is the time
to explore new ideas, to find ways to belong to a community. When
an eclectic group of arts freshmen looking for
a way to belong heard about a drama production at the college, they
volunteered, looking for a new experience, looking for fun.
of work and bursts of creativity morphed into solid friendship as
the weeks of production went on. Playmates became roommates as the
semesters stretched on and the group of them moved out into a house.
Sunday nights became pizza nights, when men, sex, and other vexations
became the hot topic of conversation. The group expanded as friends
of the roommates came into the picture: One night, they dubbed it
the Sex & Supper Club, since those were the primary topics of
now, five years after graduation, the group still stays in touch.
The years have given them successes, bruises, and experience. Still,
they're at the cusp of finding themselves, and the gang is still
some moved away from L.A. briefly, they have all drifted back, and
the weekly meetings, the parties, and the phone calls and lunch
dates in between have cemented their bonds all the more. When one
of them dates, he's eventually inspected by the Supper Club. They
hate one another's enemies, love their friends, and are always there
to offer one another a friendly ear or a shoulder to cry on.
Sabrina Pantolini (the reformed party girl)--film major,
lighting; becomes documentary producer
A fun-loving hedonist, Sabrina thinks life is about pleasure.
When she loses her father, though, she re-evaluates her life. While
she'll never leave fun behind, she realizes that accomplishments
bring their own pleasure.
Dawson (the romantic)--lit. major, script doctor; becomes a ghostwriter
who dreams of something more
Trish likes to think of herself as a cynic, but she is a hopeless
romantic and idealist at heart. She was an awkward teen and never
quite recovered, so she hides away in flowing clothing that covers
her up. She hopes for love, but years of disappointment have her
close to giving up. Maybe she's just not one of the lucky ones.
She'd rather focus on her career, anyway. She tends her dreams carefully,
hoping for the big break that will land her name on the bestseller
Danforth (the fashionista)--design major, costumes; works in family
Cilla grew up obsessed with fashion, not surprising in a family
with the chicest clothing stores in Beverly Hills. As the youngest,
she was never shy about acting out to attract attention. Now she's
ready to take the world by storm, in retail, in designs. The question
is, is the world ready for her?
Vandevere (the cynic)--journalism major, school paper coverage;
becomes reporter for Daily Variety
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but that doesn't scare Kelly.
Snarky, cynical, and full of sass, she loves getting paid to nose
around and find out the inside scoop. Even when it singes her whiskers,
she loves it, and when she finds herself prowling around Sabrina's
set, ready to dig up a story and stumbles over a man, well, what
more could she ask for?
Favreau (the cool one)--design major, sets; becomes interior designer
(future plot: designing sybaritic hotel)
Coolly stylish, Paige is good taste personified. Everything in the
rooms she designs is just so, down to the carefully introduced randomness
that keeps them from looking designed. As she is in her work, she
is in her life. She'll have discreet affairs, but nothing untidy.
When she eventually finds her heart overtaking her head, she is
giddy, delirious, and completely unable to cope.
Mitchell (the serious one)--dance major, choreography; becomes model,
Thea is serious, the steady one, the cool-headed intellectual who
always thinks things through. She also has a cool heart; having
had it broken once, she hides it away.
Phillips (the flirt)--promotion and advertising; becomes advertising
All vivacious flash and delectable looks, Delaney is the all about
the sizzle, but there's substance there to her as well. Her problem
is that she doesn't take anything seriously, including herself.
When she finds Mr. Right, that could be her fatal flaw.