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Elizabeth Banks to Adapt Lindy West Memoir

Elizabeth Banks, actress and director, is in talks to produce a TV show for Lindy West‘s memoir, Shrill. Banks has been producing alongside her husband for their company, Brownstone Productions. Their production company focuses on giving voices and providing a platform for women. However, The Mary Sue expressed some concerns over Banks’ company. They said, “Something else we hope that Banks is keeping in the back of her head is ensuring that her search for women in front of and behind the camera includes women of color in larger roles and positions.” They also commented that “feminism is for all women”, a sentiment we hope that Banks is taking that into consideration with her future projects. 

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According to Women and HollywoodShrill is a feminist memoir written by Lindy West which chronicles her ‘coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible?—?like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you,’ its official description reads. ‘Humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but.'”

 

In her book, Lindy West brings us a humorous and tear-jerking inside look at her life. She faces common internal struggles, like the desire to hide her body while also trying to accept it. Such struggles are all the mor difficult while growing up in a world where not all bodies are accepted. Make sure to look out for Shrill from Brownstone Productions! 

 

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