I have been talking to a local documentary maker about cyber romances.
Part of what he said in his email to me was:
I am preparing a research document for the ABC for a further series of films about Love Letters . At the moment, the only restriction is that the subject or the letters have an Australian context or connection.
I want the proposed programs to cover a diverse range of subjects. It’s early days, but I may have examples of Love Letters from a convict past, Australian literature, visual arts, immigration and politics.
It should also be a broad definition of Love, not necessarily romantic, but letters between parent and child, sister to sister, brother to brother, dear friend to dear friend, etc, etc. Broadening the definition further, the love could be sweet or nasty, soar magnificently or fail dismally.
I’d like a contemporary story that reflects Cyber Love Letters.
He contacted me because of my connection with some very dubious 'romances' on-line with Nigerian scammers. While he is interested in those stories, he is also wanting other, more genuine, stories.
Do any of you know of people who have had cyber romances and may be willing to share the experience?