This isn’t on Wattpad Book to TV adaptations, but their film adaptations.
As we know, both “The Kissing Booth” and “After” came out recently. “After” made sense as a film adaptation since the book’s popular and I do still plan on seeing it. After was one of the first books I read here on Wattpad. I watched the movie “The Kissing Booth” a couple months back and thought that movie was good too.
But after a while, from seeing reviews and such, it made me realize that the problem with these two adaptations was the fact that they BOTH showcase toxic and downright abusive relationships.
There are SO many better books on the site that I’ve read and deserve movies. Heck, even a couple popular ones I’ve read that deserve adaptations for film.
The fact that the two latest movies based on Wattpad make everyone assume that the site is actually fill of those books is both true and not true.
Yes, Wattpad has a lot of bad boy books and cliches. But, even there are plenty of different and popular stories and authors with a unique selection of stories.
Saving Elliot, When My Shift Ends, Kissing Is The Easy Part, High School Hit List, Once Upon A One Night Stand, Slow Dancing, just to name a few. These are all big books from popular authors that are different from one another.
Its upsetting that the latest WP book to film adaptations showcase these unhealthy and toxic relationships.
With the Wattys now allowing possibility of someone’s book to be made into a tv or film, hopefully with whatever the next movie adaptation is and such that it showcases how unique Wattpad’s books are and that they aren’t just any toxic/unhealthy relationships.