A documentary about the Bronies, a group of adult, (mostly) male fans of the television series My Little Pony.
(The video above is a short clip of roughly edited footage focusing on one of the Bronies featured in the movie.)
An adult, (usually) male fan of the My Little Pony franchise.
Etymology: 2010-12, English. A combination of the words "bro" (as in "brother") and "pony".
The Brony phenomenon began in 2010 with the premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the most recent incarnation of the My Little Pony franchise. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a show in which animated ponies go on magical adventures and learn about the importance of friendship. The show is decidedly targeted at young girls. Despite this, the television series garnered the following of a very unlikely demographic. They call themselves Bronies. The Bronies congregated on the internet at first, but as their numbers grew, they began organizing conventions and gatherings all over the country. The Brony community has recently grown exponentially. The 2012 "BroNYcon" (Brony Convention New York) saw double the attendance of the convention in 2011, and the fandom continues to grow. What does all of this mean?
I am making a documentary about the Bronies of New York City. I have been documenting the Bronies and collecting their stories for the better part of a year. I am exploring the reasons behind the Bronies' love of the franchise and the cultural implications behind their movement.
But I need help! I am not quite finished shooting yet and have run out of money. I still need to transport and feed a crew, pay for equipment rentals, and if I am able to raise enough, get some professional post production work done on the final cut. I would also like to send my movie to festivals when it is completed, and every festival submission has a fee.
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