Take Action

Analyze covers of romance novels. What are their messages? What stereotypes do they reinforce? Who is the target audience and how do you know? Talk about what you learned from seeing the photo shoot in the film and discuss the ways in which media shape the content of our fantasies.

Convene a book club. Read and discuss a romance novel. Then watch and discuss the film. Follow that by reading and discussing another romance novel and note any differences in the post-viewing reading experience.

Using Stephen's board as an example, create your own vision board. Share it with people who can help transform your visions into reality.