May 6, 14
It’s true that entertainment, including HBO with shows like Bored To Death and at one point, Flight Of The Conchords, is familiar with these undermotivated dudes. The difference here? “It puts the girl dating the omega male in the center of the action. You see it from her point of view,” said Klausner. “It’s a truth in comedy thing. This would be true to that experience. I was writing from my marrow.”
Caplan and Jessica Elbaum of Gary Sanchez (the same production company behind Funny Or Die) were instrumental in making it all happen, Klausner said. “I loved Sex And The City, but it’s fanfiction,” she says. “And now there are women who are like, ‘Maybe 10 years ago we were assistants, but now we’re making television that girls are going to relate to.’ Not to disparage Carrie, but you can’t afford that apartment in your twenties when you’re a freelance writer.”
And Klausner couldn’t be happier that Caplan would be playing the version of her. “Lizzy is a rare example of this sexy, funny, awesome girl that guys and girls like.”
Jul 30, 10
SO THIS IS HAPPENING.
HBO is teaming with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez and actress Lizzy Caplan to develop a comedy series project based on actress/writer Julie Klausner’s memoir I Don’t Care About Your Band. The project is eyed as a potential starring vehicle for Caplan, who is coming off Starz’s cult comedy series Party Down. The book, a gritty but comedic look at what it’s like to navigate the dating world in your 20s, chronicles Klausner’s experiences from her preadolescent sexual awakenings through the unsavory details of sleeping with a gallery of losers throughout her 20s.
Check out the debut of my new advice column for Salon.com, targeted toward women in the workplace, if you can imagine such a thing!
Today’s question is about how to ask for a raise, and I cleverly tweaked the focus from entitlement to doughnuts in one fell swoop! Write what you know.
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