INT. HOGRATH FAMILY HOME - FAMILY ROOM
Jeremiah and his father sit in front of the fire in their favorite chairs.
cern. But, what you don't seem to un
derstand is that *I* have chosen this
woman. *She* has chosen me.
conquer all. The hardships and rocks
of a relationship are nothing to the
seaworthiness required of a lasting
marriage. Trust me; I've been run
aground on that rocky shore, experi
enced the boat's break-up beneath my
feet. Horrifying. Not something I
want to see my first born and dearly
loved experience firsthand, up close
my entire life as far back as I can re-
member estranged from my birth mother.
I know how you struggled to overcome
that sense of failure, of heartbreak.
too, you know?
This thing with Obie isn't some ephem-
eral daydream I'm caught up in. She's
a deep seep that feeds my drought-
blind not to see how you two interact
on an instinctive, gut level. But...
the age discrepancy, and the cultural
misunderstandings that go with it. We
have worked through all that and so
much more I can't begin to explain what
it's been like. It's heady. I'm con-
stantly giddy. She pushes me in unex-
pected directions, expands me in mind-
boggling ways, unintentionally, unpre-
tentiously. And the sex... I never
knew it could be like this! Dad, when
I have to kiss an actress, make love to
her, for a scene, it's NOTHING compared
to the real McCoy.
You should have been a fly on the wall
the first time I had to do one after we
INT. PARADISE STUDIO- SOUNDSTAGE
Movie flunkies go about their business on set. JEREMIAH and Pam play a love scene, badly. ROBBIE, one of the producers, watches. Obie, ignoring everything and everyone, faces the wall, typing on her laptop.
- JEREMIAH (V.O.)
Europe. You know how she travels eve-
rywhere with me, then writes on set?
We'd been at it for five hours, totally
unsuccessfully. ROBBIE, one of the
producers, was there, too, so the pres-
sure to succeed was really high.
Obie stops typing, registering the same lines of dialog she’d first heard in the early morning. She frowns. She gets up, comes into view of the actors, and stands beside the camera Jeremiah is facing, studying him.
Jeremiah) What are you doing? You're better than that!
INT. HOGRATH FAMILY HOME - FAMILY ROOM
Jeremiah and his dad still sit in front of the fire.
and cocked her leg, you know? She had
that gleam in her eye.
INT. PARADISE STUDIO - SOUNDSTAGE
Jeremiah can't get anything out. Pam’s body language registers disgust. ROBBIE comes up behind Obie.
any more than he already is? He's
newly married, deeply in love, and un-
able to pretend otherwise. Be flat-
ROBBIE makes it so. Obie retires to her corner, returning in a bit over an hour. She hands him the book.
with very little rewriting.
ROBBIE inclines his head toward Obie. The two converse intently, then match satisfied smiles. ROBBIE approaches the director, chats briefly, then wanders over to the food table.
hour, or so.
The director walks over to join ROBBIE at the food table. Obie adds an overhead hand held camera run by BILLIE.
Obie puts her hand on her hip and studies Pam carefully.
- OBIE (V. O.)
upset my bid for the UGLIEST ON SET
award? Where's my carrot top?
A red haired grip runs up, grinning.
her. No booze, no drugs, no smoking,
no sex until those bags under her eyes
are slept off.
Are you tough enough to pull that off
in spite of the fit she'll throw?
- CARROT TOP
Carrot Top takes Pam's arm and soothingly leads her away. BROWNIE comes up to replace him.
Obie and Brownie speak, then he hurries off, calling orders to others. ROBBIE and the director are watching the ruckus, bemused expressions on their faces.
she wasn't beautiful, she'd have bitten
my head off.
two in already shot territory, and even
thinks she can insert them with back to
the camera, already in the can footage.
She edits, too. Damn good at it, but
don't tell her I said that. You know
the JEREMIAH HAYFIELD piece? That's
hers... She gave us a G, PG-13, PG-17,
R, X, and XXX version, then suggested
publishing the XXX in Europe and making
America beg to show it!
So, she holds the distinction of being
the first to get XXX rated R and shown
in America. Plot based nudity, she
labeled it. Preserving dramatic integ-
rity, she insisted. She's unbeliev-
When a scene's removal deletes the plot
line along with it, whatever is inher-
ent in the scene is indispensable, she
argued. True, if Leche licking Jere-
miah's bare, pumping butt were deleted,
all that's left is the upper part of
Jeremiah pumping above a field of uncut
alfalfa while a band of mares stand
nearby, gawking. I attended the origi-
nal event, enjoying it immensely, but I
have to admit, the filmed version is
ten times better! Even the G version
is exceptional, and very funny.
Last updated 11/28/09 Removed thirty-three year since I think that age gap conflicts with an earlier gap I’m to lazy to look up right now.
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