Demi Moore Is Making An Erotic TV Series
According to Deadline, Amazon has claimed the television rights to the six-part erotic podcast, Dirty Diana, starring Demi Moore.
The QCode podcast, which debuted last month, is from writer/director Shana Feste, starring and co-produced by Demi Moore. Demi Moore is set to reprise her role as the eponymous Moore.
“As an escape from her carefully curated life and dying marriage, Diana secretly runs an erotic website where women reveal their intimate sexual fantasies,” states the description of the show, via the QCode website. The description continues: “Dirty Diana is a show for all of us who are craving connection and searching for a new kind of erotica – one that doesn’t just focus on what sex looks like, but that tells stories about longing with female pleasure at its center. It aims to depict sex as a healthy, natural part of life – no shame and an ALL FEMALE LENS with characters you are invested in.”
While it’s not clear who else beyond Demi Moore will star, the podcast has had an incredible cast, including Claes Bang (The Square), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Penelope Ann Miller (The Artist), Dayo Okeniyi (See), Rhys Wakefield (The Purge) and Dolly Wells (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).
This first season has also included cameos by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Chris Diamontopolus (Silicon Valley), Lena Dunham (Girls), Ava Grey (Pose), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), Andrea Riseborough (Mandy), Rose Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel), Lili Taylor (Perry Mason) and Lesley Ann Warren (Clue).
Amazon has also previously adapted Homecoming into a show, which has received two seasons so far, starring Julia Roberts in the first season and Janelle Monáe in the second. This also comes soon after Netflix announced that the popular music podcast Song Exploder would also be receiving its own show on their streaming service.
Dirty Diana is loosely based on the life of creator Shana Feste, who has previously directed 2009’s The Greatest, wrote and directed the 2010 musical drama, Country Strong and has recently written and directed the films Endless Love, Boundaries and this year’s Run Sweetheart Run, which features many actors who also appear in Dirty Diana. There is no word on whether Feste will direct the upcoming series.
In a recent interview with Variety about the podcast, both Feste and Demi Moore commented on the possibility of turning Dirty Diana into a show. Feste stated, “I hope it is a limited series on Hulu one day. But I think a podcast gives you permission. I always say it’s the Rosemary’s Baby rule. The baby in your head is so much scarier than the little red-eyed baby at the end of the movie that they so wisely did not shoot. The fantasy and the sex in your head allows you to use your imagination. And imagination is a powerful thing.”
Demi Moore followed up by saying of podcasts, “it also gave us a place to explore at a lower risk, to kind fo explore where we want to go and what to do with it. And in all honesty, to get feedback. So if it were to go to Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, HBO, any of those, we’ll already be a step ahead in terms of what we might want to do with it.”
While Demi Moore’s early career involved stints on shows like General Hospital and Moonlighting, she hasn’t done much television work since recently, appearing in five episodes of the animated series Animals and as a recurring character on this year’s Peacock series, Brave New World.