New American TV role for Lolly Adefope | Adapting her story from Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies) © Avalon/UKTV

New American TV role for Lolly Adefope

Adapting her story from Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies)

Lolly Adefope is set to star in a new American TV series based on the essay anthology book Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies).

The comedian contributed a story to the original 2018 book called The Question, in which she appears on quiz show – and after some trivia teasers is asked the million-dollar game-changer: ‘Which word best describes you, a) Black or b) Woman’.

Adefope will adapt that story for an episode of the TV series – which will be called Girls Can’t Shoot (& Other Lies)  – as well as starring in it and acting as an executive producer.

Others featuring in their own episodes include The Good Place star Jameela Jamil and Booksmart’s Beanie Feldstein. Saorise Ronan will serve as an executive producer of the pilot episode

According to producers Mark Gordon Pictures, the show will ‘will explore and play with the expectations of women in storytelling by placing heroines at the centre of traditionally male genres in a multitude of original, high concept, cinematic tales and will put the creative power squarely into the hands of female filmmakers’.

Scarlett Curtis, who compiled the original book, will executive produce the new series.

She told Hollywood website Deadline:  ‘It has been my lifelong dream to show that women’s stories can be both entertaining and empowering and I could not have found a more incredible group of women to bring their extraordinary visions to life.’

Taskmaster and Ghosts star Adefope is already known to US viewers through her role as  Aidy Bryant's best frined in Shrill as well as recurring roles in the Daniel Radcliffe/Steve Buscemi comedy  Miracle Workers.

No broadcaster has yet been linked to Girls Can’t Shoot (& Other Lies).

» Here is Adefope talking to Curtis in the podcast spin-off from Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies)

Published: 18 Oct 2021

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