CAM is Coming to Netflix from Blumhouse and It's Important and Must See
We loved Cam over here at Ghastly Grinning (read Jacob Trussell’s review here) and for good reason.
Read the full review from Jacob, it’s truly wonderfully written, but to preface a little bit here, the movie is going to go down as one of the most relevant and socially progressive films of the year. Director Daniel Goldhaber, with a large amount of aide from screenwriter Isa Mazzei, have crafted a truly terrifying tale that feels exactly in line with the best episodes of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror that is also extremely sex positive and a much needed window into the life of sex workers.
Media and the taboo of nudity have led to a strange dissonance that makes people shirk the idea of being in charge of one’s own sexual agency. Even in 2018, cam services are often in the same breath as pornography, although the two exist in distinctly different realms. Cam does an amazing job at breaking down the walls on the societally narrow minded view of this kind of sexual freedom, something that often gets put into a corner and shamed upon as perversion. Cam isn’t just about widening the view on online cam services, it’s bold and feminist in the story it tells as well.
A lot better writers have a lot more things to say about the film, such as this breakdown at Film School Rejects and Kalyn Corrigan’s review at Bloody Disgusting, and I implore you to read those reviews and search this movie out when it hits Netflix and cinemas this month on the 16th. Find the full press release below!
Daniel Goldhaber and Isa Mazzei's electrifying debut intimately and chillingly explores the world of webcamming, from the producers of the Oscar winning Get Out and Whiplash
Watch the new spine-tingling trailer HERE!
CAM hits Netflix worldwide November 16 and plays select US cinemas
CAM is a technology-driven psychological thriller set in the world of webcam porn. It follows Alice (Brewer), an ambitious camgirl, who wakes up one day to discover she’s been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself. As this copy begins to push the boundaries of Alice’s internet identity, the control that Alice has over her life, and the men in it, vanishes. While she struggles to regain what she’s lost, she slowly finds herself drawn back to her show and to the mysterious person who has taken her place.
Daniel Goldhaber directed the pic, which was co-financed by Blumhouse Productions and Gunpowder & Sky and produced by Divide/Conquer. Isa Mazzei wrote the script, drawing from her experience as an ex-camgirl, making CAM a rare film about sex work openly written by a sex worker. Goldhaber, Isabelle Link-Levy, Adam Hendricks, John Lang, and Greg Gilreath produced.
CAM premiered at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal and stars Madeline Brewer (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Patch Darragh (“The First Purge”), Melora Walters (“Venom”), and Devin Druid (“13 Reasons Why”). The film took home the best first feature and best screenplay awards from Fantasia and recently won best actress, a special jury prize for production design, and the audience award at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.