While at RT, a lovely reader, whose name escapes me because I was very tired and a couple glasses of wine deep at that point, raved to me about the PassionFlix panel. She said they’d soon be offering pre-subscriptions that would make my wallet pretty damn happy. Well, they’ve officially been announced!
For those who haven’t heard, PassionFlix is a Netflix-style streaming service, specializing in romance. Not only will they be offering a library of well-known romance films and romantic comedies to watch (Pride & Prejudice, Fifty Shades of Grey, etc.), but they’ll also be adapting romances novels to the screen. How cool is that!
Already, they have three romances in production: Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre ( A | BN | iB ), Afterburn/Aftershock by Sylvia Day ( A | BN | K | G | iB | Au ), and The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis ( A | BN | K | G | iB ).
Subscriptions will be priced at $5.99 a month, but a pre-subscription is available for $2 cheaper at $3.99 a month.
They’re also offering a Founding Member subscription, which I will be taking advantage of.
The Founding Member subscription is $100 and you receive:
- A 2 year subscription (a 30% savings)
- Invitation for a walk on role, premiere parties, or visit to set
- Voting privileges on “Casting Your Book Boyfriend,” an exclusive reality show to find the next romantic leading man
- Discounts on Passionflix merchandise
- Take advantage of the site a month early and have your voice heard in the future of Passionflix
- Be the first to know, via a private Founders club, about Passionflix projects, options, casting, and news
The Founding Membership price of $100 for two years breaks down to about $4.17 per month – a terrific deal.
What appeals to me most about the Founding Member subscription is being able to have some input in what gets adapted. So far, the romance novels PassionFlix has picked up seem rather…white, and I’d love to do what I can to push for diversity and inclusion.
Because seriously…can you imagine seeing a strong Claudia from Rebekah Weatherspoon’s Haven on the screen or Elle Burns from An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole going undercover? Or, hey, go full on and adapt Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series – that would be Game of Thrones-level adaptation to film.
In my opinion, $100 is definitely worth the promise Founding Member benefits and I hope PassionFlix will deliver. I cannot wait to see how it turns out.
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How do you feel about the PassionFlix project? Did you attend the panel at RT? Are you interested?
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