Try to follow along here, because this has some layers. A bunch of the actors from The Room—the cult film we can’t stop talking about because it’s so awful that it transcends space and time and all rational thought—have launched a Kickstarter project to fund something called The Room Actors: Where Are They Now? That might sound relatively straightforward: Sure, you’d like to know how Hollywood treated Michelle, Chris-R, and Denny after the world shined a harsh light on their movie. But Where Are They Now? is actually intended to be a mockumentary in the style of Christopher Guest. So if this thing gets made—and it might be a web short, a series, or a feature, depending on how much money Room fans are willing to throw at it—it will actually be fiction. The massively elaborate Kickstarter was launched by Robyn Paris (Michelle), who has roped in Dan Janjigian (Chris-R), Juliette Danielle (Lisa), Philip Haldiman (Denny), Carolyn Minnot (Claudette), and Kyle Vogt (Peter) to help her. Tommy Wiseau is not involved, though Greg Sestero—who already wrote a great book about his experience—will be, “in a limited way.” The project aims to raise $18,000, though it clearly hopes to go well beyond that, with big-ticket rewards like “dinner with The Room actors at a top L.A. restaurant” ($2,500), co-producer credit, which means you can have creative input and appear in the project ($5,000), or full-on executive-producer, which basically sounds like they’re handing you the keys to this thing ($10,000). On the one hand, it seems like people having some fun by extending their 15 minutes of fame; on the other, there’s a whiff of desperation to it all. Is the best-case scenario that The Room Actors: Where Are They Now? turns out to be as unintentionally awful as The Room itself? Perhaps Wiseau should buy in at the exec-producer level, and the serpent can swallow its own tail. If you just want to see what they all look like now, watch the video below…

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