Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 (context idiomatic euphemistic English) A prostitute. 2 (context uncommon English) A young woman who works.
Working Girl is a 1988 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Kevin Wade. It tells the story of a Staten Island-raised secretary, Tess McGill ( Melanie Griffith), working in the mergers and acquisitions department of a Wall Street investment bank. When her boss, Katharine Parker ( Sigourney Weaver), breaks her leg skiing, Tess uses Parker's absence and connections, including her errant beau Jack Trainer ( Harrison Ford), to put forward her own idea for a merger deal.
The film features a notable opening sequence following Manhattan-bound commuters on the Staten Island Ferry accompanied by Carly Simon's song " Let the River Run", for which she received the Academy Award for Best Song. The film was a box office hit, grossing a worldwide total of $103 million.
Griffith was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, while both Weaver and Joan Cusack were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film itself was nominated for Best Picture at the 61st Academy Awards.
Working Girl is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from April to July 1990. Loosely based on the 1988 film of the same name starring Melanie Griffith, the series stars Sandra Bullock as Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith's character in the film), in a role that was initially meant for Nancy McKeon.
"Working girl" is a euphemism referring to a prostitute.
Working Girl or Working Girls may also refer to:
- Working Girl, a 1988 film
- Working Girl (soundtrack), the soundtrack album for the 1988 film
- Working Girl (TV series), adapted from the 1988 film
- Working Girl (album), a 2015 album by Little Boots
- Working Girl (2015 film), a South Korean film
- Working Girls (1931 film), by Dorothy Arzner
- Working Girls (1984 film), a Filipino comedy
- Working Girls (1985 film), partly directed by David DeCoteau
- Working Girls (1986 film), a drama about prostitution
- Working Girls 2, a 1987 Filipino comedy film
- Working Girls (2010 film), a Filipino comedy
- The Working Girls, a 1974 drama film
- Katherine Lynch's Working Girls, an Irish TV series
- "Working Girl", a song by The Members on the album Uprhythm, Downbeat
- "Working Girls", a song by Redgum on the album Cut to the Quick
Working Girl (Original Soundtrack Album) is the soundtrack to the 1988 Oscar-winning hit film Working Girl.
The film's main theme, " Let the River Run", was written and performed by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon. Simon became the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song both written and performed entirely by a single artist. The film's additional soundtrack was scored by Simon and Rob Mounsey.
The album peaked at No. 45 on the Billboard 200, and the single "Let the River Run" reached peak positions of No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in early 1989.
Working Girl is the third studio album by English singer and songwriter Little Boots, released on 10 July 2015 by On Repeat Records and Dim Mak Records.