The Bra Designers And Seamstresses Who Made the Moon Landing Possible Are Getting Their Own Movie
In Which We Make A Terrible Pun
Warner Bros., are you telling me that you are making a movie that is A) about history, B) about space, and C) about an underdog group of bra designers and seamstresses?
I’m on board.
Newbie screenwriter Richard Cordiner has been hired to adapt Spacesuit, a book by Nicholas de Monchaux about the creation of the iconic NASA spacesuit that let Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon without, y’know, dying. NASA originally looked to military contractors to create the suit, but none of those worked, so they let underwear company Playtex take a crack at it. Wouldn’t you know it, they got the job done; per the book’s official description, when Armstrong and Aldrin made history they were wearing:
“twenty-one layers of fabric, each with a distinct yet interrelated function, custom-sewn for them by seamstresses whose usual work was fashioning bras and girdles.”
And now those seamstresses, along with Playtex designers—among them a former TV repairman and a car mechanic—are getting a movie. Cordiner’s not had a film produced yet, but a script he wrote about the creation of Jaws, titled The Shark Is Not Working, made some waves (ba-doom-ch) a while back. I hope he’s good. This subject deserves a quality movie.