A number of streaming services have been criticised for their lack of investment in the production of Australian content.
The streaming service Stan can’t be included in this category. Over the past few years under its banner Stan Originals it has contributed to such productions as Romper Stomper The Second, Wolf Creek, and No Activity which has been bought by Will Ferrell’s production company, Funny or Die for US adaptation.
Stan celebrated their newest season of Younger last Tuesday in one of Hemmes` decadent party chambers on George Street. Beyond a mere screening, guests were invited to gambol about a boozy miniature fairground, which among it boasted a personalised bookmark booth, larger-than-life cheeseboard, 3D media wall and bagfuls of Younger merchandise.
Darren Star`s Younger reprises the sparkly chick lit slant of his iconic Sex & The City. The (primarily) bubbly female characters tell the near-fantastical narrative of Liza (Sutton Foster), a forty-something mother, successfully operating professionally under the guise of a twenty-six year-old college graduate with the help of a bit of makeup and her friend Maggie. (Debi Mazar). The deception is initially deemed necessary by Maggie, a Brooklyn-based artist, after Liza fails to secure a job in the competitive New York publishing scene. After being forced out of her New Jersey home by the sins of her gambling ex-husband, she starts a new life in Brooklyn with Maggie, establishing a role at one of New York`s more prominent publishing houses as a `twenty-six year old`. Centrally, Liza becomes caught between two men. She lusts after a charming tattoo artist of twenty-six (Nico Tortorella) while also feeling a deeper attachment to the handsome head of Empirical Publishing (Peter Hermann). Hilary Duff makes a chic acting comeback as editor Kelsey Peters throughout the series. Continue reading STAN AUSTRALIA THROWS A BIG BASH FOR NEW SEASON OF ‘YOUNGER’→
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