Zero Charisma review: Dungeons & Dragons movie is instant classic of geeksploitation. March 13, 2013Posted by sandyclaus in Geek Culture.
I’m obsessed with films about obsessive subcultures—so-called “geeksploitation” films. High Fidelity is a seminal work in the genre, and King of Kong is, I believe, unsurpassed in the documentary format. But where is the film devoted to the travails of a D&D dungeon master? Sam Lipsyte has shown what can be done with such a character in fiction, but the cinematic equivalent did not exist—until this week, when Zero Charisma debuted at South by Southwest.