I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY
22 NOVEMBER / RATED PG / 96 MINS DIRECTOR Jessica Leski CAST Elif, Sadia, Dara, Susan
DID ONE DIRECTION light up your life like nobody else? Ever wished the Backstreet Boys would quit playing games with your heart? Whether you get these references or not, there’s plenty to enjoy in Melbourne filmmaker Leski’s documentary, which catches up with four female superfans (two Australian, two American) variously of the aforementioned pop acts plus The Beatles and Take That, across several years. The film is frontloaded with the really fun stuff – the delirium, inherent ludicrousness and even the love of music that comes with being a bona fide tragic – before it digs deeper into the lives of the devotees. It proves to be a fascinating exercise, told with sensitivity and wit.