Joaquin Phoenix's attempt to make the leap from actor to hip-hop star has been well documented by Rock Daily — and actor Casey Affleck, who filmed Phoenix's ill-fated club performances and the awesomely awkward Letterman interview for what is either a real doc or the next Borat-esque comedy. Now, the producers of the Phoenix documentary — or some folks claiming to be the fim's backers — are asking anyone with videos related to Phoenix's pursuit of MC dreams to upload clips onto a newly launched site called JoaqDoc.com.
The Website, which Rock Daily discovered after a plea for footage was posted in our own comments section, at first seems to be the real deal; it mentions the doc's Flemmy Productions in its release form and includes a note from the director, Phoenix's brother-in-law Affleck. "I am making a movie about Joaquin Phoenix's transition from movies to music," Affleck writes (maybe). "If you have any video that pertains to this topic and would like it included in this film I would like to use it." So instead of posting your cell phone camera footage of Phoenix bumbling, fighting hecklers and falling off stage onto YouTube, you can actually contribute to a major motion picture. This has the potential to be the most Meta film ever.
We e-mailed firstname.lastname@example.org (the address in the release form) to find out if this Website is legit, and our note bounced back immediately with a message saying that address does not exist, so post your videos at the site with some caution. Despite suspicions that Phoenix's rap career is just some an elaborate hoax, the bearded former actor insists that his rap dreams are for real. So we'll throw it out there: A rap battle between Phoenix and The Hills' Spencer Pratt to see who the "white Jay-Z" really is.
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