I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (2018)

  • Documentary, Music
  • 1h 36m

Filmed over four years, and featuring different generations, this intimate coming of age documentary from 2018 follows a diverse group of women who have had their lives dramatically changed by their teenage boyband obsessions: The Beatles, Backstreet Boys, One Direction and Take That.

These four women, two in the US and two in Australia, all acknowledge how their obsessions have had a long lasting impact on their life. They must navigate the challenges of relationships, family, sexuality, and faith, while constantly grappling with all the problems and contradictions that are part of being in love with a boyband.

Relatable documentary about how a teenage obsession can have a long lasting impact on your life. Charming, funny and up-lifting.

“Entertaining and insightful, this is a must-see for anyone with an interest in celebrity and the subtle (and not so subtle) workings of fandom.” Filmink (Australia)


Jessica Leski