Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich’s love affair will be a TV series

 
 

Out producer Megan Ellison is bringing the sapphic lives of Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich to the small screen.

Marlene DietrichSmoking Amy

The yet-to-be titled TV series will be financed by Ellison’s Annapura Pictures—the production company behind last year’s multiple Oscar nominated American Hustle—and written by Angela Robinson (The L Word, D.E.B.S., True Blood, Girl Trash) and Alex Kondracke (Hung).

Greta GarboPortrait Of Greta Garbo

The show will be a lesbian wet dream. As reported by Deadline, “the project is set in the Golden Age of Hollywood and explores the relationships of the starlets with such notable figures as John Gilbert, Mercedes de Acosta, Tallulah Bankhead, Alla Nazimova, Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant, and John Wayne, among others.”

In the meantime, we can only imagine how the intersecting lives of Garbo and Dietrich will be dramatized in the upcoming series. If the below clip from Hollywood Rivals is any indication, it’s going to be a “Golden Age” meets Real World Sapphic Explosion:

 
 

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