How a Cat Works the Red Carpet

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Internet-famous cat Lil Bub attended the premiere of his new documentary, Lil Bub & Friendz, at the Tribeca Film Festival last night. (The movie is a Vice Films production, which makes Bub's cinematic debut a bit like Selena Gomez accepting a Harmony Korine role to "break out.") She worked the red carpet with aplomb.

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She struck poses, mostly while snuggling the red carpet.

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She gave interviews.

Photo: Robin Marchant/2013 Getty Images

Well, technically Lil Bub owner Mike Bridavsky gave interviews. Lil Bub & Friendz explores the lives of several internet-famous cats and their owners. Bridavsky and Bub are the main characters. They live in Bloomington, Indiana.

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"[T]he doc offers a plausible non-commercial explanation for the cat-vid phenomenon," The Hollywood Reporter critic John DeFore writes. "While dog owners have daily walks and dedicated parks as a social outlet, cat lovers are isolated in their homes; if they want to prove how adorable their four-legged roommates are, they have to document it online."

Bub's "freakish cuteness," DeFore continues, "derives from a perfect storm of birth defects: an underdeveloped lower jaw leaves her tongue permanently dangling, stubby legs force her to drag herself around."

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Lil Bub & Friendz is showing for free at the Tribeca Drive-In tomorrow night. Just sayin'.