You gotta give Tommy Wiseau credit. The cryptic, mysterious creator of cult favourite and oft-described ‘best worst movie ever’, The Room, has managed to parlay an initial ironic love for his—to put it charitably—‘formally experimental’ film into a mini-industry that includes a semi-permanent residence of The Room at cult cinemas around the world, a Hollywood account of the movie’s creation, as well as a personal omnipresence in online pop culture circles. Say whatever else you want about the (hu?)man, but he can certainly hustle.
Tommy and his creative partner and best f(r)iend Greg Sestero dropped by Reddit HQ last night to deliver an Ask Me Anything. Now, I’ve read and covered a lot of these AMAs in my time. But I can say now, unequivocally, that Wiseau and Sestero’s offering is the cream of the bloody crop. It’s basically art. I don’t care whether their thing is genuine, a shtick, or some mixture of both. All I know is it’s fantastic. You can (and should) check out the full thread here, but below is the pair’s introduction and then some highlights:
We’re Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. You might know us as the creators and stars of THE ROOM as well as our first film together in 15 years, BEST F(R)IENDS (Volume 1 available worldwide on iTunes today) ! We are also the inspirations behind the Oscar nominated film THE DISASTER ARTIST. Ask Us Anything and we’ll be back at 1pm PDT to answer! HAVE FUNNN !
And a surprise for you: You can get BEST FRIENDS VOLUME 1 on iTunes worldwide today at https://apple.co/2Mt7g3F
EDIT 2:09pm: THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR QUESTIONS !!! See you NEXT TIME!!! Get Best Friends!!
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