Actor Corey Feldman’s controversial tell-all documentary will be a global, live telecast and you’ll only have two shots at watching a live stream.
As Calvin Harris once sung, “I’ve got love for you if you were born in the eighties.” Those of us who lived through this incredible decade will have no problems remembering the two Coreys. Corey Feldman and Corey Haim where big deals. The Kardashians of their day. Teen hits.
They starred in a string of blockbuster movies together, including Licensed to Drive, Dream a Little Dream and The Lost Boys. While Corey Feldman, in particular, also racked up a catalogue of classic performances on his own. The Goonies, The Burbs, Stand By Me and Gremlins all adding to the argument he was an actor of genuine talent.
However, the Coreys were also used, abused and spat out by a Hollywood machine at the peak of a cocaine mountain. An era where MTV was god, and the world turned in a blissful ignorance powered by pop culture. This neon hypercolour high would require the dark flannelettes of grunge to balance the world back out. And when the nineties hit, the Coreys were left behind.
Both Coreys would go off the rails and spiral into their own self-destructive, ever-more-weird journeys into relative obscurity. But as the façade of the eighties crumbled alongside Michael Jackson’s reputation, people couldn’t help wonder, “what happened to the two Coreys?”
Something happened to them; and it wasn’t good.
How will (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys be broadcast?
The release of (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys takes an extremely intriguing approach. Especially in this climate of on-demand streaming giants and a rise in empty cinema seats thanks to the coronavirus. However, it wasn’t by design. The streaming giants, companies like Netflix, Amazon, Apple and Disney, wouldn’t fund or air the documentary.
So, Feldman funded it himself. This led to the unique distribution broadcast approach.
Corey Feldman initially planned one singular pay-per-view airing of the documentary. A global, live broadcast that was available to access for anyone who pre-purchased tickets to watch. However, after many fans pointed out that the original time would make it the middle of the night in Europe, a second encore screening was also confirmed.
The reason this approach was taken is because the documentary will name names. This, you would think, will ensure that in its aftermath, there could be a rather dramatic legal and police drama to unfold.
That said, while the contents of (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys and an insight into the heartache the Coreys suffered will obviously be the main talking point, the documentary’s release strategy could also be quite pioneering. This is a new way to release grandstand content; combining the model of a big one-off pay-per-view sport event with entertainment and the accessibility of live streaming.
How to watch (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys in Australia
The live broadcast of Corey Feldman’s (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys will be available in Australia at the same time it’s available everywhere else in the world. Whether you watch the initial screening or the encore, the cost for access is US$20, which is approximately AU$30.
The only place to buy tickets is directly at the My Truth Doc website. You can then sign-in to the site to watch the live stream via a browser, or to Chromecast it to your TV.
As a ticketed event, the sever load should be manageable as Feldman’s team will be able to predict the exact demand.
What time does (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys start?
The first screening of Corey Feldman’s (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys starts at 2pm (AEDT) on March 10.
The encore screening will start at 6am (AEDT) on March 11.
What is (My Truth) The Rape of 2 Coreys about?
Corey Haim would pass on March 10, 2010. The official cause was pneumonia, but after years of mental illness, bankruptcy and drug addiction – much of which became apparent in the reality TV show The Two Coreys – many fans were left wanting for the true story.
It turns out Corey Haim and Corey Feldman had made a pact together. If one of them was to die, the other would tell the full story of what happened to them as kids. The gruesome, brutal truth of it all.
Now, on the tenth anniversary of Corey Haim’s death, a now 48-year-old Corey Feldman will air a single broadcast, followed by an encore, of that truth. It’s called, (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys. And in the wake of the MeToo movement and just days after the sentencing of Harvey Weinstein, the timing couldn’t be more pertinent.
Will (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys by controversial?
Absolutely. In fact, Corey Feldman has revealed he has received death threats ever since it was announced he was working on the documentary. He has since stated that he feels his life is very much in danger and has hired 24-hour security. Corey Feldman has said he will reveal the names of the people who raped and abused Cory Haim and himself when they were children.
Feldman has also confirmed that other victims come forward in the film. And that one of the names in particular “is a name that everybody on the planet knows.” A comment that had led many to speculate it could be the now-deceased Michael Jackson, who shared an awkward friendship with Feldman back in the eighties.
However, Feldman has described that individual as a powerful Hollywood figure.
Feldman has also stated that all the names in the film were given to police decades ago. It’s was a lack of action then, and for the sake of exposing these people on the behest of his friend Corey Haim, that he is taking a more theatrical approach now.