Sunday, February 11, 2007

Writer/Director Andrea Janakas Will Adapt Award-Winning Memoir, LAST TIME I WORE A DRESS

Andrea Janakas who recently directed the award winning festival favorite, "GYPSIES, TRAMPS, & THIEVES" is attached to adapt the compelling memoir, "LAST TIME I WORE A DRESS" which Harper's Bazaar described as "a gripping account of a young girl's sojourn in the looking-glass world of psychiatric institutions."

"LAST TIME I WORE A DRESS" by Daphne Scholinski is about a young girl growing up in the Chicago suburbs who played first base in Little League and preferred drawing to playing with dolls. When she was 15 years old she was locked up in a mental hospital, diagnosed as "an inappropriate female", and spent the rest of her high school years undergoing extreme femininity training. At 18, her insurance ran out and she was discharged.

Now 40 years old, Dylan Scholinski, is a distinguished artist, author and public speaker. Dylan has appeared on 20/20, Dateline, and Today to discuss his hospital experiences and has been featured in such publications as Harper's Bazaar, Elle Magazine, USA Today, Spin, and the Boston Globe, to retell his story.

After 10 years in publication, one of the top essential books on adolescent hospital memoirs, will now be retold on the big screen.