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I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Jessica Leski

Country: Australia
Language: English

Running Time: 96min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Documentary Achievement Award

The term “fangirl” conjures up a very specific image: young girls bouncing up and down with glee, faces flushed, eyes filled with tears, as high-pitched screams of adoration are unleashed. But what about the girls behind the mania? In I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story, we’re introduced to four women from three different generations that all share one thing in common: Their lives have been forever changed by their all-consuming love of boybands.

With a focus on Backstreet Boys, One Direction, Take That, and The Beatles, Jessica Leski’s colorful documentary is a delightful ode to what it means to love something with all your heart. Taking seriously a subject matter and demographic that is so often mocked, this funny and touching coming-of-age doc will make you want to break out your composition book and glitter pens as you’re taken on a nostalgic journey back to your teenage years.

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credits

Director: Jessica Leski
Producer: Jessica Leski, Rita Walsh
Screenwriter: Jessica Leski
Executive Producer: Kristina Ceyton, Sam Jennings, Deanne Weir
Production Company: Over Here Productions

Music: Jed Palmer
Cinematographer: Jason Joseffer, Eric Laplante, Simon Koladin, Cesar Salmeron
Editor: Johanna Scott



Jessica Leski

Jessica Leski is an Australian filmmaker. She has written and directed two short films, “In the Shadows” (2005) and “Songs for Running Away” (2007), as well as the feature-length documentaries The Ball (2010) and I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story.

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