Who Is KK Downey? (2008)

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A failed artist attempts to market his best friend's novel by creating the persona of KK Downey to replace him as the author.


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7 April 2008 | princessjenifer
| Hysterical!
Just saw this movie tonight, as part of the Philadelphia Film Festival, and was very surprised at how well written and amusing it was.

Terrance is twenty-something unemployed loser, with dreams of becoming famous. Unfortunately, his band sucks, and he's is still in love with his ex...who is dating a pretentious douchebag with unfortunate fashion taste.

His best friend is Theo, a chubby, soft spoken writer, who has finally finished his novel "Truckstop Hustler". The filthy story tells the tale of a trans-gender whore, whose only joys are intravenous drugs and random sexual escapades. Unfortunately, it has been deemed "unpublishable", due to the fact that Theo is only a suburban white kid.

The two come up with a plan...Terrance will impersonate the main character of the book, KK Downey, and act as though he had written it as a personal memoir. Before they know it, every hipster in town has a copy, and KK Downey becomes the new Scenester American Idol. Little did they know that living a web of lies in the eyes of the public would turn into such a mess. Failed suicide attempts, girls tied to chairs, and drug induced knife fights are just the beginning.

"Who is KK Downey" is an extremely dark, and absolutely hysterical film about the price people are willing to pay for fame. There were several instances when I nearly fell off of my seat laughing. If there is any justice in the world, this movie will reach cult status, because it is well deserving of such. Highly recommended for anyone that appreciates a sick joke (or twenty), and loves dark comedy.

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