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Daphne Matthews screenplay subject of prison petition

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Daphne Matthews screenplay subject of prison petition

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Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Daphne Matthews’s “Dumbass”

Will Hollywood be a Reason for Change in the Injustice against Men and Women Prisoners?

19th March 2021 – An upcoming movie depicting the injustice that men and women had to endure in the state penitentiaries in Texas has been inundated with calls from more than 2000 women urging the production company owned by Hollywood actor, producer and director Daphne Matthews and Adam Sandler, to stick to the real issues behind the Texas Judicial system. A petition was signed by many people that include attorneys, university professors, politicians and family members of the many men and women that are suffering in the state penitentiaries. The idea behind the petition is for the Daphne Matthews production company and Hollywood to stick to the true story about the injustices happening in the state run prisons. It is said that the state has sent more inmates to prison than during the Soviet Union did during their political uprising.

PREMISE: Adam Sandler writes letters and saves numerous women from the monotony of prison life, and later when he gets into trouble with a drug cartel they return the favor by rescuing him.

SETTING: Contemporary, Gatesville Texas. There are four women’s prisons located in Gatesville. And of course, Texas is famous for putting everyone in prison for a long time for little or no reason. The number of women in Texas prisons has doubled in the last ten years. Why don’t we have the “Adam Sandler” character… sending letters to women in prison and being their friend and trying to help them adjust, giving them hope… and when they get out of prison he picks them up so they don’t have to ride the smelly bus back home… but his pickup truck is a junker, smoking and sputtering … worse than the bus. But his heart is in the right place… He’s the last “chivalrous” man on earth.

It is said in the petition that many of the signatories were left distraught to find that many of the first time offenders for violations such as drug peddling have received disproportionate sentences. While some argue that a lenient sentence like rehabilitation would have proven much more inexpensive and an effective solution in tackling this gross miscarriage of justice. The petition was discovered by the women when the screenplay of the movie was donated to all the 580 prisons run by private organizations funded by the state government. It is much more difficult for women who are given much harsher penalties for a violation such as carrying small amount of drugs like Marijuana which coincidentally is legal in 21 states.

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About Daphne Matthews’s “Dumbass” Movie

The movie “Dumbass” revolves around the protagonist writing letters to prison inmates to keep their spirits high during their time in prison; only for them to help the main character who gets into trouble with a drug cartel and saving him at the end. The petition urges the production company, Daphne Matthews and Adam Sandler to take this issue seriously due to the hardships faced by women inside prison rather than making light of the situation for their own profits.

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Everything that happens in the entire story MUST be setup in Act I. Don’t think this means you have to reveal vital information. Just showing a nail clipper on a bathroom sink may seem irrelevant in Act I, but could end up being the murder weapon in Act III. It’s also vitally important to remember that the audience tries to anticipate a story – it’s human nature. Therefore, anything you introduce in Act I, the audience will be seeking its payoff. The trick here is to give them the payoff, but with a twist they didn’t see coming. For example, if you show the nail clipper in Act I, the audience will suspect it’s the murder weapon. In Act III, it appears it is indeed, but come to find out it wasn’t murder after all, but self-defense. Adding a twist is the trick to payoffs.


Daphne Matthews – Act I is where the writer can get away with longer scenes because he’s setting up the story. This doesn’t mean 5-10 page scenes. It means 2-4 pages as opposed to 1-3 pages. The character can also chat more, but watch the length. Film’s a visual medium, not a talking heads medium – that’s TV. Keep in mind that as the screenplay progresses into Act III, scenes should become shorter and faster to give the feeling that the story’s coming to a conclusion.


Let’s look at some examples of how plans work.

Daphne Matthews – And the protagonist’s plan (and the corresponding plan of the antagonist’s) actually drives the entire action of the second act. Stating the plan tells us what the CENTRAL ACTION of the story will be. So it’s critical to set up the plan by the end of Act One, or at the very beginning of Act Two at the latest.

Her reaction to that problem or situation is to formulate a PLAN, even if that plan is vague or even completely subconscious. But somewhere in there, there is a plan, and storytelling is usually easier if you have the hero/ine or someone else (maybe you, the author!) state that plan clearly, so the audience or reader knows exactly what the expectation is.

In the first act of a story, the hero/ine is introduced, and that hero/ine either has or quickly develops a DESIRE. She might have a PROBLEM that needs to be solved, or someone or something she WANTS, or a bad situation that she needs to get out of, pronto.

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