Of all the treachery, scandals, crimes, skeletons in the closet, impropriety, et. al. in Moll Flanders, it seems almost impossible for this not to work. Superimposing the career of ‘advice-giver’ on top of Moll’s already questionable experiences and lifestyle is ironic. Moll Flanders comes to a head with her retiring in her homeland at seventy. Perhaps this will be the era of her life where she is reflecting back on her life to give good advice to her patrons.
Either written from her point of view as an older lady who is looking back–or from the point of view while experiencing the drama–this mashup has potential to be a dramatic yet comedic hit. Someone please pen this one!