Romy and Michele: In the Beginning

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Romy and Michele: In the Beginning
File:Poster of the movie Romy and Michele- In the Beginning.jpg
Directed by Robin Schiff
Written by Robin Schiff
Starring Katherine Heigl
Alexandra Breckenridge
Distributed by ABC Family
Release dates
  • May 30, 2005 (2005-05-30)
Running time
120 mins
Country US
Language English

Romy and Michele: In the Beginning is a 2005 TV 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 feature Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. The TV film was critically panned and suffered low viewership. Written and directed by Robin Schiff, the working title for the TV movie 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 (2002-08-27). "ABC greenlights 'Reunion' prequel". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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