From Deadline they report that Showtime has given the green light to the television adaptation of the New York Times nonfiction book written by the author Lisa Taddeo,‘Three Women’. Taddeo herself adapt her first novel to feature the leading role of Shailene Woodley (‘Big Little Lies’). The book, published in 2019 by Simon & Schuster, tells the story of three American women who suffered private and / or public violent reactions by your sexual desires. This is how his official description reads:
It shakes us and torments us. It controls our thoughts and it can destroy our lives. And yet it is a tab. Throughout the ages, female desire has been a hidden mystery behind the male perspective. Up to now.
For eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has traveled the United States to follow the stories of three ordinary women and explore how sexual desire has shaped their lives. In these pages we will meet Lina, a woman who, trapped in a passionless marriage, reconnects with someone from her past and begins an adventure that soon consumes her; Maggie, a seventeen-year-old girl who is romantically involved with her handsome English teacher, a married man; and Sloane, the stylish and successful restaurant owner whose husband enjoys watching her sleep with other people.
Based on a labor of deep observation and with a direct and sincere style, Tres Mujeres is both a journalistic feat and a triumph of the nuanced feminist narrative that presents us with the stories of three unforgettable women, whose experiences remind us that we are not alone. .
Taddeo will serve as executive producer on the series along with showrunner Laura Eason, Kathy Ciric and Emmy Rossum. Louise Friedberg (‘Y: The Last Man’) directing and producing the first two episodes.