November 29, 2022

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Hype House Review 2022 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew

Hype House Review 2022 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew

A shot of the “Hype House”, a mansion in Moonpark, CA. One of the founders, Thomas Petrou, says the reason why he started the collective was “Why can’t people who hit millions of other people be as famous as A-list celebrities?”

Along with Petrou, the members of the house who were filmed for this reality show are Kouvr Annon, Nikita Dragun, Sienna Mae Gomez, Chase Hudson, Larri Merritt, Alex Warren, and Jack Wright. Even though Chase has technically moved out, he is still a part of Hype House because his mansion, which is closer to Los Angeles, is considered a branch of the collective.

While everyone in the house seems to be having fun while creating content for the house’s social media — like challenging one of the members to a match with a sumo wrestler — Chase is off on his own, playing pinball and making music, supposedly. But Thomas is concerned that Chase hasn’t been contributing content to the collective’s social media lately, and it feels like Chase is ghosting them after the two of them bonded like brothers in the house.

In the meantime, we hear from Alex Warren and Kouvr Annon, who have been in a relationship since 2018, and how the two of them navigate the world of content together and separately. Nikita Dragun is appreciative that the Hype House has helped her reach beyond the LGBTQ community and establish her skin line for trans women.

While Hype House does seem slicker, and it tries to paint the members of this collective as people who are loving the camaraderie of the house while reaping the benefits of each other’s social media reach, we still couldn’t help but feel bad for most of the cast members, given how empty their pursuit of followers and likes seems.

The reality of the Hype House, as well as Hype House is that every single member of this house survives by parsing out their lives as pieces of content. Is there any way that a particular moment can be filmed and put on TikTok, and on which account should it land? That’s the way most of them seem to think, and no matter what they say about the friendships in the house, the reason why they’re there is to produce content.

And while we appreciate Petrou’s goal of trying to make these people reap the same benefits as A-list celebrities, we all know that their fame is fleeting at best. Unless, like Nikita, they have other hustles that can or have become legitimate and lasting businesses, the second they stop cranking out content, the fame and the cars and the parties evaporate.

We see that with Chase a little bit. He’s banging about in his Cheesecake Factory-styled mansion all by himself, and while he says he’s busy, he also seems a little aimless. He’s trying to gain traction with music — Interscope signed him to a deal — but there’s a good chance that won’t work out. He’s feeling adrift without his friends, and it shows. So, even though the tagline for the show says “Friends Before Followers?”, we don’t even think that’s a question to be asked. It’s always followers first, and that’s just goddamn depressing.

Hype House Review 2022 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew