Before They Were Stars: Kevin Smith Directs “Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary”

Two years before he made Clerks, Kevin Smith was attending Vancouver Film School alongside his friend and future View Askew partner, Scott Mosier. They both decided to do a student documentary film about a local transsexual named Emelda Mae, but the project turned into a complete disaster when Mae just decided to skip town before the documentary was finished. Smith and Mosier wound up salvaging the whole thing by putting together Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary, a meta mockumentary about how their intended documentary about Emelda Mae fell apart. The duo decided to include their short on the DVD special edition of Clerks.

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