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BRONIES: A Documentary About the Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony

When I first learned about adult and teenage guys falling in complete love with what is essentially a show about cartoon ponies, I will admit to a bit of, well, assholeness, which was nothing more than a bigotry against a fanbase that I misunderstood (which is sort of like the pot calling the kettle black considering that my love affair with the 80’s cartoon Dungeons and Dragons is bordering on manic).

But then I had heard that John de Lancie (Q from STNG and the voice of Discord in Friendship is Magic) was heading up a Kickstarter campaign to make a documentary about this phenomenon after receiving tons of fan letters from adults and wanted to explore this interesting development in fandom (I mean if a Star Trek vet feels that an in depth probe into a fan base warrants a documentary, then you sort of have to pay attention).

The idea was certainly intriguing.

And, after raising more than $300,000 for the doc (which is now available for purchase HERE) we insensitive bastards who, for whatever reason, felt above the Bronies are in for a real cinematic treat: A fully developed story about finding inclusion in a world where one feels like an outsider featuring people who are not unlike ourselves (when being a geek wasn’t cool).

Sound familiar?

Moving and heartfelt, Bronies is definitely something that fans of genre can and will relate to if they aren’t too dead inside.

Trailer after the break.

I think you’re going to like it

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