#Selfie - The Chainsmokers

The Experience: Chainsmoker's EDM blends in with continual girls' continual talk about some Jason. Every monologue ends with Let me take a Selfie! The meaning of continual selfie-taking could be self-expression... could be seeking popularity... could be live-the-moment. Who knows? Take another selfie?

Video: Splices of the girls taking their selfies switches with the concert of The Chainsmokers, with selfies popping up over the top. People who sent in their photos appear all over the video, with all the weird, funny or like-me type of selfies that exist. 

The meaning of #Selfie lists what image is all about today. Selfies test your popularity or not. (Line: "I only got 10 likes in the last 5 minutes. Do you think I should take it down?") It becomes a competition to seem more popular by them. (Line: "She definitely bought all her Instagram followers."Texts and selfies can be fake. (Line: "Do you think he was just doing that to make me jealous? Because he was totally texting me all night last night?") But, whether fake or not, our social success or failure becomes determined by our texts and selfies. (Line: "Jason just texted me. Should I go home with him? I guess I took a good selfie.") So we depend on something that everyone knows is fake. Welcome to 2014. What do selfies mean for you?

Ask Yourself: Am I determined by how many people like, text or follow me? Does my life depend on a good selfie

When Jason was at the table
I kept on seeing him look at me when he was with that other girl
Do you think he was just doing that to make me jealous?
Because he was totally texting me all night last night
and I don't know if it's a booty call or not
Sooo... like what do you think?
Did-Did you think that girl was pretty?
How did that girl even get in here?
Did you see her?
She's so short and that dress is so tacky
Who wears cheetah?
It's not even summer, why does the DJ keep on playing Summertime Sadness?
After we go to the bathroom, can we go smoke a cigarette?
I really need one

Can you guys help me pick a filter?
I don't know if I should go with XX Pro or Valencia
I wanna look tan
What should my caption be?
I want it to be clever
How about "Livin' with my bitches, Hashtag LIV"
I only got 10 likes in the last 5 minutes
Do you think I should take it down?

Wait, pause, Jason just liked my selfie
What a creep
Is that guy sleeping over there?
Yeah, the one next to the girl with no shoes on
That's so ratchet..
That girl is such a fake model
She definitely bought all her Instagram followers
Who goes out on Mondays?
OK, let's go take some shots
Oh no, I feel like I'm gonna throw up
Oh wait, nevermind I'm fine
Let's go dance
There's no vodka at this table
Do you know anyone else here?
Oh my god, Jason just texted me
Should I go home with him?


Review by Simon Cleary

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