We are truly living in a guilded age where you can hit up the internet and watch unusual documentaries.
Being a busy man, I carved out an hour to watch on Netflix the documentary I Think We're Alone Now. It has a little bit of a cult following since it's 2008 release. Simply told, it's about two guys, one a transsexual, the other dealing with AAsperger 's Syndrome, who obsess over 80s pop star Tiffany. It's one of those stories where you just can't make up. Yes, there a few uncomfortable laughs in film where they follow Kelly and Jeff, but the filmmakers strike the right tone. They step back and let the subjects speak for themselves. That's a tricky balancing act. When you watch it, your feelings for the guys evolve. You want to help these people.
It's a short doc, but I've been talking about it's themes for days. It portrays those with mental problems in an honest light without passing judgement. On the other side, it's telling portrait of fandom well beyond a singer's peak. As a child of the 80s, Tiffany was pretty friggin big back in the day.