Color me shocked because Casey Affleck said his documentary about Joaquin Phoenix going from Oscar nominated actor to a rapper is a fake. Casey broke the jaw-dropping news to The NY Times today by saying, “I never intended to trick anybody. The idea of a quote, hoax, unquote, never entered my mind.” So for a year and a half he made his brother in law go around unshaven, look like a complete mess and pretend to be a rapper; and then only after negative reviews he finally admits his documentary is a mockumentary. I think he has a lot of nerve to say he never meant to trick anybody especially after the infamous David Letterman interview, I am sure the Late Show host would say he was tricked because Affleck admitted in the article that Letterman was not in on the joke. One person who was in on the joke was Joaquin’s agent according to what he told the paper, “Patrick Whitesell, of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. On telling Mr. Whitesell that he planned to make everybody believe that a prized client ‘has lost his mind and make him as unattractive as possible, you would think he would have me killed immediately,’ Mr. Affleck said. But Mr. Whitesell, instead, took a part in the film.”
Now that you I’m Still Here is a officially a fake, does it make you want to see more or less? I think I will wait for it to come on cable now, not that I ever thought it was real but the illusion that it might be was part of the fun. If he admitted from the get go it was fake, I think I would have wanted to have seen it more.