This is an adaptation of Leslie Lehr’s upcoming memoir 'A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me—and You.'
Salma Hayek's upcoming project is bound to make heads turn as she is giving the "breast a voice." Yes, you heard that right. The 54-year-old actress is developing HBO Max's upcoming series, A Boob’s Life with her Ventanarosa Productions. The television series is an adaptation of Leslie Lehr’s upcoming memoir A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me—and You. The memoir from Pegasus Books is due for release on March 2. The story of the half-hour comedy follows a woman named Leslie who has enough problems on her plate ahead of her 40th birthday when her boobs strangely start talking to her, reports ET Online.
"We are so appreciative that HBO Max was insightful and bold enough to develop this show with us," said Hayek in a statement provided to ET Online. "In A Boob’s Life, we use breasts as a metaphor for the constant judgment women are submitted to, creating a collective sensation that no matter what we do we are never enough. In this show, we give the breast a voice that takes us through the life of a woman from a unique perspective that often we don’t dare to see." It is still unclear as to who will portray the lead character of Leslie in the series. According to The Sun, the Ugly Betty executive producer, will not star in the HBO series, however, Hayek may play a small role in it.
The series will be executive produced by both Hayek and Lehr as well as Cynthia Mort, who will also serve as the writer and showrunner. It is reported that Jose Tamez and Siobhan Flynn will be executive producers on the project under the Ventanarosa Productions banner. Meanwhile, Melissa Oman and Julie R. Snyder will executive produce under the Wheeler Girl Productions banner. According to Simon and Schuster's website, "A Boob’s Life explores the surprising truth about women’s most popular body part with vulnerable, witty frankness and true nuggets of American culture that will resonate with everyone who has breasts—or loves them."
"Leslie Lehr is a prize-winning author, screenwriter, essayist, and story consultant," who "wants to talk about boobs. She’s gone from size AA to DDD and everything between, from puberty to motherhood, enhancement to cancer, and beyond. And she’s not alone—these are classic life stages for women today," reads the description. "At turns funny and heartbreaking, A Boob’s Life explores both the joys and hazards inherent to living in a woman’s body. Lehr deftly blends her personal narrative with national history, starting in the 1960s with the women’s liberation movement and moving to the current feminist dialogue and what it means to be a woman. Her insightful and clever writing analyzes how America’s obsession with the female form has affected her own life’s journey and the psyche of all women today."
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"From her prize-winning fiction to her viral New York Times Modern Love essay, exploring the challenges facing contemporary women has been Lehr’s life-long passion. A Boob’s Life, her first project since breast cancer treatment, continues this mission, taking readers on a wildly informative, deeply personal, and utterly relatable journey. No matter your gender, you’ll never view this sexy and sacred body part the same way again," it adds.
Urging people to read Lehr's thought-provoking creation, Hayek provides her review writing, "As women, we are always asking ourselves, are we enough? Leslie Lehr's witty, wise, and sometimes heartbreaking memoir, A Boob's Life, uses our relationship with breasts, and the ways others define us through them, to explore what it means to live in a woman's body. Original, thought-provoking, and with an elegant sense of humor, A Boob's Life is a must-read."