The Kardashian-Jenner clan – whether you wish to admit it or not – is an emblem of the millennial generation. A success story bound to the social media crazed society we continue to fuel. Keeping Up with the Kardashians currently boasts 15 seasons on air; if the ratings weren’t there, nothing Kris Jenner could do would save the show, but they are.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner | Photo by Chris Polk/VMN18/Getty Images for MTV
Kim Kardashian boasts 130 million followers on Instagram, while sisters Khloe and Kourtney boast 89.1 million and 74.7 million respectively. As for the Jenner sisters, Kylie Jenner currently has 129 million followers on Instagram, while Kendall has 106 million. Taking each Kardashian-Jenner sister into account, they boast 528.8 million Instagram followers cumulatively. If you want to discuss retaining a social presence and influence, this family has got it down.
Though many would argue that other celebrity families deserve the title “most famous family” or “most influential,” Will and Jada Pinkett simply cannot compete with the loyal following the Kardashian-Jenners manage to retain.
Kim posts a new dress on Instagram and, within minutes, people are typing in “How much does Kim Kardashian’s new dress cost?” or “Where did Kim Kardashian get her new dress?” In a People Magazine-esque-inspired landscape, this is power.
A Kardashian-Jenner film would be a producer’s, and a director’s, dream
As for the producer, there’s no question that this movie would bring in a ton of money. Kylie Jenner was able to start her makeup brand simply by taking to Instagram and acting as her own greatest advocate. One post of the upcoming trailer, and boom, 50 million people anxiously awaiting the film’s release.
Kim Kardashian, ever since the Ray J sexcapade, has been turning gravel into gold. Of course, all with Kris Jenner manning the reigns. Kris Jenner’s business acumen is unquestionable (and is often considered the source of the family’s success).
As for the director, he or she would get the chance to place a mirror in front of society. The director could – using the most socially influential family – paint a picture of what modern day success looks like, what “influence” means, and how it dictates the entertainment sphere and media coverage. The list of possible angles is endless. However, done correctly, the biopic would be a very poignant and socially relevant masterpiece.
Biopics are all the rage at the moment
From Rami Malek’s recent Oscar win for his turn as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody to the upcoming film about Elton John titled Rocketman, the biopic craze is growing strong.
Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell are set to star in The Best of Enemies as real-life civil rights activist Ann Atwater and KKK leader C.P. Ellis, coming to theaters in April 2019.
While the above examples – the former two focusing on musical icons and the latter focusing on historical influences – may sound disparate from a Kardashian-Jenner biopic, they just possess a different focal point. The biopics coming soon represent past society, and paint a picture of an older cultural landscape; a Kardashian-Jenner biopic would reveal to an audience where we currently are.
And while we may like to believe, and would hope to see, Taraji P Henson’s film soar way above a Kardashian-Jenner-themed biopic, the odds are stacked against her. Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell will tell a story that deserves widespread recognition, while the Kardashian-Jenner clan inherently inspire widespread recognition. The Kardashian-Jenner story may not need to be told, and people may not need to hear it, but open the door, and in will come the naysayers and fans alike.