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. (

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Supercharge Me!

What do feathered hats, raw food, and heavy metal have in common?

 

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.

Let me know if it's any good. 

Supercharge Me!, Saturday, Aug. 18th, Bastyr University. 6:30 p.m.

Contact Raw Newtwork of Washington for tickets

 
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