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Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Ricky Gervais’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 Ricky Gervais 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 Ricky Gervais 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 Ricky Gervais’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, Ricky Gervais 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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Ricky Gervais – Kevin, Im here.
I think its helpful to realize that these techniques have been around since the beginning of drama, or Im sure really since the cave-dweller storytellers (The mastodon did it!). Knowing the names of techniques is always of use to me, anyway.
Ricky Gervais – For mystery and thriller authors, designing story twists is a regular part of our job. After all, we dont want our readers to guess the identity of our killers before our detectives do! We employ classic story tricks I mean, literary devices like red herrings, misdirection, false leads, false alibis, plants and payoffs, irony, and unreliable narrators to keep our readers (or viewers) guessing.
It should come as a surprise to no one that my list is all mysteries and thrillers, supernatural and otherwise. Hey, its my list! But also, twists arent as vital to romance and comedy as they are to thrillers; since we know romance is going to end happily, its kind of hard to twist the action as devastatingly as were expected to in a mystery or thriller.
Gone Girl (Im including this book only because some people seem to have been surprised by that midpoint twist. I and most people I know saw that one coming from the moment the words: I am a writer appeared in Amys diary. And the end was from a different planet.)
by: Ricky Gervais – Writer | Producer | Actor, The Office (2001-2003) | The Invention of Lying (2009) | Extras (2005-2007)