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Repeat Attenders fan documentary premieres at DOC NYC- Page 2

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My favorite part was Patti’s response to the mother at the stage door. While probably well-meaning, the mother seemed to have forgotten she was talking to a real person! How is someone saying, “I have no idea who you are...” supposed to make a person feel?? Heavens!!!
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Broadway Buddy said: "Does anyone think it’s worth $8? That seems a bit pricy for a documentary that’s an hour and a half. I may consider still. Looking for things to watch during this Quarentine. Looks interesting but will keep on reading what you guys think."

$8.00 is nothing .   

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I just watched this. I don’t think I have words for what that was. It sure as hell wasn’t the “Celebration of broadway and it’s fans” that I thought it would be.

I felt like I was watching a snuff film for most of it. Like, these people were almost just being exploited and made to look absolutely pathetic and they’re just going along with it. I kept waiting for Corky St. Clair to come out in that CATS lady’s home. 
 

And the Debbie Gibson segment - I don’t even have words. 

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The Starlight Express fan was the only one who comes across as even being remotely sympathetic, as it seems her backstory mostly drove her to her fandom. The others are just outright crazy. At least one of them confessed that a big part of the reason for stage dooring and giving gifts is because they are seeking attention. This was definitely exploitative, but there were a few minutes where they had this look that made them realize that they might just be crazy.
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The Starlight woman turned from fan to a Lifetime movie pretty damn fast. I’m just confused as to why these were the people chosen to tell the story about theater fans.
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veronicamae said: "I'd been waiting to see this for so long and was thrilled when they FINALLY released it in some way.

I found it to be an enjoyable documentary, though I was a bit disappointed it focused so much on our dear Starlight-obsessed German rather than more Broadway-focused experiences. Perhaps they're a European-based filmmaking team? (I'm too lazy to look it up / doesn't really matter.)

If they'd made it sometime in the past 2-3 years, it could definitely have focused heavily on SpongeBob, Beetlejuice, Mean Girls, and Be More Chill.
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Just curious... does the documentary feature many younger fans at all? The responses in this thread make it sound like it doesn't discuss the tumblr teens and bootleg traders who usually drive a lot of the conversation on modern stage door culture.

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No, I focuses on middle aged people with some interviews with a couple younger people interspersed throughout.
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It focuses on four extreme fans who very clearly have some type of mental illness, interspersed with industry executives praising fans (almost making the praise look tongue-in-cheek). You can tell the industry execs are carefully choosing the words they are using to describe fans.
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I think a lot of this was filmed before stan twitter made its emergence, right? The guy was at the first or second BroadwayCon and even then I felt like he was maybe missing an important wave.

"This thread reads like a series of White House memos." — Mister Matt
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I just can’t stop thinking about it and what the hell the point of making it was.

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