Poker on (Lifetime?) TV

by , Oct 20, 2008 | 12:21 am

I never thought I’d say this … but you might want to set your Tivo for Lifetime, on October 25.

Sex and Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal
(starring Matthew Modine, Mena Suvari, and Marcia Gay Harden)

[Annoying autoplay video removed]

Not sure what Jim McManus thinks of this (lady-friendly) television adaptation of the story of Ted Binion, Becky Behnen, Sandy Murphy, and Rick Tabish. But it’s the drama-filled tale of Texas gamblers, Vegas strippers, mobs, murder, and so much money … and the one that in some ways surrounded the birth of the WSOP. Perfect television for 31-45-year-old women, no?

9 Comments to “Poker on (Lifetime?) TV”

  1. Pauly

    Marcia Gay Harden is an OSCAR winner. Now she’s doing bad Las Vegas-themed pics for Lifetime? Times are tough in Hollyweird.

  2. DanM

    Jim McManus says (really, a direct quote from him since he hasn’t quite figured out this internet commenting thing yet):

    “The Lifetime thing is actually based on Jeff German’s very good book. PFS is still under option to Fisher Stevens at GreeneStreet in NY”

  3. DanM

    ***Marcia Gay Harden is an OSCAR winner.***

    Now she can be an OSCAR GOODMAN winner. Sorry, lame Las Vegas joke.

  4. Steve Horton

    How long before “I Will Fly One Day: The Brandi Hawbaker Story”?

  5. Jason

    Considering Brandi killed herself and not her boyfriend, I don’t think she’s “empowering” enough to make Lifetime.

  6. DanM

    I think Jason’s right. Now had she shot Sklansky … that would be a (made-for-TV) story.

  7. DanM

    *Legal disclaimer: Pokerati is in no way endorsing violence against David Sklansky or any poker authors. If you are an on-again, off-again stripper/railbird hottie playing any poker player for education/buy-ins, please unread the above comment. Killing is not the right way to get an online poker contract, even though it would guarantee lots of TV time.

  8. Kevin Mathers

    Glad to see that there’s more ads on Pokerati (everytime I visit, the Glade commercial starts to play).

  9. DanM

    yeah, glade wasn’t paying us for that! and we would never auto-play a commercial. i can’t believe they changed there vid-coding at Lifetime to force us to hear that.