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40 Faux Realities

From Mockumentaries to Reality TV and the Joaquin Phoenix Documentary

— September 19, 2010 — Pop Culture
There has been hype about the authenticity of the Joaquin Phoenix documentary 'I'm Still Here,' which appears to be another instance of documented unreality.

A bit of humor can make a serious issue softer, and some simple embellishment can make a boring story stimulating. Between TV shows that script life and mockumentaries that lampoon it, the modern audience craves reality -- but with a twist.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Controversial Documentaries
Controversial Documentaries
‘Sarah Palin's Alaska' Irks Environmentalists
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38
Nature Mockumentaries
Nature Mockumentaries
'The Majestic Plastic Bag' Ups Awareness & Support for Plastic Bag Ban Bill
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37
Late Night Mockumentaries
Late Night Mockumentaries
'The Late Night War' by Ken Burns Parodies Leno, Conan & NBC
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36
Comedian Mockumentaries
Comedian Mockumentaries
'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" is a Hilarious Faux Biopic
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35
Reality TV Sinking Lower
Reality TV Sinking Lower
Big Brother Contestent not Told of Father's Death
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34
Comeback Mockumentaries
Comeback Mockumentaries
Ralph Macchio ‘Wax On, F*ck Off' Faces a Mid-Life Crisis
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33
Reality Star Films
Reality Star Films
Lauren Conrad Inks a Movie Deal for "Fictional Book"
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32
Politicians as Reality TV Stars
Politicians as Reality TV Stars
Tom DeLay to Join Cast of "Dancing With the Stars"
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31
Reality TV Stoops To New Low
Reality TV Stoops To New Low
Donor To Choose Winner Of Their Kidneys
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30
Faux Reality Show
Faux Reality Show
Roommates on MySpace
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29
Horror Mockumentaries
Horror Mockumentaries
Paranormal Activity is a Terrifying Low-Budget Horror Film
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28
Pre-Movie Mockumentaries
Pre-Movie Mockumentaries
Rain of Madness Spoofs Tropic Thunder
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27
Documentary-Style Comparevertising
Documentary-Style Comparevertising
Whopper Virgins Choose Between Burger King & McDonald's B
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26
Uber Viral Mockumentaries
Uber Viral Mockumentaries
BMW Rampenfest
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25
TV Set Goofography
TV Set Goofography
The Gavin Bond TV Show Images Show Celebrities at Their Best
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24
Reality TV Kid Exploits
Reality TV Kid Exploits
“Kid Nation” Stirs Controversy About Exploitation of Children
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23
Reality TV Schools
Reality TV Schools
Ultimate Lowbrow Learning
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22
Arranged Marriage Reality TV
Arranged Marriage Reality TV
HBO Now Casting Volunteers
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21
Renegade Reality TV Shows
Renegade Reality TV Shows
Ex-Cop Launches 'KopBusters' to Catch Crooked 5-0's
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20
Mockumentary Viral Marketing
Mockumentary Viral Marketing
The Hatfield Hot Dog Howitzer
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19
Monochrome Mockumentaries
Monochrome Mockumentaries
'Thousand and One Words' Photoblog is Quirky
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18
Publicity Stunt to Boost Movie Hype?
Publicity Stunt to Boost Movie Hype?
Morgan Spurlock Says He Found Osama bin Laden
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17
Reality Book Deals
Reality Book Deals
Lauren Conrad Becomes an Author
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16
Singing Reality Housewives
Singing Reality Housewives
Countess LuAnn of 'The Real Housewives of New York City' Attempts Vocal
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15
Documentary-Style Commercials
Documentary-Style Commercials
Nokia's The Fourth Screen
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14
Film 2.0 Viral Marketing
Film 2.0 Viral Marketing
Tropic Thunder's Sophisticated Formula
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13
Pre-Movie Awareness
Pre-Movie Awareness
Tugg Speedman is a Panda Celebrity
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12
Mockumentary TV Webisodes
Mockumentary TV Webisodes
Michael Cera and Clark Duke Shine in Online Series
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11
The Selling of Celebrity
The Selling of Celebrity
Paris Hilton Inc Documentary
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10
Reality TV Feuds
Reality TV Feuds
The Hills Stars Photoshopped Together In Promo Pics
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9
Reality TV Bullying Scandals
Reality TV Bullying Scandals
Vogue Snubs Australian Top Model Winner
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8
Mockumentary Fashion Show Crashing
Mockumentary Fashion Show Crashing
Sacha Baron Cohen As Bruno in Paris
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7
Career Revivals Through Dance
Career Revivals Through Dance
Season 7 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast
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6
Reality Diva Divorces
Reality Diva Divorces
Lauri Waring of ‘Real Housewives of Orange County' Wants More
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5
Reality TV Making Bands Big
Reality TV Making Bands Big
Open Air Stereo & The Prom Kings
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4
Planted Publicity?
Planted Publicity?
LEAKED Fat Tom Cruise Tropic Thunder Trailer
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3
Fake Intimacy (Part IV)
Fake Intimacy (Part IV)
iDollators
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2
Reality TV as Exercise
Reality TV as Exercise
Kim Kardashian 'Dancing With Stars' to Slim Down
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1
Australia's Next Top Model Debate
Australia's Next Top Model Debate
Is Alice Burdeu Too Skinny to Compete?
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