In positioning the series as fan fiction, Hannibal show runner Bryan Fuller and his team claim the identity and ethos of the feminine-gendered fan, a position that allows them to intertextually and ardently acknowledge both the practices and the affect of its primarily female fandom.
Recent episodes of Doctor Who and Supernatural take up the narrative of storyteller as God, raising questions about our fascination with the auteur.
I like active viewers/readers, and while I don’t think that authors are dead, I don’t think they should run after their texts telling us what they mean. A good text should show me its myriad meanings, and great texts tend to contain multitudes.
Seeing Graham as Sarah Braverman evokes for both Derek and me her role of Lorelai, but whereas I view Sarah as maybe a little snarkier and wittier than she’s written in the show, for Derek the roles crash.