Echo Lawrence - May 27, 2020
Tana Mongeau is one of the biggest Youtubers out there, which to some of you may be irritating, but to me just seems to make sense. Breaking into actual Hollywood is basically impossible so the second it becomes an unnecessary step, why would you bother trying.
I am not out here trying to write movies or sell movies, but if I was, I'd film it on my damn iPhone and release it to the internet, maybe on this site, before taking it to some uptight network executive with no vision. The whole reason these Youtubers exist is because Hollywood lacks vision.
So the "Do It Yourself" approach to making inexpensive videos of yourself because you are compelling enough with your silly stories about being a sugar baby and getting high, real life relatable things for teen girls, is the BEST way to be in charge of your own destiny, while making 10s if not 100s of millions of dollars.
If she went to Hollywood casting, she would have never been cast in anything, but with Youtube she's a huge star who has even dated Bella Thorne.
As part of her branding or hustle, she launched a "Fan Subscription" possibly as a joke, or as a cash grab, or as a "I put myself out there anyway, I might as well follow the trend or lead the trend" since selling nudes is normalized, trending and even mainstream and expected. All girls are doing it.
I never imagined this being the reality, but it's not a bad reality, just don't sign up to any of those monthly subscriptions, there's enough out there for free! But what a great trend!