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After spending an impressive amount of time developing and crafting the Lydia and Wickham relationship, the Pride & Prejudice web series adaptation The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has finally revealed the twist that all fans were speculating about!

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a web series created by Hank Green, one half of the YouTube channel The Vlogbrothers. Since launching, the web series has amassed a devoted fan base that continues to expand. With Tumblrs, websites, Twitters and multiple channels, the show presents its characters as modern day individuals, who just so happen to document everything pivotal online.

Speaking of pivotal events, one of the current topics of debates has been how the show would adapt Lydia Bennet eloping with George Wickham. In the original novel this was scandalous enough, but for a modern society it just wouldn’t compare. The event is designed to trigger Darcy to step in, saving Lydia’s honour and hence expose Darcy’s kind nature to Elizabeth.

As a result, fans have been witness to a developing romance between Lydia and Wickham through Lydia’s personal YouTube channel TheLydiaBennet. Although fans have been picking up the manipulative and disturbing nature of Wickham’s treatment of Lydia, her most recent video saw her realize and reveal her hopelessly devoted love for him. It is with perfect timing then, that the series’ creators bring in the twist.

So what modern day trapping could damage Lydia’s honour so shockingly? Well, if the new website lydiabennettape.com is anything to go by; it’s a sex tape scandal! Recently confirmed by The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Facebook page, this website is indeed part of the story line! Boasting the phrase “See YouTube star Lydia Bennet reveal EVERYTHING”, the website contains a countdown set to reveal the video in 14 days. Coincidentally, this just so happens to be Valentines Day! A YouTube channel has also appeared with the username LydiaBennetTape, although no videos have yet to be uploaded.

It appears that the characters of the series have yet to discover this sex tape website, other than Lizzie’s friend Charlotte. @TheCharlotteLu has sent out a couple of cryptic tweets, reading @thelizziebennet call me as soon as you get this. 911. And @thelizziebennet can’t reach you anywhere. pls call me as soon as you can. Emergency!!!

With radio silence from any of the other characters, fans are currently left to ponder just what exactly will pop up in their subscription box when The Lizzie Bennet Diaries uploads its regularly scheduled Thursday video!

For more pop culture discussion of this kind, listen to the podcast Memoirs of a Fangirl.

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  • SnatcherGirl

    hadams9: I love you so much for writing an article about this. Please, hypable, WE WANT LIZZY AND DARCY COVERAGE. Make it rain.

    • Phoebe

      Yeah, Hypable COVER THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES! And other web series like The Guild and Husbands! That would be awesome!

    • http://www.facebook.com/hcadams9 Hayley Adams

      Thanks! I would love to write more about this fandom! I think they tell such a great story in such an innovative way! Web series are definitely an interesting section of the Internet that Hypable is yet to cover…

      • SnatcherGirl

        We should get Tariq to cover it….xD Because he’s just a fan of everything ^_^ But really, I’m with you on writing for this fandom.

      • http://www.hypable.com/ Andrew Sims

        We’d absolutely welcome more articles about the show :)

  • Lucy

    Thank you for writing this! You covered yesterday’s events excellently. I am so excited to see where they go with this and how everything will culminate on Valentine’s Day.. So perfect for this story for the events to culminate of Feb. 14th!

    • http://www.facebook.com/hcadams9 Hayley Adams

      Thanks so much! And yes, I think the timing of this is all perfect!

  • Sarah

    What a truly brilliant use of social media. I love this series. Well done to all involved.

  • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

    i dont follow the lizzie bennett diaries other than on my youtube subscription but HOT DAMN this sounds like a near flawlessly executed way to entertain through social media.

  • IngloriousJaen

    That was really a brilliant piece of writing in adapting the series in the modern day. I wonder however, if the character of Lydia and Dickam…ahem excuse my french….would still stay together like in the book.

  • http://twitter.com/atalyce Alyce

    I love the lizzie bennet diaries, even though i wasn’t that crazy about the original book, but that’s what makes the web series great!
    p.s I think you’ve used the wrong picture. Don’t really understand why you’ve gone for one of Jane and Bing, when the scandal is about Lydia and George.

  • LitMer8

    I just started watching this today and am completely hooked!!! I totally agree with some coverage on this!!!

  • meg

    After today’s episode I will never be the same

  • andrea

    Love thelbd! Thank you for cover this series, there’s a new gigi’s video and everyone already freaking out about it, will you cover it too?

  • Jason

    I remember someone commented in a video a couple weeks ago guessing this EXACT scenario for Wickham and Lydia, so I’m a little disappointed I’ve been spoiled. The one place on youtube with intelligent viewers.

  • dylan

    This was added to the official lbd storify under the “Lizzie’s New Phone” story… Which makes it safe to assume that this channel is a part of the official story line. – http://storify.com/lbdiaries/lizzie-s-new-phone

  • luu

    I just watched the aest video, i think lydia is going to go back to Whickham

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