From the Department of WHY?! comes the news that Hulu has made moves to turn the political fanfic, Rodham, into a series. Rodham is a fantasy novel from Curtis Sittenfeld and tells the life story of Hillary Rodham Clinton if she never married Bill Clinton. Hulu wants to put that story onto our TV screens. In the words of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign Twitter intern: Delete your Hulu account, Hulu.
Variety says that Hulu optioned the rights to Rodham, and got Warren Littlefield, who is the executive producer of The Handmaid’s Tale, to executive produce it along with Curtis Sittenfeld. Sarah Treem, the co-creator and showrunner of Showtime’s The Affair, will also executive produce and write the project.
Should the show go to series, it would be the second project focused on Hillary Clinton that Hulu has aired. The streamer debuted the four-part docuseries “Hillary” back in March. That series chronicled her 2016 presidential campaign while also delving into events from her past that shaped her life.
“Rodham” was originally published back in May and went on to become a New York Times bestseller. Sittenfeld’s other books include “You Think I’ll Say It,” “Eligible,” “Sisterland,” and “American Wife.”
Everybody but the makers of scrunchies are probably side-eying this (I haven’t read Rodham, but please tell me there are at least two chapters devoted to Hillary Clinton’s love affair with scrunchies), and partly because Sarah Treem is involved.
When Ruth Wilson left The Affair after four seasons, it was reported that she decided to quit because the naked scenes were getting out of hand and she was told to take off her clothes for scenes where it wasn’t necessary while the dudes didn’t get the same treatment. Ruth also refused to do a sex scene that felt “rapey” to her. There was a lot more and Sarah defended herself, saying that she always protected Ruth.
And now Sarah is responsible for Rodham, which is full of Hillary-on-Bill fanfic porn, like this part where Curtis imagines that Hillary yearns to get creampied by Bill. via Jezebel (which has many more sexceperts from Rodham):
And the truth was that when he was thrusting into me, I had such a strong sense of wanting him to come inside me, wanting no barriers between us, wanting the things we did with each other to be different from the things we did in the rest of our lives, with other people. None of this was remotely like what I’d felt with Roy or Eddie. I’d regarded their semen as, if not disgusting, then as messy and mildly regrettable, like a spilled glass of water.
Fifty Scrunchies of NO!
I was going to say that Florence Pugh should take a break from defending her everlasting love with Zach Braff again to call her agent about this, but nope. Florence doesn’t deserve that. No actress deserves to have to say the line, “Daddy Billy, oh how I want your slick willie to spit spunk up in me!”
Pic: Random House