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Party Girl is a 1995 a film which tells the story of a young woman, Mary, who is living a self-destructive life of drug taking and partying. When she is arrested for illegally charging attendees at an underground rave, she calls upon her stepmother Judy for assistance. Judy then employs her as a clerk at the library where she works. Mary reluctantly begins her new job while striking up a romance with a Armenian street vendor. In the end, Mary decides to study to become a librarian herself, but without compromising her own sense of style and happiness. It stars Parker Posey, Anthony DeSando, Guillermo Díaz, Donna Mitchell and Liev Schreiber.
The movie was written by Harry Birckmayer, Sheila Gaffney and Daisy von Scherler Mayer. It was directed by Mayer.
In the movie, a library clerk is approached by a woman who simply says, with a lisp, "Orrngses n' spches." The puzzled clerk replies, "Oranges and Peaches? Well, you can try the food-oriented periodicals, but sometimes they're a little holier-than-thou." (it's a wry reference to Origin of Species)
A television show based on the film (with the same name) was produced in 1996. It starred actress Christine Taylor in the role of Mary, with Swoosie Kurtz as Judy. Six episodes were filmed; three were aired, and the show was quickly cancelled.
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