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‘Save Anne with an E’ fan film: Why the fandom keeps fighting, pt. 1

The fans of Anne with an E who are fighting for the show’s renewal are nothing if not passionate. We asked fans to share their love for the show so that we could create a fandom film to share far and wide. The results have been amazing. 

Fans are surely begging for more Anne content, and gosh, y’all came out in force.

But wait, there’s more!

Anne with an E fans have shown up in a big way. In fact, fans have been so ready to share their love for Anne Shirley and the community of Prince Edward Island that this is just the first of our fan films! Film Daily wants to make sure every message of love for the show is heard, so we will release a new fan film every week until we run out of submissions. 

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves

Is someone cutting onions here? The impact that Anne with an E has had on fans gave us all the feels, and we want to make sure that the rest of the world hears fans’ voices. If you are part of team #renewannewithane share this video far and wide, we want as many people as possible to fall in love with Anne Shirley’s story. 

Just like Anne changed the world around her with her message of positivity and optimism, we want to change the hearts at Netflix and the CBC by spreading the impact of how Anne with an E touched fans, hopefully drawing such a large audience that they have to renew the series.

There is still time to be part of our save Anne fandom films. If you didn’t let us know your thoughts about how Anne with an E affected your life you should still can! Share your love for the show here and we’ll continue to make sure your message is heard.

And if you don’t know about Anne yet, here’s a quick beginners guide

We aren’t alone in our devastation at the end of Anne with an E. The series, inspired by the classic novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, brings a modern depth to the character of Anne, played brilliantly by Amybeth McNulty. 

The story explores with aplomb some of the realities of Anne’s background as a 13-year-old who has endured an abusive childhood in orphanages and the homes of strangers. While the original novel glosses over some of the darker events of Anne’s past, they’re seamlessly incorporated into her character in Anne with an E.

Quite simply: if you haven’t watched Anne with an E yet, start now! Make sure you watch pt. 2 here. 

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  • The acting in Anne With an E was amazing. As much as I loved the acting and the visuals I can’t continue to watch it with the children in my life…the innocence has been lost. …Anne and the girls talking about what Anne heard in the bedroom of her foster parents who had all the kids…too mature for children. It was also totally overkill when we discover Anne’s school friend is gay, the teacher is gay, Aunt Josephine is a lesbian, and her deceased friend is a lesbian, the party where there were a lot of strange people, men dressed as women & vice versa. I think a real Anne, with Marilla’s strict upbringing would have at least been a bit taken back…but she was ever so tolerant…it just wasn’t natural. The “agenda” a lot of people talk about?…this honestly felt like an agenda, when what we were hoping for was the original beauty of a story like Anne of Green Gables. Again, the actors, were absolutely wonderful, every one.

    January 16, 2020
    • It’s just that you haven’t understood what Anne with an E truly is about, it is about tolerance and kindness. It is about how you should behave around others and how you should tolerate everybody. It’s not overstepping any lines or being unnatural. It’s introducing us to a majority of people you could meet around you.

      So no Cole, Mr Phillips, Aunt Josephine and Gertrude being gay isn’t an overstep. It’s an accurate picture of our society. People are gay, there are people belonging in the LGBTQIA+ community everywhere, even where you live and that’s completely normal. It’s not an overstep to include everybody in our society, it’s a step in the right direction, it’s a step for humanity. And even your children need to know about us and that we are a part of our society in exact same way as you are. The party was a tribute to everybody who exists in our society and isn’t heterosexual and cisgender. They were an accurate picture of our society. A man dressing up as a woman isn’t weird, it’s just transgender woman, somebody who is as much a person and deserves every right you deserve, it isn’t weird, it’s normal.

      Anne being so tolerant and nice and loving isn’t unnatural either. Anne grew up in horrible conditions, she learned far too early in her life that life isn’t easy and that you have to fight hard to survive, but also learned that treating in a loving way and accepting everybody is the way to make life better for everyone. Cause she realised that if people would treat her like that, she wouldn’t have gone through so much shit. She is just treating others like she wants to be treated herself.

      I agree that the show is a lot less innocent now but that’s not a bad thing, Anne with an E is dealing with problems relevant in our society, Racism, Sexual assault, Human rights, LGBTQIA+ and so much more. Yes, it’s dark but so important to educate people about. Many of the dark scenes aren’t scenes your kids would understand, they would watch the show and knowing what Anne heard through the walls, but they would also watch the show and see people fighting for their rights, fighting for what’s right and that’s too mature for anybody. Seeing a group of people defending their human right of saying their own opinion isn’t “too much” it is exactly what your kids need to see, they need to understand that not everybody has the same rights as them and that they themselves need to help as much as they can. Seeing Ka’awet being treated as cruel as she was treated is maybe very brutal, but so important, cause people are still being treated like that, everywhere and your kids need to know what happens around them and how to deal with that.

      In conclusion, Anne with an E isn’t overstepping in any way, it’s just showing us how to make the world a little better by doing what Anne does, tolerate and accept everybody, to treat others lovingly and with kindness. So please let your kids watch the show, it’s important for everybody, yes everybody, it’s not relevant how old you are, where you live, what colour your skin has, what religion you’re apart of or which political opinions you have, this show can teach everybody something important.

      February 7, 2020
      • Great reply!

        April 2, 2020
  • Losing a netflix subscriber. If the show is good keep going. The magic works.

    January 16, 2020
  • My husband and I just finished Season 3 of Anne with an E and couldn’t be sadder that this wonderful series has not been renewed. Why? The story of this big-hearted teen is filled with warmth and joy, but also sadness and heartache as each plot twist unfolds.Kudos to this mostly young cast for the passion they have had during every episode. Kudos also to the more mature actors who dealt with some issues that in many ways have seemed quite timely. We have truly enjoyed this series and will feel its absence, just as you would if you have lost a dear friend.

    PS- So glad. We added the “e” to our own Anne’s name! Anne of Green Gables is a wonderful role model!

    January 16, 2020

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