On May 12, Amazon will begin streaming all episodes of “I Love Dick,” Jill Soloway’s newest series, based off Chris Kraus’ 1990s cult feminist book. The 280-page novel tells the story of a failed experimental filmmaker’s sexual and intellectual awakening that stemmed from her torrid obsession with a cultural critic named Dick.
When it was released in 1997, Kraus’ publication was radical in its depiction of a “female monster” ― a woman smart and sexual, emotional and unsatisfied, imperfect and unashamed. Judging from the TV show’s trailer, which was released on YouTube last week, Soloway’s interpretation, like its source material, will be electric, jittery, cerebral and quite hot.
“Dear Dick, you’re like a Roman god bringing the spirit of sex into our lives,” Chris (Kathryn Hahn) narrates in the trailer, speaking to her sexual fixation, Dick (Kevin Bacon). The trailer then shows Hahn looking all hot and bothered while Bacon gives off sultry, Marfa vibes in an array of hipster cowboy hats.
At one point, he is shirtless and appears to be holding a lamb. How is Hahn to resist?
Check out the trailer above.