The Screen Actors Guild has been asked to investigate claims that Joss Whedon's latest "home movie" was all part of an elaborate ruse. Various individuals were asked to "perform" in the Director's house, under the pretext that they were involved in a Shakespearean Comedy; but suspicions were roused when the Santa Monica property appeared on Ebay shortly afterwards.
Rather than shoot the "fascinating text" it transpires that Mr. Whedon was simply collecting footage of the rooms to help the online sale. Actors were encouraged to interact with the scenery not knowing that they themselves were glorified props. Local estate agents had long been aware of issues with subsidence and an Native American burial ground, which had impacted on the value of the estate.
However the scandal does not stop there. On closer inspection of the online images Ebay representatives were forced to remove a series of shots that seem to contain the reflected image of a man holding a camcorder. On kettles, TVs, toasters, even knives and forks - all appear to have the same smirking gentlemen clearly visible. When questioned about this anomaly, the Cast claimed it was Mr. Whedon's way of dealing with the Californian humidity. The Buffy Director himself said: "I've never been happier, I've never been more relaxed" working in his home environment.