Friday, April 1, 2022

Holy moly, I will watch the crap out of this

Ryan Murphy and Plan B have set a second installment of their FX anthology series Feud. Titled Capote's Women, the project will star two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts as Babe Paley who ruled the glamorous world of New York society in the 1960s and 70s.
An adaptation of Laurence Leamer’s bestselling book “Capote’s Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era,” the miniseries is set in the 1970s, and ends with Truman Capote’s death in 1984. It chronicles the tale of the famous wunderkind author as he stabs several of his female friends — whom he called his “swans” — in the back by publishing a roman à clef short story called “La Côte Basque 1965” in Esquire in 1975. 

La Côte Basque‘s characters were thinly disguised versions of Capote’s  female confidants and exposed their shocking secrets and scandals, from adultery to murder. Its publication destroyed Capote’s friendships, with all of his swans cutting him off, as well as his reputation and his social standing.

It's been a long wait for the next Feud. The first installment was 2017's awesome Bette and Joan. At one point they announced that the second season would feature Prince Charles and Princess Diana, but that never happened.

This should be so good. Can't wait for more casting news, especially for Capote himself.

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