Produced by Tessa Thompson and HBO Max
Based on Deesha Philyaw's short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies.
Tori is co-creating and executive producing the show.
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. Different generations of women characters grapple with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church’s double standards and their own needs and passions. With their secret longings, new love, and forbidden affairs, these church ladies are as seductive as they want to be, as vulnerable as they need to be, as unfaithful and unrepentant as they care to be, and as free as they deserve to be.
This project is currently in development.
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