I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story

The next episode of Movies and Tea is here! This time is a special episode as we take a look at a documentary called I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story. Our first time diving into a documentary and one that is a rather fun topic talking about the “Boyband Theory” as well as what 4 women liking 4 different boybands came to fall in love and be rather obsessed over them and what it has meant now that they have grown up.

Head over to listen to our discussion of this documentary on Movies and Tea and give Elwood’s review of the documentary a read!

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Is there a point were you outgrow boy bands? This is just one of several questions posed by director Jessica Leski in her debut film as she attempt to explore not only the appeal of boy bands but also what sparks such devotion in their fanbases. This she achieves by following four intergenerational women who all consider themselves to be obsessed fans of their chosen boy band.

First up we have Elif who s the youngest of the particpants and an obsessed One Direction fan to the point were she went viral when a video of her breaking down during the announcement of their concert DVD was posted online. Next we have Daria an obsessed Take That fan, we also have Sadia representing the fans of the Backstreet Boys and finally we have Susan who at 64 and still an obsessed Beatles fan even being one of horde of Beatles…

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