Christ almighty, traveling back and forth to Baltimore on the MARC these last two days (why have a 615 train if it never even shows up till 630?) I thought i’d reached the limit to how much suffering mass transit could heap on me. But no, someone had to leave a copy of the USA Today on the seat I plopped myself down on. Which is how I came to read about how HBO, amongst their other greenlit projects, is going forward with a half hour series based on Cutler’s Washingtonienne novel.
Now, in fairness, I think this makes a lot more sense than creating alternate media based on books like the DaVinci Code, which some people have actually read – this way there’s something new on the screen for people. But how much mileage can you get out of a low-wage worker slacking her way through the day, screwing people indiscriminately, sometimes taking money for it, and failing to live up to one of the most basic tenets of being a whore by not talking about it?