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Saturday, July 11, 2009

True or False: SJP is not Moving to Park Slope. SJP is Producing HBO Series about Park Slope Moms.

It turns out that rumors in the New York Post about Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick moving to Park Slope, Brooklyn were false. This was confirmed this weekend in the Real Estate section of the New York Times. However, there is still a buzz around town that Sarah Jessica Parker has optioned a book called Prospect Park West which is written by popular Brooklyn writer Amy Sohn about Park Slope moms. According to Publisher's Lunch:

"Amy Sohn’s forthcoming PROSPECT PARK WEST, a sexy “mommy romp” set over one steamy Brooklyn summer as four women’s lives collide, sold to HBO and Sarah Jessica Parker’s production company, Pretty Matches, with Sohn creating and writing the pilot, via agent Daniel Greenberg at Levine Greenberg, with Creative Artists Agency."

A synopsis of the book, Prospect Park West on Amy Sohn's website:

Brooklyn’s famed Park Slope neighborhood has it all: sprawling, majestic Prospect Park; acclaimed public schools; historic brownstones; and progressive values. Among bohemian bourgeois breeders, claiming a stake in Park Slope has become a competitive sport. In the park, at the coffee shops, and the playgrounds of the neighborhood, four women’s lives come together during one long, hot Brooklyn summer. Melora Leigh, a two-time Oscar-winning actress, frustrated with her career and the pressures of raising her adoptive toddler, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, missing the robust sex life of her pre-motherhood days, begins a dangerous flirtation with a handsome neighborhood celebrity; Lizzie O’Donnell, a former lesbian (or “hasbian”), wonders why she is still drawn to women in spite of her sexy husband and adorable child; and Karen Bryan Shapiro finds herself split between two powerful obsessions: her four-year-old son’s well-being, and snagging the ultimate three-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained, P.S. 321-zoned co-op building. As the women’s paths intertwine (and sometimes collide), each must struggle to keep her man, her sanity … and her play dates.

An insider at Simon & Schuster said, "It's got sex, parenthood, and celebrity. Brooklyn is about to blow up nationally." Park Slope residents have been torn about the potential for additional scrutiny their neighborhood will receive if HBO starts filming the series. The main concerns are about how Park Slope moms will be portrayed, but some worry about film crews & curious tourists overtaking the hood. Leave a comment & let us know what your thoughts are about the possibility of having an HBO series filmed about Park Slope moms?