Netflix's New Thriller Is Like Black Mirror for Cam Girls

Posted On: Nov 15, 2018   |   Posted By: Slate

In the new thriller Cam , which premieres simultaneously on Netflix and in theaters on Friday, pretty much everything that cam girl Alice fears might happen does. What surprises, though, is the specificity of her fears. Alice is afraid, of course, that her mom, younger brother, and the rest of their small town in New Mexico will discover her night job. And she's probably not alone in her worries that a customer or two will breach the substantial but understandably imperfect wall that she has built between her professional and personal lives. But most of her days are spent fretting about the details of her work: Does her act push enough boundaries? Which patrons should she cultivate relationships with-and at which others' expense? Can she ever be online enough to crack her site's Top 50?

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