Katie: It so happens that I was a phone sex operator. Not only did I need the money, but I definitely had confidence on the phone and I hadn’t even had sex before.
It became so advantageous that I came up with my own number and marketed it; sometimes very poorly and other times very cleverly. To be really honest, looking back on it I was super uncomfortable as a college freshman. So it certainly made me feel confident in that way too.
So Katie moved out to LA and settled into her place. Scott Fitzgerald quote that said “Write what you know,” so we wanted to write what we knew. So you have a really good and amazing cast in this film. Jamie: The one I want to say is one that I don’t want to give away to the audience that hasn’t seen it, but the one I can talk about is the scene where Lauren and Katie first are set up to live together by Justin Long’s character.
First off let me tell you that on the week I saw your film, I viewed 9 films and yours was the one that I talked about the most. We wanted to explore that world of female friendship.
I ran a phone sex line from my dorm room in college. I sounded cool at parties and people loved hearing about it.
It was a really exciting thing and in a weird way, it shaped a lot of who I became and who I was.
After graduation, I moved to LA and Katie moved to New York.
We tried writing long distance a few little things here and there, but it didn’t really work.
I remember a few years ago I was sleeping with someone who said “You don’t have to talk the entire time.” Ari: That was awesome, I love that story.