I’m so excited about this! I remember meeting Laurie Kahn and hearing her describe this project and being amazed at how BIG it was. From the look of this trailer, she’s really kicked it off in full force and I would be heartbroken not to see the rest of that film. It already takes a more positive and comprehensive look into the readers and writers of romance than I’ve ever seen. One that is up to date and doesn’t try to be tongue-in-cheek or shame readers across the globe.
I couldn’t help but smile when I saw the aspiring author putting together her FedEx package to mail to RWA for the Golden Heart. I had that moment too, hoping that it would be the moment that kicked off my writing career–and it was. That contest is now electronic — that particular experience is a thing of the past, but this documentary has captured it. Because these filmmakers want to take a real insider’s look into the romance genre.
The project requires $50,000 by August 27th to be funded. It’s almost halfway there. I’ve already donated. I think it’s a worthwhile project for any reader or writer to become involved in — not just in romance. Because from what I’ve already seen, this documentary really tries to capture that connection between readers and writers and nowhere is it more far-reaching and passionate than in romance.
For more information about the entire Popular Romance Project, visit the website. It’s a lot bigger than just the film: http://popularromanceproject.org/