Realistic Escapsim

Media adopts accuracy as a means to entertain generations bored with fantasy

Implications - The entertainment industry is fueled by the overarching themes of fantasy and escapism, but the modern consumer is growing tired of the imaginative and instead becoming obsessed with the accurate. Real life proves to be the most appealing concept for consumers that prefer the themes of money problems and civil unrest over inflated celebrity culture or fictional characters.
SCORE: 3.9
Mild Top 6 Examples: 55,933 Total Clicks Apr 14 - Apr 14
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SCORE: 7.3
Viral 33,166 Clicks Pub: Apr 17, 14
Asianic Protest Editorials
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Candid Backstage Celebrity Pictures - Terry Richardson Took These Lady Gaga Photos Backstage
SCORE: 6.4
V. Hot 10,978 Clicks Pub: Apr 19, 14
Candid Backstage Celebrity Pictures
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SCORE: 5
Warm 10,151 Clicks Pub: Apr 10, 14
Fake Royal Family Selfies
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SCORE: 1.5
Untested 1,117 Clicks Pub: Apr 8, 14
Medieval Pop Culture Parodies
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Scientifically Accurate Cartoon Sponges - Fox ADHD Gets Realistic with Its Depiction of Spongebob
SCORE: 2.4
Untested 356 Clicks Pub: Apr 22, 14
Scientifically Accurate Cartoon Sponges
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Debt-Themed Pop Parodies - This Partition Parody Laments Your Student Loan Woes
SCORE: 0.8
Untested 165 Clicks Pub: Apr 18, 14
Debt-Themed Pop Parodies
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