"Collaborating with animator Jeremy Blake, Duncan created a hybrid 'pseudo-rockumentary' that explores the nature of American celebrity....Its heroine, teen singer-songwriter Charles Valentine, from the fictional backwater of Antler, Ohio, storms Manhattan intent on achieving fame and fortune. But the lyrics of her songs increasingly reflect the emptiness of the cult of celebrity: 'I got a call from a magazine yesterday, I think it was called Interview, I said Thursday's out, but how about never? Is never good for you?' In the end, she becomes a reclusive writer, chucking 'glamour for grammar'."
This is required reading in tens of thousands of our nation's high schools, mon ami. Who needs children, brothers and sisters of the Staircase, when so many are already yours?