The Davidson Bikini Team has signed a contract with a Hollywood director to adapt their introductory book for television production.
“Bikini is a State of Mind” is an inspirational, yet mostly tongue-in-cheek, 161-page, self-published paperback.
It delves into the authors' six-woman bikini team at a local pool and how bikinis came to mean joyful self-acceptance.
The authors are schoolteachers in their 50s for whom bikinis are summer uniforms, and lounging all summer in the sun is exercise.
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The women say their book is part group diary, poolside caricature and lifestyle guide – and full-time manifesto combating the notion that women must acquiesce to the pull of gravity.
“What we're saying is, ‘We're trying to save the world, one woman at a time,''' team member Ann Haley said in a 2006 Observer interview. “We want to make women feel good about themselves.”
The team recently signed with Robert Roy Thomas, who directed “Significant Others” on NBC/Bravo and “Free Ride” on Fox.
He will try to develop interest from television production companies in a program based on the book, club members said.