#14: CATFISH
Directors: Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman
Stars: Yaniv Schulman, Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, Megan Faccio, Melody C. Roscher
Complex co-sign: Dating back to the now-primitive days of Love.com, any guy with a computer has no doubt tried to pick up chicks online at least once. After watching the alarming and sad documentary Catfish, though, we’re not so quick to accept friend requests from hotties with no mutual friends. Over Facebook, NYC twentysomething Yaniv Schulman falls for a cutie living in Michigan. As their phone-and-email affair progresses, Yaniv soon calls bullshit and travels to the girl’s home for answers. What he finds subverts the typical “She’s probably a fat dude” suspicions cast upon online hookups and has totally spoiled our Facebook creeping. Meeting girls on Twitter who are down to smush is hard enough.