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AusChron: ‘Convenient Truth’

AusChron: 'Convenient Truth'

As if you didn’t have enough online resources to read about Clerks II happenings, here’s an Austin Chronicle interview with writer/director/Siegel-hater Kevin Smith. Marc Savlov gets down to business with Smith on topics such as these:

AC: Your MySpace page – www.myspace.com/therealkevinsmith – has 47,243 friends on it, which means you’re either way too friendly or there’s something to this whole Internet thing. Which is it?

KS: And I’ve got over 2,000 people in the “pending approval” queue, because I’ve been doing press nonstop. It looks like I might be hitting that 50,000 mark soon.

AC: Do you actually sit there and go over every wannabe superfriend? That strikes me as a minion’s job if ever there was one.

KS: Nope, just me, the real Kevin Smith. We created MySpace pages for all the characters in the film, and there’s somebody at our office that handles those, but I take my own MySpace page very seriously and do all the friend approvals myself. I did a promotion yesterday where Zach Braff and I interviewed each other for their new “artist to artist” page, and one of their employees offered to hook me up so that everybody gets approved with a single touch of a button instead of doing it 10 at a time. But I need to do it 10 at a time. There’s something Zen about “10, click, 10, click, 10, click …”; plus, you get to see everybody that way. I get to see people I grew up with join the page, people who normally I wouldn’t see or hear from every again. It’s fucking amazing.

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