Skip Nav
Netflix Roundup
38 New Movies and TV Shows You Can Binge on Netflix in June
Entertainment News
TV Scorecard: Which Shows Have Been Renewed or Canceled in 2017?
Summer
15 Shirtless TV Moments That Will Make You Sweat This Summer

Kabul Beauty School Goes to Film

Here's a book-to-movie deal I can really get behind: New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez and Kristin Ohlson was bought for film adaptation by Columbia Pictures.

The book chronicles Rodriguez's amazing experiences moving from Michigan to Kabul and opening a beauty school there. Variety continues:

Rodriguez, a divorced hairdresser from Michigan with two kids, decided to give her life a complete makeover and headed to Afghanistan in 2002, shortly after the Taliban had been toppled. There she found women who were eager to come out from under the veils they'd been forced to wear.

She opened a beauty school, with donations from American beauty companies and other benefactors, and tried to mesh in a culture that was still male-dominated.

This is one of those important stories that I think everyone should know about, so I can't wait to see Rodriguez's inspiring real life story on the big screen. In the meantime, check out a documentary on this same topic, The Beauty Academy of Kabul.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Just finished reading an interview with Deborah Rodriguez, so this story is fresh in my mind. This book-to-movie deal should be one of the best.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Wow, this sounds really good- and I am from Michigan as well so that is always a bonus :)
Empowering Books Written by Latinas
Books Set at the Beach 2017
Popular Stephen King Book Quotes
American Idiot Musical to Become a Movie
How Reading Helps With Anxiety
New Movies on Netflix June 2017
Ben Affleck to Star in The Great Gatsby
Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Vanity Fair May 2017
Love Actually Characters Then and Now
What Happens in Fifty Shades Freed?
From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds