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17 August 2015

SRSLY #6: Inside Fandom

We talk the new Pixar film Inside Out, discuss Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet and approaches to fandom, and read comics series The Wicked and the Divine.

By Caroline Crampton

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The Links

On Inside Out:

This is the trailer we feel really didn’t represent the film:

Here’s a piece making the case that Inside Out fails at body positivity.

And here is the piece where Peter Bradshaw compares the emotions to the Scooby Doo gang.

On Benedict Cumberbatch and fandom:

The man himself, asking people not to film him:

Here’s Caroline’s piece about the CumberHamlet, and here is her one from last summer about Martin Freeman’s Richard III and the clap-shaming.

Here we are talking about the Shakespeare side of things with Helen Lewis on the NS podcast.

This is Elizabeth Minkel’s piece about fanfiction and the imbalance of power between celebrities and fans.

On The Wicked and the Divine:

There’s an introduction to the series here.

More info and notes from the creators are on their tumblr here.

Writer Kieron Gillan is on Twitter @kierongillen. Illustrator Jamie McKelvie is @McKelvie.

For next week, Caroline is watching the US TV series Broad City.

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See you next week!

PS If you missed #5, check it out here.

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