MUFFTix: I Used To Be Normal at Hot Docs 2018

MUFFTix: I Used To Be Normal at Hot Docs 2018

 Still from "I Used To Be Normal" of a teenage girl sitting in a baseball dugout with headphones on listening to music.

Still from "I Used To Be Normal" of a teenage girl sitting in a baseball dugout with headphones on listening to music.

What's this? We've got more Hot Docs tickets to give away?!!? We sure as heck do! We're pretty excited about this one because it looks like an absolute blast. I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY is directed by Jessica Leski and is having its world premiere at the festival. We often hear about the boybands or the fans through their eyes but its not so often we have a fangirl story from the perspective of the women themselves. 

A Beatlemaniac, a Directioner, a Thatter and a Backstreet Boys fan recall the fun, fantasy and flood of feelings that boyband obsessions continue to bring to their lives beyond the initial teenage rush. Three generations of women from diverse backgrounds find freedom, identity and creative release from fandom and remove its stigma. A refreshing look at women as the subjects of fandom rather than the objects, I Used to Be Normal conveys all the joy, excitement and shame that goes along with being a fan of a certain gender and a certain genre

I think we can all agree we fangirled over someone in our teen years. Don't deny it. (For me and my girlfriends it was The Moffatts and no, I absolutely will not be telling you which one I planned on marrying.) This documentary looks like the absolute perfect thing to kick off Hot Docs with. That is why we are extra-extra excited to be giving away tickets to the FIRST screening! There's nothing like supporting women in film by attending a world premiere.

The screening is on Thursday, April 26 at 9:15 PM at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away and will be drawing and notifying the winners via email on Tuesday April 24. 

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 "I Used To Be Normal" film poster featuring a photo of excited young girls at a concert and styled with doodles and stickers.

"I Used To Be Normal" film poster featuring a photo of excited young girls at a concert and styled with doodles and stickers.

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