Watch ‘Bronies’ documentary about adult fans of ‘My Little Pony’
In case you missed its premiere Monday as part of Logo TV’s What!? documentary series, the cable channel has made Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony available online.
The documentary, which explores the phenomenon of bronies — adult- and teen-male fans of the animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and its merchandise — got its start with series voice actor John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation), who discovered that a majority of his fan mail seemed to come from adults. He soon teamed with Michael Brockhoff, Friendship is Magic creator Lauren Faust and voice actor Tara Strong to spearhead a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the documentary, which features interviews with bronies from around the world as they head to My Little Pony conventions.
“One would be hard-pressed to find a cultural sensation as unique and as unexpected as bronies,” the documentary description states. “Why are these grown men and women attracted to a cartoon intended for little girls? And why are they willing to brave society’s ridicule for their love of the show?”
You can find out in the video below.