Culture/Movies

Logan Paul is making a documentary about his life

The announcement follows months of apology tweets and apology vlogs with an apology documentary.

July 10, 2018

In a move that’s sure to fuel the never-ending fire that is the discussion of “kids these days,” YouTube badboy (in all senses of the word) Logan Paul has announced he’s dipping his toe into directing documentaries, starting with a documentary about the difficulties of being Logan Paul.

These specific difficulties – as he explains in the above vlog – center around the stream of controversy spurned last January by a video he posted from Japan’s Aokigahara forest looking to showcase the bodies of those who committed suicide there. He states the project is his attempt to capture “all the stuff that went down in January, where I was at in my life and kind of the psyche of what actually happened.”

What actually happened in reaction to the video was a number of consequences for Paul – de-monetization of his monster YouTube channel, cancellations of his projects with the platform, celebrity call-outs ­ – with Paul meeting these consequences with apologies in equal weight, ranging from apology tweets, to apology videos, to full-blown apology press tours, thus it only makes sense that an apology movie is the next logical step for the YouTube star.

There’s no release date or title for the film yet, but those matters will probably be dealt with after his upcoming boxing match against fellow YouTuber KSI (I wish we could make these things up!).

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