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I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story is a documentary about four women, who had their lives changed fangirling over a boyband. The documentary ties in their love for the boyband and what it did to their personal lives growing up.

No matter who you are or where you’re from (some pun intended), you have “fangirled” over something. Fangirl is a term used to describe someone that is uncontrollably excited about something, anything really. The term was first used to describe a girl that was crazy excited, close to obsessed about a band or group, usually a boyband. This documentary explores the fangirl in four completely different women from different backgrounds and generations. And that’s what is best about I Used To Be Normal.

“This documentary explores the fangirl in four completely different women from different backgrounds and generations.”

The four women whose stories are told are Elif, an immigrant and a fangirl of One Direction, Dara a former track star, a fangirl of Take That, Sadia, a writer and fangirl of The Backstreet Boys, and Susan, mother, a writer, and fan of The Beatles. In the case of Elif, her love of One Direction fueled her passion for a career in music. But being an immigrant and with her parents having their own traditions. They did not allow her to pursue her dreams, even though she was accepted into a college for music with a scholarship.

I Used To Be Normal (2019)

Directed: Jessica Leski

Written:

Starring: Elif Cam, Dara Donnelly, Sadia, Susan Bower, etc.

Movie score: 7.5/10

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"…"...having The Beatles considered a 'boyband' is debatable.""

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