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The stereotype about role-players is they're overweight, still live with their parents, have no social skills, and take their fantasies far too seriously. So here's the trailer for Zero Charisma, which is about an overweight man who lives with his family, is completely devoid of social skills, and who takes role-playing so over-seriously he apparently attacks someone. ...yay?


What's weird about this is that the movie is produced by Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Industries, who I assume is targeting nerds audiences — audiences that might not be excited to have all the old stereotypes trotted out. I mean, I think most of us have seen a guy like the insane protagonist of Zero Charisma before, so maybe the movie is for us in that sense? To make fun of "that guy" we all know?

Still, I can't shake the feeling that most people who watch the movie will be laughing at nerds, not with nerds. The movie hits VOD and iTunes on October 8th, so I guess we'll find out then.

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