Super Size Me seems to be spawning as many various copycats as Superman did red-pantied heroes. And understandably: It’s easy bait to bite. (We did, anyway.) People will eat anything for 30 days.
The latest Spurlock clone film, Supercharge Me!, plays in Seattle on Saturday. Wanna-be showgirl Jenna Norwood made the film to document the 30-day stint as a raw foodist she undertook to lose weight, and she’s actually calling it a “rawcumentary.” As in, like, rockumentary? Yeah, you look real GN'R in that bad-ass feathered hat.
I couldn't even stay awake through the trailer, despite the heavy metal playing softly in the background. What I did catch, during the part I was awake for, is that the narrator wants people to lose weight. With all those close-up shots of her leotarded rump, her true calling may be for a Jenny Craig commercial taped for use on a porn channel.
But really, do tell me: does her voice make you want to watch the movie? Seems like this could have been a heartwarming journey about one woman's quest to lose weight, but I'd rather eat a Big Mac than hear her talk for more than 3 minutes again. Plus, her ass wasn't even that big to begin with. At least Morgan Spurlock started his game out relatively healthy. She should have porked up a bit before going into detox, if you ask me.
Future producers might do well to remember the simple fact that brings Weight Watchers clients in in the first place: getting fat is a lot more exciting than getting thin.
But, hey, I only watched the trailer. Supercharge Me! was the winner of the Best Motivational Film category at Hollywood's Raw Film Festival, after all.