EXCLUSIVE: Julia Fox’s shocking New York Times bestselling tell-all, Down the Drain, about her rise from tumultuous youth to dominatrix to multi-hyphenate fashionista-actress and social media influencer, is being developed into a series with Joey Soloway behind it; the actress told Deadline on Friday at our Sundance Film Festival studio.
Fox stopped by with the cast of Steven Soderbergh’s spooky house movie Presence, which is having its world premiere tonight at the Library Theatre in Park City.
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Down the Drain, which hit store shelves in October, follows Fox’s childhood with volatile parents between Italy and New York City; her moments with an abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend who continued to torment her from within Rikers Island; her own trips to jail as well as to a psychiatric hospital; her work as a dominatrix that led to a complicated entanglement with a sugar daddy; a heroin habit that led to New Orleans trap houses and that she would kick only after the fatal overdose of her best friend; her own near-lethal overdoses and the deaths of still more friends from drugs and suicide; and her trials as a single parent striving to support her young son among other interludes which were part of her ascent as a home-grown fashion designer and star of the Adam Sandler-starring cult noir thriller Uncut Gems.
Fox told us that the TV series is bound to be “meta” with herself potentially playing herself, while she auditions another actress to be herself.
“There has been some interest, so we’ll see,” Fox said.
Presence reps the second time Fox has starred in a Soderbergh movie, the first being the HBO Max noir title No Sudden Move.
Soloway is the two-time Emmy-winning creator of the Amazon series Transparent. They won Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series twice, in 2015 and 2016. Soloway was a producer on HBO’s Six Feet Under and Showtime’s The United States of Tara, as well as the creator, and a director on the Amazon Kevin Bacon-Kathryn Hahn series I Love Dick.
Below is our interview with Fox:
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