• ‘Eighth Grade' Director Bo Burnham on Empathizing With Kids and Taking Inspiration from YouTube

    2 monthes ago - By Slash Film

    I didn't discover Bo Burnham when his YouTube videos went viral and he began performing at age 16. I saw him sing “Art is Dead” on The Green Room with Paul Provenza and loved the music and statement so much that I bought his stand-up album, Words Words Words, to hear more. I thought his wordplay was the second coming of George Carlin, so I've followed him ever since and went back and caught up his pre-Words releases, too.
    So when Bo Burnham became a filmmaker, I couldn't wait to see what he had to say in this medium. Eighth Grade deals with the same sort of youth issues as Burnham's early...
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