Netflix has ordered the Dutch original series “Dirty Lines” about the rise of erotic phone lines in the late 80’s.
The screenplay, inspired by Fred Souresig’s book “06-Cowboys”, was written by Peter Bert Cortwheis (“Fighter Heart,” “Penoza”) and produced by the Amsterdam-based production company Fiction Valley.
The series tells the story of young businessman Frank Stigter. After several unsuccessful attempts to start his own business, Frank saw his opportunity when the national telephone company introduced the PTT premium-rate number. With the help of his brother and sister and some dubious investors, he started Europe’s first telecom sex company. What began as an inexperienced experiment in their parents ’garage quickly developed into a million-dollar industry.
A statement from Netflix explains the background: “Set at the end of the Cold War, the series inspires a younger generation to move away from ’80s day thinking and focus on how to celebrate life to the fullest. Amsterdam is basically new music, house, and a new Love-drugs have become the focus of that cultural revolution, including ETC. ”
“Sexually explicit phone lines change the morals of its consumers, but also give the people who make it the opportunity to experience anonymous sex in a new way. They are both looking for new ways to express their hidden romantic fantasies.
Tisha Crawford, director of Northern Europe International, described the series as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young entrepreneurs.” Crawford added: “Dirty Lines is a raw image of liberal Amsterdam in the late 80’s. [that] The combination of elements of Amsterdam we have seen before but is told from an angle
It’s new to many, “he said, adding that the production company would” try to create a unique feeling of that era. “
Fiction Valley Crime Series features “Macro Mafia,” family features “Taiki” and “Jackie and Opzen,” nail-biting suspense such as “Suspects” and “Mother’s Favorite”, and feeling-good dramas such as “Finder Keepers” and “A- Word “as well as Christmas series such as” Christmas with de Koizpers “and” Christmas with Causage “.