14 Thursday 14th April 2016
From Elvis through *NSYNC to Bieber, the idea of the 'fangirl' encapsulates adolescent obsession and conspicuous consumption, a mixture of unabashed earnestness and blind celebration of image. Well, that's one take, and it's one perpetuated by the media and others that often comes across as patronising, denigratory and perpetuating the very same totems that attract fans instead of interrogating them.
That's why Fangirl is a breath of fresh air. It seeks to understand where they're coming from and what motivates them, instead of focussing on the more hysterial aspects. It's particularly intriguing with the rise of celebrities within social media. Check it out.
Fangirl from Liza Mandelup on Vimeo.
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