A fortysomething man watches television while his wife reads the newspaper. Upstairs, their 17-year-old son plays air guitar to the music. His father shouts to him “turn that noise off!” and then walks upstairs. He opens the door and points his finger in his son’s face, telling him, “I thought I told you to turn that thing off. It is too late and it is too loud.” His son protests, “c’mon, Dad, you never let me have any fun around here.” His father tells him “I don’t want you listening to that garbage” and instructs him “to go to bed.” The 17-year-old young man looks into the television and disappears into it.
The 17-year-old young man sits at a desk in classroom with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. Someone throws a ball of paper at him. A young woman in her cheerleader uniform checks her phone and plays with her ponytail. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie stares at the young woman in her cheerleader uniform across from him. The 17-year-old man tosses a balled piece of paper at the person next to him. The bell rings and they leave class.
Back at home, the 17-year-old young man’s mom drinks Happy Tea at the dinner table. His father walks back upstairs.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie talks with his friends in the hallway. He smiles at the young woman in the cheerleader uniform while standing at her locker.
The 17-year-old’s father touches his televsion.
The 17-year-old young man dances in the hallway.
The 17-year-old’s father goes downstairs to get his wife. In their son’s room, he points to the television and insists that he saw his son on the screen. His mother tells him that he’s “imagining things again and he’s right where I left him.” The 17-year-old young man opens his eyes and throws the blanket off himself in bed.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie was one of the most popular fictional characters on television. He was popular but talked to everyone at school. He was in love with one of the cheerleaders. They seemed to be heading towards a relationship. However, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie was speaking up in school. Despite the threats from the school administration, he had been able to get the racist teacher fired.
The 17-year-old young man had seen every episode twice and posted his opinions online. His father loathed the show and unhooked the internet in his room. His mother humored his father and stood up for him. His father,though, believed his interests were a waste of time. He watched another episode on mute.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie became a real friend to him. During one of the episodes, he was transported into the classroom. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie introduced him to some of his friends while he took him on the tour of the school. He talks the cheerleaders and some of the artists at the school. While talking with the artists, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie tells him he wants to quit football. He wants do to music. He thinks his cheerleader is more interested in her social status while dating him and says that the young man is one of real friends at school.
The 17-year-old young man’s crush immediately falls for A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. The 17-year-old man tells A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie that he has liked her for a really long time. However, he loses her to A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie as she supports him in his music.
As he sleeps, he overhears his father tell his mother that he spends too much time on the internet and that he needs to get some hobbies. The 17-year-old man turns on the television show again, hoping to be included in another episode arc.
Director: JMB Year: 2019