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Gia Coppola to Direct Boy Band Documentary Superfans: Screaming. Crying. Throwing Up.

Gia Coppola is set to direct a forthcoming documentary titled Superfans: Screaming. Crying. Throwing Up., as Deadline reports. The project is based on the 2020 book Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands From NKOTB to BTS by journalist and Pitchfork contributor Maria Sherman. Coppola will co-produce the project along with Jason Bateman’s production company Aggregate Films.
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Gia Coppola To Direct Boy Band Fanatics Doc ‘superfans’ For XTR; Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films Producing Alongside Coppola

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Gia Coppola (Palo Alto) is in production on superfans: screaming. crying. throwing up., a documentary that she’s directing and producing for global nonfiction entertainment studio XTR and Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan’s Aggregate Films, via her company Detour. The film celebrating the culture-shifting influence of boy band superfans is based on Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS, a book by journalist and lifelong fangirl, Maria Sherman. It dives into the fangirl experiences, movements and markets of the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s, spotlighting the devoted girls, women and...
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Gia Coppola on Mainstream, fairy tales, social media and more

To celebrate the release of Mainstream, which is out now on Digital platforms in the UK, we had the pleasure of sitting down with its writer/director Gia Coppola to find out all about it. Frankie (Maya Hawke) is a young woman at a crossroads, trying to forge her identity and...

Gia Coppola on family, filmmaking and the dark side of internet stardom

Gia Coppola doesn’t set out to make films that are off-the-wall. It’s just in her nature. “​I always go in with the intention of creating something that’s very simple and straightforward, but I’m quite weird so it becomes this bizarre thing,” she says, Zooming in from her sunlit home in Los Angeles. ​“I can’t seem to help it.”
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Female Filmmakers in Focus: Gia Coppola on her new film 'Mainstream'

Welcome to Female Filmmakers in Focus, where you will find a recommendation for films directed by women to seek out each week. This week features an interview with Gia Coppola about her new satire ‘Mainstream,’ plus a look back at ‘Zola’ director Janicza Bravo’s debut feature film ‘Lemon.’. Mainstream (directed...

Gia Coppola on Mainstream, Her New Film About An Out-Of-Control Influencer

Mainstream was born when Gia Coppola caught up with a friend who was managing the YouTube sensation PewDiePie. “I was like, ‘I don’t understand what you do as your job. It’s so confusing to me.’ And she was like, ‘Well, these people tell stories on the internet. I mean, PewDiePie just plays video games, and people love it.’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t get it. It doesn’t make sense. People just open a box, and people are zoned out and love that?’”

In a new film, Gia Coppola dissects ‘Mainstream’ culture

Gia Coppola was feeling out of touch with popular culture when she stumbled upon the ending of Elia Kazan’s 1957 satire “A Face in the Crowd” several years ago. The story of a folksy truth-teller who rises to dangerous levels of fame and influence on television seemed oddly prescient (and this was before it became “trendy” again after the 2016 presidential election). The image of Andy Griffith laughing maniacally stayed with her.

Gia Coppola Made ‘Mainstream’ to Capture the Weirdness of YouTube Fame

Although Gia Coppola’s last name might suggest an inevitable career in filmmaking, the writer/director didn’t necessarily set out to make movies. She happened into the medium after making short films for several fashion brands, and her first feature, Palo Alto, arrived in 2014. Based on James Franco’s short story collection of the same name, the film premiered at several international festivals and earned Coppola positive reviews. Despite its success, though, the director didn’t shoot another feature until 2019. And it’s only now that that the film, Mainstream, is coming out.