An outsider's glimpse into the titillating world of Harlequin Romance novels, premiering at the Winnipeg Cinematheque this coming Friday, June 13th!
In 1949, Richard H. G. Bonnycastle and his wife Mary opened a small book publishing business in Winnipeg. Little did they know that their company Harlequin Books would conceive and reign over the romance genre in North America, printing over 6 billion books to date and publishing over 110 new books every month. This forgotten piece of Winnipeg history is revealed through music, DIY animation and interviews that aim to expose the seductive underbelly of the most popular literary genre in the world today!
Produced in Manitoba as part of MTS Stories from Home!