Movies & TV

‘The Bold Type’ and 10 More Movies and TV Shows Set at Women’s Magazines

Freeform’s Cosmopolitan-inspired drama, set at the fictional Scarlet, is just the latest in a long line of projects to focus on a high-fashion newsroom.

From left:  Jennifer Garner in '13 Going on 30,' 'The Bold Type' Cast, Kate Hudson in 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days'
From left: Jennifer Garner in ’13 Going on 30,’ ‘The Bold Type’ Cast, Kate Hudson in ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’
Columbia Pictures/Photofest; Freeform/Justin Coit; Photofest

Freeform’s new drama series, The Bold Type, inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitaneditor-in-chief Joanna Coles, is just the latest project to be set in the glossy, high-fashion world of women’s magazines.

Like many movies and TV shows that preceded it, The Bold Type takes place at a fictional publication. This time, the magazine in question is Scarlet. Past fake outlets have included Runway (The Devil Wears Prada), Poise (13 Going on 30), Composure (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) and Mode (Ugly Betty).

The real Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle and even Cosmo, itself, have all featured in programs ranging from Sex and the City to reality series The HillsThe City and E!’s appropriately titled So Cosmo.

Read on to flip through memorable tales of the glamorous and the unstylish sides of fashion media and what working behind