If you haven’t heard of ‘Upper’ by now, you’re in for a bit of a shocking story– Or a completely made up story, depending on who you ask: In December of 2009, a girl named Jackie was filmed during a night of binge drinking and hardcore drug use, only to wind up over dosing and dying that same night.
The footage was kept a secret until an alleged extortionist got their hands on the footage in early 2010 and began leaking it online, causing a bidding war which eventually ended in Quentin Tarantino purchasing the rights to the footage.
The clips show the New York socialite partying, vomiting, and eventually dying, but the question still remains: Is the footage real, or is this the most elaborate publicity stunt for a movie in the history of cinema?
Despite the fact that the footage has been floating around online for nearly 4 years now, not a single major news source has been able to definitively say, “Yes, this is fake,” or, “Yes, this is real.”
The footage has finally been turned into a Blair Witch style movie, and is set for a limited release in NYC later this month, but the question remains: Is it real or is it fake?
Watch the official trailer below and let us know what you think!
ETA: The movie is fake. The trailer shows headlines from several websites, all of which are stories that were never posted online. We’re going to go ahead and assume that this is just a publicity stunt.