If you don’t like Pedro Almodovar movies, I don’t want to be your friend. It’s harsh and petty, but it’s true. Openly gay director Almodovar’s movies are sexy, hilarious, ridiculous, brilliant, and quite often star Penelope Cruz — what’s not to love?
Fox Television Studios is hoping that American television audiences feel the same way I do. (If that were true, Fox, Arrested Development would still be on the air. Just saying.) The studio has brought the rights to one of Almodovar greatest films, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and plans on turning the beloved film into a one hour drama series with former Grey’s Anatomy producer/writer Mimi Schmir at the helm.
I’m not sure if I’m excited about this news or not. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a farce about a woman, her lover, his ex-wife, his son, his son’s fiancé, terrorists, poisoned gazpatcho, caged animals, and the film dubbing business. Awesome, right?
So the question is, will the American TV show stay true to the quirky Almodovar spirit, or will Fox make a watered down version that feels like One Tree Hill?
What do you think? Are you an Almodovar fan?