‘Harry Potter’ star, Tom Felton, to Make Documentary About Fandom
Draco Malfoy may have disliked Muggles but Tom Felton sure doesn’t.
It was a massive insight for me, going behind the ropes and seeing what people actually do to stand behind a railing at an event. You don’t really think about the three hours it took them to stand there and get the best spot.
Once the film airs on the BBC, it will be released online for fans all over the world to enjoy.
As a fangirl, I have mixed feelings about this. While it’s a wonderful idea to showcase just how dedicated and passionate we are, it might seem like a glimpse of an extreme version of what fandoms are actually about. Documentaries and coverage like this usually lead to mockery and misunderstanding to people who don’t understand what fandoms mean to us.
Also, can we throw the term “super fan” into a bottomless pit where it won’t come back? The idea that there’s a hierarchy to geek culture and fandoms will only alienate people and it’s lame to think there’s something extra special about fans who have the resources (and the money) to collect items that not all people are lucky to have.
On the plus side, it’s nice to see someone who is actually involved in an iconic fandom to represent us. Felton is an amazing representation of fandoms, staying faithful to the series that made him and many others a household name.
We’re glad that even in 2015, the Harry Potter fandom continues on.