Passions Just Like Mine, a feature length documentary exploring the culture of obsessive fandom, is currently in post-production. Check out the trailer:
Jose started high school in 1996 where he was introduced to his first Smiths song, ‘How Soon is Now?’. When he heard the line, ‘I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does’, his life was transformed. He soon began collecting all of the Smiths/Morrissey merchandise he could get his hands on. He began emulating Morrissey’s style, including a pompadour haircut.
On the surface, these two people have very little in common, yet Jose credits Morrissey with saving his life. What would cause an eighteen year old Mexican immigrant to become obsessed with a forty-five year old British man who he has never met or even seen in person? What causes people to become obsessed over someone they don’t know and have very little in common with? ‘Passions Just Like Mine’ will investigate this question. The film will be a feature length documentary that tells the story of Jose, as well as others like him, and how fan culture manifests itself.
This might be really fascinating.