After the screening of Teenage Paparazzo, a 30-minute Q&A took place in which the audience got to rub faraway elbows with the man of the hour, Adrian Grenier. On how the film changed Grenier’s life he said, “My relationship with the paparazzi will forever be changed. I no longer feel like a victim and I now understand my role in the game… I don’t take it as seriously.” When asked about his foray into documentary filmmaking, he discussed reaching different demographics. “Even if it’s a smaller audience, I want to move people. Part of the celebrity experience is to receive a lot, so it’s really important in this position to give back.” The asker interjected, “That’s karma, isn’t it? Do you believe in karma?” Grenier replied rather diplomatically, saying he did, because he’s a good sport. Despite the somewhat odd probing question about Grenier’s opinion on an Indian religious concept (that will likely be blown up into a People magazine article about how he’s very spiritual), at least it wasn’t a question about what it’s like to work with Jeremy Piven.
At one point Grenier even staged a photo of the audience taking a photo of him taking a photo of the audience. He asked the crowd to email the images to an address that he provided so he could create a “three-dimensional snapshot of the collective experience.” Our meta-hangover has already set in. Good luck on the tour, Teenage Paparazzo.