Franz Ferdinand Don't Mind Being Coupled With Morrissey In Gay Fan Fiction

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Title: Franz Ferdinand Don't Mind Being Coupled With Morrissey In Gay Fan Fiction
Commentator: Sarah Kurchak
Date(s): 12 November 2004
Venue: chartattack.com
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External Links: Franz Ferdinand Don't Mind Being Coupled With Morrissey In Gay Fan Fiction (Wayback)
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Franz Ferdinand Don't Mind Being Coupled With Morrissey In Gay Fan Fiction is an article about RPS, focusing on slash fanfiction about the band Franz Ferdinand.

Singer Alex Kapranos has recently stumbled on this world and he’s fascinated with the results. [...] "I think it’s brilliant. It’s really, really funny. And I like that sort of thing cause it means that there’s people who have imagination who are inspired by your personality and the things that you’ve done, so it’s a good thing," he says. "There’s absolutely nothing wrong with fictionalizing a genuine character as long as you make it clear that you are fictionalizing, which I think all that slash stuff does. I think it gets dangerous when people start believing that those things are actually true, and I think for the obvious majority of people that that’s not going to be the case.

The article links to a story posted to the RPS community albion_fic on LiveJournal and gives this summary:

Once upon a time, four Scottish boys moved to London with dreams of becoming rock stars. Struggling to survive, Alex, Bob, Nick and Paul became rent boys. Things seemed hopeless until, one night, this charming man named Steve took Alex to his hotel room. The two fell in love almost immediately and Steve declared that he simply couldn’t bear to think of Alex returning to the streets. When asked if there was anything else he could do for money, Alex told Steve about his band. Grinning, Steve said that he might be able to help. As it turned out, Steve Morrissey was a singer...
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