Quick question: I’m working on my MIT 5 paper on trailer mashups, and I’ve been curious about something. I’ve noticed that many of the fake trailers that receive the most attention are for films that are more commonly associated with male audiences (Scorsese, Kubrick, etc).
I know that slash fiction, for example, is more frequently done by female authors, but I’m wondering if fake trailers are more commonly identified with male producers. The reason I ask is that I see these trailers as participating in the ongoing process of canonization of certain films by well-established directors. Of course, the parody wouldn’t work if audiences were unfamiliar with the original film, so maybe these choices reflect a canon that has already been established (it’s also interesting to observe how articles such as the ones I linked are also participating in a second-level form of canonization by preserving certain fake trailers as worthy of attention).
The paper itself is taking shape, but I happened to think about this question as I was writing and wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts about the issue.