'Ingrid Goes West' Red-Band Trailer: Aubrey Plaza Goes Social-Media Stalkerazzi on Elizabeth Olsen (NSFW)

Social media has, among its many other cultural effects, shrunk the gap between stars and fans — or, at least, created the illusion that this distance has decreased. And given that the desire to get up-close-and-personal with an online celebrity is ubiquitous these days, it’s also a subject ripe for satire. Enter Ingrid Goes West, an upcoming comedy in which Aubrey Plaza aims to become besties with Elizabeth Olsen’s tweeting and Instagram-ing personality. And if you thought its initial red-band teaser promised some deranged humor, wait until you see its full-length red-band promo (watch it above; decidedly NSFW).

In the movie, Plaza’s Ingrid is a not-quite-right-in-the-head girl who’s introduced here trying to live out her Fight Club fantasies. More pressing, however, is her master plan: to move to L.A. and get in good with Olsen’s Taylor Sloane, a vapid beauty whose claim to fame seems to hinge more on image than on actual talent. It’s a modern-day The King of Comedy-by-way-of-Single White Female setup, and one that seems destined to spiral into ever-darker (and funnier) places.

The directorial debut of Matt Spicer (who co-wrote the script with David Branson Smith), Ingrid Goes West looks like an under-the-radar late-summer blast. Co-starring O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s Pom Klementieff, the film debuts in theaters on August 11.

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