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The Dirty Girls Bring Their Social Club to the Big Screen

Debra Martin Chase, producer of The Devil Wears Prada and former president of entertainment at the Telemundo network, is bringing the Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez novel The Dirty Girls Social Club to the big screen. Cinematical has more details on the story:

[It's] about a group of Latina women in their late twenties who became friends at Boston University and continue their friendship by coming together every few months. Parts of the novel are narrated by each woman — Lauren writes a column for the Boston Globe and has a thing for loser men, Usnavys is looking for a man who makes as much as she does and has expensive taste, Rebecca is a magazine publisher struggling to be a good wife as well, Elizabeth is a television anchor with a secret, Sara is a Martha Stewart-like homemaker, and Amber is in LA, trying to be a musician.

This is a refreshing change of pace from the all-white (or, all-white with Jennifer Hudson tossed in for good measure) "Sex and the City"-type stories, and I am very excited to see more opportunities for Hispanic actresses. Which brings me to The Question: Who should play the girls of The Dirty Girls Social Club?

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Mike14552319 Mike14552319 3 years
Alisa just started a kickstarter campaign to start raising funds for the movie to film it herself. You may want to check it out and write a piece on it. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/538278432/the-dirty-girls-social-club-movie-project
ebgirl ebgirl 8 years
I loved this book when I read it! I heard that Jennifer Lopez tried to buy the film rights, but the author had a falling out with her. She even wrote a J Lo-type character into her book "Make Him Look Good". That book is not as good as Dirty Girls, but it has some juicy stuff in it if you love the celebrity chisme. :-) I agree with most of the posts here that if they want to do this book any justice, Eva Longoria and J Lo should not be cast. I'd add Jessica Alba to that list too. I hope they cast some really talented chicas in this film.
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 8 years
I can't wait!! So long as there is NO Eva Longoria and NO Jennifer Lopez...
Karschtl Karschtl 8 years
Wow, didn't know that Alexis Bledel is a Latina, with her blue eyes and all!!! Sara Ramirez would be a great Usnavy!
hil34 hil34 8 years
Maybe Sara Ramirez, America, Ferrera, Penelope Cruz, and some unknown acctresses tossed in...
megw06 megw06 8 years
I read this book a few years ago and LOVED it! I can't wait to see it...plus I'm a little biased...go BU!!!
mboots29 mboots29 8 years
I have not yet read the book, but will def pick-up based on the above reviews. I am already excited at the thought of this movie! You all have mentioned some of my favorite actresses. It would be fun to see them all interacting on screen.
handbagbride handbagbride 8 years
I really liked this book. So glad it is coming to the big screen.
isahrangme isahrangme 8 years
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isahrangme isahrangme 8 years
ooo i've never read the book but i love stories like this! with multiple female characters and they each tell the story or tell their own stories but it all ties in. like the joy luck club are there other novels that are similar? i would like to read some more books!
lala788 lala788 8 years
i haven't read the book, but i'm excited to see the movie , it sound good
pargie pargie 8 years
I loved that book, I still have it around here somewhere. Definitely Eva Longoria, I think America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel are too young looking...Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, yes, and Penelope Cruz after seeing her in Volver.
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Eva Longoria, Eva Mendes & Michelle Rodriguez
Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 8 years
Zoe Saldana (AMBER), Eva Mendes (Elizabeth), Salma Hayeck(Usnavys), Alexis B (Gilmore Girls)(Rebecca?)...hmmm interesting, i love her i think she a great actress and gorgeous but idk about her playing ...that girl from Cold Case or Missing, i think it's that picture..wouldn't be bad either i guess(Lauren), as long as their are talented,gorgeous and don't only apply to the "clearer" skinned latinas it's all cool with me since ALL "latinas" are not "CLEAR/Fair SKINNED" nor have that Eurocentric look, their are very mixed that's what makes them what they are, else they will just be like another typical "sex in the city" looking girls with an added flava.
Home Home 8 years
This book is one of my guilty-read pleasures! I'd love to see that super-talented cutie America in this movie, though I'm blanking on which character she'd work best as. Can't wait for the flick!
tati33 tati33 8 years
wow!! i agree with nicachica no EVA Longoria!.. otherwise, very cool..
bigjenn22 bigjenn22 8 years
Sara Ramirez would be good, but Usnays was a Black Puerto Rican, but it could work. I would also throw Zoe Saldana in as a contender for the role of Rebecca because she too was a Black Latina. Rosario Dawson for the Rocker Chick (too bad we can't use Shakira because she kind of gets bashed in the movie :), maybe Alexis Bledel (people tend forget that she's Latina) she could play Sara.
bigjenn22 bigjenn22 8 years
Sara Ramirez would be good, but Usnays was a Black Puerto Rican, but it could work. I would also throw Zoe Saldana in as a contender for the role of Rebecca because she too was a Black Latina. Rosario Dawson for the Rocker Chick (too bad we can't use Shakira because she kind of gets bashed in the movie :), maybe Alexis Bledel (people tend forget that she's Latina) she could play Sara.
genvessel genvessel 8 years
definitely need sara ramirez and america ferrera in there... i haven't read the book, but if we want a movie with slightly sassy women of non-causasian bent (and who doesn't?!) these two are at the top of my list
esk4 esk4 8 years
oooh nicachica sara ramires would be good for usnavys
Lavinie Lavinie 8 years
i remember reading this book and enjoying it but i don't remember all the details of the book. i'm excited to see a movie version of it though.. can't wait.. once they start filming i'm definitley going to have to read the book again.
nicachica nicachica 8 years
Eva Mendes, Rosario Dawson (for the rocker chic), Sara Ramirez maybe? Haven't read the book but now i want to pick it up (being Latina myself) :) but PLEASE - NO EVA LONGORIA!!!!!!
Karschtl Karschtl 8 years
Read the book only 4 months ago and liked it. Unfortunately I don't know enough Latina-actesses (who would be the right age...). American Ferrera is a good choice, but I don't see her as Usnavy - maybe one of the other characters. I think Betty's sister might be slightly too old, if they are really doing a twenty-something movie.
LaDolceVita LaDolceVita 8 years
YEAH!!! I loved this book! I can't wait! Deffinetly America Ferrera for either Usnavys or Lauren. I can't wait! Please update us when there's more 411...thanks!
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