They're making my book, Babysitting the Baumgartners, into an adult film.
Yep, you heard me right! :D
We got the official GREEN LIGHT from Adam and Eve this week. The amazingly talented Kay Brandt will be directing, and as for the cast... holy hell, scroll down, you won't even believe the hotness!
Am I the first indie author to have their book made into an adult film? Oh wait, no - Kay filmed her book, Safe Landings, as an adult film last year, and she was nominated for an AVN award to boot for best director. Adam and Eve is venturing into new, exciting territory, folks. I think this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship - perhaps even a marriage made in heaven!
We all know Fifty Shades of Grey was made into a mainstream, much-anticipated film, but many fans were left a little... disappointed. Why? Well, let's be honest - because all the "juicy parts" of the book had to be left on the cutting room floor. And the juiciest parts never even got filmed!
I've been approached before about making my books into adult films, but I've never felt right about it until now. Why now? Because it's in the hands of Kay Brandt, who has won awards for directing adult films, and Adam and Eve, a long-standing brand I know and trust.
Like fans, I have been rather protective of Doc and Carrie, Ronnie and Gretchen--these characters are part of my psyche, and kind of part of my family. (Granted, a really naughty family that frolicks disease-and-chafe free in the fantasies that roll through my dirty mind... :D) I didn't want to do a disservice to them - or to the fans who loved them as much (maybe more!) that I do.
So when Kay pitched the idea of her vision for Babysitting the Baumgartners, I have to admit - I hesitated. But the more she talked, the more I realized she really understood the Baumgartners. She "got" the book. (A lot of people don't - they think it's "pure filth" - and hey, everyone's got a right to their opinion, eh?) This book is about sexual awakening. It's a coming-of-age story about a vivacious but naive college girl and an adventurous, caring couple who allow her to blossom under their tutelage.
That's not to say there's not a lot of damned hot sex in it. :D Because, trust me, there is! This book could never be made into a mainstream film - like all good erotica, if you take the sex out, the whole story falls apart. The sex in Babysitting the Baumgartners is integral - in all its wet, messy, juicy, yummy glory! But that isn't all Babysitting the Baumgartners is about. And that's the part that Kay Brandt understands, which is why I was willing to trust her with this family and these characters that so many fans have fallen in love with since I first published it back in 2008.
That's why I'm so excited to make this announcement, you guys! I will be posting here often, updating you on how things are going, letting you know about filming schedules and release dates, but the very first thing I'm going to reveal (aside from our very bright and awesome GREEN LIGHT on this project!) is that the roles of Doc, Carrie and Gretchen have been cast and are listed below. And I couldn't be more thrilled with them! There will be a casting call for the all-important role of Ronnie - and you guys will get to vote on which one you like best!
Carrie Baumgartner ("Mrs. B")
Hello Mrs. B!
Mrs. B in a bikini, of course!
Oh. My. Word.
Steven "Doc" Baumgartner
Hey, what's up, Doc?
Doc on the beach...
Can't you see him playing Doc?
A.J. Applegate - the perfect Gretchen!
Pretty without makeup!
All made up!
Dat lip bite tho!
*fanning self* Whew! Is it HOT in here? Shooting starts in March - but I'll post lots of awesome stuff about the casting call for our girl, Ronnie, before then. This is going to be an amazing, exciting, and totally FUN journey! I can't wait to take all of you on it with me! Here's to the Baumgartners - our favorite family! :D