Sep 27, 2011

Lee Daniels, most notably known as the director of the award winning movie Precious, has been tapped by NBC to make a television version of Jacqueline Susann's novel, Valley of the Dolls. According to reports, the show will be set in the 1960's like the novel and Lee is set to write and direct the pilot episode and will serve as producer if the show is picked up as a series.

Okay, I admit, I got a little excited when I heard Lee Daniels was bringing a show to television but after reading the details, I'm guessing we won't be seeing that many of US in front of the camera. When I inquired as to why there are no Black main characters on Pan Am, I was informed it was because the show is set in the 1960's. Silly me, I forgot Black people weren't born until the 1970's. My bad.

There may be a glimmer of hope though, NBC airs the Playboy Club which, set in the 1960s, does feature Naturi Naughton in a lead role. So maybe, just maybe


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