Carrie Pilby's eponymous main character is a 19-year-old genius who graduated early from and has no idea how to fit in, date, or talk to other people after college. She believes the majority of people in her hometown, , to be sex-obsessed, immoral, and hypocrites. She felt the same way about students who did dangerous things in college, like drinking to excess and having sex, and as a result felt very isolated, although she confesses that she reluctantly lost her virginity to a professor there. Her therapist in New York gives her a five-point plan to test her very black-and-white beliefs, including forcing herself to go on blind dates and attend parties. She meets a cast of characters who challenge her beliefs, and she even becomes attracted to a man whose views she detests. Ultimately, the main character faces this universal coming-of-age question: Which tradeoffs, if any, are acceptable in order to fit in?
A few pictures from the set of Carrie Pilby, the upcoming comedy movie directed by Susan Johnson from a script by Kara Holden and Dean Craig and starring Bel Powley:
Synopsis Of Carrie Pilby: Awkward, isolated and disapproving of most of the people around her, a precocious 19-year-old genius is challenged to put her convictions to the test by venturing out on to the NYC dating scene, in this adaptation of Caren Lissner’s best-selling 2003 novel.