Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lena Dunham is Writing Some “Incredibly Contemporary” ‘Archie’ Comics

Ed here: I grew up reading Archie comics.They were among my favorites.  I know he has to be updated but by a sociopathic marginally talented exhibitionist?

Lena Dunham is Writing Some “Incredibly Contemporary” ‘Archie’ Comics
By Isabella Biedenharn on Mar 3, 2014 5:48pm
When you’re a sought-after media darling (Lena Dunham), all you have to do is mention during a Q&A that you like something (the characters of Archie), and soon enough, that thing’s new Chief Creative Officer (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa) will be barreling down your door to get you to work with them. The Girls showrunner has signed on to write a four-part story to be published in 2015, as part of Aguirre-Sacasa’s new flagship program “to take Archie’s Pals and Gals outside of comics and into different media.”
The team isn’t spilling any plot points, but Aguirre-Sacasa says: “It’s really, really funny. It’s incredibly contemporary. It’s a classic Archie story, with a definitely unique, Lena spin, and it’s going to be set in Archie continuity.” But before you get your hopes up for a naked Betty and Veronica experimenting with crack in Bushwick, A.V. Club is pretty sure the project will be more “family-friendly” than Dunham’s previous work. [via Vulture]


Unknown said...

You say: "a sociopathic marginally talented exhibitionist"

I say: You have nailed it! But why aren't others nailing it (her)? Who was it that said something about never going wrong underestimating the intelligence of the average American?

Mathew Paust said...

Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead... Loved those comics. I do recall a parody some years back, maybe in Mad Magazine, with the characters a tad sleazy, but nothing like the Dunham version apparently has them.

I read a tepid review of her book recently in The Atlantic. Color me an old fogey, but I don't see much substance.