The whole concept of being a "nerd" has changed dramatically over the past decade or so. I recall a traumatizing pre-humblebrag era experience in 2nd grade, when after getting a perfect score on a bunch of math tests, I came home crying because everyone had called me a "nerd." It seemed like the worst insult possible, and that moment was a key factor in me inevitably choosing a path rooted in the gradual, yet unmistakeable human decline that you can find me at today.
But since that time, the concept of "being a nerd" --with the rise of the internet, hot girls in thick-rimmed glasses, and hipster counter-counter-counter-culture -- has kind of been shittily compromised. "Zero Charisma," which premieres at SXSW next week, tells the story of a low-life gaming enthusiast, and his quest to preserve the only thing in life that's really his. Looks funny, and good. Could see this being a Netflix gem in the near future.