From Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Challenges Adaptation of The Dirty Girls Social Club:
I have seen both excellent and mediocre adaptations of favorite novels to TV and film. It is in the nature of the business and I suppose both experience and sound legal advice have much to do with how projects evolve. "Trust" is clearly a bad word when it comes to preserving the rights to our work, perhaps a lesson for all of us. But from where we stand, this "Dirty Girls" adaptation appears to be an effort to use the brand name of a bestselling novel as cover for a completely different story. A such, Ms. Valdés has every right to be angry and we trust she will, indeed, have legal recourse. We support you, Alisa.
There is, however, a greater message here. As women, as Latinas, as Latinos, we must stop perpetuating stereotypes ourselves if we are to effect change (the producer and script writer of this TV production are both Latinas). The buck stops here, chicas. Mrs. Lopez, Ms. Leschin, how do you respond?