Bo Burnham Elsie Fisher Sundance Variety
Bo Burnham Elsie Fisher Sundance Variety

Gucci! How 'Eighth Grade' Got Their Catch Phrase

“Eighth Grade” writer/director Bo Burnham and star Elsie Fisher discussed portraying the ambivalence of the internet in their new film.

“This is a good portrayal of what the internet is. It’s not always smiles or obsessing on emojis. It’s its own thing. It’s not bad or good; it’s both,” Fisher said at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at the Sundance Film Festival.

Plus find out where Burnham and Fisher came up with their main character’s catch phrase, ‘Gucci!’

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