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You've heard "it gets better." Experience the film that proves "it gets funnier, too."

Mortified Nation is a documentary about adults who share their most embarrassing, private childhood writings… in front of total strangers. The film blends performance footage of these public confessions with an examination of the rise of Mortified stage shows, and chronicles how the simple act of exposing one’s private past can inspire an entire nation to "share the shame." Transporting viewers back to a time of awkward firsts-- first love, first rejection, first total freak out-- the film captures the adolescent experience in a way few of us truly remember and most of us tried to forget.


From the producers of Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011 Producers Guild Award winner)... and the creators of the Sundance Channel series, The Mortified Sessions. Directed by Mike Mayer. Tweet us, friend usjoin us to hear news about the film.


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    Mortified Nation is available for purchase on  iTunesAmazon, GooglePlay, Vimeo On-Demand, Xbox, Playstation, & Vudu.

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    Past screenings: Austin, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles, Lincoln, Atlantic City, Gloucester

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    "Mortified Nation is genuinely entertaining, but also subversively profound and surprisingly moving."

    Washington Post


    "Comedy gold... funny, touching, and intensely relatable... (a) celebration of the maelstrom of emotions, careful posturing, and naked vulnerability that make up adolescence."


    "Funny... inspiring"

    LA Weekly


    "Everyone who had a childhood needs to see Mortified Nation."

    Huffington Post


    "Why would anyone ever volunteer to do something so humiliating? As it turns out, there are lots of answers."

    - Time


    "I love this"

    USA Today Pop Candy


    "Spills your deepest darkest teenage secrets"

    The Guardian


    "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wince!"

    GOOD Magazine



    Los Angeles Magazine


    "Hilarious... no matter how weird you feel about your diary now, do not ever discard it! You don’t have to share it with anyone, but as Mortified Nation shows, sometimes, re-reading it as an adult is like giving your teen self a big old hug."

    Rookie Magazine


    "Hilarious... you’ll laugh, reminisce, and learn a thing or two (like the term butt crust)."

    Daily Candy


    "You’ll want to dig up your own childhood diaries and start sharing the shame, too. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll squeeze your bumhole tight in mortification."

    Em & Lo


    "Mortified Nation is Hands on a Hard Body for a new generation that refuses to take its hands off of the pages of its past."

    HEEB Magazine



    Ifelicious Blog


    "Pure, unadulterated comedic genius"

    UpOut San Francisco


    "Watch the new documentary, you’ll probably find yourself rooting around in your closet trying to find your old journals."

    The Hairpin


    Radio Interview:

    Take Two (Southern California Public Radio)


    "Watching this doc made me happy I didn’t throw away my middle school journals when I moved... This film makes shame look cool."

    Duluth News Tribune



    "a cultural phenomenon"



    "hilarious and humiliating"

    Glamour Magazine



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