Thursday, November 13, 2008

Things You May or May Not Know About Me

Zack and Miri Make A Porno made me laugh, especially early in the film. It turns rather predictable about half way through. But a laugh's a laugh and there are damn few of them these days, so I take my laughs where I find them. It's not a great film by any means, but will probably become a little cult classic.

But what I loved most about it was that it brought back the memories from my sordid past. I have written extensively about my sordid past in my "fiction." But I have merely skimmed the surface. There are so many unwritten but related stories that just might make another book. I wrote about my brief career as an entertainment impresario of the mildly grotesque, but fascinating phenomenon of male strip shows durning the declining days of Dicso. Randal knows. That story is called Too Damn Big.

Within that story is another story called A Strange Woman. I actually rewrote A Strange Woman and Too Damn Big for Scarlet Blue. I named the female character Judith Blue, trying to get Scarlet's attention. Scarlet is a big warm strong light. She's nice to have around. I envy Fairlane a bit because he and Scarlet are close. But I'm grateful to him that she still has a voice there. I was very disappointed when she closed her site, The Invisible Woman.

Junior is the husband of Judith Blue and he is a professor at South West Missouri State, in Springfield, MO. I even thought the setting might be close enough to Scarlet's actual geographic location. Now I was not stalking Scarlet, exactly, more like throwing myself at her. And it worked for awhile. I think I might have scared her a little when I threatened to slit Progressive Traditionalist's (could there be more of an oxymoron?) throat right there in her living room when he got into a silly pissing contest with me about a short story Scarlet wrote. PT took to counting words to make his point and I pulled my weapon. I think I said something like, "Yo Mamma Motherfucker! Want to step outside?" He called me names. Well deserved and true, but stupidly obvious and completely unnecessary. I took umbrage. Shit happens.

Anyway, this little movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, reminded me of all the stories I have yet to write. I have barely begun to plumb the depth of my sordid past.

8 comments:

an average patriot said...

Many of us have interesting pasts and they are interesting stories that invoke contemplation and smiles almost regardless of how sordid they were. You are an interesting story. Glad you enjoy telling it as much as we like to listen to it!

Utah Savage said...

What a sweety pie you are! As soon as I've watched KeithO and Rachel, I'll be reading teh blogs. See you later.

an average patriot said...

Utah
Only speaking the truth Hon and you know that. You have an interesting story. You are an interesting person and hell you have to laugh at what went in to making the you, you are now! See you later but just relax and take care of you!

Tengrain said...

Oh, the stories my martini glass could tell, and someday will...

Regards,

Tengrain

linda said...

utah, I love to read whatever you write....you are a fabulous writer and I can't wait to read all the new ones rolling off your mind! :)

Randal Graves said...

Yes, tell us more stories. You're far too fascinating a person to keep all that stuff to yourself. That would be the very height of selfishness.

Comrade Kevin said...

I'd love to hear more of your stories.

DCup said...

I want to see what you write next, Utah! Your stories - the ones I've read so far - are beautifully done.