Bree is dead, but I think she’ll be back. LonelyGirl was killed last Friday, and here’s the LonelyGirl15 episode that brings ovaracting in online video to a high bar I can only hope to reach. The video is currently rating 3 out of 5 stars and keep in mind you can’t select one star). Sources: according to Inside Online Video and The Washington Post (excerpted below).
After more than a year and about 260 episodes, 16-year old Bree, the main character on the Web drama “LonelyGirl15,” was killed at the hands of the religious cult that had chased her for the life-giving qualities of her rare blood type.
Actress Jessica Lee Rose, who plays Bree, hasn’t abandoned the information superhighway, of course. She is developing a new Web comedy that should launch later this year. And she has signed on to a TV project titled “E-lebrity,” along with fellow online stars Taryn Southern and Stevie Ryan.
Will she be back? Think about the progression of LonelyGirl15. First let me say I respect the creators for creating a new medium of serialized video content and for brilliant marketing. Now let me poke the show with a stick.
- Stage one: YouTuber who comments on other videos… I watch videos too!
- Stage two: Girl next door who vlogs… Just little ol’ me.
- Stage three: Lazy eye… still my most popular video.
- Stage three: My parents suck… I’m just like you, but prettier.
- Stage four: On the Run… welcome to soap-opera land.
Folks, Bree isn’t just a French cheese anymore. And LonelyGirl15 has transformed from a webcam vlogger to a full-fledged low-budget soap opera from a Spanish cable-access station.
So it’s only natural that she’ll return, as:
- A ghost
- The real Bree (the dead one was, of course, a look-alike or alien clone).
- A twin sister
- A dream sequence
Am I wrong? What have I missed?