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'Haters Back Off' documents Miranda Sings' fictional rise to fame.
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You're about to find out how Netflix tackles the rapid rise of YouTube stars. The streaming giant has posted the first trailer for Haters Back Off, its send-up of internet video success. As mentioned when Netflix bought the show, Haters follows well-known YouTube personality Miranda Sings (Colleen Ballinger-Evans in real life) as she embarks on her fictional bid for fame. It's about as ridiculous as you'd expect. There's a slew of awkward YouTube clips, drama over trivial comments and, of course, an explanation as to why Miranda wears that over-the-top lipstick.

All eight episodes for the first season will be available on October 14th. Whether or not it gets a second is up in the air. This is really a litmus test for a YouTube celebrity's ability to translate success to other video formats -- it's the first time that a YouTuber has had a scripted streaming series on another service. Miranda Sings stands a better chance than many of her rivals with nearly 7 million subscribers, but there's no guarantee that the same people who watch her vlogs are ready for a TV-length comedy.

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