May 10, 2021

Wanda Sykes screenplay subject of prison petition

Wanda Sykes screenplay – Actress | Producer | Writer, Monster-in-Law (2005) | Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) | Bad Moms (2016)


Wanda Sykes screenplay subject of prison petition

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Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Wanda Sykes’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 Wanda Sykes 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 Wanda Sykes 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 Wanda Sykes’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, Wanda Sykes 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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Majority of scenes 1-3 pages long

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Wanda Sykes – Scenes get in late, get out early

Act III scenes resolve conflict

Jake is let into the house.

Wanda Sykes – While Jake is left to wait outside on the porch, the chauffer is washing a car. I love that freaky noise the washcloth makes. It sounds like someone’s having sex in the car.

Jake encounters another THRESHOLD GUARDIAN at the door: the Chinese butler, Khan, a very important character. All the Mulwray’s servants are Chinese — a constant, subtle reference to Jake’s wound about Chinatown, and a foreshadowing that he is stepping into Chinatown again, here.

[24:32] Jake drives up to the Mulwray mansion, which sprawls on a hill. (Looks like Bel Air to me, a rarefied enclave next to Beverly Hills). This is further INTO THE SPECIAL WORLD — the rich world. This is an almost obligatory step in a detective story: entering the world of wealth. It’s a convention of detective stories that the detective generally investigates through all layers of society in the course of the story.

by: Wanda Sykes – Actress | Producer | Writer, Monster-in-Law (2005) | Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) | Bad Moms (2016)