Internet Authors Put TV Buddies in Unusual Romances

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Press Commentary
Title: Internet Authors Put TV Buddies in Unusual Romances
Commentator: Cynthia Brouse
Date(s): 1998
Venue: The Globe and Mail (Toronto newspaper)
Fandom: due South, Buddy Cop Fandom
External Links: Internet Authors Put TV Buddies in Unusual Romances
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Internet Authors Put TV Buddies in Unusual Romances is an article by Cynthia Brouse that was published in the Toronto-based newspaper The Globe and Mail in 1998.[1]

It quotes Paul Gross, an actor, writer and executive producer who admits that he has read some slash, as saying, "It seems like a very strange pursuit, but it certainly doesn't bother me." He says that what he read was quite well written and that as a writer he can see it would be a fun exercise. He then points out that a fan's fantasies are not an area into which his copyright extends. "I suppose that character is public ground," he says, referring to Benton Fraser from Due South. "If you're willing to bring it into people's houses every week, the fans are entitled to certain liberties, wherever their imagination is carried by those characters."

The article concludes with the lines:

Slash fiction based on Due South and The X-Files can be found on the Internet at http://slash.simplenet.com. For a comprehensive list of slash sites based on TV series from Law & Order to Xena: Warrior Princess, try members.aol.com/KSNicholas/fanfic/slash.html.

References

  1. Brouse, Cynthia. Internet Authors Put TV Buddies in Unusual Romances. The Globe and Mail p. C.6. August 8, 1998. Accessed October 1, 2008 through ProQuest Canadian Newsstand.
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