Life on Top

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Life on Top was a softcore television series based on the novel of the same name by Clara Darling. It aired on Cinemax from 2009–2011 with 25 episodes focusing on young corporate professionals with four women as the de facto main characters.[1][2]

Although it is heavily implied to be Manhattan, principal photography was in Bucharest, Romania over five weeks,[3] with the help of production company Castel Film Romania. A map of Romania can be seen in Season 1, Episode 2 and the vast majority of the supporting cast shown in the end credits is Romanian.

In 2015, Life on Top was featured in Under the Gun Theater's performance of Porn Minus Porn. A comedy show where actors parody softcore porn by cold reading scripts.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Heather Vandeven - Bella Marie: A successful erotic model for "life on top" and Sophie's older sister.[1][5]
  • Mary LeGault - Sophie Beale: A college graduate who has moved to New York City and is living with her older sister Bella. Sophie is a financial analyst for an online poker player.[1][5]
  • Krista Ayne - Maya: Moved to New York City following her best friend and college roommate Sophie. Maya later develops an interest in kickboxing and begins training for fights.[1][5]
  • Mia Presley - Cassia: The sous chef at Les Delices Restaurant, and Bella's best friend. She hopes to start her own restaurant one day.[1][5]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[6]
  1. "Sister Act" – October 3, 2009
  2. "Working Girls" – October 10, 2009
  3. "Shoegasm" – October 17, 2009
  4. "Ménage a Top" – October 24, 2009
  5. "Tied, But Not Tied Down" – October 30, 2009
  6. "Girls Night Out" – November 7, 2009
  7. "Down for the Count" – November 14, 2009
  8. "First Date" – November 21, 2009
  9. "Blame It on Brazil" – November 28, 2009
  10. "Birthday Suit" – December 5, 2009
  11. "Growing Pains" – December 12, 2009
  12. "All In" – December 19, 2009
  13. "Happy Endings" – December 26, 2009
Season 2
  1. "Ready to Rock" – January 7, 2011
  2. "Inner Animal" – January 14, 2011
  3. "Vajazzled" – January 21, 2011
  4. "Sextacular" – January 28, 2011
  5. "Ladies Night" – February 4, 2011
  6. "Wedding Sex" – February 11, 2011
  7. "Farmer and the Bella" – February 18, 2011
  8. "The Phucket List" – February 25, 2011
  9. "The Ex-Files" – March 4, 2011
  10. "Blackout" – March 11, 2011
  11. "Bad Luck Chuck" – March 18, 2011
  12. "The Angelina Effect" – March 25, 2011
  13. "Exhibitionist" – April 1, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Life on Top (2009) on Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Life on Top". cinemax.com. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Lucchesi, Nick; Krista Ayne (23 November 2009). "Ten Questions in a Nightclub with Krista Ayne, Late-Night Cinemax Personality". Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Miller, Joy: Review: Porn Minus Porn/Under the Gun Theater Newcity Stage, Retrieved on November 20, 2015
  5. ^ a b c d Cinemax: Life on Top Archived August 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Episode list for Life on Top on Internet Movie Database

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