Dust Off the Shoulder Pads, Working Girl Is Back

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I am the exact target demographic for the following sentence: Working Girl, the 80s movie in which Melanie Griffith climbs from a secretary to an executive in a man’s world (which includes Harrison Ford), will be adapted for Broadway with a score by Cyndi Lauper. Playwright Kim Rosenstock, whose most mainstream credit is writing for New Girl, will author the book.


Sure, the story glorifies Wall Street and capitalism, as the 80s do. But after rewatching the trailer (“I have a head for business and a bod for sin”) and listening to the original Carly Simon track “Let the River Run,” I’m totally in the mood for this.

The New York Times reports that Cyndi Lauper is also excited, and it seems like a good act to follow Kinky Boots.

“I love the film, and its story about a woman’s very unconventional road to success in the ’80s is something I know a lot about,” she is quoted. “Women are still fighting for fundamental rights and equal pay!”

Yeah! Just please don’t update the outfits. The only footwear as empowering as kinky boots are commute-friendly power sneakers and tube socks, with optional tights.

Staff reporter, Gizmodo. wkimball @ gizmodo


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