My Thoughts on Passionflix

If you read romance novels, I’m guessing you’ve heard of Passionflix. It’s a streaming platform (similar to Netflix) but the focus is on romantic movies. But what makes Passionflix most interesting to romancelandia is that they are adapting romance novels into movies.

I recently signed up for Passionflix. It costs $5.99 a month. I have access to the movies they have in their catalog, and any new romance novel adaptations they release. I believe they are trying to release a new adaptation every other month. Passionflix is very new and there is one adaptation they’ve released, Hollywood Dirt based on the book of the same name by Alessandra Torre (I will review this movie separately). In November they will release Afterburn/Aftershock based on books by Sylvia Day and in December they will be releasing The Trouble with Mistletoe based on Jill Shalvis’s novel.

I was very excited about Passionflix when I first heard about it. First, because I love romance – whether in book form or movie form. But what really drew my attention to Passionflix is that they are adapting romance novels into movies. Because, honestly, that never really happens. I will say that right now, Passionflix does not have a huge selection of movies to choose from. I think there are only around 30 movies to watch. They have classics like Roman Holiday, they have comedies like Clueless and The Beautician and the Beast, they have adventure movies like Sahara.

I do wish there were more movies in their catalog, but as it’s such a new company, I’m willing to give them some time to build their collection. But honestly, the real reason I signed up for Passionflix is their original content. I’m particularly excited for The Trouble with Mistletoe. So if you are a fan of romance novels, and you have a spare $6 a month, give it a try.

8 Responses to “My Thoughts on Passionflix”

  1. Nick

    As much as I love reading about romance, you’d think I’d also enjoy watching it, but nope. Haha! I can only do Bollywood romances. Hollywood romances are very unappealing to me because so many are just really cheesy. I think Passionflix is a very cool idea as I know lots of romance bookworms would love to see their favorites translated on to the screen. Not going to lie, I saw the trailer for Hollywood Dirt and could not stop cringing, but I hope fans of the book will love it.

  2. Rowena

    Great post, Quinn. I’m patiently waiting for Passionflix to build up their backlist of original movies. I’m looking forward to your review on Hollywood Dirt. Did you read the book before or nah? My friend Holly and I jumped in and became founding members of Passionflix and I like getting all of the backstage, behind the scene news with the actors and stuff so for me, the money will eventually be worth it.

  3. Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy

    I didn’t realize this existed! I would be interested in the quality of their original content – it’s such a great idea to create new content out of popular romance novels. I hope the company will do a good job with them!

  4. Lover Of Romance

    I have been so curious about passionflix….and have been on the shelf about it. I am nervous that the movies they will do will be cheesy. However after reading your thoughts, I know I need to try this out for sure!!

  5. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I really hadn’t heard about Passionflix until Jill Shalvis mentioned it on Instagram but I’m definitely curious about it. I keep thinking about signing up but wanted to look at their catalog a little more first. I love that they’re adding new content fairly regularly.

  6. herding cats

    Yeah, I was a bit disappointed in their selection when I went in a couple weeks back. I’m hoping they’ll add to it to make it worth the price. I hadn’t seen the new release yet so will have to get to that this week 🙂

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