I’ve been kinda ambivalent about it. I liked the books, but have read others in the genre before and since that I enjoyed more. I’ll see the movie, of course, and I’m self-aware enough to know I’ll be hot for Jamie after watching, despite my lack of enthusiasm for the casting. 🙂
I have a lot of friends in common with Kelly Marcel and Dana Brunetti (screenwriter and producer) and have interacted with them a bit online in my screenwriting life. My hopes for the movie were dismal until they were involved, but I thought if anyone could make a film adaptation without it becoming a total joke, it would be them. And per this Vanity Fair review, it appears they succeeded! Yay!!
Regardless of anyone’s opinion of the books or the movie, this series has opened a lot of eyes and minds, especially here in the uptight, Bible-belted USA. It’s created a massive cultural evolution, and I’m excited to play a teen-tiny, smut-writing part in it.
Today I give thanks to Poseidon — or whichever lesser-god governs the flow of creative juices in the shower. That single idea solved a few different story problems. You rock, dude.
I feel like Amanda Hootie Clark found the picture I drew of the writer I aspire to be and hung it on the door of her fridge.
EMPTY NEST ~ A Tragedy in 50 Words
by Julie Jaret
She lies on the bed, braced for the obligatory bi-annual marital relations. He joins her immediately — no need to lock the door anymore with both kids at college. She gives and receives a chaste kiss, a fond smile. Closing her eyes, she thinks about George Clooney. So does he.
Think I was about 14 when I was perusing my mom’s books and thought this one looked interesting. The rest is history. 😉
“You’re perfect in every other way, but I told myself I’d never date another brunette.”
Writing Rule #567:
Somebody’s personal rule about relationships really doesn’t constitute an obstacle.