Trans Writer Paris Lees’ Memoir ‘What It Feels Like For A Girl’ To Be Adapted Into Series

What It Feels Like For A Girl

‘What It Feels Like For A Girl’, the memoir by trans writer and journalist Paris Lees, will be adapted into a series!

The BBC announced that it has commissioned the creation of a “wild, anarchic Y2K spin on a coming-of-age drama” inspired by the memoir of Paris Lees, which explores her life before transitioning through a fictional character named Byron.

“It’s a new millennium – Madonna, Moloko, and Basement Jaxx top the charts, and there’s a whole world to explore. But teenager Byron is stuck in a small working-class town that hasn’t been the same since the coal mine shut in the 80s,” the BBC description said. “Byron needs to get away, and doesn’t care how.”

Byron then goes to Nottingham where they meet “East Midland’s premier podium-dancer-cum-hellraiser” Lady Die who adopts them into a group of trouble-makers called “The Fallen Divas.” With a newfound family, they “beg, steal, and skank their way” as they live the UK club life in the early 2000s. Things get a big turn for Byron when they are seduced by a bad boy Liam, “a shocking encounter that will change life forever.”

 

Lees took to Twitter her joy as she shared the news: “You have no idea how hard it was to keep my mouth shut about this… I’m working with a creative dream team to develop What It Feels Like for a Girl as an 8-part series for the BBC and I cannot wait for you to see what we’re cooking up!”

‘What It Feels Like For A Girl’ will be produced by Hera Pictures for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, and filming will start in 2024.

Lees made history as she became Vogue’s first transgender columnist, and the first trans woman to present for BBC Radio 1 and Channel 4.

 

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