Marlene has just earned a big promotion in a London employment agency. She and a restaurant full of chimerical dinner guests celebrate the virtues and bemoan the sacrifices required of being “top girls” in a man’s world. In the episodes that follow, all of the women in her life — co-workers, relatives, clients — grapple with their ambitions and clash with each other. When Angie, Marlene’s young relative, shows up unannounced at her workplace, Marlene is forced to examine what the next generations of women will gain (or lose) from her rush to the top.  

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.