The fanbases of BTS, One Direction and more will be the subject of a new documentary titled Superfans: shouting. Tears. Vomit, Going through Deadline.

The film is based on a book by Maria Sherman title Larger than life: a history of boy bands from NKOTB to BTS. According to the publication, the book “dives into the experiences, movements and markets of fangirls of the 80s, 90s and 2000s, shining a light on the girls, women and dedicated queer fans who became boy bands – including New Edition, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, A directionand BTS – in multi-billion dollar franchises that dominate both the airwaves and pop culture phenomena.” Sherman’s ambition for the book was “to write something that does justice to fans of boy bands, celebrate their enthusiasm, their undeniable influence and their vital joy”. The author described his enthusiasm for the film which previously felt like a “total fantasy”, saying “I mean, in the immortal words of One Direction, what a feeling !”

Directed by Gia Coppola, the film is currently in production under studio XTR and Aggregate Films. “I’m a proud pop fangirl, so the opportunity to translate Maria’s contemporary, sharp and fun book into documentary form, a format I’ve been keen to try my hand at, is beyond exciting,” Coppola said.

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