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Vince Vaughn Developing Teenage Dominatrix Memoir for TV

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Think a show about a college co-ed moonlighting as a dominatrix to some of Washington’s most powerful players would make for a good TV show? Vince Vaughn does and so do the folks at FX, which means Shawna Kenney’s memoir, “I Was a Teenage Dominatrix” could be the cabler’s next big hit.

Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions is partnering with FX on the adaptation which is tentatively titled, “Whipped” and based on Kenney’s memoir about her time as a student at Washington’s American University.

Strapped, ahem, for cash, Kenney answered an ad in the paper and soon found herself whipping Washington’s elite for big money.

A television adaptation of the book, which has developed a cult following akin to E.L. James’ “50 Shades of Grey,” which is so white-hot right now, it might just be the first erotic fiction to find its way on school summer reading lists, may sound like a better fit for Showtime, HBO or even Cinemax, which has recently dabbled in scripted series. But it seems FX is serious about making the after-dark drama a fit for the network.

Though it’s still in development, according to Vulture, FX and Vaughn have already hired “Californication” and “Gilmore Girls” co-executive producer, Gina Fattore to adapt the memoir for TV.

Even without a cast attached, the subject matter alone should make both Vaughn and FX confident they’ve got a bonafide hit. At least in one way or another.

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