This Fictional Film Shows The Real Pitfalls Of Being Too Active On Social Media

There's more to life than Instagram likes.

A new short film gives a satirical but genuine look into what it's like to be popular and active on social media.

Will Sasso, a former MADtv cast member, co-wrote and stars in Follow Me as Darren Marsh, a full-time stay-at-home dad who dabbles in making content for YouTube, Snapchat, Vine, Instagram, and even Periscope.

Throughout the film, viewers get a glimpse into Darren's lack of balance between his real life and online persona. His day-to-day life is based on the validation he receives from likes on his posts. He gets frustrated if his wife, Stephanie, calls him while he's filming, and leaves his son asleep in the car after he buys a trash can and tries to impersonate Oscar the Grouch in front of a Sesame Street sign.

Darren's online persona continues to take over his surrounding reality during moments when he feels he's at his comedic best, posing as Batman's Bane in a Vine video, despite the fact that his daughter is being broken up with on the phone in the background.                            

Things take a turn for the worse for Darren when he attends a dinner party with Stephanie on the same night he's supposed to host a meetup for him and his followers in front of a local gym.


Watch what happens in the short film below:

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