At this point anyone familiar with the Internet has heard of Chris Crocker, also known as the "Leave Britney Alone!" guy. One of the Internet's most memorable viral video stars, Crocker rose to meteoric fame by tearfully defending Britney Spears in a 2007 YouTube video. Since then, his frequently updated YouTube channel has been an object of immense fascination, fandom and ridicule. His personas in these clips often change -- Crocker regularly does drag but can also be seen looking like a regular old hot dude -- but his followers rarely get a glimpse of Crocker's inner life. HBO's new documentary, Me @ The Zoo, directed by Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch, gives a more intimate portrait of Crocker's existence offline, showing his life at home with his grandmother in Tennessee, his relationships with his family and how YouTube, and web virality, skyrocketed him to fame.
We're really excited to see it, and are equally excited to premiere this never-before-seen promo for it! Check it out below:
"Me @ The Zoo" airs on Monday, June 25th at 9pm on HBO.