Young Thug the focus in “fictional biopic” titled Thug Roi, Extraordinary Rendezvous With My Brother.
Pierre Gaignard, an artist/fan of Young Thug from France, has taken his fandom to the next level by creating a “fictional biopic” on the Atlanta rapper.
Prior to the screening of the film, which will take place at Paris’ Galerie Eric Mouchet on February 23, Rolling Stone obtained a clip of the biopic. The publication also spoke with Gaignard about the motivation behind creating Thug Roi, Extraordinary Rendezvous With My Brother.
“At one point, my two mates were wailing,” Gaignard said. “I mean ‘wail’ in a melodic way. They were singing along to ‘Treasure’ featuring Zuse, and there was a sort of energy and nostalgia mixed in. At that moment, I noticed that this thing had transfixed me — I was witness to the scene, like an out-of-body experience. I had touched on something important from our generation.”
In the three-minute clip of Thug Roi, Extraordinary Rendezvous With My Brother, the narrator tells a story while various clips of Thug serve as the visual. The clip also makes extensive use of Travis Scott’s “Mamacita” music video.
Although Gaignard has never met Young Thug, he says he’s experienced a lot with the rapper thanks to social media.
“I talked to him without answering,” he said. “It was very strange. He offered so many things about his private life that I felt like I was a part of it. I wasn’t a fan, but part of his family. He made me discover Atlanta. I never physically went there, but at the end of the project, I was capable of walking alone in the city. I even knew the right exit on the motorway to find Cleveland Avenue.”
A clip from the Young Thug biopic, can be found below.
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