The Disaster Artist is a film based upon a book which chronicles the making of one of the worst movies ever made. Both movie and book pose questions which go far beyond the film: Who is Tommy Wiseau (the director and star of the film) and what defines good art. Greg Sestero (along with Tom Bissell) gives a history about the making of the movie and his friendship with Mr. Wiseau. James Franco, who wrote an introduction to the book, directed and stars in The Disaster Artist as Tommy himself.
We live in a world where movies are made about movies, where actors become writers, and where the line between good art, cult art, and good literature take back seats to the fascination with character. Is The Disaster Artist film about Tommy Wiseau's film The Room or is it about the attempt to understand the fascination with either a bad movie, the man who made it, or the public who has elevated the movie to cult status. Where lies the art?