We've all gotten a little carried away Instagram stalking a random Internet influencer before.But in the trailer for the upcoming dark comedy filmIngrid Goes West,Aubrey Plazashows us just how scary an Internet obsession can get.
Aubrey stars as Ingrid,a young woman fixated on social media influencer Taylor Sloane,played byElizabeth Olsen.Ingrid becomes so obsessed that she packs up her life and moves to Los Angeles in hopes of befriending Taylor.The trailer gives us a glimpse of Ingrid's journey to meet her idol,as well as a hint as to what may have prompted her rash move.It opens with a mid-meltdown Ingrid stalking a friend's wedding photos on Instagram.Smash cut to Ingrid slamming her car door and storming into the wedding,where she dramatically confronts the bride and pepper sprays her in the face.
We then see shots of Ingrid heading west to California (with a new blond hairdo in tow),where she eventually befriends Taylor.According to a plot synopsis on the website for theSundance Film Festival,where the film premiered,"After Ingrid adopts a Taylor-made identity for herself,her machinations to prove she's BFF material for her Insta idol are underway—that is,until she meets Taylor's obnoxious brother Nicky,who threatens to tear down her façade." Talk about friend drama.
If you're used to watching Aubrey Plaza in lighthearted comedies likeParks and Recreation,Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,andDirty Grandpa,you're in for a rude awakening.The actress goes from hilarious to downright scary in this new,extended look at the film.Sundance's website says,"Aubrey Plaza is fearless in her performance as Ingrid,whose elaborate fabrications and unsettling behavior lead to an avalanche of harrowing and squirm-worthy situations."
Check out the new trailer below,and maybe think about setting your Instagram to private,just in case.