In a safe and serious corner of the internet, Club Chalamet is a strict no-kids-allowed zone. It’s not a silly or a particularly sexy place: a photo of 23-year-old actor Timothée Chalamet from his 2018 GQ cover shoot looks at you from the top of the page, next to the name of the website written in bright yellow letters. There is an atmosphere of calm and precise organisation.
This is a forum for mature fans of the young actor, offering an inclusive environment for older people to share their love. Although it’s the only message board of its kind, Club Chalamet is indicative of the growing community of adult fans – self-described by some as ‘stan-mas’. The name riffs on the possibility of being Timothée’s grandparent, while reclaiming the power of the sound-minded ‘stan’ – itself a portmanteau of the words ‘stalker’ and ‘fan’.
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