It’s today’s first-person Los Angeles Times story: “I am a transsexual sportswriter. It has taken more than 40 years, a million tears and hundreds of hours of soul-wrenching therapy for me to work up the courage to type those words. I realize many readers and colleagues and friends will be shocked to read them. That’s OK. I understand that I am not the only one in transition as I move from Mike to Christine.” C’mon, is this great dialogue, or what: “When I told my boss Randy Harvey, he leaned back in his chair, looked through his office window to scan the newsroom and mused, ‘Well, no one can ever say we don’t have diversity on this staff.’ When I told Robert, the soccer-loving lad from Wales who cuts my hair, he had to take a seat, blink hard a few times and ask, ‘Does this mean you don’t like football anymore, Mike?’”
When Hollywood options this (and you will), pitch this project as The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of The Desert meets Field Of Dreams meets Woman Of The Year.
Editor-in-Chief Nikki Finke - tip her here.