Monday, November 25, 2013

Bronies Documentary Released On DVD

In what is surely a sign of the impending Apocalypse, there is a group of grown men who share a love of My Little Pony in a way that even my 6 year old daughter has.

Do you want to know why my 6 year old daughter doesn't love My Little Pony as much as these grown men? Because she has fucking already outgrown them.

Before you suggest that there is some kind of overreaching moral that these grown men are trying to suggest, you need to know that my little girl has already received a "Spyin' Lion" award for trying to make another 6 year old feel better after she was unceremoniously dissed on the playground at recess.

The "Spyin' Lion" is given to those students within her elementary school (their mascot is a lion, btw) who are witnessed helping other students during difficult times. Her random act of kindness was achieved without the help of make believe plastic ponies that smell like strawberries.

Or wait, is that Strawberry Shortcake?

Who the fuck cares? She's grown out of Strawberry Shortcake too.

The good news is that my daughter's honorable personality would also prevent her from bullying Bronies, and being there whenever they get picked on by others.

If the idea of grown men actually and unironically liking the cartoons of My Little Pony isn't enough for you to start watching the Jim Bakker Show and become a survivalist, then the fact that these fuckers were able to piece together over a quarter of a million dollars to fund a documentary about grown men liking the cartoons of My Little Pony.

The details of the end of our days is found below.

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony started as a Kickstarter campaign and quickly become one of the most funded documentary projects of all time with over $322,000 raised for the production of the feature film. The film has now been released on DVD and digital download.

One would be hard-pressed to find a cultural sensation as unique and as unexpected as Bronies: a group of mostly young adult men who are dedicated fans of the animated series created for little girls, called My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The documentary discovers why these guys are attracted to a cartoon intended for little girls and why are they willing to brave society's ridicule for their love of the show.

Along with the essential story elements of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic -- Honesty, Kindness, Laughter, Generosity, Loyalty and Magic - have a universality that extends beyond age and gender and that Bronies are pushing the boundaries of what society deems appropriate in their quest for a kinder, gentler future.

Bronies from around the world, reveal their own unique stories, as they make their way to My Little Pony conventions in Germany, England and, the biggest of all, BronyCon: a convention attended by over 4,000 Bronies in the USA.

The revelations in the film are, indeed, unexpected and give hope to the notion that Bronies might be on to something quite wonderful.

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