Lime Pictures are delighted to announce their TV option deal with Lauren Mahon, founder of GIRLvsCANCER. Multi award-winning independent company, Lime Pictures will be working with campaigning powerhouse, Mahon, to develop a fictionalised account of how her experience of cancer helped to change the dialogue around the disease and led to the formation of the incredible GIRLvsCANCER community.
Lauren Mahon has been described as Carrie Bradshaw meets Ray Winstone. She’s relatable, funny and, at times, downright gobby. Mahon was making her way through life like every single millennial girl in London; climbing the career ladder by day and out on the town by night. Filtering it on Instagram the next day, captioned with her own brand of humour.
Then her world changed forever. Lauren was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 31. And life as she knew it was ripped from beneath her.
Fed up with the perception that cancer is a disease for the over 50s, Lauren decided to put her gob to good use and began sharing the nuances of her cancer beating crusade under the hashtag #GIRLvsCANCER. A bid to support any future Lauren’s who might find themselves in her situation. Because if double A cup Lauren could get breast cancer anyone can.
Mahon’s unapologetic tone of voice and no holds barred approach to sharing her experience has changed the way people perceive cancer and continues to open the dialogue on this sensitive subject via her multi award winning podcast You, Me and The Big C.
Louise Sutton, Lime’s Head of Drama & Young Adults comments: “Lauren is a brilliant woman and her Girl vs Cancer movement has brought together a community of people seeking connection with like-minded souls. We are delighted to be working on bringing Lauren’s unique brand of humour and incredible story to the screen.”
Lauren Mahon adds; “I still cannot quite believe that a fictional version of my story is being brought to the screen. I didn’t think anyone would give a sh*t about another young girl with boob cancer but in hindsight it’s a pretty impressive tale to tell. I’m incredibly proud of the work I have done since diagnosis and am elated to be working with Louise and all the talented team at Lime – what is life?! ”