Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Though considered by many to be one of the best novels of the last half-century, Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex was seen as too sprawling and difficult for a film adaptation. Now, HBO is prepping a more relaxed, one-hour drama series based on the book, which will presumably allow a more relaxed unfurling of Eugenides’ magnum opus, as well as the certainty of new scenes and characters extrapolated from the source. The adventures of Callie Stephanides, a hermaphrodite coming to terms with her family history and sexual identity in a Detroit suburb, should make for compelling viewing in the right hands. Those hands? American playwright and Yale literature professor Donald Margulies, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his play Dinner With Friends. Rita Wilson will serve as Executive Producer.

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