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I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story

(Rated PG)

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The Beatles, The Backstreet Boys and One Direction, oh my! Revisit the heady days of adolescent obsession with the joyous new documentary I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story. Following the coming-of-age stories of four diverse women across the globe — with penchants ranging from the Fab Four to Take That — this surprisingly moving film examines complex questions of family, identity, faith and sexuality through the insightful lens of pop music.

"Masterful. Unexpectedly affecting."
— The Conversation
Official Selection: Sydney Film Festival 2018 Official Selection: Melbourne International Film Festival 2018
"A heartwarming reaffirmation of the power of fandom."
— Film Inquiry

Why You Should See This Film

Filmed over four years and spanning three generations, I Used to be Normal is a heartwarming gem from Melbourne-based filmmakers Jessica Leski and Rita Walsh. Representing its titular devotees with sharp wit and sensitivity, this film sheds eye-opening light on a largely misunderstood phenomenon.

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  • Year: 2018
  • Rating: PG
  • Director: Jessica Leski
  • Duration: 96 minutes
  • Language: English
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