Becky is my hero: The power of laughter and disruption in Supernatural

Judith May Fathallah


Interpreted through Mikhail Bakhtin's theories of resistant laughter, the fan insert character of Becky from Supernatural can be read as an invitation to appropriate the narrative for their own pleasure. However, outsiders to the fan community may not recognize that Becky's depiction is hyperbolic and may thus read the character as a damaging stereotype.


Fan community; Fan fiction; Gender; TV

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