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Light Fingers

Awkward Beatlemaniac falls for her lab partner in science class, a boy with the touch of a surgeon, who is also the world’s greatest shoplifter, the star of a teenage shoplifting ring in Santa Monica. He pulls her out of her bookish shell and into a wild lifestyle. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: Linda Boroff     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: A young Brad Pitt
A young Natalie Portman
A young Adrien Brody
In the Vein Of: Sixteen Candles
The Breakfast Club
American Graffiti
Posted: 06/09/2017
Updated: 06/10/2017
Author Bio: Linda Boroff graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English. She currently lives in Silicon Valley. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Guardian, Hollywood Dementia, Drunk Monkeys, In Posse Review, Word Riot, Hobart, Ducts Magazine, Blunderbuss, Storyglossia, Able Muse, The Furious Gazelle, Eyeshot, JONAH Magazine, The Boiler, Epoch, Bound Off (podcast), Fiction Attic Press, Gawker, Black Denim Lit, Cimarron Review, The Linnet’s Wings, Stirring, Thoughful Dog, and others.

She was nominated for the 2016 Pushcart Prize for fiction and won first prize in The Writers Place short story competition. She wrote the feature film, Murder in Fashion, reviewed in the New York Times, LA Times, Village Voice and others. Her short story “Light Fingers” was optioned by Sony and director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) for development as a TV series. She wrote the script for the upcoming biopic of film noir actress Barbara Payton, Fast Fade, currently casting with producer Don Murphy (Transformers). Her novella, A Season of Turbulence appeared in The Conium Review.