Un énorme dossier sur la culture fan a été publié aujourd’hui sur Vulture. Dans ce dossier, on retrouve entre autre un essai de Laura Miller sur les fanfictions, les origines de celles-ci ainsi que les sujets de prédilection de ses auteures, principalement de sexe féminin :
At the risk of stating the obvious, what most fic testifies to is that its authors are really, really interested in men. The prevalence of unconventional sex, homoerotic passion between hitherto straight characters, and outlandish scenarios like male pregnancy are attention grabbers and also create the false impression that fic is primarily about sex. But the undeniable signature of a writer’s fic orientation isn’t eroticism but confession, the frank and extended discussion of emotions. If porn offers men the vision of women whose carnality is neither elusive nor mysterious, fic offers its mostly women readers men whose inner lives are wide-open books — not so easy to find in popular culture.
Source : MILLER, Laura (2015). « You Belong to Me. The fanfiction boom is reshaping the power dynamic between creators and consumers ». Vulture.