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Documentarian Laurie Kahn Explores Romance in Publishing

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As a long-time romance reader, I’m used to the shame that’s often associated with romance novels. I’ve hidden the covers of my books behind brown paper, snuck romances out of the library with the covers facedown, and been teased by classmates when they found a romance novel in my backpack in high school. I always knew I loved romance, but I also knew it was something I needed to hide. But why is romance so often dismissed? It’s a question that filmmaker Laurie Kahn sets out to answer in her new documentary, Love Between the Covers. She spent three years following various people in the romance novel industry, from publishing giants to aspiring authors. The film explores what it means…

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