Famous “Zipless” Sexual Encounter Coming to TV

Feb 10, 2010  •  Post A Comment

One of the most famous–and controversial–books of the 1970s, Erica Jong’s "Fear of Flying," is being developed for TV.

The Sundance Channel is moving into scripted programming, and one of the projects it’s developing is an adaptation of "Fear of Flying," according to B&C.

Published in 1973, it’s about a married woman who has an affair. The character describes her encounter as a "zipless f_" and the term entered the popular culture.

The first scripted series for Sundance, however, beginning later this year, will be a six-hour miniseries called “Carlos,” about the international terrorist Carlos the Jackal. It comes from French director Olivier Assayas.

–Chuck Ross

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