Corey Feldman’s documentary “The Rape of Two Coreys” premiered Monday to a host of technical issues.
Though strenuously hyped by Feldman, the premiere for the film — at least online — was hampered from the get-go, beset by an awkward interface and complaints on Twitter directed at Feldman himself. (He was screening the film live in LA concurrently.)
For $20, users were promised access to a live-stream of the film at 11 p.m. Monday, with a Q&A with Feldman to follow, and a second “screening” Tuesday afternoon. But, right up to the minute of the premiere, the film’s hashtag was mostly populated by fans either begging for or offering tech help with the various error messages.
Eventually, Feldman tweeted that “THE FILM IS STARTING 15 MIN LATE DUE 2 THE WEBSITE CRASHING! WHICH IS ACTUALLLY A GOOD THING!”
That deadline also came and went, with fans angrily tweeting screenshots of their browsers displaying a broken link at Feldman and using the documentary’s hashtag, “MYTRUTHDOC.” Journalist Ashley Hume tweeted after the film blew its second deadline that the live screening had also paused, with Feldman onstage at the theater debating over whether to proceed; he eventually claimed that the website had been hacked.
“You’re seeing it for yourself how people don’t want this to happen,” Rolling Stone writer Tim Chan quoted Feldman as saying in the theater.
Feldman arrived at The Wendy Williams Show last week with a security detail, claiming he was afraid for his life over the secrets the documentary would be revealing. He financed the doc through crowdfunding website IndieGogo and shopped it at Sundance 2019.