You were lovingly created by the masterful, delightful Allison Colpoys, who does all of my covers and who is criminally talented, and you THRILL me to my cold, hard, robotic core.
It’s a very tough call between you and Amazing Face, but the fact you are hiding within you my favourite book of all I’ve written, and certainly the one that presents me with the most breathtakingly honest and incredible feedback from young women, puts you in the lead for favourite cover, too.
Oh! But why choose! They are ALL so splendid. I am one luckily, lucky little author. (“We” to be fair - Hamish wrote such brilliant man advice throughout the book.)
I hope your fancy new jacket earns you lots of admiring glances and attention, and that a whole new audience of dames find you and read you and love you and get some new ideas about gents and their behaviour and thought cycles thereof.
And! Such a major coup for you, straight out of the gate! I can’t believe you got the chance to be on Booking Good with Mateus Malgorinsonson. He’s terrifically well-respected, you know… and not too hard on the eyes, either!
I’ve been lucky enough to see the whole thing already, and so I for a big fat fact KNOW you are an OUTSTANDING FILM and that your leading men are not only wonderfully talented and funny, but also actually very impressive actors who do an exceptional job in this film, but this trailer gives Everyone Else a chance to see the cinematic treat they’re in for later this year.
I know you don’t start until September 6, on ABC2 at 9pm, but having been blessed enough to see a few of your eps, I was compelled to tell you how I’m feeling.
It shits me that people may bandy around terms like “bias” and “helping out friends” and “sleeping with one of the cast” and “gorgeous” when I say what I’m about to, but I must do it regardless, because I authentically love this show.
Here we go:
twentysomething, you are a terrifically original, genuinely funny, spectacularly well-written and wonderfully acted series.
Your glimmering, scene-theiving star, the sassy, delicious, rabble-rousing redhead fox, JESS HARRIS, is not only exceptionally engaging to watch, but also created, wrote and produced the dingin’ thing, along with her adorable co-star, co-creator and co-producer Mr JOSH SCHMIDT.
But Miss HARRIS… I mean, what a talent! What a minx! What a diamond! Snap her up, Hollywood, you ridiculous oafs - she is the funniest woman you’ll ever have the good fortune and thrill of meeting! If you meet her, that is! Which you should!
You are relatable, relevant and real, your story is brimming with fresh and fantastically comic moments, but elegantly balanced with depth and heart, too. Also, the Billy character, played by the handsome HAMISH BLAKE, is fabulous. I wouldn’t be surprised if he scores a role on Neighbours after his heartfelt, hunky performance.
But don’t just take my words for it, dummy! Here’s what the pre-press has to say:
"I laughed and laughed! What a terrifically witty show!" Zoe’s mouth and breathing apparatus and vocal chords.
"I’ll be honest, I kind of wanted to look a lot better after seeing Jess look so beautiful each scene." Zoe’s hair and makeup.
"Fuck. I wish I’d written an amazingly clever TV show like this." Zoe’s brain.
"Whooooa… who’s that Billy adonis? What a dreamboat!" Zoe’s heart.
"This show is going to smash it. Only a complete moron wouldn’t find this fun, and funny and adorable. It might start off ‘under the radar,’ but it will become a monstrous success." Zoe’s marketing sensibility.
"Enough tappity-tap-tap! Feed me at once, you insipid wench!" Zoe’s stomach.
Obviously you’ve already been pretty well-recieved, but this is only the nose of the crocodile.
See you September 6, you gorgeous, vibrant rascal!