Jawline | TIFF

Jawline

(United States)

Directed by:
Liza Mandelup
Cast:
Michael Weist, Austyn Tester, Nick Champa
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2020
Synopsis:

16-year-old Austyn Tester attempts to become the next big internet crush. Teen girls all over the world tune into similar broadcasts, where all your fave heartthrobs might actually interact with you online for a minute or two — or more for the right price. But Tester’s earnestness sets him apart, professing unconditional love and support to his female fans for hours on end. What’s he selling? Male validation. In return, he asks for fame and a better life for his family. Will Tester’s open heart give him celebrity status and a chance to escape from his dead-end town, or is this new ecosystem built for failure?

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