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Fuck What You Love

Fuck What You Love

Released: 19th August 2016

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56 page fanzine.
Featuring 56 pages, "Fuck What You Love" offers critical, radical approaches to the idea of pop star fandom and the celebrity phenomenon in general. Featuring a multitude of contributors, the zine focuses on queer and female voices but with wide-ranging subjects and objects of desire. What makes Fuck What You Love so attractive as a publication is the variety of tones, never settling into dry Critical Theory examinations of Pop Culture as Spectacle or self-indulgent diary entries. Instead, there are personal takes on the idea of fandom, obsession, desire and drive to touch the untouchable. Favourite essays include Bethany Rose Lamont's "I Can't Get No Satisfaction: Sexual Frustration + Pop Music" - sample paragraph: "Pop music has become the blackhead build up on the back of the public imagination and I've been watching pimple-popping videos on YouTube to relieve my own tension. It's been building up and now it's ready to burst." Austin Sears' thoughts on "Representation and the Queering of the Pop Star" are illuminating and editor Claire Biddles' "Matty Healy" uses an object of affection as a prism with which to view her own life experience. Taken as a whole Fuck What You Love is funny, informative and strangely moving.