From Beatlemania, through Take That and The Backstreet Boys to One Direction, a new documentary celebrates and explores women’s stories of coming of age through their beloved music idols, and how a deep love for these groups has helped them through pivotal life experiences.
Rita Walsh is one of the producers for I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story and joined Mark Sainsbury on Morning Talk to discuss her documentary which is currently featuring at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
All of these girls are going through really meaningful experiences.
The film profiles the lives and loves of Elif, Sadia, Dara and Susan, four women aged 16–64 who are self-confessed boyband fangirls.
This documentary is a celebration of women coming of age and navigating adulthood through the music and romantic appeal of their beloved boybands.
See the film at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
Listen to the full interview with Rita Walsh above.
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