How a Professionals slash writer disrupts readers' expectations

Sharon Wheeler

Abstract


Professionals fandom is a fertile ground for AU stories. At face value, Rhiannon's The Larton Chronicles is a pleasant, cozy AU that bears only a token resemblance to the show that inspired it. On closer examination, though, it disrupts a number of the themes that thread through The Professionals, including those of sexuality, race, and class.

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Fan fiction; Gay; Larton; Utopia; Secret police

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2012.0419

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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