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  • 10.27.15

This Fake Trailer For Kristen Wiig’s “Crying In a Sweater” Is Entirely Too Plausible

Kristen Wiig has done so many indie dramas now that this hilarious fake trailer seems par for the course.

This Fake Trailer For Kristen Wiig’s “Crying In a Sweater” Is Entirely Too Plausible

The ability to laugh at yourself is important for staying humble. And when you’re as funny as Kristen Wiig, it means laughing at yourself harder than most.

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During an appearance last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the comedic virtuoso with a penchant for indie dramas unveiled the trailer for her latest heart-wrenching slice-of-lifer. No, it wasn’t the forthcoming Nasty Baby, or a sequel to the recent Welcome To Me. Nor was it the follow-up to Hateship Loveship or Girl Most Likely. Instead, the trailer was for a nonexistent film called Crying In a Sweater, one that gently parodied all those mentioned above.

“Sometimes, I think it would be better if we just couldn’t feel,” Wiig says at the start of the trailer, in a tone that will be familiar to anyone who’s seen her recent work. The following two minutes find her in hilariously faux-poignant territory, wisely beating anyone else to the punch at making fun of her penchant for appearing in a certain kind of sad film. Not since South Park’sGay Cowboys Eating Pudding” has a fake indie movie hit the cathartic nail so firmly on the whimsical head.

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Joe Berkowitz is a writer and staff editor at Fast Company. His next book, Away with Words, is available June 13th from Harper Perennial.

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