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  • Lauren and Katie, college frenemies with a mutual good friend, move in together at age 28 in order to afford an amazing Gramercy Park apartment. The unlikely pair start a phone sex line and become best friends while learning about this hilarious world of vibrators, fake orgasms and nighttime callers. When the hot line is hung up and reality comes calling, the most meaningful relationship of their lives is put to the test.

  • The reserved Lauren (played by 'Lauren Anne Miller') and the irrepressible Katie (Ari Graynor) are polar opposites - and past enemies. But when both come up short on the funds needed to afford their dream New York City apartment, a mutual friend ('Justin Long') re-introduces them, and they reluctantly agree to room together. These apartment-mates have nothing in common - until Lauren discovers that Katie is working as a phone-sex operator, and recognizes a good business opportunity. But as their business partnership takes off, their newfound friendship finds unexpected challenges that may leave them both, as they say, hanging on the telephone.

  • In Manhattan, the nerd aspirant editor Lauren Powell is dumped by her boyfriend Charlie that is expatriated to Rome. Meanwhile, the manicure Katie Steele can not afford the raise in the rent of her apartment at the Gramercy Park. Their common gay friend Jesse brings Lauren to share the apartment with Katie, but they are college enemies and have difficulties to accept each other. Katie also works in a phone sex line but her income is very low. When Lauren loses her lousy job and is not accepted in a publishing house, she decides to use her knowledge to make a profitable business in sex for Katie and herself. But when Lauren's parents unexpectedly appear in the apartment, their friendship is tested.

  • Staid Lauren Powell, originally a Long Island princess and now working as a book editor for a small, struggling publishing house, faces a housing crisis in expensive New York City after her live-in boyfriend, Charlie, moving temporarily to Rome, breaks up with her thinking that she is boring. She is unable to afford the apartment on her own. Sexually provocative Katie Steele is also facing a housing crisis when what was her now deceased grandmother's rent controlled apartment, where she lives alone, goes market rate, she too unable to afford the apartment on her own now. Lauren and Katie, who have known and hated each other for ten years - that hate due to one specific incident when they were in college - are brought together by their gay, mutual friend Jesse who convinces them that they need each other to live together in Katie's spacious apartment, at least in the short term. Things go from bad to worse for Lauren when she is let go from her job due to no fault of her own. She is somewhat offered her dream job at a larger publishing house, that job which isn't available for three months. Finding out that Katie works a multitude of jobs, Lauren, in order to pay her share of the rent for those three months, offers to take over the business side of one of Katie's at-home jobs: as a phone sex operator. As the business flourishes under Lauren's acumen, Lauren and Katie's relationship changes from roommate enemies to business partners and true friends, with Lauren possibly being able to break out of her shell. That newfound friendship, the roommate situation and the business itself may all be in jeopardy as certain things in her life may tempt Lauren to head back into the life she knew, especially as she tries to hide the phone sex business from her conservative parents.

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  • Former college frenemies Lauren and Katie move into a fabulous Gramercy Park apartment, and in order to make ends meet, the unlikely pair start a phone sex line together.


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