Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 by Russ Fischer
People play Quidditch in real life. Seems weird, but who am I to tell people how to spend their time? The game is a bit different without magic, of course. OK, it’s a lot different. No flying brooms, no buzzing snitch. But a dedicated group of people have figured out a way to translate the game into our muggle world in a way that works for them. The documentary Mudbloods follows some of these players as they work their way towards the recently-founded Quidditch World Cup. Watch the Mudbloods trailer after the jump.
Given that the sport is played on college campuses, there’s no real surprise that Quidditch players have to fight through disinterest and even derision. What’s the line between cosplay, and actually playing a game invented for a fantasy world? In the end it doesn’t matter — the sweat and effort is real, and the blood is real. That makes it real for the players. Everyone else can stick to football.
You’ll be able to see Mudbloods in October. Trailer via Bond360.
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Transforming Harry Potter’s fictional competition into a physically demanding, real-life sport, quidditch has secured its place as one of the fastest growing collegiate club sports today. MUDBLOODS follows the resilient underdogs of the UCLA Quidditch team as they make their way to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup in New York City. Through nail biting victories and losses, the dreamers, creators and athletes who make up this exceptional community come together to make this magical sport into something you could’ve never imagined, until now.