Cynthia Vinney

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Los Angeles, CA
Fielding Graduate University, Cornell University
Movies, TV, Fan Culture
  • Cynthia has written about TV and movies for entertainment sites like CBR, ScreenRant, FilmRacket, Monsters & Critics, and FanSided.
  • She was a Film and TV Features Editor for CBR.
  • She co-authored the books Mad Men Unzipped and Finding Truth in Fiction: What Fan Culture Gets Right and Why It's Good to Get Lost in a Story, about audience's positive responses to fictional stories.


Cynthia has been writing professionally since her first book, Mad Men Unzipped, was published in 2015. She's written news, features, interviews, and reviews for online entertainment publications including CBR, FilmRacket, and Monsters & Critics. She has also performed and published extensive research on the positive impact of pop culture on fans. As a fan herself, she enjoys using her extensive knowledge of film and TV to write for Looper. Her latest book, Finding Truth in Fiction was published in 2020 by Oxford University Press.


Cynthia holds a bachelor's degree in film studies from Cornell University and master's and doctorate degrees in psychology with an emphasis in media psychology, which combined give her a unique foundation to write about all things movies and TV.
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