Second Skin takes an intimate, fascinating look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging, hugely popular genre of computer games like World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Everquest, which allow millions of users from around the world to simultaneously interact in virtual spaces. We meet couples who have fallen in love without meeting, disabled players whose lives have been given new purpose, those struggling with addiction, Chinese gold-farming sweatshop workers, wealthy online entrepreneurs and legendary guild leaders- all living in a world that doesn t quite exist.
...the human dramas of individual gamers are what really make this technically polished docu so fascinating. --Joe Leydon, Variety
Probably my second-favorite documentary of SXSW… Second Skin is wildly entertaining, but also manages to be informative and worthy of contemplation of where our society (or a portion of it) is headed. --Steve Propky, Aint-It-Cool News
Another doc generating significant buzz: Second Skin, ... a fascinating film... gets audiences who've never considered spending 18 hours in front of their computer to sympathize with those who do. --Randee Dawn, The Hollywood Reporter