Romy and Michele: In the Beginning

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Romy and Michele:
In the Beginning
Poster of the movie Romy and Michele- In the Beginning.jpg
Written byRobin Schiff
Directed byRobin Schiff
Music bySteve Bartek
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Kevin Inch
CinematographyRuss T. Alsobrook
Editor(s)John Axness
Running time86 minutes
DistributorTouchstone Television
Original networkABC Family
Original release
  • May 30, 2005 (2005-05-30)

Romy and Michele: In the Beginning is a 2005 television film and backdoor pilot[1] starring Katherine Heigl as Romy and Alexandra Breckenridge as Michele, with a special appearance by Paula Abdul. It is a prequel to the 1997 film Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. Written and directed by Robin Schiff, its working title was Romy and Michele: Behind the Velvet Rope.


In this prequel to Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, it shows Romy and Michele as they graduate in 1987, and again three years later as they take on Los Angeles.

For years Romy and Michele have been dreaming to go to L.A. and become rich and famous, but they decided to put their trip on hold while they save money. Three years have passed by and they've only managed to save $68, only $8 more than they had in high school. Despite their lack of money, they decide to go ahead with their plans to move to L.A. after seeing Pretty Woman. As the girls arrive in L.A., they decide to become prostitutes, but chicken out after their first encounter with a client. As they walk home, a man lends them a dollar for a vending machine, and Romy and Michele are arrested for prostitution.



  1. ^ Grego, Melissa (August 27, 2002). "ABC greenlights 'Reunion' prequel". Variety. Retrieved May 24, 2016.

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