With a call to his agent, Nance Jefferies (Susan Sarandon), Lysander learns that meetings have been set in L.A. and the town is talking. "Lysander, people are comparing WINTER IN JUNE to SOPHIE’S CHOICE and there is awards buzz written all over it."
Lysander just has to write the script.
Vicky and Lysander hit the ground running once they land at LAX. An 80’s stretch limo awaits them (with boomerang antenna) and whisks them off to their hotel. Lysander leases a large SUV (a monster truck) that he uses to cruise around town (bigger is better in Hollywood and everyone leases), while Vicky discovers the power of vegan food, alkaline water, and hiking up Runyon Canyon everyday. "It never get’s old, it really doesn’t!"
Lysander meets with all the top brass in Hollywood, and after a successful luncheon with Jerry Gorwitz (producing king of Hollywood) WINTER IN JUNE is greenlit and Lysander is off to the races.
He still just needs to write the script.
While Lysander begins meeting with various actresses to play the role of Vicky (Ashley Judd, Lindsay Lohan, Meredith Baxter Berney), Vicky becomes friends with all the Hollywood power player wives; Melissa Joan Hart, Candace Cameron Burre, and Lisa Rinna.
At first, the women are welcoming, but Vicky soon learns that there is more to Hollywood than the perfect Birkin bag, the highest heels, and the right "help;" cosmetic surgery is a rite of passage, and Vicky wants in. In fact, so does Lysander.
A lift and a tuck later, Vicky & Lysander are more L.A. than L.A. itself! Vicky is loving her new highlights and extensions, and Lysander is now a bleach blonde.
Everything is going smashingly... until it’s not…
Jerry Gorwitz pulls his money out of the film. "I was never sent a script, Lysander!" And no actress wants to sign on. Nance tries to let Lysander down gently but he’s absolutely devastated. "I don't understand how this happened, Vick?" "You never wrote a script, Lysander." "Oh so now you're on Jerry's side!" he wails.
Just then, a call from Jenny, Vicky & Lysander's transgender fashion designer friend, comes in! She's in town bringing her new resort line to Neimans. "Let's get drinks at the top of The Peninsula!" Jenny suggests.
After a few glasses of Rose, Lysander comes clean to Jenny that WINTER IN JUNE has been put on hold indefintely, Vicky is being a Royal B, and he is at a loss as to what to do.
"Lysander, I have an idea!" Jenny exclaims. "My new boytoy is LOADED and is looking to get into the film business. "He's a Saudi Prince," she whispers to them.
Later that night in the Royal Executive Suite at The Beverly Wilshire, Jenny brings the idea up to the Prince. "I need $50 million," she says to him. "What is it about?" he asks. "What isn't it about?" Jenny replies. She's wearing one of her sheer kimonos, and the Prince is easily persuaded. "I'll give you $15 million." he says. "You won’t regret it," responds Jenny as she drops her kimono to reveal her hairy nipples. NOW she's got the Prince's attention.
A $15 million budget means WINTER IN JUNE is now an indie film, which is VERY cool to Lysander, and there is no one better to helm the ship.
He really has to write that script.
A few frenetic weeks later, WINTER IN JUNE is ready to shoot. Lysander has pulled together an impressive list of “actors” (D-List stars) who have become zealots to the house of Lysander, AND he has finished the script (all 15 pages of it)! The artist is present. He is in Heaven.
"That's a wrap!" Lysander shouts.
Everyone on set claps as Lysander has a difficult time opening a bottle of Veuve. He's just not strong enough.
With completion of WINTER IN JUNE Vicky and Lysander decide it is time to return to NY. Summer is approaching and they want to make sure that they make it out to the Hamptons.
L.A. has served the couple well but New York will always be home.