A Kardashian-Jenner biopic?
The Kardashian-Jenner clan have come to stay, like it or not. They have become an emblem of the millennial generation and everyone is loving the drama they always bring. Theirs is a success story achieved through the power of social media, and the media continues to fuel their stories.
Their reality TV show, 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' is the way by which they let us into their lives, their loves, their pain, and their successes and we love keeping up with them. They have had a 15 seasons run, so they must be doing something right.
The Kardashians are royalty when it comes to social media. All in all, the Kardashian and Jenner sisters boast a massive amount of 528.8 million Instagram followers, not counting Twitter, Snapchat and other social media platforms. That is some impressive following! Their influence spreads all over the world with Kim Kardashian boasting of 130 million followers, while sisters Khloe and Kourtney boast 89.1 million and 74.7 million respectively. As for the Jenner sisters, Kylie Jenner currently has 129 million followers on Instagram, while Kendall has 106 million. In the case of retaining a social presence and influence, this family has got it down.
Many would discuss that they deserve the title of, "most famous family" or "most influential family", other would argue that there are other celebrities who would take that title, but the truth is that Will and Jada Pinkett simply cannot compete with the loyal following the Kardashian-Jenners have managed to build and retain over the years.
For example, Kim posts a new dress on Instagram and, within minutes, people are typing in “How much does Kim Kardashian’s new dress cost?” or “Where did Kim Kardashian get her new dress?” Or Kylie Jenner posts about a new cosmetic line and within minutes, it is sold out. In some people's perspective, this is real power.
Would a biopic work for this powerful family? Yes! Fans would love a chance to see the hidden parts of their lives which they would never show on camera. With these reasons, we would prove to you why a biopic would work for them.
BIOPICS ARE ALL THE RAGE RIGHT NOW
With the recent amazing success and Oscar win of Rami Malek for his role playing Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the excitement of the about to be released film about Elton John titled 'Rocketman,' biopics are extremely popular. Fans go crazy when they can watch characters interpret the lives of their role models on screen and they go all for it.
Producers are also going all out and giving fans what they want. Taraji P Henson and Sam Rockwell are set to star in the new movie, 'The Best of Enemies' as real-life civil rights activist Ann Atwater and KKK leader C.P. Ellis. The movie is coming to theaters in April 2019.
With the above examples, it is easy to see why a Kardashian-Jenner biopic would work. While those examples are basically focused on musical icons and historical influences, a Kardashian-Jenner biopic might not look feasible, but we should remember that pop culture is always popular. The biopics coming soon represent past society, and paint a picture of an older cultural landscape; a Kardashian-Jenner biopic would reveal to an audience where we currently are.
And while we may like to believe, and would hope to see, Taraji P Henson’s film soar way above a Kardashian-Jenner-themed biopic, that is not likely to be as the odds are stacked against her. Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell will tell a story that deserves widespread recognition, while the Kardashian-Jenner clan inherently inspire widespread recognition.
The Kardashian-Jenner story may not need to be told, because we've seemingly been exposed to every aspect of their lives, but there could be an iota of doubt that maybe, just maybe, there is something we never knew. The door just needs to be opened, the possibility entertained, and in will come the naysayers and fans alike.
THE BIOPIC WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE
Mix sex, drama and a good love story, and you've got a blockbuster. For the producer, there’s no question that this movie would bring in a ton of money. The people that will be starring in this biopic are people who know how to sell themselves using social media. Kylie Jenner was able to start her cosmetic company simply by banking in the social media following she's been able to amass, and now she's built a billion-dollar empire from that first post. Taking advantage of the huge following they have now, they can make a major difference. An Instagram post of the upcoming trailer, and boom, 50 million people anxiously awaiting the film’s release.
Kim Kardashian, ever since the Ray J sexcapade, has used her fame to further her career and businesses. She has constantly been turning gravel into gold. Kris Jenner is the mama bear manning the reigns and she's done such a great job keeping everything together so far. Kris Jenner’s business acumen is unquestionable and is often considered the source of the family’s success.
As for the director, he or she would get the chance to place a mirror in front of society, to show us what society looks like now. The director could paint a picture of what modern day success looks like, what “influence” means, and how it dictates the entertainment sphere and media coverage. The list of possible angles is endless. However, done correctly, the biopic would be a very poignant and socially relevant masterpiece.
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We will definitely love to see all their drama play out on screen. Imagine all the notable happenings over the years? The 72 days marriage of Kim to Kris Humphries, all the Khloe and Lamar drama and then the Khloe and Tristan Thompson drama too, the Scott Disick and Kourtney's drama and even the drama that happened between Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. And lest we forget, there's also the drama between Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner to be considered. There's a lot here, people!
What do you think of a biopic of the Kardashian-Jenner clan? Do you think it is something that would be worth watching or should we just stick with following their lives on their hit show, 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'? Let us know what you think in the comments and don't forget to share with your friends too.