Butter writer/director Paul A. Kaufman sat down with our Yael Tygiel to discuss the themes of the movie, based on the novel from Erin Jade Lange. Watch the interview below.
The IMDb logline reads: “A lonely ob*se boy everyone calls “Butter” is about to make history. He is going to eat himself to death-live on the Internet-and everyone is invited to watch. When he first makes the announcement online to his classmates, Butter expects pity, insults, and possibly sheer indifference. What he gets are morbid cheerleaders rallying around his deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. And that feels good. But what happens when Butter reaches his suicide deadline? Can he live with the fallout if he doesn’t go through with his plans?”
Butter is set to hit theaters on February 25th.
*This interview has been edited and condensed for lengthy and clarity*