|Scope/Focus:||US TV & movies starring Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips|
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Kiefer/Lou is a slash fandom that started up in the late 1980s, featuring characters played by Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips. The majority of the stories are based on the three movies the two were in together, but other stories are either crossovers between their films or slash one of their characters with an original character "based on" the other actor. In the '00s, 24 was added to the list of sources used for the fandom.
Kiefer/Lou started at a time when fandoms based on actors and crossover characters as opposed to a single tv show or franchise were rare (but not unheard of. See Harry & Johnny for an example). In media fandom, there was still an enormous divide between Fictional People Slash and Real People Slash, making Kiefer/Lou possibly the missing link between Fictional People Slash and RPS. The trend for same actor crossovers was much less strong in the 80's. 6 Degrees of Canada fandom started some time during or after due South's run in the 90's, fandoms like Hewligan wouldn't develop until the 00's.
The primary canons used in Kiefer/Lou fanworks include:
Starring both Kiefer and Lou:
- Disorganized Crime (1989)
While the fandom's heyday was largely over by the mid-'90s, stories and zines continue to be published into the '00s. As recently as June 2009, a new Kiefer/Lou anthology zine, Only the Strong Survive, was published by Mkashef Enterprises.
The Boys Are Back (1992-1995)
Lost in the Shadows (1988)
A New Life (2003)
Renegade Souls (1992)
- An All Time High
- Heroes (1996)
- Higher and Higher
- Love of My Life
- Only the Strong Survive (2009)
- On the Other Wall
- South of Heaven
- I Still Believe (1994)