New drama adaptation to be based on the play Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself.
“Bella is a wildly exciting new voice who has written a story that will resonate truthfully not just with women, but with anyone who has struggled to understand who they are. I’m thrilled to be a part of the fantastic team bringing this to life.” – Gina Mingacci, Executive Producer, Sid Gentle Films Ltd
Sid Gentle Films Ltd, the production company behind hit Emmy-nominated series Killing Eve, has acquired the rights to Bella Heesom’s play Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself.
The company, founded by BAFTA award-winning drama producer Sally Woodward Gentle, is developing the play, which celebrates what is extraordinary about becoming a woman, into an ambitious series of stories under the title Wondrous Vulva. Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris and Gina Mingacci will serve as executive producers, and writer Bella Heesom will adapt her play for screen.
“I’m absolutely overjoyed to be working with Sid Gentle to bring my play to the screen. As soon as I met Sally and Henrietta, I knew I’d found the perfect home for this show. I’m passionate about exploring sexuality and identity through the female gaze, and to my delight, these wise, witty women are equally passionate about the subject matter, and are also embracing my experimental writing style. I already knew the team had an incredible body of work behind them, and now that I’m in the midst of binge-watching the brilliant Killing Eve, I’m even more excited about what we’ll make together.” – Bella Heesom
Wondrous Vulva examines women’s relationships with themselves and the epic journey of discovery that encompasses their bodies, sex, sensuality, pleasure, shame, pride, fury and liberation. Told through the prism of a girl growing up the series will be funny, truthful, redemptive, and unabashedly intimate. An honest and surprising examination of the journey from adolescence to adulthood that encourages, regardless of age or gender, a reassessment of the experience.
Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself, the play, is a work in progress. It has been performed upstairs at the Ovalhouse Theatre in London.
“We are delighted to be working with Bella on Wondrous Vulva. Her refreshing and radical honestly is compelling, and it fits with Sid’s vision to continue making creative, innovative and ambitious drama, which pushes boundaries and sparks discussion. In Bella we have found someone who shares our passion for engaging storytelling, and we are very excited to work with her to bring her wonderfully engaging play to the screen.” – Announcing the new development Sally Woodward Gentle, executive producer and Founder of Sid Gentle Films Ltd