I’ve been internetting around this Friday afternoon and have stumbled upon a real gem. This is the trailer for ‘Mudbloods,’ a documentary about the UCLA Quidditch team as they make their way to the 5th annual Quidditch World Cup, held in New York City. If you’re looking for a quick history lesson on the sport, Quidditch was founded in 2005 at Middlebury College and has since grown considerably all across the world. Nowadays it’s governed by the International Quidditch Association, which I imagine is a lot less corrupt than some other major international sports organizations.
The trailer feels like a cross between Friday Night Lights and Dodgeball, as the documentary takes on a sort of “intense misfits” approach. Everyone’s bonded and formed a real passion around Quidditch, but the sport appears to be a lot more physically and emotionally draining than one may initially think. Great stuff, and great trailer music.