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Next on POV: ‘Guilty Pleasures’

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Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. POV presents the broadcast premiere of Julie Moggan’s Guilty Pleasures, an amusing and touching documentary that looks at the global phenomenon of romance novels.

Watch it now on your iPhone or iPad, or watch it on PBS stations starting this Thursday, July 12, 2012. Check your local listings ».

View the trailer for the documentary Guilty Pleasures.
U.S. Broadcast Premiere: Thursday, July 12, 2012, on POV.

After watching the film, visit POV’s Guilty Pleasures companion site for more video and interactive features.

Whether you watch the film on your mobile device, on our website or on television, visit POV’s Guilty Pleasures companion site for more interactive features…

  • Watch additional video (including the full-length documentary Where the Heart Roams).
  • Enter a romance novel caption contest.
  • Dig into the rapid rise of e-books and the “Fifty Shades of Grey” phenomenon.
  • Test your knowledge of the romance novel industry.
  • And, for aspiring writers, get tips for creating and selling your first romance novel.

What’s your point of view? Share your reactions on the POV companion site for Guilty Pleasures, on Facebook or on Twitter.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Mary

    I really enjoyed the program. My best friend is a cover model and I “nit pick” for a romance author. I am also an avid reader. I have seen the industry from several sides. The authors aren’t all fabulously wealthy. Writing a novel is hard mental work. Many write for years before having a book accepted. Many more never do.  The models life isn’t all glamorous either. Other men are intimidated by the attention they draw and finding real friends is hard. Women assume they are players or gay. They are used by others and referred to as “just a model” . They have feelings and dreams too. They have to work constantly to keep their body as perfect as they can make it.  Writers and models dedicate themselves to giving the reading public the novels we crave.

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