The Lonelygirl That Really Wasn’t
Posted on Sep 13, 2006
The woman who has been posting insanely popular video blogs on YouTube under the handle Lonelygirl15 has been exposed as an actress working with a film crew in what appears to be the early serialized version of a movie.
A fascinating sleuthing story here.
A nearly four-month-old Internet drama in which the cryptic video musings of a fresh-faced teenager became the obsession of millions of devotees ? themselves divided over the very authenticity of the videos, or who was behind them or why ? appears to be in its final act.
The woman who plays Lonelygirl15 on the video-sharing site YouTube.com has been identified as Jessica Rose, a 20-ish resident of New Zealand and Los Angeles and a graduate of the New York Film Academy. And the whole project appears to be the early serialized version of what eventually will become a movie.
Matt Foremski, the 18-year-old son of Tom Foremski, a reporter for the blog Silicon Valley Watcher, was the first to disinter a trove of photographs of the familiar-looking actress, who portrayed the character named Bree in the videos. The episodes suggested Bree was the home-schooled daughter of strictly religious parents who was able to find the time to upload video blogs of her innermost thoughts.