POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Celebrate Valentine's Day with
Guilty Pleasures

Directed by Julie Moggan

Guilty Pleasures
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/guiltypleasures/

Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Julie Moggan’s Guilty Pleasures takes an amusing and touching look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. Guilty Pleasures portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world. An Official Selection of the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Borrow a copy of Guilty Pleasures (it's free!)  to screen in your library or community center. The first 5 people to register to screen the film will receive a signed photo of Fabio!

Visit the Guilty Pleasures Partner Toolkit to download the free discussion guide learn more about the romance novel industry.
To buy the DVD go to www.shoppbs.org

Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the desJardins/Blachman Fund, and public television viewers. Funding for POV's Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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