The first official trailer for “Snervous Tyler Oakley” has been released, and it pulls at the heartstrings as it highlights the social media star’s struggle to come out to his father.
Directed by Amy Rice (“By the People: The Election of Barack Obama”), the film follows the life and career of the 26-year-old digital icon through his sold-out Slumber Party tour across the U.S., U.K. and Ireland.
After eight years of seeing snippets of his life online, viewers will see the intimate truth of Oakley’s relationship with family, followers and fame on his international tour.
Oakley produced the documentary with Awesomeness Films’ Brian Robbins and Matt Kaplan, as well as Korey Kuhl, Lisa Filipelli and Laura Flanagan.
Oakley uploaded his first video in 2007 while he was a freshman at Michigan State. He now has over 350 videos online with over 490 million views, over 7 million subscribers and 21 million followers on social media.
Oakley has become one of the biggest social media stars of his generation, working with collaborators such as Grace Helbig, Jenna Marbles, Hannah Hart, Tanya Burr, Darren Criss and many more.
He is a big supporter of the Trevor Project, an organization for which he raised over $1 million. In 2014, he received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Web Star and Choice Web Collaboration as well as the Streamy Award for Entertainer of the Year and Activist Icon of the Year. In addition, he has written his own book titled “Binge.”
“Snervous” will available through digital download and limited theatrical release on Dec. 11.