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dc.contributor.authorMelanie Piper
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-25T16:53:15Z
dc.date.available2019-10-25T16:53:15Z
dc.date.created2017-09-25 10:06
dc.date.issued2015-09-01
dc.identifieroai:doaj.org/article:11dfe24c8f7848a5a56cce4f9f7f6ce7
dc.identifier10.3983/twc.2015.0664
dc.identifier1941-2258
dc.identifier1941-2258
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/1391818
dc.description.abstractComparisons between real person fan fiction (RPF) and film or television texts dramatizing real people have been made in debates over the ethics of RPF as a fan practice. In an effort to direct the scholarly focus on RPF from these ethical issues to the texts themselves, I propose examining the similarities between the textual process of adapting real people to fictional characters on both the cinema screen and the computer screen. This paper examines the work RPF writers do in appropriating the various bodies of their celebrity subjects: the fragmented intertextual body of the star image, and the celebrity's physical body as a signifier of star image and status as a real person in the world. I argue that the fannish textual process of adapting real public figures to fictional contexts shares a common element with adapting public figures to the screen in the biopic: both work to recontextualize the public self of a celebrity through the representation of a fictionalized or speculated private self. To illustrate this, I will be engaging with a case study of The Social Network (2010) fandom through works in its kink meme, and how the adaptations of textual bodies are at work in fictionalized fan writing about real actors performing in the Hollywood fictionalized film about real tech entrepreneurs.
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherOrganization for Transformative Works
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dc.sourceTransformative Works and Cultures , Vol 20 (2015)
dc.subjectBiopic
dc.subjectCelebrity
dc.subjectReal person fiction
dc.subjectThe Social Network (2010)
dc.subjectCommunication. Mass media
dc.subjectP87-96
dc.titleReal body, fake person: Recontextualizing celebrity bodies in fandom and film
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