A charming story of two strong women, generations apart, up against the same struggle to find balance between love, happiness, and ambition. Dual-storyline based upon the fascinating Miss Subways contest that ran in NYC 1941 – 1976.
In 1949 Brooklyn, Charlotte Friedman is an ambitious 20-year-old Jewish college senior. Her dream career in advertising is shattered when her father demands she work for the family business. Meanwhile, Charlotte is swept into the glamorous world of the Miss Subways contest, which promises irresistible opportunities with its Park Avenue luster and local fame status. But when her new friend, the intriguing and gorgeous fellow-participant Rose, does something unforgivable, Charlotte must make a heart-wrenching decision that will change the lives of those around her forever.
In 2018, outspoken advertising executive Olivia is pitching the NYC subways account to save her job. When the charismatic boss she’s secretly in love with pits her against her misogynistic nemesis, Olivia’s search for the winning strategy leads her to the historic Miss Subways campaign. Olivia’s unexpected connection to Miss Subways could save her job, and her future.