At only 32, screenwriter and director Max Landis is already hyper-accomplished, with several movies, comic books, TV shows, and a tongue-in-cheek YouTube wrestling documentary about the WWF’s Attitude Era under his belt. He also might be the world’s biggest Carly Rae Jepsen fan, as evidenced by the fact that he wrote a 50,000-word online manifesto analyzing the secret patterns in her music.
Of course, this being Max Landis, Hollywood royalty, it comes complete with a high production-value trailer:
Landis apparently began his magnum Jepsen opus, which analyzes all her music from “Call Me Maybe” to the present, back in 2016. The full manifesto argues, perhaps a tiny bit facetiously, that every single Carly Rae Jepsen song shares the same themes. Or, in Max’s words:
“Her discography nakedly reveals an undeniable, axiomatic, rigid, all encompassing, over-arching and strictly limited set of repeating themes and sub-themes, which, when examined, and could be construed as telling in three parts one single story, from one specific moment in a person’s life, again and again and again and again and again.”
Sheesh, I coulda told you that. Evidently, Landis has been obsessed with Jepsen for quite some time:
Read the full manifesto here.