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chris booklover



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a waste of time. There are so many ways in which you could discuss the subject of romance novels. One would be a sociological approach, asking why they appeal to so many readers. Another would be a literary/aesthetic approach that compares romance novels with other genres or with romances produced in the past. A third would be to look at the romance industry as a business, examining how this affected romance novelists and what they write. This documentary did none of those things. Rolling Eyes
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Lynda X



Joined: 05 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worse than that, I think from what I saw, that this "documentary" just deepened the stereotypes. Only the sex scenes were read aloud and clearly, only women who lack romance in their lives read romances for their vicarious pleasure. I turned it off when I saw the woman selecting a bon-bon to eat while reading. I think the attitude somehow was one of derision toward this genre.
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