“Fans” of serial killer James Holmes post art work
We’ve seen the memes fan girls post on tumblr and Facebook expressing their love/lust for “Thor” villain Loki. Singer Ke$ha uses the name of a serial killer to create a rhyme in her graphic song “Cannibal”. You can even watch a show about a killer’s cult following called, well, “The Following”.
Bonnie and Clyde syndrome, the namesake of this article’s title, touches on the sexual attraction to dangerous people who have committed terrible crimes. What this has to do with fandom, is that there are subcultures of people on social networking who call themselves fan communities of real life killers.
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How many celebs do you recognize in this small batch of Jeremiah’s photos?
A really cool interest story from this week – Jeremiah, a fan who describes his hobby of respectfully seeking out celebrities to take photos with, has amassed over 5000 shots. His favorite celebs he’s sought out? Director Steven Spielberg and Actor Christian Bale, he states, are very fan friendly. His advice on the best celeb photo opportunities, as a fan, would be “outside of Broadway shows and TV tapings” and states his hobby got started when he went to a Star Trek convention earlier in life. When checking out his photo collection on his Facebook page, I see a lot of his photos are also from conventions (he was at Rock and Shock last Fall, where I was, too!) and through a company called VIPNation. Much more to the story HERE
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To add to the other lists I have going on that are fan culture related (movies, tv, books, etc.), I will also soon have a category going for lists of cool fan contests going on with deadlines, requirements, etc. For now, I’d like to direct you guys to the “Walking Dead” Fantasy Sweepstakes. You must be 21+ to enter and know the code from the latest episode. Freebie code from last night, and y’all better bring me if you win from it, is STICK CLOSE link
Here comes a touchy subject, no pun intended: Porn. An industry that generates a mass amount of money, merchandise, turns people into celebrities, and attracts people to annual conventions. All this being said, do Porn enthusiasts qualify as a fan community?
To further expand on this, again with no pun intended, Porn comes in many forms. While a good amount is just hard core gratifying material, there are those who like to create pornographic material to be artistic so as to satisfy the mind and the appreciation for the human form more so than just to be gratifying or to fulfill a fetish. If we are being realistic, here, many fans who are passionate about certain public figures harbor some feelings of, vocal or secretive, lust toward who they like, and can often create some saucy fan fictions that would qualify as pornographic in nature.
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Added more to the following fan-related media lists:
- Movies about fan culture HERE
- Fan culture TV shows HERE
- Books on fan culture HERE
- Songs about or touching on fan culture HERE
Good humored husband of a Rick Springfield fan.
Looking for some great fan culture documentaries to catch on Netflix, despite your no-doubt large and ignored queue of films to still watch? Here are two great recommendations:
Catch “An Affair of the Heart“, a documentary about singer/actor Rick Springfield and his fans, if you are looking for something sentimental, emotional, but with no shortage of funny moments. The film, while it focuses on Rick’s busy career, as well as his high and low moments, is really a love letter to his fans, who one of the interview subjects states that Rick “was a d*ck to his fans earlier in his career, and he knew that.” All of the tales shared, from how his music helped one female fan recover from a traumatic heart surgery to him being a mentor to a young musician, it is clear he treasures his audience.
The next doc you must watch is “Best Worst Movie”. This piece puts the highlight on not only the people who were part of a film that is dubbed one of the worst films ever, “Troll 2″, but on the audience who is obsessed with the film. Whether it’s the bad dialogue, the crazy visuals, or the indistinguishable concept of the film (unless you speak to the pretentious Director about it), these fans cannot get enough of the film and have built a cult following off of it.
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Bronies at a convention. Photo from Papermag.com
Gender roles are often a concept challenged by fanaticism and the things people choose to align themselves with. It seems, specifically, if you are a man, you are expected to like the following: baseball, football, hockey, MMA fighting, maybe even wrestling or boxing, rap music, and sure, titillating magazines. Manly stuff.
A fan community over the last couple years skimming this topic has been male fans, whether adult or teenaged, who love Lauren Faust’s “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” animated show. The Bronies, as they are called, are the subject of the film “Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony”, in which the positive and negative aspects of the community are highlighted. Continue reading
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