Andrew Garfield Plays A YouTube Celebrity In New Movie Mainstream

The series stars Garfield alongside Stranger Things' Maya Hawke as rising YouTubers.


In the announcement trailer for Mainstream, Andrew Garfield's YouTube personality Link is almost indistinguishable from many of the video platform's real-life stars. The movie by Palo Alto director Gia Coppola follows Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke as YouTubers gaining in popularity while they struggle with a messy love triangle.

The film looks like a visually spectacular, totally satirical take on the world of social media personalities, exploring the heights and pitfalls of YouTube fame. The trailer features plenty of recognizable YouTube motifs, with Garfield's character goofing around in an oversized mansion and engaging in stunts and pranks for the sake of views.

The film also stars Nat Wolff, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Knoxville, and more, and features a number of cameos from real-life YouTubers including Jake Paul and Patrick Starr.

Mainstream was debuted last year at the Venice Film Festival, and is set to release in select theaters and on demand on May 7, after IFC Films acquired distribution rights, as reported by Variety.

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