PAPER TRAILS: Local writer may have a book on TV
By Linda Caillouet
Little Rock freelance writer Suzi Parker’s nonfiction book Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt is currently in development for a film adaptation on Lifetime Television. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart) is scripting, and Ken Atchity and Chi-Li Wong (Life or Something Like it) are producing.
Meanwhile, Parker just completed her first novel, Echo Ellis: Adventures of a Girl Reporter, which is currently being shopped around by her agent.
Earlier, Parker’s feature in the online magazine Nerve. com titled “Genie in a Bottle” on Niagara, a reputed aphrodisiac drink for women, was optioned by Revolution Studios as a starring vehicle for Adam Sandler and Julia Roberts but was eventually shelved.
On March 29, Nerve ran a dispatch about Niagara, the now-notorious love potion from Little Rock. We were overrun with demands for the beverage. Never accuse us of being less than eager to please: in the aftermath of the article, Nerve.com, Inc. has partnered with the U.S. distributors to make the drink available online. Buy it here.
To kick off this service, we're running a new, expanded version of the original story. So we're biased, we admit it. We like the drink. We like the woman who sells it. We want you to buy it. Read it, and sip.
Buy Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt by Suzi Parker