The life of early New York City LGBTQ chronicler and activist Eve Adams will be the subject of a television series that Universal Television is producing.
Gabe Dunn (Big Mouth) and Arika Lisanne Mittman (La Brea, The Irrational) is developing a film based on The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams, biography of historian Jonathan Ned Katz. Dunn will write the script and executive produce with Mittman and Matt Sadeghian; Katz is a consulting producer.
Polish immigrant Adams (formerly known as Chawa Zloczewer) founded a literary salon and tea room in Greenwich Village in the Middle Ages Second. Known as Eve’s Hangout, the tearoom was the city’s first openly lesbian venue. Adams also published the book Lesbian Love, a series of vignettes about women she knew, which Katz believes was the first time a woman was used in a title. Homosexuality is an American published work. In 1927, Adams was deported to Poland for her radical activism and homosexual behavior; she eventually settled in Paris, and during the Nazi occupation she was sent to Auschwitz Xin Concentration Camp.
“As a queer and trans writer and filmmaker, I am honored to bring this increasingly relevant, little-known story of gender-bending icon Eve Adams to cutting edge,” Dunn said in a statement. “Historian Jonathan Ned Katz’s stirring biography tells the story of the coolest, bravest, most complex woman you’ve probably never heard. One of the biggest names in community television) to create this story and create an inspiring show that inspires anyone today to create a better future for all.”
The potential series will focus on Adams opening America’s first lesbian bar, and her friends, a select family of activists and outsiders, as they navigate a time of political turmoil and life and death. survived.
Dunn has written for Netflix’s Big Mouth and co-authored the bestselling book with Allison Raskin Fiction I hate everyone but you . Dunn also hosts the podcasts Bad With Money and Just Between Friends, the latter with Raskin.
Mittman, who has a general deal with Universal TV, is creating NBC’s upcoming series The Irrational, starring Jesse L. Martin. Her credits also include Timeless, Dexter and Elementary.
Dunn was represented by Verve, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Breechen Feldman. Mittman was represented by Verve, The Feldman Co. and Yorn Levine, and Katz worked with Robert Guinsler at Sterling Lord Literistic and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.