A small group of friends help a past-her-prime actress attempt to re-ignite her career.

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Series cast summary:
Brigitte Bako ...  Gigi 24 episodes, 2005-2009
Heather Hanson ...  Stella 24 episodes, 2005-2009
Kimberly Huie ...  Roxy 24 episodes, 2005-2009
Ian Alden Ian Alden ...  Rick Radcliff 20 episodes, 2005-2009
Hannah Lochner ...  Sasha 13 episodes, 2005-2006
Stephanie Moore ...  Livia Moore 12 episodes, 2006-2009
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A small group of friends help a past-her-prime actress attempt to re-ignite her career.

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Official Sites:

The Movie Network [Canada]

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Canada

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English

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25 April 2005 (Canada) See more »

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Vinkkuelämää See more »

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The series is based somewhat on the life of writer/star Brigitte Bako, who gained fame in a series of erotic B-movies but found film work running out when she passed 30. See more »

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A Smart, Funny, Well-Done Canadian Show. Kudos.
11 July 2007 | by MovieChickieSee all my reviews

I'm impressed...I really like this show. I never watched it when it was on originally on Movie Central because I thought it was another "Sex and the City" rip-off, only Canadian, and I wasn't the hugest fan of SATC to begin with...but I turned it on the other day on Showcase (where it reruns the same 6 episodes ad-nauseum...please get the second season) and on Movie Central, and I was pleasantly surprised. It is sort of a version of SATC, but it's not totally, because it's about Hollywood. And, since I gather it's about creator/writer Brigitte Bako's real-life (if you disregard the disclaimer) it actually has some bite. The concept is basically an actress named GiGi in her early 30's goes back to Hollywood after some time to try to regain her career, but her original acting career was in sort of bad, b-movies, almost soft-porn kind of stuff (Bako was in the "Red Shoe Diaries"). So the jobs she gets offered are not, well, high caliber. She has three friends, a bad-boy on/off boyfriend etc. The friends also have story lines in the show as well. So the show sort of oscillates between showbiz and personal. It really shines in the showbiz stuff, since that provides the show with it's funniest laugh out loud moments. (There is a scene in the episode "HBO", about the third of fourth episode, where I was in hysterics, I still giggle when I think about it...it was probably the best in the series, shout out to Alberta). So overall, a really solid show. I hope there's a third season, but since it's been over a year since the second...so,probably not. *****I also just want to add that I'm impressed with Bako. Here's a girl who maybe wasn't getting the roles she wanted (I assume from the show) and didn't have the career she wanted, so she went out and created a great role for herself. And she was active in writing the episodes as well as producing and creating the show. Good for her. How often do we hear actresses complaining about how hard it is to get roles in Hollywood if you aren't in you 20's anymore? Bako did something about it. And it's great. And she's great in it. Thanks for the show. And to the viewers, WATCH IT!


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