MY LITTLE PONY Documentary Studies the Unexpected Adult Male Fanbase
To my everlasting shame, I will admit that I have watched more than one episode of the new My Little Pony animated series. Now I know that at least I am not alone in my strange fetish for a little girl's cartoon. Are YOU a Brony?
Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony started as a Kickstarter campaign and quickly become one of the most funded documentary projects of all time with over $322,000 raised for the production of the feature film. The film has now been released on DVD and digital download.
One would be hard-pressed to find a cultural sensation as unique and as unexpected as Bronies: a group of mostly young adult men who are dedicated fans of the animated series created for little girls, called My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The documentary discovers why these guys are attracted to a cartoon intended for little girls and why are they willing to brave society's ridicule for their love of the show.
Along with the essential story elements of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic -- Honesty, Kindness, Laughter, Generosity, Loyalty and Magic - have a universality that extends beyond age and gender and that Bronies are pushing the boundaries of what society deems appropriate in their quest for a kinder, gentler future.
Bronies from around the world, reveal their own unique stories, as they make their way to My Little Pony conventions in Germany, England and, the biggest of all, BronyCon: a convention attended by over 4,000 Bronies in the USA.
The revelations in the film are, indeed, unexpected and give hope to the notion that Bronies might be on to something quite wonderful.
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