Tuesday, May 15, 2007Call It "Jerry Falwell's Bogus Journey"
What do you think... should I?
Script Frenzy is an international writing event in which participants attempt the creatively daring feat of writing an original, full-length screenplay - or stage play - in a single month. Spurred by a wild deadline and buoyed by a community of countless other writers, Script Frenzy participants can't be bothered with self-doubt -- or editing. They're too busy writing by the seat of their pants, typing out beautiful, flawed stories that no one else could have dreamt up.
Okay, writing even a feature-length screenplay in a single month isn't exactly as difficult as writing a novel. Or maybe it's a lot harder. I guess that's the point; I haven't done either, so I don't know. But writing a screenplay is probably much more up my proverbial alley, so it seems a natural place to start. Somebody -- or several somebodies -- are going to have to dare me, though. Seriously, like I don't have enough to fill my time right now.
My personal caveat: I'd only do it with the understanding that I will never, ever produce said screenplay. It's so much more fun that way. So who's got a good/stupid/impossible idea for a feature screenplay? How about something about an obnoxious fundamentalist preacher whose calcified, self-righteous heart finally gives out, he croaks in his office, and then... nothing else happens?
Okay, so that idea needs a little work. But anything else is going to come off like an episode of South Park. This might be tougher than I thought.
Update: Ooh, how about The Passion of the Falwell? It'd be just like Sugartits Gibson's flick, with Jerry being flayed alive for 180 minutes, except instead of Romans it would be all the little imps and demons in hell!
Yeah, you're right -- it's kind of obvious. I'll keep working on it.
PS: For the sake of balance, I really will be sad when Tammy Faye finally pops her cog. She's still a fundie, but she's not so bad. |