Back in the day when folks were eating up her titillating tomes like it was hot water cornbread, I tried to read Addicted and just couldn’t stop myself from laughing. The plot turns, the too-unrealistic twists, and the explicit sex scenes were a bit much for me, but millions of other people loved it and Zane became a best selling author. And in light of the success of the erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey, it makes sense that Zane’s popular stories would get nod as well.
According to film blog Shadow & Act, Lionsgate will be bringing Addicted to the big screen and word on the street is Nia Long and Tasha Smith will star.
Here’s the synopsis:
For Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction…to sex. Finding a compassionate woman therapist to help her, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her torrid story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets to the rough and violent man who draws her toward destruction, Zoe is a woman desperately searching for fulfillment — and something darker, deeper, and perhaps deadly. As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous choice, Zoe is racing against time to uncover the source of her “fatal attraction” — as chilling secrets tumble forth from the recesses of a woman’s mind, and perilous temptations lead toward a climax that can threaten her sanity, her marriage… and her life.
Although shooting was scheduled to begin this summer, it hasn’t started yet, so there’s no word on when Addicted will make it to theaters. But I wonder if mainstream audiences are ready to see black women steaming up the screen? I guess we’ll see.