In my continuing quest to keep moving forward, I decided to see what else has been going on or connected to Duran Duran this week besides the big story. Typically, when I see something Duran related and lack time or energy, I just save it to refer back to it. So, that is where I started this afternoon. What the heck did I save? Ah, yes. My friend shared an article from deadlines.com about a TV show in development. What is the TV show called Juicy Stories about? This is how the website describes it:
Juicy Stories is the story of how two women in their 20s created the iconic “Juicy” tracksuit and turned their $200 investment into a billion-dollar business — and a life-long friendship. Inspired by the lives of Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, Juicy Stories tells the tale of two women who made clothes, made mistakes, made babies — and made one of the most iconic brands of the 1990s, Juicy Couture. These “Juicy Stories” — both aspirational and sensational — flash back to Los Angeles in the 1990s and are narrated on camera and in the present by the real Pam (Lawfor) and Gela (Serafino), still business partners and best friends.
For those people lost, Gela Nash-Taylor is John Taylor’s wife. According to the article, which you can read here, the show was inspired by the memoir, The Glitter Plan, written by Pam Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor. (Fun fact: Rhonda blogged about that memoir here.) Now, I admit that I know very little about the history of Juicy Couture and, unlike Rhonda, I did not read the book. That said, I can appreciate the idea of celebrating both female friendship, which is clearly an important piece of the story, as well as successful women. It sounds like the show will feature mostly women, which I can applaud.
But on to the important stuff! If this is about the story of Juicy, will John Taylor also be there? Indeed, Gela’s husband will also be a character on the show. In fact, he is described in this way, “Gela’s sexy, charismatic, actor/musician husband.” What is interesting or perplexing or curious, depending on how you look at it, the characters playing Gela and Pam will be called “Gela” and “Pam.” Yet, the John character will be called, “Drew.” Huh? I wonder why. I think that is weird. So, who is the guy who will be playing John/Drew? His name is Tanner Stine who is also in Impulse, Here & Now and Zac and Mia. I won’t lie. My knowledge on actors is way limited so I have no idea if this guy can act well or not. He looks like this, though:
Does this guy seem like someone who could pull off playing John Taylor? Here is a video of the show, Impulse, in which he plays Clay.
I have to admit that I’m not sure. First of all, he is really young. Second, he has really blue eyes, which does not match at all. Yet, in fairness, I’ll admit that I have a hard time imagining anyone being good enough to play John Taylor. I’m a bit biased.
Now, I admit that this isn’t typically a show I would turn in to, despite the female focus, but I probably will just to see how this guy does. I am curious to see how John will be written and portrayed. There does not appear to be a date for a premiere and the show is only in development so my guess is that we will have to wait awhile. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait.