"Everyone Who Had A Childhood Needs To See Mortified Nation"
- Huffington Post
“Mortified Nation is genuinely entertaining, but also subversively profound and surprisingly moving.”
“Comedy gold… funny, touching, and intensely relatable… (a) celebration of the maelstrom of emotions, careful posturing, and naked vulnerability that make up adolescence.”
Director: Mike Mayer
Runtime: 85 min.
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Starting at $250.00
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Subjects: Documentary, Comedy, Literature, Cultural Studies
A documentary about adults who share their most embarrassing, private childhood writings in front of total strangers. The film blends performance footage of these public confessions with an examination of the rise of Mortified stage shows, and chronicles how the simple act of exposing one's private past can inspire an entire nation to "share the shame." Transporting viewers back to a time of awkward firsts-- first love, first rejection, first total freak out-- the film captures the adolescent experience in a way few of us truly remember and most of us tried to forget.