I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (2018)

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From The Beatles, to the Backstreet Boys, to Take That, and One Direction, I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY will take you back to the fun, fantasy and feelings of your teenage years. Filmed over four years, and spanning three generations, this intimate coming of age story follows a diverse group of women who have had their lives dramatically changed by their boyband obsessions. These four women must navigate the challenges of relationships, family, sexuality, and faith, while constantly grappling with all the problems and contradictions that are part of being in love with a boyband.

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

It becomes gently clear that for each woman, boy-band love has been painful and sustaining. No one else understands the purity of it, the acute longing or the singularity each girl feels.

November 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I Used to be Normal does great work at getting behind the screaming headlines and shrieking stereotypes to the emotional and psychological realities of women's experiences.

October 2, 2019 | Full Review…

I Used To Be Normal takes a very quirky subject matter and turns it into an engaging and endearing feature length documentary.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

I appreciated how the stories were told and the fact that they actually played clips of the bands' music. It also had a good runtime of around an hour and a half...

September 25, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

The screaming fans of Lonely Boy suddenly make sense.

May 23, 2019 | Full Review…

An engrossing and wonderful documentary that proves that while the boy-band genre is a mans world, it ain't nothing without a woman or a girl.

February 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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Much more interesting than I expected. I’m not a fan of any of the bands, but I enjoyed the stories and the glimpse into the lives of the superfans.

Nicki Marie
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