We’ve all heard it before.
The idea that if you spend enough time immersed in a particular genre, you’ll inevitably stumble across some brilliant pop culture references.
But are we right to believe that this is true?
The short answer is yes.
As a pop-culture nerd, you might be familiar with pop-cultural references like The Matrix, Blade Runner, or The Matrix Reloaded.
But what if you spent a few hours a week exploring pop culture and found yourself looking at something like The Hunger Games, The Matrix 3: The Killing Game, or a classic sci-fi movie?
Well, then you might have a pop cultural nerd on your hands.
And as a result, you may be familiar as a pop entertainment nerd.
In the video below, pop culture scholar Brian A. Williams (a graduate student in the Department of English at USC) and I go deep on pop culture history, history of pop culture, pop-cultures and pop-art to explain why the popular misconception of pop-cinema nerds is inaccurate.
Pop culture nerds may be more than just fans of pop media, but they are also fans of popular culture as well.
This article originally appeared on The Next Big Thing on February 15, 2019.
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