The first time that MÃ©lanie met Clara, MÃ©lanie was stunned by Clara’s sense of authority, and Clara was struck by MÃ©lanie’s pink, glittery nails, which shimmered in the dark. “She looks like a child,” thought the first. “She looks like a doll,” pondered the second.Â
These two women, both of the same generation and exposed to the same media throughout their lives, could not be more different in adulthood. MÃ©lanie is a social media superstar, broadcasting her children’s daily lives on a family YouTube channel. Clara is a young police officer, assigned to the case after MÃ©lanie’s daughter Kimmy is abducted.
Traversing the Big Brother generation, the social media influencer generation, and right up to the 2030s, Delphine de Vigan offers a bone-chilling exposÃ© of a world where everything is broadcasted and profited from, even family happiness.