Fan Film, Fan Films

When Harley Met Pee Wee: A Romantic Fan Film

One of the reasons why fan films are worth examining is because they present an alternate view of mass culture, often trading in stories that would never be created, approved or released by proper copyright holders. As a case in point, consider Harley Quinn’s Big Blind Date—a crossover fan film between minor Batman villain Harley Quinn and 1980s Saturday Morning mainstay Pee Wee Herman.

As the latest release by Influence Films—the third in about nine months—the short stands as the company’s most consistent release yet, despite what might appear on the surface to be a completely bananas idea. [Full disclosure: I'm 'thanked' in the end credits, but had already formed my own opinion by the time I noticed that kind gesture]. What do you think? Share your thoughts below in the comments.

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