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Fanfiction But Make it Gay: From the Emo Scene to Larry Stylinson

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Invited expert guest on name3songs podcast, discussing emo, feminist music fandom, and fanfiction.

 
 
 
 
 
Period19/09/2021
 
 
 
 
 

Invited expert guest on name3songs podcast, discussing emo, feminist music fandom, and fanfiction.

 
 
 
 
 

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TitleFanfiction But Make it Gay: From the Emo Scene to Larry Stylinson
Media name/outletname3songs.com
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date19/09/21
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If you grew up as a teen on the internet, odds are you came across fanfiction of your favorite band – whether by accident or on purpose. And if you dove even farther in, you wound up discovering Slash Fiction… Reading/writing fanfiction is a totally normal way to participate in fandom! And with the creation of SlashFic, fans truly said “fanfiction but make it gay. And as per usual, this was judged, because anything loved by teen girls is always stigmatized.

But why was Slash Fiction so popular within the emo music scene? What came first, the fictionalized romances of favorite band members or the on stage homoeroticism? How far is too far when you’re writing fanfiction about real people? And did slash fiction really ruin Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles’ friendship? We’re unpacking all of this and so much more with the help of Dr Judith Fathallah, cultural studies academic specializing in fandom and emo music. And if you’ve read this far and have no clue what we’re talking about – don’t worry, we’re breaking it down piece by piece.

PersonsJudith Fathallah