THE MESSAGE BOARD, bringing online chats to life!
This project began June 12, 2007 when, after visiting a wedding message board, I was amazed by the many revealing, ridiculous, and rude conversations that were happening online. I'm not sure what shocked me more: the fact that some people find such false courage when posting anonymous message board comments OR the fact that some people use their real name when posting extremely personal message board comments!
Confused and amused, I decided to start bringing these wedding message boards (and occasionally other boards like parenting, pet owner, etc) and their many characters to life through my video series The Message Board. Everything you see on this site is inspired by REAL message posts, they may not be word-for-word (hence the word inspired), but lots of them are pretty darn close. What I do is I find great message board discussions, change the names (for privacy) and change/add some of the lines (for comedy) and then act out the conversations for you to enjoy!
Unfortunately I had to put the project on hold in May 2008 so that I could deal with some offline, real life issues. In January 2010 I returned and revived the series, (tossing in some special videos that go beyond just bridal banter. ) Now I'm creating a new Message Board videos as I find the crazy.
If you find message boards (not just wedding boards, any message boards!) that you'd like me to use in my next video please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also email me if you'd like to be alerted when a new video is posted to this site (or simply become a follower of this blog.)
Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, actress, writer, and awesome gal living in NYC and lurking online. More at giuliarozzi.com
"She chose the best bits--read: wild, over-the-top, downright frightening--to act out in what is part feminist commentary, part fun time." BUST.com
"She hit a comedy gold mine...insanely funny videos!" Lemondrop.com
"Rozzi recreated the conversations in character to show what it really looks like when the human online psyche takes ACTUAL HUMAN FORM, albeit in the shape of .a cute chick with costumes, flaming brides and silly ladies." Urlesque.com
"Giulia Rozzi has taken it upon herself to inhabit the lives of these people who spend their lives on online message boards Warning: This is not safe for your life. Which means it's good."The Comics Comic
Comments and emails I've gotten from you wonderful viewers:
"I love those videos, it’s so hilarious!"- Ms. Fading Flowers
"Not to scare the brides to be but …so funny and so true!" - Anne
"Please keep making these videos! Thanks for the entertainment!"- Christie Sidora
"PLEEEAAASSSEEE keep making the wedding message board videos. they are freaking brilliant (like you...awwwww)"- Bethany
"These videos are amazing!"- Karen
"These videos are the funniest thing I’ve seen since I saw the video of the Japanese gameshow called Human Tetris. Thanks for posting."- Caroline