Richard Linklater spoofs ‘Boyhood’ in new video for PETA

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Spoofing his acclaimed movie “Boyhood” ahead of the Oscars on Sunday, Richard Linklater teamed up with PETA this week to release a short little video about the director’s choice to become (and stay) a vegetarian.

The concept is pretty cute: Pretend that he’s checking in with PETA every five years since 1985 to see how things are going in his animal-free eating.

The joke at the end about how he’s hardly aged is amusing, but this video is among PETA’s more benign tactics to get people to stop eating animal products. For a drive-by of their more offensive ones, check out this Business Insider list of 17 of their most shocking campaigns, and here’s how PETA defends the intentionally controversial approach.

 


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