A new TV show based on two memoirs by punk icon and former member of the Slits, Viv Albertine, is in the works.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will take inspiration from Albertine’s 2014 book Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys., as well as her 2018 memoir To Throw Away Unopened.
Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, who acted as producers on the film Carol, are slated to helm the project via their Number 9 Films company, with Rachael Horovitz as producer.
“I’m so happy that Rachael, Elizabeth and Stephen are bringing my books to the screen,” Albertine told The Hollywood Reporter. “Right from the start they were sensitive to the extremely personal nature of the work and I knew the books were in the hands of producers with integrity.”
“Their vision is perfectly in tune with the work, they understand the subject and the times, I can’t wait for the project to get started and to see all the characters in my story come to life!” she continued.
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. focused on the Albertine’s experiences as a part of the 1970s punk scene in London, where she made history as a guitarist for all-girl band The Slits, while also rubbing shoulders with the likes of the Sex Pistols and the Clash. To Throw Away Unopened offers a more personal insight into the writer’s family relationships and life.
“What an exciting and exhilarating prospect to re-explore a time when music, fashion, political ideologies, and sexuality were turned on their heads,” said Karlsen, Woolley, and Horovitz. “So beautifully evoked alongside personal insights and frank reflections of an extraordinary woman’s life in Albertine’s two incredible memoirs.”