HBO Takes on Beckerman’s S.L.U.T.

HBO Films is developing “Generation S.L.U.T.,” Marty Beckerman’s story of promiscuity and emotional detachment in teenagers.

The first exploration of the sex lives of modern teens, as reported from the frontlines by twenty-year-old Marty Beckerman.

Innovatively combining fact and fiction, the book is filled with mind-shattering stats, news reports, and confessions from adolescents nationwide about the new American “Hook-Up Culture,” in which 7,700 kids lose their virginity every day.

Far from religious proselytizing, Generation S.L.U.T. seeks to find the balance between sexual freedom and sexual responsibility, and even the most cynical readers (not to mention parents) will find themselves speechless and heartbroken. Blunt and brutal, tackling everything from preteen oral sex to gun violence, sexual assault, and suicide, Beckerman’s tour de force through contemporary adolescence will leave you stunned, breathless, and ultimately horrified.

Variety reports Miguel Arteta is expected to direct with Jason Blum and Amy Slotnick producing.

Arteta will adapt the novel with Abdi Nazemian and Micah Schraft.

The S.L.U.T. acronym stands for Sexually Liberated Urban Teens.

You can read a bit more about the novel in our database.

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