Watch the NSFW Trailer for 'I Love Dick,' Starring Kevin Bacon

Watch the NSFW Trailer for 'I Love Dick,' Starring Kevin Bacon

Chris Kraus's 20-year-old book gets a new life from Jill Soloway.

Chris Kraus's 20-year-old book gets a new life from Jill Soloway.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Chris Kraus’s ’97 novel I Love Dick is being ad into a television series for Amazon, and the first trailer has arrived. Though two decades old, the book saw a resurgence in interest in 2015, likely following a lengthy New Yorker feature, which came out April of that year. Jill Soloway, the award-winning creator of Amazon’s Transparent, is writing and directing the series.

I Love Dick follows the floundering marriage of Chris and Sylvère (played by Kathryn Hahn and Griffin Dunne, respectively), and their move to Marfa, Texas—long before it became fashion's favorite desert destination. Once there, the two grapple with their shared interest in a charming professor named Dick, played by Kevin Bacon.

Amazon gives the following synopsis—“Indie filmmaker Chris has spent most of her adult life in the shadow of her older and successful academic husband Sylvère. When her latest work is accepted into the Venice International Film Festival, Chris finally gets her big break. She plans to head to Italy after dropping off Sylvère at a residency fellowship program in the remote West Texas art haven of Marfa, run by the legendary artist Dick Jarrett (Bacon). Excited for their new prospects, Chris and Sylvère sublet their cramped New York apartment and set out on a cross-country road trip.”

I Love Dick premieres on Amazon on May 12.

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