Conversations with Friends has always made us think. Emotions are a weird thing. Some of us feel them so deep, some of us can compartmentalize, and some of us just act as though they don’t exist.
The truth is for some of us, it’s easy to understand feelings and to separate them. For others, it becomes complicated.
“Wouldn’t it depress you to sleep with someone who loves someone else?”
It’s a question that is asked in the trailer for the upcoming adaptation of the Sally Rooney book.
We can appreciate the honesty in the answer, “Not if they love me too.”
Conversations with Friends will be a 12-episode, half-hour drama. It stars Alison Oliver, Jemima Kirke, Joe Alwyn and Sasha Lane.
“Described as both a complex coming of age drama and a very modern love story, Conversations with Friends follows Frances (Oliver), a 21-year-old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. Frances is observant, cerebral and sharp. Her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi (Lane) is self-assured, outspoken and compelling. Though they broke up three years ago, Frances and Bobbi are virtually inseparable and perform spoken word poetry together in Dublin.
It’s at one of their shows that they meet Melissa (Kirke), an older writer, who is fascinated by the pair. Bobbi and Frances start to spend time with Melissa and her husband, Nick (Alwyn), a handsome but reserved actor. While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense, secret affair that is surprising to them both. Soon the affair begins to test the bond between Frances and Bobbi, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self, and the friendship she holds so dear.”
Watching the teasers we’re pretty sure that this is going to be appointment television. At least it will be for us.
Conversations with Friends is due to premiere this May on Hulu.