Netflix has ordered Dutch authentic sequence “Dirty Lines,” concerning the rise of erotic telephone traces within the late 80s.
The screenplay, impressed by Fred Saueressig’s ebook “06-Cowboys,” is written by Pieter Bart Korthuis (“Fighter’s Heart,” “Penoza”) and produced by Amsterdam-based manufacturing firm Fiction Valley.
The sequence tells the story of younger businessman Frank Stigter. After a number of unsuccessful makes an attempt to begin his personal enterprise, Frank sees his probability when the nationwide phone firm PTT introduces premium-rate numbers. With the assistance of his brother and sister and a few doubtful traders, he begins the primary telecom intercourse firm in Europe. What begins as a slipshod improvized experiment of their mother and father’ storage, quickly develops right into a multi-million greenback business.
A press release from Netflix explains the background: “Set at the end of the Cold War, the series inspires a young generation to shake off the doomsday thinking of the ‘80s and focus on how to celebrate life to its fullest. Amsterdam becomes the center of that cultural revolution with a radical new form of music, House, and a new love-drug, XTC.”
“The erotic phone lines offer the opportunity to experience anonymous sex in a new way, changing the morality of its consumers, but also the people creating it. Both of them looking for new ways to express their hidden erotic fantasies.”
Tesha Crawford, director worldwide originals, Northern Europe, described the sequence as being about “young entrepreneurs seizing a once in a lifetime opportunity.” Crawford added: “‘Dirty Lines’ is a uncooked portrayal of the liberal Amsterdam of the late 80s [that] combines components of Amsterdam we’ve seen earlier than however is advised from an angle
that’s new to many.” She stated the manufacturing firm would search to “create a unique feeling of that era.”
Fiction Valley makes a speciality of drama, together with crime sequence “Mocro Maffia,” household options “Taiki” and “Jackie & Oopjen,” nail-biting suspense, like “Suspects” and “Mother Dear,” and feel-good drama, resembling “Finders Keepers” and “The A-Word,” in addition to Christmas sequence, resembling “Christmas with De Kuijpers” and “Christmas with Koosje.”