Buy it Now is a mesmerising and disturbing account of a 16-year old girl who sells her virginity on eBay for $2,000 and has echoes of lesbian student Rosie Reid who, in 1994, did the same thing to fund her tuition fees.Chelsea’s (Chelsea Logan) bedroom wall resembles a year’s worth of Heat coverage and it’s […]
Buy It Now (2005)Director: Antonio CamposAverage user ratingNo reviewsMovie reviewFrom Time Out LondonAdolescence has always been a period of self-dramatisation, each fledgling adult the hero of his or her own (usually tragic) tale. Thanks to the digital revolution, with its explosion of accessible DV, blogging, YouTube and the rest, these stories can now be articulated, […]
Filmmaker Antonio Campos takes a sidelong glance at consumer culture in this disturbing tale of a girl who sells her virginity on eBay. Shot in two halves, Buy It Now retells the same story in different styles. The first section is a Blair Witch-style faux-documentary, complete with doomy interstitials and fuzzy footage. The second takes […]
Movie ReviewBuy It Now2005Director: Antonio CamposCast: Chelsea Logan, Rosemarie DeWitt, Christopher McCannA- helsea Magan is your average gossip-spreading, party-going, boy-chasing 16 year-old. With the admitted convenience of being a flush Manhattanite, she would comfortably tell you that she enjoys a “night out on the town“ with her girlfriends; expensive clothes and designer accessories; “hot guys“ […]
by Collin Souter“Definitely worthy of some serious Positive Feedback”“But It Now” accomplishes so much in one hour that I wouldn’t be surprised if media arts teachers across the country used it as a springboard for class discussion. It is not only a unique viewing experience in and of itself, but the movie will have a […]
“Buy It Now” – This one is about a 16 year old who decides to sell her virginity to the highest bidder on ebay. Her story is told in two versions, the first documentary, and the second as a narrative. Directed and filmed with such realism by Antonio Campos, it stars Chelsea Logan in an […]
Chelsea Logan really acquits herself well in the second part of the film. Do you have any concerns that (A) she might not be taken seriously as an actress by reenacting her own documentary footage of the first half or (B) that questions of either halves authenticity will relegate her to the Heather Donahue section […]
In addition to appearances on Veronica Mars and Mind of Mencia, Chelsea has worked on several independent features. She collaborated with Antonio Campos, starring as a young girl selling her virginity online, in “Buy It Now”, a film that garnered First Prize in the Cinefondation category at the Cannes Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Cinevegas Film Festival as well as several other awards and accolades. Additionally Chelsea played one of the lead roles in, “to.get.her”, directed by Erica Dunton, which went on to win the BEST OF NEXT Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, as well as nominations & awards at the Milan International Film Festival and RiverRun Festival amongst others.
In 2011, Chelsea graduated with honors with a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, as a drama major in the Stella Adler Studio with a Business of Entertainment Media minor from Stern Business School. She is currently living and working in Los Angeles and New York.