New technologies have taken over our lives and have become an extension of ourselves. We all use our cell phones for practically everything, such as sending an email, listening to music and even sending a “good morning” message to your partner. Of course, a little misspelling can sometimes lead to a little misunderstanding. That or mind-blowing movies.
Colson Baker, better known as Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) is musician and actor, but now begins his debut as a film director with the movie Good Mourning, a comedy in which more than one can be identified. The film is about a guy who is so confused by a message from his girlfriend that mounts a whole drama thinking it is the end of their relationship.
This is nothing more or less than the artistic representation of a funny anecdote in the life of MGK and Megan Fox (his now fiancée), since the rapper received that same message when the actress had gone on a trip. He, confused to no end, thought it was a good idea to make a movie about it, and when he spoke to Megan again Good Mourning, which was released on May 20, was more than finished.
Such an explosion of creativity should surprise us if we weren’t talking about MGK, an artist who excels in almost everything he does. His musical career attracted attention from the beginning, since in 2009 MGK became the first white rapper to win consecutive victories on Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, a mythical theater for being the cradle of stars who after their debut there, achieved great success in their career. The best example is Michael Jackson. It was shortly after when he began to make himself heard by appearing on MTV2’s Sucker Free Freestyle, where he freestyled numerous verses of his single Chip off the Block. And almost a year later he won Best Midwest Artist Award at the Underground Music Awards and Best Music Video Award at the Ohio Hip-Hop Awards for his single Alice in Wonderland.
From this moment on, MGK‘s musical career advanced more and more, so much so that he has been awarded for his work almost annually since his debut. MGK is an artist who does not pigeonhole himself into a single style or a single art, that is to say, he does not limit his creativity. And unlike others, when he dares to challenge himself, he gets results. That’s what happened last 2020 when he decided to turn his career around and record his first pop-punk style album called Mainstream Sellout. Album on which the famous song Emo Girl is found. The most impressive thing is that it reached number 1 in the charts being the only rock album to achieve it in the whole year.
As for his wanderings in the seventh art, he debuted with the 2014 romantic drama Beyond the Lights, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, in which he played a superficial rapper named Kid Culprit. And just like with music, he soon appeared giving life to other personalities in productions like The Land and, later, he participated in Nerve: A Game Without Rules as the intrepid Ty. In the same year, he had a recurring role in Showtime’s comedy-drama series Roadies as Wes and in 2018 he played Felix in Netflix’s Bird Box: Blindly. He also brought Tommy Lee to life in The Dirt (2019), appeared in a Netflix drama film about Mötley Crüe, and acted as Jurgis in the sci-fi thriller The Rebellion (2019) directed by Rupert Wyatt.
As is evident, MGK is a multi-faceted artist capable of performing on various stages and in various genres both musical and cinematic. He has even become a reference in the art of fashion, becoming the model who opened (and also closed) the last Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2022 Menswear Fashion Show.
In short, Machine Gun Kelly is an artist in every sense of the word, daring, creative and unafraid to prove to himself and the world what he is capable of. Good Mouring has been his last big bet being his first work as a director, but surely we will soon see the results of the work of a creator who always achieves everything he sets out to do.