Today we’d like to introduce you to Lovebug Club.
Hello Lovebug Club, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Our podcast launched Valentine’s Day 2022! We used to get together weekly for Bachelor/ette watch parties and Indian food, but needed a break from the franchise after Michelle’s season. In order to still get our weekly fill of cheesy romance and drama, we decided to start a rom-com rewatch podcast! Sarah grew up obsessing over romantic comedies, learning about love and relationships from these films. Hadley is a more recent fan of the genre but is enjoying having Sarah guide her through the rom-com world.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
There have been plenty of learning curves since we are new to podcasting, but it has been awesome to see how many people from all over the world are tuning in to our show! We both pour ourselves into the content, so it’s especially rewarding when we get positive feedback. This project wouldn’t be possible without the support of our listeners!
Want to support Lovebug Club? Share our episodes on social media, leave a 5-star rating/review, Buy Us A Coffee, order merch, and tell everyone you know about the show!
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
When we rewatch these rom-coms, we look at all the relationship dynamics in the film, not only romantic but also familial relationships and friendships. Seeing these other relationships in context with the romance helps us understand the characters’ motivation more than if we only looked at the romantic relationships. We bring different perspectives to situations. It provides a more dynamic experience for the listener, and we get to learn more about how each of us sees the world. We were friends before this podcast, but we have gotten to know more about each other while creating this project.
Another thing we do is host Spotify playlists relating to the podcast. For each episode, we make an individual playlist of all the songs from that film. We also pick a song to pair with each film and put those in our ‘Songs From The Podcast’ playlist.
Expanding our Patreon is our next big project. We want to connect more with our listeners and make the show sustainable long-term. We will have bonus content, outtakes from the show, exclusive episodes, and fun ways for our listeners to get involved!
One upcoming change is that we’re going to start having guests! We’re bringing on a few of our friends to provide additional commentary on the rom-coms we’re watching – like a movie night with your besties!
- Lovebug Club merch is available on Redbubble: stickers, t-shirts, socks, mugs, etc. – and we plan to keep adding more designs! These items are available at a range of prices starting at $2, perfect for any budget!
- Sign up for our Patreon! We currently have one active tier and will have more levels available soon with staggered pricing so that everyone is able to be a member of the Lovebug Movie Club!