Some TV shows claim to give their viewers a lot to think about, but few ever do it as well as “I Love Dick,” Sarah Gubbins and Jill Soloway’s perplexing, beautifully told, often enthrallingly provocative exploration of female desire in a man’s world. Its eight fast episodes can press nearly every button you’ve got, constantly asking (at times even demanding) that you reconsider the ways in which a story about a woman gets told. Even when it appears to be told from her point of view, it’s never entirely hers….
Roberta Colindrez is slight and sits at a forward angle, like gravity is gently pulling her dark hoodie by its strings. Her short black hair—with a punk silver streak up the front, like Rogue—spins outward. If she were a cartoon character, her catchphrase would be an enthusiastic “Oh yeah”—which she says again and again, high-pitched emphasis on the yeah. Is she excited to star in I Love Dick, the ambitious new Amazon series from Jill Solowayand Sarah Gubbins? Oh yeah. Did the first rehearsal for the Public Theatre’s upcoming rendition of Hamlet (she’s playing Rosencrantz, opposite Oscar Isaac as Hamlet and Keegan-Michael Key as Horatio) go well? Oh yeah. Does she really and truly not care about people’s judgments on her artistic expression? Oh yeah.
Colindrez also has Disney animation-wide eyes—deep and emotive, “reminiscent of a 1920s silent screen star,” as Soloway writes in an e-mail. They’re one of the first things you notice about her in Dick, which follows a group of artists in Marfa, Texas. The series is based on Chris Kraus’s revelatory book of the same name; Kathryn Hahn plays Kraus, who is obsessed with a swaggering artist named Dick, played by Kevin Bacon. Colindrez plays Devon, a struggling artist drawn to fascinating women by some Pavlovian need to help them, love them, and spiritually entangle them in some form of art. In one of the first season’s most vital scenes, Devon leads a group of other artists in a dramatic reading of the fictional Kraus’s writing: “Now all I want is to be undignified. To trash myself. I want to be a female monster.”…
Amazon has announced a premiere date for Jill Solloway’s “I Love Dick”. The show will air on Amazon Prime Video in both the United States and the UK on May 12, and this announcement comes ahead of the series’ Sundance Film Festival debut on Monday.
The ten episode series is an adaptation from Chris Kraus’ 1997 cult classic, and the story centers on Chris (Kathryn Hahn), who is a frustrated New York filmmaker. She finds herself marooned in Marfa, Texas, where her academic husband, Sylvère (Griffin Dunne), has a writing residency. She got the chance to meet Dick (Kevin Bacon), whom she develops a huge crush, Variety said. Critics hailed the novel as both “radical” and “gossipy, and it Kraus’ particular brand of “confessional literature.”
The show’s official synopsis says: “an infuriating and beguiling exchange with this enigmatic, macho character unleashes in her a dramatic awakening.” “I Love Dick” will cement Kathryn Hahn’s lead-role status, Elle reported.
Solloway will screen the first three episodes of the series at Sundance next week. Other cast include India Menuez, Lilly Mojekwu and Roberta Colindrez. “I Love Dick” series’ pilot was released for the public to cast their votes of approval on back in August, 2016, before it was ordered to series. This gave audience a glimpse into performances from the cast, and revealed that that the series had switched the setting of the narrative from Pasadena, CA to the small artist community of Marfa, TX.
“I Love Dick” is produced in-house by Amazon Studios, with Jill Soloway, Andrea Sperling, Victor Hsu, and co-creator Sarah Gubbins, serve as executive producers. Meanwhile, Hahn said that meeting Soloway, who cast her in “Transparent” and 2013’s “Afternoon Delight”, was life changing. The actress said that “Afternoon Delight” was the first time that she felt she was taken seriously.