Imagine now that your favorite ‘beach read’ or 300 page contemporary romance novel came to life on screen. Are you picturing it? Are you thinking of Will from Beautiful Player (I am)? Are you imagining an Earl from a Sarah MacLean book? Are you thinking of any and all characters from Sally Thorne’s (of The Hating Game) mind?
You just might get to see it on screen.
I saw an ad on Facebook for Passionflix.
Assuming it was a Christian movie producer (Ya know, Passion… Christ, Passionate about God, etc.,) and always one for getting a laugh out of a badly made inspirational film (see Old Fashioned the movie), I watched the trailer for the film featured in the ad:
Oh… Oh…. it’s THAT kind of story….
This reminds of me of that one story about an educated girl moving to a small midwest town and falling for a blue collar guy who runs an apartment complex and they get stuck in the dark basement during a Tornado for hours. I have no clue what book am I talking about, but I’m pretty sure I read it. And it doesn’t really sound anything like we see pictured here in this trailer, but at the same time sounds exactly like it.
This trailer, which makes me think I know the entire plot of the book Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre, is every Contemporary Romance ever. Hot guy meets Hot girl. They’re wrong for each other. They hate each other. There’s someone else in the picture. Then sex. And apparently, in the case of this film, followed by starring roles in a movie.
PassionFlix exists to turn your favorite romance novels into movies. They haven’t launched yet, and Hollywood Dirt is their first film, set to release on September 1. I want to know so much more. I’m on the couch, recovering from tonsillectomy, and think I may have written this post entirely in the hopes they see it and give me a preview of the film and their platform.
“We’re turning best-selling romance novels into movies and series. From sweet and sassy to sultry and steamy, our originals will leave you gasping for more. Only on Passionflix.”
With a name like Passionflix and a description like that, I think this might be the feminist porn I’m looking for. Will the film do what Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone RomComs won’t? Will it go there in the sexual way we love our contemporary romances for? It sure sounds like it.
If you’re more of a fade to black kind of romance-lover, they’ll have a Barometer of Naughtiness for you to choose from. Looking for a nice romance, Nicolas Sparks style, you got it. Want Starz-level naughtiness, they got you covered.
You can sign up for Passionflix Streaming service at right now at https://www.passionflix.com/signup/ for just $3.99/month.
What Book do you NEED to see on screen at Passionflix?
Answer from me: Anything and EVERYTHING Sarah MacLean! Why does no one do Regency Romance films!?