Synopsis by Michael Hastings
A young woman takes her obsession with Brit-pop's crown prince of mope a little too far in this independently produced comedy. Jackie (Jackie B) is a morose young woman with a dead-end TV job and an all-involving pastime: worshipping Morrissey. Her apartment is a shrine, and most of her time outside of it is spent trolling local record stores for out-of-print Smiths LPs and other memorabilia, for which she has a uniquely physical fetish. It isn't long before she moves on to actually stalking the celebrity, showing up uninvited at The Moz's favorite L.A. eateries and clubs. When she snags his leftovers at a local diner, however, Morrissey himself (Jose Maldonado) happens to notice, offering to give the poor girl a ride home. Too paralyzed with fear to actually speak to her beloved, Jackie returns to her life of obsession-from-afar, but with a new twist: she's convinced that she and Morrissey are a couple. As her friends and co-workers try to talk her out of her delusion, she only grows more and more certain that she'll indeed be spending the rest of her life with Morrissey. Screened at festivals in 2003, My Life With Morrissey was written and directed by Andrew Overtoom, who achieved success as a director on the infinitely popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.
apartment, celebrity, compulsion, delusion, infatuation, obsession, office, office-worker, stalking