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‘Masters of Sex’ Author Originally Wanted Book Made Into Movie

Seeing his biography of sex researchers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson turned into a Showtime television series was like winning the lottery, writer Thomas Maier said, though he had to be convinced that the TV offer was better than proposals to make a movie of it. Maier, who has been a reporter at the Long Island, N.Y., newspaper Newsday for 30 years, said he had two or three serious offers to turn his 2009 book, “Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love,” into a film but the show’s producers persuaded him that it could be done as a high-quality TV series, such as AMC’s “Mad Men.”


http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/01/26/masters-of-sex-author-originally-wanted-book-made-into-movie/?mod=WSJBlog
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