, and dark to the point of making the audience a little uncomfortable, which is what should happen in a good black comedy.
the latest Red band trailer for the the film, ‘Ingrid Goes West’, just dropped and it sets up Plaza as absurd, but dangerously realistic caricature of just what can happen when we seek our self-worth through social media interactions. Joining Plaza for the trip are Elizabeth Olsen and O’Shea Jackson Jr..
Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing “likes” for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) is an Instagram-famous “influencer” whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid’s latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star’s life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF. Built around a brilliantly disarming performance from Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West (winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance) is a savagely hilarious dark comedy that satirizes the modern world of social media and proves that being #perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.