On the “Screaming Fan Girl” as IP Creator

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The Atlantic has an excerpt adapted from Kaitlin Tiffany’s forthcoming book, Everything I Need I Get From You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It. Here is an excerpt:

We have seen so many screaming girls. Every time we see them, we’re like, They’re screaming. And that’s it. Yet the screaming fan doesn’t scream for nothing, and screaming isn’t all the fan is doing. It never has been.

Tiffany argues for a re-imagining of the screaming fan girl, as Beatles fans, Bieber fans, and others have interpreted by popular media.

I’m looking forward to the book!

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