Stripper Drama ‘Pussy Valley’ in Development at Starz

Premium cable network also developing ‘Dirty Girls Social Club,’ originally optioned as a film by Jennifer Lopez and Columbia Pictures

Last Updated: August 1, 2016 @ 10:46 AM

Starz is developing a stripper drama “Pussy Valley” from playwright Katori Hall, along with  the series “Dirty Girls Social Club,” based on the bestselling novel by Alisa Valdes — who the Chicago Tribune has called the “Latina Terry McMillan” — and “Teresa,” based on the telenovela format of the same name.

“Pussy Valley” is described as an intimate window to the unexplored southern strip club world, where the desires of pro-ballers and politicians collide with the dreams of five brave women. For these women, the line between performance and reality becomes blurred, as the drama of their outside lives threaten their onstage personas.

Creator and writer Katori Hall will executive produce “Pussy Valley” with Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Dante Di Loreto. Khaliah Neal will serve as consulting producer.

Ligiah Villalobos will serve as the showrunner on “Dirty Girls Social Club,” which is described as a dynamic and sexy half-hour series about six diverse professional women living in New York City, who have known each other since college. Ten years later, and through professional and personal successes, failures and heartaches, the one thing they can always count on is each other.

Anne Thomopoulos and Lucia Cottone will also serve as executive producers.

“Teresa,” based on the Mexican telenovela of the same name, focuses on an undocumented young Latina clawing her way into the exclusive world of Los Angeles wealth. The series will chronicle her ruthless pursuit of money and power and her willingness to do anything to get them.

Starz is developing the original series with Lionsgate and Televisa USA, a division of the Mexican media company Grupo Televisa. Carlos Portugal will create the series and serve as showrunner.