Faced with the impending wedding of Justin Timberlake to Jessica Biel and its question of what you get the bride and groom who already have everything, Timberlake's close friend Justin Huchel hit upon the sort of heartfelt, homemade gift so many have turned to: Film homeless people wishing them well, because of the humorousness of contrasts and so forth.
Huchel—a "straightforward, honest, and forthcoming" real estate agent who deals in the sort of luxury homes homeless people so amusingly can't afford, and who boasts "a commitment to integrity" and hilarity—interviewed L.A. indigents in various states of poverty for a video titled "Greetings from Your Hollywood Friends Who Just Couldn't Make It." As suggested, his film takes as its comedic premise the idea that its subjects were simply unable to attend Timberlake and Biel's $6.5 million celebration at Italy's Borgno Egnazia resort, perhaps because they'd missed the private jet chartered for the rest of the guests like Jimmy Fallon and Andy Samberg, or maybe because they were so absolutely destitute that their days were already all booked up with talking to any smirking asshole with a camera in the hopes that he might give them some loose change.
Gawker got hold of the entire video (posting a 20-second excerpt), in which its interview subjects—some of whom "are obviously intoxicated, mentally ill, or both, and at least one of them is entirely incapable of speaking"—bid Timberlake and Biel hello, while an off-screen male voice, presumably Huchel's, asks them about when they last saw the couple, with probing follow-ups like " Did you and Jessica mess around?" and "Were you performing with them?" (Note: This is funny, because homeless people are not known to have been intimate with Jessica Biel nor have performed in concert with Justin Timberlake.) And then there's this inspired moment: "At one point, after commentary from an apparently transexual man, Timberlake's 'SexyBack' is played in the background"—a moment that is also comical, because of the implied ironic juxtaposition and transphobia.
Not surprisingly, Huchel's lawyers have already drafted a letter to Gawker demanding that it return his video, which was of course meant only to be "used and exhibited privately at Justin Timberlake's wedding as a private joke," where it could be enjoyed by those who, you know, really get it. As such, his attorneys are decrying Gawker's efforts to "exploit" Huchel, which is hilarious. Mocking-the-homeless-at-your-celebrity-pals'-extravagant-wedding hilarious? Well, obviously not, but then, so few things are.