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Martin Luther King Playwright Developing Strip Club Series Called ‘Pussy Valley’

via Rich Ryan
via Rich Ryan

Starz is developing a new drama series set at a strip club, and the title of the show is [dramatic pause] Pussy Valley. That’s not all: the series is being created by Katori Hall, who is best known for writing the play The Mountaintop, which is about Martin Luther King, Jr. the night before he was assassinated.

Here is the official logline:

Pussy Valley is an intimate window to the unexplored southern strip club world, where the desires of pro-ballers and politicians collide with the dreams of five brave women. For these women, the line between performance and reality becomes blurred, as the drama of their outside lives threaten their onstage personas. On the quest for money, power, and respect, each woman must make a choice. For some it’s a step down, for others a step up, as the Pink Pony stage constantly shape-shifts between a platform for freedom and a gilded cage. In this world of smoke and mirrors, who will fall and who will fly.”

We’re not sure how you go from civil rights to twerking nights, but Dr. King did believe in the dignity of all labor, so if he were alive today, he might very well approve of Pussy Valley, so long as its portrayal of the dancers is respectful.

[via EW]

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