I was offered this example of a "productive fake documentary on YouTube" by a friend, student, or colleague who responded when I crowdsourced my FakeTube Project
via social networks. I later blogged, spoke,
on it (and other videos) as promised.
What is Prop 8
? "The clause 'Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California' is officially a part of the California state constitution (as of November 5, 2008). The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments for and against the legality of the passage of Proposition 8. In the 6-1 decision, the Supreme Court judges ruled to uphold Proposition 8."[cit]
However, in August of 2010, Proposition 8 was eventually ruled unconstitutional by a federal court on different grounds. This decision did not go into effect until June 26, 2013 when the appeals of the proponents had concluded. The campaign against Proposition 8 was supported by many public figures and celebrities, and appealed to younger voters and audiences through social media platforms like YouTube. Videos such as "Prop 8 The Musical," "Tearful Barrymore Fights for Gay Rights,"
and "Stripped" Rights! Prop 8 Upheld! Prop 8: The Web Series-Ep. 5"
all utilized social media, and sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook became political tools used to push the agenda of the Proposition's opponents, utilized in this way much more so than those in favor of the Proposition. [cit]
--Dorie Bailey, LFYT 2015
Culture jamming "sticks where rational discourse slides off. It is, simply, the viral introduction of radical ideas. It is viral in that it uses the enemy's own resources to replicate itself—corporate logos, marketing psychology, clean typography, 'adspeak.' It is radical because—ideally—the message, once deciphered, causes damage to blind belief."[cit]
Falling in Love ... With Chris and Greg
is a situation comedy about a gay odd couple, one liberal, one radical; one transgendered, one not. They don't have a whole lot in common, but somehow they manage.[cit]