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Cautionary tale holds a mirror to our society

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter explores the intense relationships we cultivate in a post digital world.

Michelle CarterMichelle Carter (Source: Courtesy of HBO)

I Love You, Now Die is a two-part documentary about Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy, two teenagers in a long-distance relationship. Conrad Roy committed suicide in July 2014 and the documentary looks at the events that led to his suicide as well as the role that Michelle Carter played in it.

This documentary is about how we experience the world and our interactions as if we were consuming a product; how we let ourselves obsess over our presence and our perceived place in digital communities; or how we are able to create a meaningful and important relationship just by using our phones. It might not be a cautionary tale for everyone, but it’s a very timely observation of our current customs.

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