Monday, Mar. 29, 2010


Lonelygirl15's first video blog post, "First Blog: Dorkiness Prevails," on June 16, 2006, featured sweet and innocent 16-year-old Bree, who made funny faces into the camera and talked about her boring hometown.

The now famous fictional video series began small, with the bubbly young star lamenting about her parents and other topics typical of teen angst, but grew in popularity as viewers were sucked into Bree's world of mystery — both in the plot, which involved a strange cult, and in real-life rumors surrounding her legitimacy. Though she was outed as a made-up character by the Los Angeles Times in September 2006, creators Ramesh Fliners, Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried — as well as their star "Bree," a 19-year-old actress from New Zealand named Jessica Lee Rose — continued the series, which saw only more popularity after being deemed a fake. The Lonelygirl15 series went on to air hundreds of episodes, even after Bree met her demise during the 12-part Season 1 finale.