For years Directioner’s were known as the most rabid of fandoms on the internet, and even after the disbanding of their idols, their impact remains strong.
A new queer television series has been penned inspired by the five boys, or more aptly inspired by their thousands of fans who would ‘ship’ the bandmates in works of fan fiction.
The independently created show, called Truth Slash Fiction, focuses on 16-year-old Emma Jacobs as she avoids the difficulties of growing up, and her anxieties by writing erotic stories in an online group of likeminded teens.
Sadly, the fictional boyband are not quite the quality of Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne, but the boys of ‘Truth’ are cute nonethless, and we can’t wait to see more of their steamy scenes.
The 22-minute show had its world premiere at the television festival SeriesFest in Denver, Colorado, and won both best series and best actress at it’s independent award ceremony.
While the pilot has yet to get picked up the buzz it is creating online has it a sure thing to find a home soon as fans have already started petitioning to Netflix via Twitter.
Created by Charlie Sohne and directed by Daniel Schloss, the series navigates both intense teen fandom and gay romance side-by-side, in an innovative look at a new wave of online phenomenon.
Watch the trailer below!