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True-crime parody ‘American Vandal’ provides powerful correlations to actual criminal cases

Dylan Maxwell

“American Vandal” suspect Dylan Maxwell. Netflix.

I had my reservations about Netflix’s original true-crime-documentary parody series American Vandal from the beginning. Did I laugh out loud the first time I watched the promo? Sure. But I thought it had to be nothing more than a one-off skit for some internet comedy provider such as Funny or Die and the like.

However, some of my colleagues brought it up around the water cooler; they were pretty insistent that I watch. One lazy weekend, my wife and I

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True-crime parody ‘American Vandal’ provides powerful correlations …

Dylan Maxwell

“American Vandal” suspect Dylan Maxwell. Netflix.

I had my reservations about Netflix’s original true-crime-documentary parody series American Vandal from the beginning. Did I laugh out loud the first time I watched the promo? Sure. But I thought it had to be nothing more than a one-off skit for some internet comedy provider such as Funny or Die and the like.

However, some of my colleagues brought it up around the water cooler; they were pretty insistent that I watch. One lazy weekend, my wife and I

Read more at: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/true_crime_parody_american_vandal_provides_powerful_correlations_to_actual

American Vandal and our growing obsession with the mockumentary

Its Stonehenge may only have been 18in tall but This is Spinal Tap is monumental, casting a long, none-more-black shadow over the mockumentary form. More than three decades on, it remains a masterful study of self-deluded blowhards convinced of their inherent majesty. But by also skewering the pit-stop road rhythms of the rockumentary, the movie’s meta was as heavy as its metal. It acknowledged the parasitical nature of its chosen genre because for your mockumentary to really sing, it helps to spoof something that has already accrued plenty of recognisable signifiers, familiar elements to play up to or against.

The unexpected but apparently unstoppable explosion in long-form true crime investigations – from the rough-justice podcast Serial to HBO’s killer nailbiter The Jinx – has pulled the genre up from its lurid roots and popularised a loftier, more austere tone. Where once true crime

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‘American Vandal’ combines true-crime, mockumentary genres | The …

When I first saw the trailer for “American Vandal,” I felt personally attacked. The show is a parody of the true-crime documentary series genre, following two aspiring filmmakers/high schoolers as they investigate an act of vandalism at their school. As a die-hard fan of anything true-crime, I felt protective of the genre and not ready to watch anything making fun of it. But I bit the bullet and binged the entire series in one sitting. Calling it a parody may not even be correct; instead, it is a love letter to the true-crime genre.

The series follows Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) as he and his best friend Sam launch an investigation into a prank — 27 cars belonging to faculty members at their high school were vandalized with penises spray-painted on them. Senior slacker Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro, who’s the real breakthrough star of the series) has been

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‘American Vandal’ combines true-crime, mockumentary genres

When I first saw the trailer for “American Vandal,” I felt personally attacked. The show is a parody of the true-crime documentary series genre, following two aspiring filmmakers/high schoolers as they investigate an act of vandalism at their school. As a die-hard fan of anything true-crime, I felt protective of the genre and not ready to watch anything making fun of it. But I bit the bullet and binged the entire series in one sitting. Calling it a parody may not even be correct; instead, it is a love letter to the true-crime genre.

The series follows Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) as he and his best friend Sam launch an investigation into a prank — 27 cars belonging to faculty members at their high school were vandalized with penises spray-painted on them. Senior slacker Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro, who’s the real breakthrough star of the series) has been

Read more at: http://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2017/10/american-vandal-combines-true-crime-mockumentary-genres

Let’s Talk About the Ending of American Vandal

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This article contains tons of American Vandal spoilers and will ruin the ending if you haven’t seen it. You have been warned.

American Vandal initially seemed like nothing more than silly satire with a lot of penis jokes in it. But by the time I hit play on the last episode, I was so determined to figure out who was really responsible for the show’s male-genitalia vandalism that I had practically turned into the Columbo of dick pics. I cared very much about figuring out who “did the dicks,” which is a testament to how well series creators Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda understand the true-crime genre and

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How the Stars of American Vandal Made a Show About Dicks and Kept a Straight Face

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Tyler Alvarez and Jimmy Tatro talked to GQ about dick drawing, going method, and the importance of ball hairs.

American Vandal is a show about dicks.

The Very Good Ghost Story Thats Been Hiding on Netflix for Months

The action centers around two stereotypically different high school students: Dylan Maxwell (played by YouTube star Jimmy Tatro), the stoner troublemaker who is accused of the crime, and Peter Maldonado, the obsessive kid making a documentary looking to uncover who really drew the dicks. Maldonado is relentless and hyperserious about his topic, which makes the show all the more believable, and all the more hilarious. (Seriously, just watch the trailer.) And American Vandal carries all the stylings of Making a Murderer: the atmospheric drone shots, the dramatic interviews, the digitally rendered reenactment of a lakeside handjob. GQ spoke to Tatro and Maldonado about how

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Will There Be An ‘American Vandal’ Season 2? Star Tyler Alvarez Gives Us Hope – EXCLUSIVE

We got one of the most unexpected TV hits of the year a couple weeks ago when a true crime mockumentary about graffitied d*cks managed to totally captivate pretty much everyone with a Netflix account. Though its concept sounded pretty ridiculous at first (and, of course, it purposely is), American Vandal surprised viewers by evolving into a complex mystery that turned out to be just as gripping as the true crime documentaries it was spoofing. But now that Season 1 is over, will there be an American Vandal Season 2? Elite Daily caught up with star Tyler Alvarez, who plays the show’s lead investigator Peter Maldonado, about his ideas for how the show can continue into a second season… possibly as an anthology series.

During my chat with Alvarez, he mentioned that he was “so excited” at the prospect of working on a second season

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American Vandal Reddit Theories Who Drew Dicks – Refinery29

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Netflix’s ‘Making A Murderer’ Spoof ‘American Vandal’ Is Your Go-To Binge Watch This Week

The rhetorical questions that leave you hanging, thirsting for more.

The creepy slow-motion close ups to random objects, like a coffee cup, that totally makes you convinced they’re significant pieces of evidence.

The tales of childhood from neighbours and descriptions of how the suspect in question was ‘always such a good kid’ and that ‘no one expected they could do something like this’.

If you’re a fan of Netflix’s Making A Murder, Amanda Knox, or the Serial podcast, you’ll be well-aware of these stylistic techniques that keep you on the edge of your seat and questioning every twist and turn of a true crime story, until its inevitable cliff-hanger ending.

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With that in mind, Netflix appears to have applied its

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