4. Instagram Shows a Perfect Taylor, but She Isn't What She Seems

Taylor is very much like Ingrid. While Ingrid is obsessive, Taylor is a narcissist. She is the epitome of living life to the fullest and wanting you to know it. She even uses "hashtag blessed" to an annoying level. Everything she posts is elegant, but her perfect image is medley of her own husband Ezra's (Wyatt Russell) personal interests. She merely warps it to make it her own.

Being with Taylor in person, Ingrid discovers that she is just like her. The film dives deep into questions about character change based on social media.

The film wants us to think Ingrid, Taylor, and their new group of friends were once decent human beings. But with social media and the ability to hide flaws, they are now perfect human beings.

Taylor and her friends use social media as a food source to feed their hunger to hide their ugly side. And with that, Ingrid's decision to infiltrate Taylor's life is the film's way of showing how social media invites obsession. Taylor cares for her own success and climbing up the social ladder. She's willing to steal ideologies from her peers and use it for self-gain. Ingrid, on the other hand, sees Taylor's actions, and sets herself to follow in her footsteps.

Social Media is the Weapon and the Great Distraction
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