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Best-selling essay collection, ‘Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies)’ is being adapted into a TV series

At this point, if you haven't read Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies), you would have surely glimpsed it front-facing in your local bookstore or on the bedside table of a close friend. It's prolific and for good reason too. The book is a well-curated collection of essays written by over 52 women on what feminism means to them - including words by the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Beanie Feldstein and Lolly Adefope. Now, as with all best-sellers, the book is being turned into a television series titled, Girls Can't Shoot (& Other Lies). Here's what we know about the adaptation thus far.

As with all great television, it begins with a mesmerising cast. For this adaptation however, there were a few obvious choices when it came to selecting those best suited for the series. Since Jameela Jamil, Lolly Adefope, Kat Dennings and Beanie Feldstein contributed their words to the book, they've been tapped to star in the episodes based off their own essays, of which they will also executive produce. Co-starring with Beanie in her episode is the inimitable MJ Rodriguez who is onboard to help develop the episode. While Adefope and Dennings have confirmed that they will each write the episodes that they plan to star in.

It's fair to say that this is a rare, hands-on opportunity that isn't always afforded to women in Hollywood and we love to see it.

For the series pilot, Saoirse Ronan will execute produce, while Feminists Don't Wear Pink curator, Scarlett Curtis will write the pilot and oversee the rest of the series as executive producer.

Curtis said of the announcement that, "Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) gave a generation of women the chance to tell their stories and Girls Can’t Shoot (& other lies) has the exact same mission."

"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", she continued.

As far as the plot is concerned, details are scarce except that we know each episode will star someone different and pivot off a completely different storyline. According to Deadline, we can expect that "the first season 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."

At the moment, no production start date or release date has been set, but when they are we'll keep you updated.

While you wait for the series, here are some books like Feminists Don't Wear Pink to plunge into in the meantime.

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