Social media has become ingrained in popular culture, but is it possible to love social media too much? That’s the question facing Ingrid, played by Aubrey Plaza, in Ingrid Goes West. She’s become so obsessed with Instagram star Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) that she moves to Los Angeles and insinuates herself into the celebrity’s life.
In other movies, that could be the stuff of nightmares, but as our exclusive clip demonstrates, it’s also a topic ripe for an off-beat comic treatment. We’re introduced to Ingrid as she lays out ground rules to her friend Dan (O’Shea Jackson Jr.) before they enter Taylor’s palatial home, where they promptly encounter Taylor’s brother Nicky (Billy Magnussen). Don’t miss Ingrid Goes West when it opens in select theaters on Friday, August 11.