Well, my deepest desires must have percolated through the collective consciousness, because my inner monologue is being made into a movie: Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Jane Fonda will star in a film about reading 50 Shades of Grey.
Literally, the only other thing I might be as excited about is my monthly re-viewing of The First Wives Club, which this movie, appropriately titled Book Club, will almost be a sequel to. TFWC memorably featured Goldie Hawn, Keaton and Bette Midler as an ensemble cast of women all scorned by their hyper-privileged husbands and out for dignified revenge.
If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and queue it up. Here is a taste:
Despite not having Midler or Hawn as part of the cast, Book Club will still be perfect. And I’ll take Fonda and Bergen any day.
Deadline reports the following incendiary plot description:
“Set in and around California, Book Club is a heartfelt comedy about four lifelong friends in their 60s who read 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club and have their lives changed forever. For these successful and intelligent women, this is not the type of book that they typically read, but as they soon find out, inspiration can come in the most unlikely of places. The pic is currently in pre-production.”
Honestly, that’s a more sexual description of a film to me than 50 Shades was itself. Thank goddess for feminism and the resurgence of smart films about women of all ages.
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