Michaela Coel screenplay – Actress | Writer | Producer, Chewing Gum (2015-2017) | I May Destroy You (2020) | Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
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Michaela Coel screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Michaela Coel’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 Michaela Coel 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 Michaela Coel 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 Michaela Coel’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, Michaela Coel 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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A shadowy figure ducks behind a vehicle in the parking lot, watches Joe.
Joe uses his coat to shield his head as rain pours.
Michaela Coel – Dark, ominous clouds choke the sky. Bolt lightning, followed by a CRACK of thunder.
EXT. HOSPITAL DAY (ESTABLISHING)
A variation of this is FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE HERO/INES FRIENDS (Notting Hill).
Michaela Coel – Its very common to have a scene or sequence where we see the hero/ine falling in love with the loved ones entire family (While You Were Sleeping, The Proposal).
FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE FAMILY
This is one of the most crucial scenes in any romance or romantic subplot, and one that goes a long way toward explaining WHY THEM? The Dance is a scene in which we see that two people are perfect for each other: they have the same rhythm, they work around each others flaws, they have the same passion, they complete each other. One of my favorites is the beautiful scene in Sense and Sensibility in which Edward and Elinor coax Elinors younger sister, Margaret, out from where she has been hiding under the library table by pretending ignorance of the source of the Nile. We see that Edward and Elinor are perfectly matched: both intelligent, witty, sensitive, kind, and off-the-wall. They are at their most charming when theyre together, and we are totally committed to the relationship by the end of the short scene. So much more meaningful than Meet Cute!
by: Michaela Coel – Actress | Writer | Producer, Chewing Gum (2015-2017) | I May Destroy You (2020) | Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)