Michelle was commissioned to adapt the memoir by Dr. Frank Spinelli for a TV series.
Frank Spinelli is a handsome, gay, doctor with a successful practice in the hip Chelsea section of Manhattan. He lives in a city he loves, has a thriving career, great friends, gorgeous lovers, a big, colorful Italian family that is close by (but, thankfully, not too close by) and a great sense of humor about it all. He is living his dream— until he unexpectedly comes across a book that brings his past crashing into his seemingly charmed life.
The book is written by Bill Fox-- a former police officer and pillar of the community in Staten Island where Frank grew up. Bill was Frank’s childhood Boy Scout leader. He was also the man who molested Frank repeatedly when Frank was eleven years old.
Through Bill’s book Frank learns that Bill has been recognized as a hero for adopting numerous homeless boys over the past few years. Fifteen boys, to be exact.
Frank knows that these boys are not safe in Bill’s home. He goes to the authorities and agrees to be part of an operation to convict Bill Fox for past and current crimes. To do this, Frank must wear a wire, face his childhood abuser and find a way to manipulate a confession out of the man who once manipulated him.
Based on the true story of Dr. Frank Spinelli, Pee-shy is a deeply tense and moving story about settling the score with childhood demons and bringing an abuser to justice.
adapted by Bad Outfit Productions
written by Michelle Kholos Brooks
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