It’s a slow morning and, to stave off having to run a red-band clip for The Ugly Truth, I’ve decided to show you the trailer for The September Issue (don’t worry — if it remains slow, that Ugly Truth trailer will be along soon). The September Issue is a documentary about Anna Wintour, who — if you’re like me — you may only know because it’s the person that Meryl Streep’s character in The Devil Wears Prada is based on.
This doc’s major focus, it seems, is on that September issue of Vogue, which is apparently a really big deal in the fashion world. I know nothing of it, but from the looks of this trailer, these people may be the only subset of Americans more obnoxious than hipster douchebags (L.A. variety). Wintour does seem icy, though — but I think I preferred it when she was played by Streep. Maybe Wintour should get Streep to play her in real life, too.
Also, is it really true that people care about this stuff? Waify women walking around in funny hats and dresses no one in real life wears? If the Fug Girls live-blog it, I’ll watch. Otherwise, I think I’ll remain blissfully ignorant:
Oh, look. Here’s some PR copy about the movie:
Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine for twenty years, is the most powerful and polarizing figure in fashion. Hidden behind her trademark bob and sunglasses, she has never allowed anyone to scrutinize the inner workings of her magazine. Until now. With unprecedented access, filmmaker R.J. Cutler’s new film THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE does for fashion what he did for politics in The War Room, taking the viewer inside a world they only think they know. Every August a record-breaking number of people can’t wait to get their hands on the September issue of Vogue. The 2007 issue was and remains the biggest ever, weighing over four pounds, selling thirteen million copies, and impacting the $300-billion global fashion industry more than any other single publication. An intimate, funny and surprising look at Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than-life editors as they create this must-have Bible of fashion, Cutler explores the untouchable glamour of Wintour’s Vogue to reveal the extraordinarily passionate people at its heart.