Karen Jacobs has heard plenty of stories
about Glorious Pictures and its co-founders, Phil
and Tony Waxman, the notorious, larger-than life
twin brothers who run their company with
four iron fists. Their edgy films and take-no prisoners
deal-making had earned the company
hundreds of awards and a singular reputation as
an incredibly tough place to work. But when she is
offered a job there as a junior publicist, Karen
accepts immediately, figuring that she is in for the
adventure of a lifetime.
While prepared for the tantrums, whims, and
neuroses of the celebrities she must deal with as
part of her job, it’s the absolute insanity inside the
company that knocks her for a loop. In no time
at all, Karen finds that she’s constantly dodging
landmines, most notably those planted by the
three women at the top of the publicity department.
The triumvirate vie for ways to outdo, outscheme,
and outmaneuver each other in their attempts to
impress the Waxmans, and the only thing they can
agree on is their intense dislike for one another.
While Karen’s determined to advance at
Glorious, it’s definitely going to be a challenge.
She quickly learns that her hiring had more to do
with her curve-free figure than anything on her
resume. Her constant late-night arrivals home
has her apartment building abuzz with the rumor
that she’s working as an escort, and she’s left
holding the bag when the career ascent of a
certain blonde ingénue causes one of her co-workers
to come completely unglued. Then there’s the
matter of her boss, who has imaginary telephone
conversations with a famous talk show host, and
the head of human resources who holds her
miniature dachshund in higher esteem than anyone
else at the company.
The Twins of TriBeCa is the triumphantly funny,
hugely entertaining tale of a young woman' efforts
to navigate a burgeoning career in a corporate
culture that seems to have been ripped from a
reality television show.