Those of you who don’t know, I tend to indulge in the carnal pleasures of screenwriting quite often. Got a few under my belt and some short films coming about soon.
What I have learned during my past decade of writing is this…
The business is a bitch to get into.
Just look at the quality shit that’s turned out at Sundance year after year. It really makes your own writing look like complete shit dosen’t it? Well, ladies and gentlemen, writers of all ages, you don’t need to feel bad anymore.
How the living FUCK does Tucker Max get a movie…? That’s a good and a bad sign. It shows that people will pay money to see a pretentious, (unfunny)racist, douchebag… and buy the rights to his book. Why anyone is a fan of Tucker Max I’ll never understand, but maybe it’s just a sign of our declining times and declining minds. But on the upside, if you want to write about YOUR first blowjob, then by all means go ahead. Doesn’t mean I’ll pay much attention. Mr. Max, you are a waste of air. I need that air to breathe and stuff.
Going back to GI Joe now. You would think writing a script for a show that came on in the eighties wouldn’t be so tough, as long long as they didn’t take themselves too seriously…
Guess what? Took themselves too seriously.
What came of it was nothing more then a gang of frat boy action scenes running a train on corny, gunky dialogue. I felt like I was in a 1 hour brainstorming session and walking out with only a vague idea of what was going on. It was pathetic and embarrassing.
When I get right down to it. Writers, keep writing please. We can do better.