In April 2001, Variety reported that Sedaris had sold the Me Talk Pretty One Day film rights to director Wayne Wang, who was adapting four stories from the book for Columbia Pictures with hopes of beginning shooting in late 2001. At the time, Sedaris commented, "[I]t's just one of those things I had never considered. Like, 'What if I de-clawed a kitten?' But I like Wayne Wang a lot." He recommended Jack Lemmon to play his father and Elaine Stritch for his mother. Wang had completed the script and begun casting when Sedaris asked to "g[e]t out of it," after a conversation with his sister aroused concerns as to how his family might be portrayed on screen. (He wrote about the conversation and its aftermath in the essay "Repeat After Me", published in Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.) Sedaris recounted that Wang was "a real prince.... I didn't want him to be mad at me, but he was so grown up about it. I never saw how it could be turned into a movie anyway."
Repeat after Me: Do You Come Here Often? ; A Dating Guru in New York Is Teaching Gay Men How to Meet People and Form Relationships
Nov 12, 2000; A dating guru in New York is teaching gay men how to meet people and form relationships. David Colman reports Repeat after me: do...