So, after 12 months and more than 50 Jake Gyllenhaal newsletters... I shelled out 5 plus convenience fees to do the simple job of being a true Jake Gyllenhaal fan.
I had the idea to write a newsletter because I was already talking about Jake Gyllenhaal on this website , and the people in charge of me had started to say “cool it.” I did not want to cool it. Two weeks in, it came to my attention that if I was going to be thorough, I would have to pay for a ticket to see him perform in the off-Broadway play during a one-weekend benefit concert reading at City Center.
' Donnie Darko follows troubled teenager Donnie, who begins to have visions of Frank, a person dressed in large rabbit suit, who influences him to commit a series of crimes as he becomes unable to distinguish between fantasy and reality.
Although the flick roused little excitement on the big screen, it received huge critical acclaim and became a hit after it was release to the home movie market, reportedly grossing over million at the time.
The newsletter followed what he said, what he wore, where we went, who he saw, and how other people reacted to it on the internet.
Some weeks, there wasn’t much to go on; other weeks, Jake Gyllenhaal would give thanks for the appointment of Robert Mueller in the middle of a press conference about a new Netflix movie.
I spent money on Amazon Video rentals, magazines, movie tickets, a one-size-fits-all men’s skeleton suit, and an IMDb Pro account, all to keep Jake Gyllenhaal at the front of my mind and ensure I could discuss him as authoritatively as possible.