It's strange to think of a guy like Kevin Smith as an underdog. He's a onetime indie filmmaker who long ago broke into mainstream pop culture, the voluble guardian of 1.7 million Twitter followers and a master ringleader able to sell out events at college campus across North America.
And yet an underdog Smith most certainly is, as he attempts to remake the Hollywood distribution model and release his latest feature — the politically charged horror flick "Red State" — himself. It's an audacious plan, one that encountered fury from all corners as soon as he announced it during a scorching, I-ain't-gonna-take-this-crap-anymore speech following the film's Sundance premiere.
In short, 2011 finds Smith in a position unlike any he's occupied since "Clerks" debuted at Sundance in 1994. Where does he go from here? Follow along with MTV News and you'll soon find out.
That's because we're presenting "First Take: Live With Kevin Smith," an hour-long live stream hosted by Josh Horowitz and exclusively airing on MTVNews.com this Tuesday, February 8, at 3 p.m. ET.
The filmmaker has largely avoided the media in the last year, but now he'll be answering all our questions about "Red State," Sundance, the future of his career and much more. He'll be answering your questions too. All you have to do between now and the show is tweet your question with the hashtag #AskKevin. What's more, we'll also be debuting an exclusive clip from "Red State" during the show.
Before Smith heads out on a road-show tour with "Red State" in March, bringing the film to auditoriums around the country, MTVNews.com is the place to hear what Smith has to say and to hit him with your own questions. So tune in Tuesday, February 8, at 3 p.m. ET for "First Take: Live With Kevin Smith."
What will you ask Kevin Smith during Tuesday's live stream? Tweet your questions with the hashtag #AskKevin now!