Almodovar's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will be adapted for American television. It is going to be turned into "a suburban drama about a group of women who have known each other for a long time." To add insult to injury, the show will be written by the author of Grey's Anatomy. Who is producing this stupidity? Well, who do you think? Fox TV Studios, of course.
Almodovar has, of course, made a painful turn towards extreme Hollywoodization, producing such vapid monstrosities as All About My Mother and Talk to Her (I stopped watching Almodovar after this movie because it was too painful. I shudder to think what he might have created since).
We could, however, still think about Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown as an admirable work of art. Now Almodovar decided to sell out completely and turned one of his best films to Fox. The idea of Almodovar's movie as a new version of the idiotic Desperate Housewives is truly terrifying.
Is it a symptom of my undying idealism that I still find it hard to believe that Almodovar would do something this vile? I've seen his inane Talk to Her, why should I be surprised by anything he does? Still, this piece of news causes me actual physical pain. Is there some kind of a protest people could organize against this rubbish?
Another question is: why is he doing this? For money? Doesn't he have tons of money already? It's not like he is a starving artist who needs to sell his manuscripts to toilet-paper makers.
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