At 9pm on Monday, Tom Felton’s directorial debut Tom Felton Meets the Superfans aired on BBC Three in the UK! The much anticipated documentary was met with both critical acclaim and a massively positive fan response.
The hour long look into the lives of self proclaimed Superfans quickly trended on Twitter in the UK, and was soon shot to the top of the list:
— Trendinalia UK (@trendinaliaGB) March 23, 2015
— Turnip (@RuebeKAW) March 23, 2015
The documentary provided insight for the unaware, and was unanimously declared an accurate, and thoughtful portrayal of fandom and fan culture by the fans themselves.
Look how HAPPY it makes them all though. That cannot be a bad thing. #TomFeltonMeetstheSuperfans
— Abi B (@mizzban) March 23, 2015
Finally people are taking the time to understand!#TomFeltonMeetstheSuperfans
— hollie♡ (@hollie24x) March 23, 2015
At the end of the show, Tom’s Harry Potter co-stars, the fan conventions and fansites, along with Superfans were all Tweeting the same thing: what a great experience!
Fantastic doc by my mate @TomFelton if you've missed it I'm sure it's on the iplayer. Well done mate, very interesting =)
— James Phelps (@James_Phelps) March 23, 2015
— MCM Comic Con (@MCMExpo) March 23, 2015
— SnitchSeeker.com (@SnitchSeeker) March 24, 2015
I think the most important thing that #TomFeltonMeetstheSuperfans highlights is that we shouldnt be ashamed of what we love
— Jess (@WeasleyRiddle) March 24, 2015
Of course, there’s one major problem with the show… everyone wants more!!
— Lucy Black (@lucyedgehill) March 24, 2015
— feltbeats (@feltbeats) March 24, 2015
As a group of people dedicated to promoting Tom and his work, we would like to take this time to thank Tom for his wonderful insight into a culture mostly thought of with derision by the general populace, if not overlooked entirely.
All of us have been involved in fandom for a long time, and for Tom to feel so strongly about our community, and treat it with such respect and understanding just makes us know we’re working with a man who is definitely worth our time and efforts.
If you were a poor soul who missed the show, you can catch it on BBC iPlayer.