Donald Glover's Short Film Clapping for the Wrong Reasons: Whaaaaa...I Like It!
Imagine, if you will, Donald Glover dribbling a basketball in a large house. A phone rings. Danielle Fishel starts talking about a strange dream. We’ve got a swimming pool. A porn star. A nude Glover in a shower. More basketball. More ringing. More confusion as to what in the effing eff Glover was going for with his short film. Is it a teaser?
But wait! It is a teaser and there is more! Around 23 more minutes, actually. This version is less randomly jumpy but isn’t any more cohesive. It’s just a day. A day that involves a dude puking in the kitchen and random cameos.
It’s actually sort of interesting, if you enjoy watching people and listening in on their random conversations like I do. Both clips are directed by Hiro Murai and written by Glover. One can only guess as to the intent of Glover in releasing the short film. It shows a different side from his “Community” character and Childish Gambino persona. Is that the point? Perhaps this is a taste of what’s to come from Glover in the months and years ahead.