June 3, 2021
I crave more sex- and age-positivity, a wider range of human sexuality and relationship, in the romantic TV shows and movies that I watch now. Romance novels have always done a great job at representing shame-free sexuality, desire, and fantasy. But the Netflix series Easy and the movie The Overnight also get it right.
April 8, 2021
Human beings exist on a spectrum of diversity and differences, and romances that reflect that are touching my heart lately. The widest range of life experiences represented in stories can only be a good thing. Being seen and accepted, not treated as an exception, is inspiring. It's all part of the flow of life.
March 11, 2021
Unrequited love, "the timing's wrong" coupling, enemies to friends, friends to lovers, and then sometimes back to friends. What are these relationships about? Does chemistry even need a category? Some unforgettable romantic movies pin down that bittersweet, undeniable connection.
Feb. 11, 2021
I've been having fun reading a ton of contemporary romances featuring buff young things getting it on. But it's time to get real: which means ageless love, with plenty of imperfection, wisdom and fun thrown in. It's romance full of humor, honesty, acceptance and kindness. The sexiest combo I know.
Jan. 14, 2021
Who knew that Empire-waist dresses, waistcoats, cravats and women discovering their own power could be so sexy? Well, fans of Regency romance know. It's all about the debs and the Dukes in this episode. These two shows are the place to start your new, fresh, modern costume drama love affair. https://www.confessionsofaclosetromantic.com Fascinating interview with Bridgerton showrunner Chris Van Dusen. He talks about adapting the books, the mostly female writers' room, the female gaze throughout…
Oct. 30, 2020
In this episode, I talk about the hilarious, often crude new Netflix rom-com series The Duchess starring comedian/actress/writer Katherine Ryan. https://www.confessionsofaclosetromantic.com <p>A lot of the material for The Duchess seems to have been inspired by this Katherine Ryan Netflix special .</p>
Oct. 29, 2020
https://www.confessionsofaclosetromantic.com Death Comes to Pemberley trailer . Anna Maxwell Martin is one of my favorite Elizabeths, too. It's based on a book by P.D. James The Scapegoat trailer The Scapegoat book by Daphne du Maurier The foreplay to the train make-out clip from North by Northwest Notorious, full movie . That Scene comes right at the end.
Oct. 22, 2020
In this episode I talk about the visually stunning 2018 miniseries The Woman in White, a creepy romantic mystery perfect for Halloween. http://www.confessionsofaclosetromantic.com Where to stream The Woman in White 2018 WiW miniseries trailer and fantastic " sizzle reel " 1948 WiW movie trailer Trailer for the dark and sometimes humorous Sleepy Hollow
Oct. 15, 2020
In this episode I talk about my latest binges and obsessive romance rewinds, Outlander and A Discovery of Witches, and try to answer the question: am I going nuts? http://www.confessionsofaclosetromantic.com Outlander S1 trailer A Discovery of Witches S1 trailer . That Kiss comes right at the end. All Souls Trilogy books . The article I mention. Another fun article on the topic. Music mentioned in the Confessional: Lissie's amazing cover of Go Your Own Way I Found by Amber Run Never Gonna Dance…
Oct. 9, 2020
In this extra episode, I talk about one of my favorite tiny romantic moments in the clever detective drama Sherlock. https://www.confessionsofaclosetromantic.com The Christmas Scene (tag says "dearest Sherlock" not "Merry Christmas, Sherlock," even better): https://youtu.be/ulYsQ7-w4PU A fun video compilation of some of the best Sherlock moments: https://youtu.be/OJ8eQZLcfXA
Sept. 25, 2020
In this extra episode, I continue talking about the actor Matt Bomer, because I can't get enough of his performance in The Last Tycoon. Someone, rescue me… https://www.confessionsofaclosetromantic.com The Last Tycoon trailer: https://youtu.be/KnRIv-QNtjg Pure glamor: https://condenaststore.com/featured/norma-shearer-and-irving-thalberg-in-a-garden-edward-steichen.html?product=poster Oh, this picture: https://artsmeme.com/2009/01/15/jewish-prince-of-hollywood/ More about F. Scott Fitzgerald and …