Film Review: Love Between the Covers

RWA San Diego

Documentarian Laurie Kahn says that she’s always been interested in the work women do. So it makes sense that she decided to spend five years investigating the romance fiction industry, a female-powered, billion-dollar-a-year business that “no one takes seriously.” The result of her research – which included speaking to dozens of readers, writers, and scholars, as well as reading hundreds of romance novels herself – is the feature-length documentary film, Love Between the Covers. On June 14th, several RWASD chapter members trekked north to the LA Film Festival to catch the U.S. premiere. The film reaffirmed what we already knew: romance novels are powerful, and so are the people who write them.

Laurie Kahn answering questions from the audience after the U.S. premiere of Laurie Kahn answering questions from the audience after the U.S. premiere of “Love Between the Covers.”

Love Between the Covers highlights what makes the genre such an unstoppable force in the publishing industry. What are often referred…

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