In his documentary feature directorial debut, Sean Donnelly examines the superfan phenomenon through two incredibly personal stories: That of 50 year-old Jeff Turner and 38-year-old Kelly McCormick. Both Turner and McCormick claim to be in love with ’80s pop sensation Tiffany, who is best known for her 1987 chart-topping cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now” (also the title of the film). You can watch the film at Snag Films (for free!) right now.
Orwell described a single-party system in which a tiny core of oligarchs, Oceania’s “inner party,” control all information. This is their chief means of controlling power. In the US today, information is wide open to those who can access the internet, at least 84 per cent of Americans. And while the US arguably might be an oligarchy, power exists somewhere in a scrum including the electorate, constitution, the courts, bureaucracies and, inevitably, money. In other words, unlike in Oceania, both information and power are diffuse in 2017 America.