Gia Coppola is paying tribute to the fanatics who worship on the altar of Joey, Nathan, Nick, Justin, Ashley, Harry, and Jungkook. She’ll follow-up “Mainstream,” her 2020 exploration of social media stardom, by directing “superfans: screaming. crying. throwing up.,” a documentary that celebrates “the culture-shifting affect of boy band superfans,” per Deadline.
Based mostly on Maria Sherman’s 2020 e-book “Bigger Than Life: A Historical past of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS,” the mission “dives into the fangirl experiences, actions, and markets of the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s, spotlighting the devoted women, girls, and queer followers who’ve turned boy bands—together with New Version, New Children on the Block, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, One Path, and BTS—into multi-billion greenback franchises that dominate each the airwaves and popular culture phenomena,” the supply particulars. It’s going to “discover a spread of fan teams and the distinction they’ve made past making these boy bands a hit, from 1D fan-generated LGBTQIA+ actions to the BTS ARMY’s assist of Black Lives Matter. ‘superfans: screaming. crying. throwing up.’ will have a good time the particular loyalty that lasts a lifetime between these followers and bands and the symbiotic relationship between them that heals one another by means of a therapeutic, all-consuming adoration.”
Coppola can also be producing the XTR and Mixture Movies title through her firm, Detour.
“After I began ‘Bigger Than Life’ half a decade in the past, my ambition was to put in writing one thing that did justice to boy band followers, to have a good time their enthusiasm, simple affect, and life-affirming pleasure. Telling that story on display screen appeared like a complete fantasy,” stated Sherman, who’s serving as an exec producer. “’superfans: screaming. crying. throwing up.’ couldn’t be extra appropriately titled; working with XTR, Mixture, and the good Gia Coppola is a dopamine hit that rivals shouting alongside to a pop tune’s bridge. I imply, within the immortal phrases of One Path, what a sense!”
Coppola added, “I’m a proud pop fangirl, so the chance to translate Maria’s modern, sharp, enjoyable e-book into documentary kind, a format I’ve been craving to dabble in, is past thrilling.”
The author and director made her function debut with “Palo Alto,” a 2013 coming-of-age pic led by Emma Roberts.
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