The biopic viewer, like the fan fiction reader, can choose to compartmentalize the variations on the celebrity’s star image. However, the legitimized Hollywood film is branded with a greater connection to truth than RPF fan fiction, with the latter often

A residual effect of this closeness was that the “real” personalities and lives of bandom subjects threatened to overwhelm the creative aspect of RPF. Studies of RPF often focus on the inherent flexibility of celebrity identity, because it allows authors