"And They Saved My Sorry Ass" is a documentary/personal essay film about queer ani- me lovers (including the filmmaker) based both in the US and in China. This film focuses on how these fans express their identities by embodying and re-interpreting anime characters. Experimental methods, such as staged performance, first-person narration and abstract imaging are explored in addition to conventional interviews. This thesis follows the pre-production, production and post-production processes of making this film through 2020 to 2023, also mapping out marketing and distribution plans after finishing the project.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Sciences
Film and Mass Media
Feature Film Production
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Yang, Chunxiao, "And They Saved My Sorry Ass: A Documentary Discovering Self in Contemporary Fan Culture" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1701.