Published on May 8th, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz


“Conversations With Friends” Stars Jemima Kirke & Sasha Lane On The New Hulu Series & Music

The new Hulu series Conversations with Friends follows Frances, a 21-year-old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. Frances is observant, cerebral and sharp. Her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi is self-assured, outspoken and compelling. Though they broke up three years ago, Frances and Bobbi are virtually-inseparable and perform spoken word poetry together in Dublin. It is at one of their performances that they meet Melissa, an older writer, who is fascinated by the pair.

Without giving too much away plot-wise, main characters Bobbi and Frances start to spend time with Melissa and her husband Nick, a handsome but reserved actor. While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense secret affair that is surprising to them both. Soon enough, the affair begins to test the bond between Frances and Bobbi, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self and the friendship she holds so dear. Set to premiere via Hulu on May 15, 2022, this limited series stars Alison Oliver, Joe Alwyn, Sasha Lane and Jemima Kirke and is executive produced by Ed Guiney, Emma Norton and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures; Lenny Abrahamson also serves as an executive producer, as well as Tommy Bulfin and Rose Garnett for the BBC.

On April 28, 2022, I had the pleasure of speaking with Conversations With Friends stars Jemima Kirke and Sasha Lane via Zoom, as embedded below. Beyond the series, we briefly spoke about Kirke’s father, Free and Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke. More on Conversations With Friends — as based on the acclaimed novel by Sally Rooney — can be found online by clicking here, here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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