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Watch ‘Bronies’ documentary about adult fans of ‘My Little Pony’

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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.

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I applaud the father and son bonding aspect of Bronies, but I’ve seen some rather disturbing behaviour from a large number of Bronies in eyebrow raising may/december relationships at the comic shop I work at that has left many of us uncomfortable. Does the documentary look at any of the seedier sides of this trend/fad?

I like the documentary… it’s doing alot of awesome things to explain the whole “Brony Phenomenon”. What I don’t like is the semi-biased ads. It’s like unconsciously the ad services are labeling Bronies and people who like MLP as Gay or at risk for AIDS. It’s funny that the documentary explores the bias and because of how things are programmed or selected, those ads are coming up most often. ‘^^

The reason why the HIV ad is getting played so much is because this video is being hosted at logotv which is a TV network for gays and lesbians.

This documentary was extremely one sided. It makes all bronies out to be these innocent punching bags when in reality some- if not most of them are absolutely fucking disgusting. They sexualize the characters and draw porn of them when it is possible that little girls could go online and see these images. What the fuck. Who the fuck gets off to cartoon horses fucking each other? Seriously?

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