Lauren Anne Miller: Self-produced racy film

Monday September 3, 2012

NEW YORK -- Lauren Anne Miller isn’t afraid to talk dirty.

The 31-year-old actress stars in the racy romp "For a Good Time, Call ..." that she also produced and co-wrote with her former college roommate Katie Anne Naylon.

"You know girls ... we talk about sex and we talk about dirty things and in the writing process I loved any moment that I could write something that made Katie blush or be like, ‘You wrote that?’ "Miller said in a recent interview.

In the film, roommates Lauren (Miller) and Katie (Ari Graynor) start a phone-sex company in their New York City apartment. The story is loosely based on the pair’s real-life friendship. (Naylon ran a phone-sex line out of her Florida State dorm room.)

But the script was finished before R-rated, female-centric comedies like "Bridesmaids" and "Bad Teacher" proved to be major box-office hits, so Miller and Naylon struggled to find a studio willing to take a risk on their bawdy flick.

"One day it hit me like a ton of bricks, and it was like, ‘We need to make this happen for ourselves because no one is going to hand us this opportunity,’ " Miller said.

They decided to produce it themselves, with family and friends helping get the film off the ground.

The film had a successful run at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, and opened in theaters Friday.


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