“I’m rooting for you.” - Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
I Didn’t Write This is a new literary adaptation series in which I adapt and direct excerpts of poetry and literature written by other people. New episodes on Fridays, occasionally. Subscribe, maybe?
I Didn’t Write This - Ep. 6: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Directed by Yulin Kuang
Starring Mary Kate Wiles and Denver Milord
Featuring original fanart by toerning and doctorhooper
Reading Fangirl was like finding a long lost diary I had forgotten I’d kept. Thank you so much to rainbowrowell for bringing this story and these characters to life - I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that felt so much like it was written specifically for me, and there are so many of us who feel that way. That’s a pretty spectacular thing, for one author to connect directly with so many readers in one book, so infinite props to Rainbow for being her special kind of awesome.
I picked this scene because I thought it’d be the most fun to tackle for both me and my cast, as it’s one of my favorite scenes from the novel and a major turning point for Cath and Levi. I unfortunately didn’t have the time or the resources to shoot all of my favorite scenes (let’s be real here, given infinite time and money I would just shoot a Fangirl fan-feature and adapt all the fanfic parts as full-scale productions a la Sherlock’s fan-theory sequences in the season three opener), but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to also direct The Outsiders scene as long as we had the set and our Cath & Levi! So check out our bonus photo montage scene adaptation over here.
Thanks for watching!