‘Good on Paper’: How Iliza Shlesinger’s Scammer Ex Gave Her a Streaming Hit

‘Good on Paper’: How Iliza Shlesinger’s Scammer Ex Gave Her a Streaming Hit
Carrie Fisher once told Meryl Streep, “Take your broken heart, make into art.”

If we’re putting “scammed for almost two years by a friend-turned-lover with a completely fabricated identity” under the umbrella of broken heart, then writer-actor Iliza Shlesinger has nailed the assignment.

Her new Netflix feature “Good on Paper” marked its streaming premiere last week and has remained a Top 10 holdover on the service as America approaches Independence Day weekend. The film tells the wild, mostly true story of how the comedian was duped after a meet-cute on an airplane.

“He was just sitting next to me, and we started talking and really got along. He was a nice, preppy hedge fund type. My boyfriend was picking me up from that flight, and his girlfriend was picking him up. We exchanged Twitter handles and I invited him and the girlfriend to one of my shows,” Shlesinger recalled to Variety.
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