The F-Wor(l)d

The F-Wor(l)d

Work crisis, failed date, insomnia, repeat.

The ups and downs of a group of barely adult fashion professionals, who fail professionally at figuring out life, dating, work, and parents.

The series follows Liz and her friends, a group of twenty-somethings trying to successfully navigate the professional and adult world while the pressure of expectations hovers over them. They are not the ones starting a family or buying a house; they are definitely not updating their Instagram pictures from a beach on the Pacific Ocean or a mountain in Peru. Rather, they are the ones scrolling through those accounts while procrastinating on the weekly report for their boss.
They are ambitious and know they want to be successful, but maybe they don’t know in what field. And even though they know they have the talent, impostor syndrome always kicks in. They are the woman in a man’s world, the company’s minority quota, the over-prepared employee working for the under-prepared employer. And it shows.
They have Tiktok, and Instagram, a second-hand bike, a date with a hot model, but no money for it, and an oddly shaped mirror they picked up off from the street on a rainy day. They are a bunch that doesn’t give a shit if you’re lesbian or bi, or where you’re from. A small gang that doesn’t raise an eyebrow when you take a drag on a joint, but instead holds up a lighter. A bunch of grown kids who like to go out for street food breakfast after dancing all night at a club, and then find a nice swing to watch the sunrise while laughing at some memes. Because, when facing problems, the only thing they know for sure is that no one, really no one, can make it out here on their own.
Their stories begin when Liz realizes that the perfect plan she had drawn for her life isn’t going to make her happy. She dumps her boyfriend, and her job dumps her, so her friends help her start over as an intern at a fast-fashion conglomerate where half of her friends work. Again and again, the constant running through their stories is that they help each other.
They are the feeling of growing up and the fear of failing, they are the trial and error, the stories you had when you were younger, or the cautionary tale you need to hear. Or, even more to the point, they are you in this moment, and you deserve to have a show.


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Hernando Sandoval