In case you didn’t already know it, Donald Glover is a very different person than his “Community” character, Troy Barnes — and he proves it in his latest project, the short film “Clapping for the Wrong Reasons.”
Gone is the happy-go-lucky optimism of Troy. Instead, we are given a glimpse into a dark day-in-the-life of the “Community” star, “30 Rock” writer, and Childish Gambino rapper.
The 25-minute film features instances of seemingly random, sometimes disturbing, and always depressing events strung together in way that seems to suggest that money can’t buy happiness — at least, that’s the meaning we got from watching it. The post-credits ending definitely puts the entire film in perspective (you’ll see what we mean).
Glover stars in the short, directed by Hiro Murai, along with an all-star cast of unexpected characters like “Boy/Girl Meets World” star Danielle Fishel to Chance the Rapper to Trinidad Jame$.
Watch “Clapping for the Wrong Reasons” below (and make sure to keep watching past the credits for a major part):
What do you think of Glover’s latest project?