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Erika Christensen screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Erika Christensen’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 Erika Christensen 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 Erika Christensen 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.
About Erika Christensen’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, Erika Christensen 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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Wait a minute! In films like Shallow Hal the couples together almost the entire time! Are they? Hals really with the woman he sees, not the real woman and when the secrets revealed, it shatters the relationship! If you want the couple to be together during the story, create irony and a secret that can and will temporarily destroy the relationship.
This is probably the biggest mistake made when writing a RomCom! Do NOT get the couple together until the very end. If they do hook up mid-way through the story, destroy their bond and keep them apart until the end!
Erika Christensen – TOGETHER AT LAST
Notice how the secret is related to love! Create a secret, reveal it at anytime during the story and have it threaten to keep the couple apart!
Erika Christensen – Its a very common storytelling device that the hero/ines main ally is revealed to be an enemy, or the main enemy, and it also often happens that the hero/ines enemy is revealed to be more of a friend than we ever suspected.
– In The Fugitive Dr. Richard Kimble realizes that his friend and trusted colleague, Chuck, has set him up, and that leads to the final confrontation and fight/chase). The Fugitive has a satisfying structure because at the same time that Kimble is realizing the true nature of his real antagonist, the apparent antagonist, Marshal Gerard, who has been chasing Kimble for the entire film, also becomes convinced of Kimbles true nature that hes innocent, so theres in effect a double revelation. (Also, The Fugitive is a good film to watch for SETPIECES!)
This final revelation before the end game is often the knowledge of who the opponent really is.
by: Erika Christensen – Actress | Producer | Soundtrack, Traffic (2000) | Flightplan (2005) | Swimfan (2002)