Five heroes Written by Julie Moggan. A documentary on Harlequin romance novels might not seem like a particularly interesting prospect, but Guilty Pleasures manages to be both insightful and at times moving. It features little of the kitsch one would expect from such a topic. The film examines the lives of three women who are avid Harlequin readers, as well as a male model and an author involved in producing the books. The women depicted have all moved beyond simply reading the books to allowing what they read to shape their lives. For some, this is constructive, as in the case of a Japanese housewife inspired to take up ballroom dancing.
However, in other cases the novels provide a means to fill the emptiness of otherwise unfulfilling lives, as in the case of an Indian woman in a loveless marriage. She bases her expectations of love on what she reads in the novels, even though her husband has abandoned her.
At its best, Guilty Pleasures is a sad look at how pop culture shapes people's mindsets and expectations of the world. Where people once turned to religion or philosophy to fill voids in their lives, they now look to third rate novels. Although the film is far from maudlin, it opens a door into how some people try to cope with the sadness of their lives.
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Alternate Versions. Rate This. Iijima, will fantasy become Director: Julie Moggan. I like liverwurst, and I know how bad it is now. Roxane Gay. I suppose I should be embarrassed about this but I am not. Rachel Bilson. Oprah Winfrey. I love creating bathing experiences — bath gels, bubbles, crystals, salts, lavender milks … I go prune.
I go waaaay prune. Gwyneth Paltrow. Serena Williams. And when I do, I regret it. Ugh, I am still regretting that one sell … it was on the water … in Florida … what was I thinking? Christina Tosi. Iris Apfel. I still have dreams of sitting down and gorging, though.
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It makes me feel so at home. Fran Lebowitz. I was very frequently punished for reading as a child because I was reading when I was supposed to be doing homework. I got in trouble in school for reading, I got in trouble at home for reading. I feel guilty pretty much all the time. The only time I read without feeling guilty is on a plane, because what else could I possibly be doing? Tina Fey. I just want to see their weird houses. Eva Chen. I am addicted. News , December Isla Fisher. Maya Angelou.
And butter. It might be wine? I do like wine a lot. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I thought they were fun.
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But when I look back now, I realise there was a lot of misogyny … We live in an age where, if you write a love story, it has to be ironic or have a twist. But I just wanted to write an old-fashioned romance. NeNe Leakes. You need something in your life that you like just because you like it! Ina Garten. When I want to treat myself, I go online and order a huge crusty loaf of sourdough bread from Poilane, the best bakery in Paris.