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France 2023
produced by
Marine George for People Who Matter
directed by Lamar Bonhomme
starring Marine George, Leku Dube Rudling, Lu Makoboka, Devin Dollery, Candice Burgess-Look, Mvelo Shandu, Nomfundo Lucia Masango, Egor Korznikov, Matthew Roy, Camille Lagesse, Julia Stephenson, Clayton Travis
created and written by Marine George

TV-miniseries

review by
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Jessa (Marine George) has given up her "normal" life to become a travel vlogger - and has gotten quite successful with it, too. That said, her success has also inflated her ego, but in a weird way where she mistakes her own narrow-mindedness for openness, the likes she gets for empathy. So when she comes to South Africa visit her erstwhile best friend, laid back surfer Leku (Leku Dube Rudling), who knows her from before she got "famous", what should have been a really friendly visit soon becomes strained, as Jessa tries to make a show out of everything, tries to pull Leku into her often crazy schemes, often belittles Leku for ... really everything from eating meat and drinking alcohol to just not being able to afford to travel as much as her. But things really boil over when at an evening out with Leku and her predominantly black friends and Jessa shows her ignorance (and actually latent racism) when trying to explain black culture to them. A subsequent fall-out finds Jessa pretty much stranded with nothing but a one-night-stand (Devin Dollery) and her "fans" to fall back on - and seeing herself mirrored in her followers, she starts not liking herself all that much anymore ...

 

First and foremost, Wanderlost is of course a very on-the-point but also pretty funny satires on self-styled influencers and social media fame, and whoever spends at least moderate time on the internet is very much bound to get the joke. But beneath this, Wanderlost also has a lot of heart, as it manages to make its lead characters more than just caricatures, gives them both depth and arcs - and a small but able ensemble really pulls off the balance between comedy and character piece quite well, making this great fun to watch.

 

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