I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story
Ever screamed your heart out at a pop star?
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Four women (two from Australia, two from the US) recount their absolute adoration for some of the biggest boybands of all time; from the Beatles, through to Take That, the Backstreet Boys and One Direction.
And for one of them, her obsession with a particular clean-cut crooner was directly linked to her coming out!
For perhaps the first time, the idea of fandom is put in the spotlight and we see all its moves. What does it mean to be a fan? Who do we choose? And what do we get from such a one-sided relationship? The four subjects are brutally honest about their slavish devotion to these hunky hotties, and they'll make you laugh, cry and relive your own teen years spent obsessing over some super-cute singers.
Join Us after the film for a Q&A with producer Rita Walsh and Take That superfan, Dara!
This screening was previously advertised as Close Captioned, it will now be screened with Open Captions.
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"an informative, empathetic, engaging and accessible exploration of [fandom]" - Screen Daily
"I walked out of I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story with a spring in my step, a smile on my face, and a general wash of warm fuzzy splendour that lasted with me for days." ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟 - The Lowdown Under.
Presented with the Queer Screen Film Festival