Is it true, or is it fabricated?
As we step ever-closer to the Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday, buzz around Banksy's 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' increases. A documentary crafted by a popular and shrouded graffiti artist known for questioning consumerism with titles like "I can't believe you morons actually buy this," it's easy to question the film's truth. Though the man himself swears the doc is completely true, his social commentary and hands-on influence over the course of the film have led to all manner of debate. Could the subject and Banksy be one in the same? Did it really play out like the documentary revealed? Could it be a cry-wolf type scenario? A real-life creation of the social commentary present in Banksy's artwork?
Now, in his first extended interview since the film was released last year, subject Thierry Guetta is echoing his famously mysterious friend: "This movie is 100% real."