Amazon is turning the 1992 movie into a comedy series.
By Romeo San Vicente
Remember that part in “A League of Their Own” where Rosie O’Donnell talks about feeling different from the other women, and how that was pretty much all the lesbian coding the script was willing to give to Rosie O’Donnell in a movie about women’s baseball?
The movie was basically the identical cousin of “Fried Green Tomatoes” in that it was entirely about lesbians except not willing to be about them at all, yet still iconic and queer in retrospect.
Isn’t it time, then, for a reboot that allows its sporty gals a chance to play ball and also maybe kiss the not-male gender of their fondest dreams? Yes, it is, and thanks to Abbi Jacobson, the openly bisexual creator and costar of “Broad City,” and “Mozart in The Jungle” producer Will Graham, it’s happening.
Amazon is going to host the sitcom, which will not be a remake of the film, or even necessarily include the characters in the film, but will follow the league as they travel the country hitting triples for feminism.
And, no, we don’t have any inside information about how much lesbian content there’ll be, it’s just that we know, you know? Because, please, have you seen “Broad City”?
Romeo San Vicente writes for Q Syndicate.