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.

Keywords


Fan fiction; Gay; Larton; Utopia; Secret police

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