The iconic New York Times’ Modern Love column and its exploration of love and its iterations has been a staple for readers since its beginnings nearly 14 years ago. The column has not only inspired readers and their relationships, but has now inspired Amazon to bring the column to the small screen.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the series will be anthological and will follow love, including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self-love, and the human connection through eight stand-alone episodes. Think Black Mirror, but with love instead of technology seeming cool and then ruining people’s lives, one episode at a time.
The order for the adaptation closely follows the trend of Amazon Studios programming pushing female-driven storylines and universal appeal with shows like Marvelous Mrs. Masiel. Amazon Studio’s goal is to create “our next big show that women also can’t stop talking about,” Jennifer Sale, head of Amazon Studios, told Hollywood Reporter.
Being a sucker for romantic comedies myself, I cannot wait to spend a few days falling in love with the beauty and love that is Modern Love.
It was the exposé that shook both Hollywood and the world and society as we know it. Sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein took the media by storm when they first were revealed in October of 2017. His exposure prompted an avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations to be made against other people in power, finally sending the pendulum swinging in favor of victims of Hollywood’s culture of harassment.
Thanks to Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of the New York Times and Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker, the movie mogul’s crimes were brought to the surface, and soon, will be brought to your TV screen.
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The three reporters worked continuously to contact victims and break past the walls that Hollywood put up. Now, after receiving a Pulitzer Prize for their research, their investigative articles are being picked up by Plan B, Brad Pitt’s company. Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures will also be backing the work that still remains untitled.
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According to The Guardian, the show won’t be focusing on Weinstein’s crimes and victims so much as it will focus on the tireless reporting and collection of information by each journalist. Think Oscar-winners like Spotlight and All the President’s Men.
Weinstein is still under investigation for his misconduct while one of his most prominent victims, Rose McGowan, has published an autobiography, Brave, and is still working for justice for victims. I’m not sure what to expect from this movie, but I’d say we’re all hungry for some justice and equality.
At Bookstr, we’ve noticed our readers have a bit of a thing for The Boy Who Lived. In fact, he’s been responsible for some of our most-read articles this year, so we decided to throw him (and you guys) a bone, and put together a must-read list of the top fifteen Harry Potter articles from 2017. Revisit your favorites, and discover the ones you missed!