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FAMKE JANSSEN GOES DOWN ON THE FARM
Six Degrees of Everything reports that Janssen plays an inmate in the 20-minute video that will be presented to Showtime in hopes they’ll develop The Farm:
A commenter followed up with news that “we can be sure that Famke is in it” because she was spotted with her dog at the Vancouver airport the week of the shoot. Um, OK.
Not exactly bubbling with credibility, is it? But my fingers definitely are glued in the crossed position until further notice.
In case your brain has been on break like mine has, here’s a brief overview of what we know for sure: The Farm is about a women’s prison for felony offenders and stars Leisha Hailey. She continues her role as Alice Pieszecki, who now is incarcerated for reasons unknown, but probably related to what and who goes down in the final season of The L Word. (I said “goes down.” Heh-heh.)
“The Farm” refers to a section of California’s Humboldt State Farm and Prison for Women, sort of like Emerald City was in Oz or the G-Wing is in Bad Girls. The other wing featured in the series is called “The Jungle.” So far, this is the one and only picture we have of the set.
According to Six, Alice initially is assigned to The Jungle. However, another inmate assigned to The Farm wants to “be with her home girls” in The Jungle, so she and Alice trade places. And nobody notices? OK, Ilene. Whatever.
Word is that
Melissa Leo, aka Helena Peabody’s ex, plays correctional officer Helen Miller. Leo is listed in the cast for The Farm on IMDb, so this rumor actually has a bit of substance behind it. I hope we get to see the rest of that tattoo.
Although I remain skeptical about this project, I have to admit that I like these casting rumors. I like them a lot. And for now, I’m adopting a daily practice of visualizing Famke Janssen as a lesbian prisoner. It’s the least I can do for the world.
— by the linster