September 17th, 2007 | Alexandra M.
Gossip Girl: high fashion in Manhattan
O.C. creator Josh Schwartz has returned with a new show called Gossip Girl. The show is based on the best-selling Gossip Girl books by Cecily von Ziegesar (Sex and the City for the younger set) and takes place in an affluent prep school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side where everyone “find themselves with the money, access, and appetite to explore all of the temptations New York City has to offer.” The show is structured around a gossip blog whose author is a voice-over (played by Kristen Bell) which lets the A-list students keep up with the latest gossips. “Like those earlier shows, Gossip Girl offers its share of gorgeously outfitted characters, opulent settings and tempestuous encounters. A father pressures his son to date the daughter of a potential business client; mothers bully their daughters into becoming a Vera Wang-sheathed mini-me; and boon friends turn archrivals, engaging in venomous power struggles. Fangs are bared over the hot-button issues of drugs, money and class and sex”, reports the New York Times. You can now watch the first episode on I-tunes (for free) before its September 19th premiere.
Popularity: 79% [?]
Topics: Movies & Television