Magazine article Screen International

Seville International Boards Hot Docs Entry 'I Used to Be Normal' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Seville International Boards Hot Docs Entry 'I Used to Be Normal' (Exclusive)

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Sales to launch at Hot Docs and continue in Cannes.

I Used To Be Normal

Seville International will represent international rights to I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story and will commence sales on the documentary coinciding with its premiere at Hot Docs.

After the Toronto festival, which runs from April 26-May 6, Anick Poirier and her team will continue sales at the Cannes market next month.

Jessica Leski directed and Producer Rita Walsh produced the film - five years in the making - with the help of boyband devotees around the world.

Fangirl communities contributed stories, imagery and artwork to the feature, which spans three generations of acolytes of bands from the likes of The Beatles, to Take That, the Backstreet Boys to One Direction, whose lives were changed by their boyband obsessions.

The women must navigate the challenges of love, sexuality, family and faith, while constantly grappling with all the problems and contradictions that are part of being in love with a boyband.

I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Storyreceived principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Documentary Australia Foundation, and was produced with the assistance of Film Victoria. …

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