90 minutes – Comedy
Release date: September 5, 2008
Distributor: Knapper Films
Who is KK Downey is a film set firmly in the world of Hipsterdom, where your worth is determined by how many people know you, how cynical you can be about current trends, and how little you can do on a weekday. It tells the story of two perennial losers who want more than anything to be famous, popular, and successful. The only thing is, Terrence`s indie band, The Black Guts, is a joke, and Theo can’t get Truck Stop Hustler, his touching book about a young male prostitute, published anywhere. Things change, however, when they decide to print Theo’s book under the name of its fictional protagonist: KK Downey. The book becomes a sensation with over-privileged twenty-somethings wanting desperately to identify with the tragic figure. Things have turned around for Terrence, who poses as the enigmatic KK, but at what price? Is it only a matter of time before the two friends are exposed for the frauds they are, presenting Frankie to the world as the real KK? Will the power crazed Theo fall gently? Will Frankie Lola last in the real world for more than 10 minutes? How will Sue feel about the discovery that KK is her stupid ex-boyfriend, Terrance? After a high speed chase, a funeral and a little soul searching, we find out.
Poster and photo courtesy of Knapper Films.