The reboot of My Little Pony has reached fans far beyond the “little girls” demographic. Thousands of adult men self-identify as Bronies: Dudes who love the stories, characters and themes of the whimsical cartoon.
But this special fandom is about much more. It tears down stereotypes and has become a place (both online and at IRL conferences) to push back against tired notions of masculinity.
This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage) speak with Charlie Worthley, a Brony convention organizer, about this far-reaching community built on acceptance and gender empowerment.
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If you enjoyed this episode, check out Alli and Jen’s shenanigans at BronyCon in their webseries 2 GIRLS 1 SHOW.
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2 Girls 1 Podcast is hosted by Allison Goldberg and Jennifer Jamula, and is produced and edited by Matt Silverman in New York City. Production assistance is provided by The Podglomerate.