The concept of shared psychosis in pop culture

Please forgive me dear reader, if this entry is laden with lots of psychology as I am on a psychological high as of the moment.

It is no denying that psychology and many of its concepts are already visible in pop culture. There is this one psychological concept that got my particular interest at the moment; it is the concept of shared psychosis also known as Folie à deux. Quoting Wikipedia, Folie à deux is a syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief are transmitted from one individual to another.
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Perefect Blue: Satoshi Kon’s exploration of the idol industry analyzed

I’ve just rewatched Perfect Blue and boy, I am still blown away even though I’ve watched it years ago. Satoshi Kon really did a good job on this film. Perfrct Blue is a film worthy of many praises. Satoshi Kon’s exploration of the modern Japanese society and to a degree, human society and its folly are so brutally real that it is so fantastic. He really did a good job of exploring the culture and reality of Japanese show business.

I’ve wanted to compare Satoshi Kon’s observation of Japanese show business with my observation of the Japanese show business, focusing on the idol industry and it turns out that we have the same sentiments.
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