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Director Steven Soderbergh Is Writing A Bizarre Novella On Twitter

Aly Weisman
Steven Soderbergh

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Oscar-winning "Traffic" and "Magic Mike" director Steven Soderbergh's latest project is writing a novella ... on Twitter.

It's titled "Glue" and  he posted the first seven chapters  of his crime mystery on Sunday.

The 50-year-old has  ten previous writing credits to his name , including 1989's "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" and 2002's "Solaris."

Soderbergh hinted he was working on a new writing/Twitter project in February, telling Collider of his Tweeting habits:

"... What will happen is I build up a bunch of stuff and blow it out all at the same time.  I don’t know if that’s the way you’re supposed to do it, but that’s the way it’s happening.  I’m about a week away from another burst of tweets.  It’s fun to have, it’s kind of like having a pseudonym, it’s kind of like being Peter Andrews, I feel I can hide behind that, which is fun."

On his unverified but confirmed account @Bitchuation, Soderbergh announced the new project to his measly 5,737 followers:

I will now attempt to tweet a novella called GLUE.

— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) April 28, 2013

The first chapter begins in Amsterdam. The novella even includes some photos to set the scene:


— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) April 28, 2013

Amsterdam. twitter.com/Bitchuation/st…

— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) April 28, 2013

It was difficult for you not to assume the worst after the way your funeral went down. The whole thing seemed like a parody of itself.

— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) April 28, 2013

The text continues in a later chapter:

“Have another glass,” you said. She refused, and checked her watch. That’s when you spotted M shoulder his way through the door.

— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) April 29, 2013

There is drama:

You drew your gun, and started breathing through your mouth. You called her name, softly.

— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) April 29, 2013

And he leaves us here:

Then complete silence. Then darkness. A beat. D appeared at the door.

— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) April 29, 2013


— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) April 29, 2013

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