Zac Efron Desperately Searches For Meaning On The EDM Scene In New Film
We are so very amused about Zac Efron's latest film about an EDM DJ/bro's rise to stardom. The trailer for We Are Your Friends dropped today—and it's everything we could hope for in a movie that speaks to a very specific audience: millennials.
Everything seems like a cliche right from the beginning. Efron portrays an aspiring, 23-year-old Hollywood DJ with a generic-sounding DJ name—Cole Carter. He provides a voiceover for the clip, talking about how things are different for his generation. The world's their oyster. "We can invent an app, start a blog, sell things online. My friends and I?" he says, then pauses, "We promote parties."
Cole Carter describes the science of turning up the BPM from 125 to 128 to get the party truly going. A DJ has to have standards, too. For instance, he refuses to spin Beyonce's "Drunk In Love." We're pretty sure actual DJs might be offended by his definition for what it takes to reach peak success: "But if you're a DJ, all you need is a laptop, some talent and one track."
Then there are the weird comparisons in the trailer between becoming a big-name DJ and how the young founder of Instagram made hundreds of millions off his app. Same thing, right? Everyone seems to be wearing muscle tees and flat-billed caps, and things get super serious halfway through the trailer about finding meaning in the EDM scene. There are so many things to love about this movie!
It's directed by Max Joseph, the co-host of MTV's Catfish, a reality show that that tackles the topic of people who are dating someone they've only met online and not in person, so we can only imagine what he will bring to the table with this movie.
We Are Your Friends will be released in theaters on August 28, 2015.