Attention entertainment royalty: the Internet doesn’t take kindly to your online begging.
Zosia Mamet and her sister Clara, both actresses and the offspring of famed playwright David Mamet, found out the hard way this week when their effort to crowdsource $32,000 for a music video flopped (they raised a little over $2,000).
The format has had recent, notable successes: Gawker was able to raise $200,000 for a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack; L.A. actor Kristen Bell raised $2 million for a film project.
No such luck for the Mamet girls. Perhaps it was the reason the band offered for making a video—“Basically an excuse to spend more time together,” according to Zosia, star of Girls. Or the admission that the song was written in an hour, or irritation that either could have dipped into proceeds from their lucrative TV careers (Clara acts in ABC’s The Neighbors).
In the end, their tales of woe and hardship—“like being taken out of the town your family lives in or the demanding schedules that prevent attendance at family functions” fell on deaf ears.