Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Taylor Swift Legion of Fans Courted by “Fault in Our Stars” Author John Green on Eve of His New Movie: “I love…the fandom!”


Got a new movie coming out? Need an audience? Just say you’re massive fan of Taylor Swift!

“The Fault in Our Stars” author John Green did just that this week. He’s got a movie coming on Max (HBOMax) on Friday, May 2nd called “Turtles All the Way Down.” It’s another YA weeper, and Green wants people to see it.

(I’m assuming it’s the story of Flo and Eddie, and “Happy Together.”)

Anyway, Green told his 4.4 million Twitter followers this week, apropos of nothing, the he loves Taylor Swift! And he’s not afraid to say it! (His Tweet is below.)

Green isn’t stupid. He needed a Swift endorsement. Instead, he endorsed Swift! “Turtles” took a circuitous route to the screen. Green needs ratings. Swift sold 2.6 million albums this past week. You do the math!

Green wisely wrote:
Every few years, thousands of people are surprised to learn that I am a fan of Taylor Swift.
1. I am a fan of Taylor Swift. I have been since I first heard Speak Now in 2010.
2. I love Taylor Swift’s music and lyrics. You don’t have to. But I get to.
3. I love the Taylor Swift fandom. Again, you don’t have to. But I get to.
4. Making your whole identity disliking something/someone is weird and a bit sad.
5. TTPD is excellent and I love listening to it. The writing is so, so good.
6. Gentle reminder that I delete almost all of my tweets after a few minutes.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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