Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies Has Been Optioned by Paramount Television

In very peripherally Beyoncé-adjacent news, Paramount Television has optioned author Rebecca Traister’s All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation to be developed for programming, according to a Variety exclusive.

All the Single Ladies, a book which investigates “the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in 21st-century America,” will also have Traister acting as an executive producer for the project.

All the Single Ladies is a triumphant investigation into the lives of American women that deserves to be brought to the screen,” producer Jeff Okin told Variety. “Our extremely strong partnership with Rebecca and Paramount TV ensures this masterpiece of contemporary literature is produced true to the book’s intent.”


If you’re unsure as to whether this is the most excellent entertainment news of the night, here’s what Jezebel’s own Jia Tolentino had to say about Traister’s tome:

“After two months, my copy of Rebecca Traister’s new book is already dog-eared, wine-stained, and train-battered. All the Single Ladies is essential, careful, bold, and rigorous; it’s a warning and a celebration.”

And just in case you needed a reminder, Traister also recently wrote an excellent essay which extrapolated upon how single American women are now the most potent political constituency out there. Pertinence, amirite?

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I hated this book. I know, that’s not allowed. But this book wasn’t really about “single” women. It was mostly about women who were partnered with men, but chose not to get married. They were still coupled.

That’s a whole different thing than being single. You still have all the financial and emotional and social benefits of being in a “couple.”

There’s none of the stigma about being a cat lady, or the struggle in being older and not having a support group.

It’s also written by a married woman with children in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

OK, more women are choosing not to go for the dress and the veil. The rest remains the same.