Thursday, May 01, 2008

Faceadelphia Sells Out (to Al Gore)

We know that you're dying.

You just can't contain yourself.

Your mind is playing tricks on you and you just HAVE to know...what ever happened to those nice Faceadelphia girls, wandering the streets of the city late at night, snapping shots of fashionable passer-byers? Why don't they come skulking around your neighborhood / the Last Drop / Making Time / the F.U.E.L. Gallery anymore, armed with cameras and big grins?

Then your buddy at work forwards you a link to the Face's new homepage at Current TV and you wonder: did these colorful chicas actually sell out to the man?

Well, in a word, yes.

But really, here's what happened:

Rachel and Kate (Le Face) graduated college. Rachel moved to Mexico to ride sea turtles and talk to the dolphins. After the dead dog carcass outside her house lay decaying for 2 months, she returned.

Meanwhile, Kate rejoiced that she had no more papers to write and moved next to a killer beer store, only to realize she did not have a private trust fund and needed a steady 9-5 (with freelancing on top) to make ends meet.

Sadly, in these states, neither had time to wander the streets with a camera, as they had so gleefully months before.

Instead, they decided to stick to videos, as they required less daily work and came with a small monetary reward. They teamed up with cameraman and filmmaker Andrew David Watson and decided to show Philly how things were done.

Two videos later, they had experienced the apex of Philly weather, shooting in 95 degree heat and that freak snow storm that blasted Philly in March '07. But having pledged their loyalty to Current TV (and its founder, Sir Al Gore), they decided to stick it out and film a 3rd video, which is really the topic of this post in the first place.

THE THIRD INSTALLMENT IN THE FACEADELPHIA SERIES WILL BE FILMING SATURDAY MAY 10 (raindate: Sunday, May 11) IN VARIOUS, TO-BE-ANNOUNCED LOCATIONS IN CENTER CITY.

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We're looking for people with a unique sense of style who aren't afraid to expose the juicy details of their fashion choices in front of the camera.

Stay tuned for more details, and check out our previous videos for some inspiration:

Illy Philly Style

and

Still Illy in Philly

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