American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson has been cast in an extremely bizarre adaptation of Alan Moore’s Lost Girls, according to a report from THR. Billed as a serial killer drama, what makes the adaptation so bizarre is that it does not appear to have anything to do with Alan Moore’s Lost Girls at all, perhaps because, on closer inspection, it is actually an adaptation of Robert Kolker’s 2013 nonfiction book Lost Girls.
The differences between Alan Moore’s Lost Girls and Robert Kolker’s Lost Girls are subtle, but irrefutable. While Moore’s Lost Girls is a pornography comic with artist Melinda Gebbie depicting the sexual adventures of Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, and Wendy from Peter Pan, Kolker’s Lost Girls is the true life story of a Long Island mom who, while searching for her own lost daughter, discovers the bodies of four different girls in the woods. If you consider these differences carefully, you will see that, other than the title, these two books are not really very similar at all.
Of course, given the opportunity to adopt any Lost Girls as a movie, we’re not sure why documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus would choose to go with Kolker’s Lost Girls rather than Moore and Gebbie’s Lost Girls. It is not very often that one comes across a great porn comic starring public domain characters from well-known literature, even rarer, perhaps, than accidentally finding four bodies in the woods. While we admittedly don’t know much about porn comics (except the ones published by our benevolent benefactors at Avatar Press under their Boundless imprint, which in our totally voluntary opinion are really swell), we do know that, if we were going to read a porn comic about Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, and Wendy from Peter Pan, we would want it to be written by this guy:
And if you say differently, you are a liar.
At press time, Alan Moore had not commented on the adaptation of his Lost Girls which is actually the adaptation of a completely different Lost Girls, but we do feel safe in saying that, no matter which Lost Girls was being adapted, Alan Moore would wholeheartedly disapprove of it.