Eminem co-producing a documentary about stans

Eminem is co-producing a new documentary about stan culture with the working title of Stans, a word that dates back to his own 2000 song of the same name. According to Variety, the synopsis calls it “revealing, edgy, and disarmingly personal journey into the world of superfandom, told through the lens of one of the world’s most iconic and enduring artists, Eminem, and the fans that worship him.”

It’s being directed by Steven Leckart (Challenger: The Final Flight, What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, etc) and it’s expected to be released later this year via Eminem’s own Shady Films, in association with DIGA Studios and Hill District Media, with initial distribution from Paramount/MTV.

Shady Films’ Paul Rosenberg and Stuart Parr say, “Stans’ will be the opportunity for us to to turn the camera around and ask the audience about being fans — and in some cases, fanatics. This is a study of the relationship between fanbase and artist through the lens of one of Eminem’s most fascinating songs and one of the world’s most important entertainers.”

DIGA CEO (and former MTV top executive) Tony DiSanto says, “Paul Rosenberg and I have known each other since my days on MTV’s ‘TRL,’ a show that was driven by the power of fandom, bringing artists and their fans together. So when he told me about the idea for this film, it felt like we had come full circle. ‘Stans’ will explore the complex relationship between fame and super fandom, told through the lens of one of the world’s most Iconic artists, Eminem, his music, and, especially, his most extreme fans.”

Stay tuned for more.

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Top photo: Eminem at Bonnaroo 2018 by Dana Distortion. More here.