I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND
FANGIRL STORY (2018) |
DIRECTOR: JESSICA LESKI
“In this often hilarious but heartfelt documentary, the lives of four women
from across the globe are radically changed by their deep love of boy bands
in a fascinating, joyful exploration of intense fandom. From The Beatles to
The Backstreet Boys and One Direction, boy bands across generations
of popular culture will always hold a special place in the hearts of these
women, mirroring the way many of us felt about the comic books, video
games, or movies of our youth”*
I was confused at the beginning, as most of the audience seemed to find comedic elements that I must have missed. Through the beginning of movie it was thinking, “What the heck is going on?” As the movie went on, it got deeper and deeper, and to me more interesting. The movie dove to the underlying psychological structures, that represented a source of strength and consistency that these boybands provided these fangirls.
This movie really was really impactful, because I could see my upbringing relatable to those portrayed. Songs are timeless, and they are just a few clicks away (on most devices).
I really don’t know what else to say about it other than if you want to feel “normal” in your ‘abnormal’ connection with music. Though you may not understand the connection that you have. I highly recommend this movie, it helped me to better understand myself through their stories.
My rating is 4/5 stars!