A Harvard graduate is back in LA, looking for work. An associate of her mother’s, TV network chairman Robert Baum, helps her get a temp job in the development department. Her speciality is books and female roles, and she soon grabs the opportunity to become an assistant to the manager, and begins to sit in on script pitches.
Then she finds out her mother – who has spent her life advocating for victims of sexual assault but is now working in corporate law – has been called in by Robert to defend a claim of sexual harassment.
The timeline of this cleverly written story just pre-dates the #metoo movement and it shines a spotlight on the sly and overt acts of discrimination that women face in the workplace.
I didn’t realise until I went looking for it to write this review that the main character is unnamed throughout. I’m not a fan of that and this also loses a point for its painfully ambiguous ending.