Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. New Starz series shows a soapy, seedier side of the ballet world.
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But advertising revenue helps support our journalism. After a nerve-racking audition process, the year-old Hay was cast as the lead in Flesh and Bone , a drama set in New York's brutally competitive ballet world and created by Emmy-winning Breaking Bad writer Moira Walley-Beckett. Flesh may as well be subtitled "There Will Be Boobs.
Not only does the series feature professional dancers rather than artfully edited actors, it also portrays the uglier aspects of ballet — the eating disorders, sexual exploitation, psychological warfare and chronic physical pain — with an unflinching savagery made possible by its berth on premium cable. Now Moira Walley-Beckett is tackling the darker corners of the ballet world. For similar names, see Sarah Hayes. But after watching, you'll see that her term is accurate in a different way.