Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 film directed by Quentin Tarantino, a homage to his childhood memories of Hollywood's golden age.
The two main characters are actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt respectively. These long-term friends and work partners are almost inseparable, and the buddy relationship with narcissistic undertones lends itself to slash fanfiction. Of the current 312 works on AO3 for this fandom, 255 are tagged Cliff Booth/Rick Dalton and 43 are tagged Cliff Booth & Rick Dalton.
Interestingly, the film includes a Real Person Fiction storyline featuring the real life characters of Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie) along with other Hollywood celebrities, as well as members of the Manson Family. The fictional Rick Dalton is Sharon Tate's neighbour; the presence of Dalton and Cliff Booth changes the end of Tate's story in ways similar to fix-it fanfiction.
- And They Lived More or Less Happily Ever After by queensusan, Cliff Booth/Rick Dalton. Rick and Cliff had been lovers for nearly as long as they'd known each other, and no wives, girlfriends, years or circumstances had yet come between them.
- blues in the night by darkcomedylateshow, Cliff Booth/Rick Dalton, with the freeform tag tfw you do a 10 page paper on the male gaze in cinema and then go see this movie
- Scentless Apprentice by SpaceKitty420. A Fight Club and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood mash up
Archives & Resources
- Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) tag on the Ao3
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood on the IMDb
- Wikipedia:Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Easter Eggs and Reference Guide by Den of Geek. This includes the note: "Rick and Cliff’s bromance is, in fact, modeled after a real one between Burt Reynolds and his stuntman Hal Needham. Once upon a time Needham’s wife kicked him out, so he moved into Burt’s guest house for what was supposed to be a week. The two lived together as bachelor buddies for 12 years."