I mean, my favorite redhead not counting Emily. Obviously.
I’ve loved Anne (with an “e,” always with an “e”) since I first read about her when I was in sixth grade. Her language. Her imagination. Her hair, which she hated but everyone else admired (isn’t that always the way? My hair is stick straight and I’ve always wanted curly…) Her scrapes she got into. Her hatred of super-hot Gilbert, who totally read this Vanity Fair article deserved it when she broke her slate over his head. And my favorite part — that even though Gilbert was super-hot and was used to girls trying to please him, when he asked Anne’s forgiveness she wasn’t having it. She kept hating him for years, which frankly, I love. Good for her. (For more reasons why everyone loves Anne,. I found myself going, “Yes to ALL OF THIS.”
And now she’s getting a Netflix series.
I’m curious to see it because from what I’ve read, it’s going to be darker than the books. The books allude to Anne’s sad, frightening childhood but they kind of gloss over all that and focus on what she’s gained in her new, happy home. But this version, which is overseen and co-produced by one of the writers of “Breaking Bad,” is exploring Anne’s previous life more in-depth and is going into the backgrounds of some of the other characters as well. It’s grittier. I almost feel like it’s a version for those of us who grew up with the books and the the 1980’s Megan Follows CBC series…and now that we’re older, we can take a more mature look at what, exactly, might have been going on.
I had the chance Saturday to celebrate the Netflix release at the Tattered Cover on Colfax with some treats and a little chat with other Anne-obsessed fans.
I mighta gotten kind of into the whole thing. Ok, a lot into it. My sign is a little blown out, but it says, “My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes,” which Anne fans will know she says as she’s headed back to the orphanage.
And we got these Kindred Spirits bookbags. I just loved the cover of this AGG copy so much I had to take a picture of them together. It’s just beautiful.
The event poster, which I would have taken if no one had been looking. Shhh.
“Anne With an E” is currently on Netflix — you can binge-watch the first seven episodes right now! Here’s hoping they make plenty more…
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