Falling Out of Fashion

by Karen Yampolsky

Falling Out of Fashion has recently been optioned by Hilary Swank and Molly Smith to be produced as a film under their new shingle, 2S Films, in a pact with Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment.

As a teenager at a prestigious prep school, Jill White studied her roommate's magazines, filled with airbrushed-beyond-recognition photos of whisper-thin blondes who hadn't finished a meal since third grade. She dreamed of one day starting a magazine of her own that would feature women of all sizes and colors - smart, witty, real women with aspirations beyond tinier thighs and shinier hair.

Flash forward several years and a couple of giant leaps up the career ladder to Jill Magazine, which is a huge hit. Mega-successful Nestrom Media takes over Jill's parent company, which allows Jill to rest assured that her magazine and lifestyle - complete with free designer clothes, celebrity friends, and a shamelessly huge salary - will be protected.

However, the ashes from the postcoital cigarette have barely hit the floor before Jill's new boss starts barking about getting ad revenue up and toning down risque articles in favor of fluff pieces with the reality star du jour. What smelled like team spirit devolves into a bitter game of manipulation and back-stabbing. With her name, her creation and her future all on the line, Jill realizes mean girls don't get left behind in high school - they grow up and work in publishing...

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