This article discusses the HBO documentary We Met In Virtual Reality which will include the premise, release date, and trailer.
As the world evolves into a virtual space. With the Meta Universe expanding. We can expect many human connections to be made online. The world of dating, for instance, is already a virtual phenomenon, increasing polyamorous thinking, and providing a lot of choices for those romantic souls. But what about friendships, family, and acquaintances. Well, HBO is exploring that notion with a potentially insightful documentary called We Met In Virtual Reality.
Here’s everything we know…
We Met In Virtual Reality documentary premise
Courtesy of HBO – Filmed entirely inside the world of virtual reality (VR), this immersive and revealing documentary roots itself in several unique communities within VR Chat, a burgeoning virtual reality platform. Through observational scenes captured in real-time, in true documentary style, the film reveals the growing power and intimacy of several relationships formed in the virtual world, many of which began during the COVID-19 lockdown while so many in the physical world were facing intense isolation.
Although remaining wholly within the VR domain of avatars and imagined worlds, the film has elements of humor, serendipitous interactions and unexpected events that characterize real life. WE MET IN VIRTUAL REALITY tenderly documents the stories of people experiencing love, loss and unexpected connection, expressing vulnerability around mental health struggles and questions about identity, offering a hyper-real journey into the human experience of an online world that may soon shape the future.
The film follows Jenny, an American Sign Language (ASL) teacher, dedicated to building a welcoming community for deaf and hard of hearing VR Chat users, and two long distance couples growing their relationships in VR as they prepare to meet physically – DustBunny; a fitness dance instructor building a career in social VR dance classes and her partner, Toaster; and DragonHeart & IsYourBoi, a couple who met through an exotic VR dance community where they are both performers.
We Met In Virtual Reality release date
The documentary will debut on HBO on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 09:00 PM PT/ET.
Where can I watch it online?
As well as watching it on HBO at the specified date & time above, the documentary will also be available on their streaming service HBO Max.
Other important tidbits
The documentary is directed by Joe Hunting and it has already had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2022.
HBO Documentary Films presents a Field of Vision presentation in association with Cinetic Media; a Painted Clouds production; directed, produced, edited, and written by Joe Hunting; executive producers, Charlotte Cook, Bryn Mooser, and Kathryn Everett; made possible with support from XTR.
Is there a trailer?
Yes, there is!
Our reaction to the trailer
This documentary looks incredible. It looks eye-opening. It looks insightful. I cannot wait to watch it. I am a traditionalist when it comes to meeting new people, so this will surely provoke some reaction. I cannot wait for social media to discuss this.
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