I'm lying in bed late one night and again see the ubiquitous Viagra commercial where a woman states she'd rather have a man in bed than a book.
Having several women friends who had confidentially said the opposite, I realize this might make a terrific video parody.
So I get up and start writing knowing the most important visual catchphrase, a woman in bed with her knees bent, would be my opening.
But who would I cast as the actress? I had hired a woman (Delores Bernardi) to do my filing several months earlier. The first comment I had made as she walked into my loft was: "Wow, what a commercial face you have." Plus, her voice reminded me of the wonderful Brenda Vaccaro's. So I talked Dee into doing the video despite her many fears that she would never remember lines, hated being in front of a camera, had no showbiz aspirations. My instincts were correct. She did a fantastic job.
The raison d'être for creating "noodling 'round with Viagra" is to gain attention, as a writer, to enable me to sell my film scripts. As a former professional photographer, magazine writer, and now script writer, my soon to be 78 years is an obstacle. Of course I create characters who are older such as in my comedy Teach Me Tonight, a naughty comedy about two women, in their early 50s, who hire a faux gay man, to teach them what they've long forgotten about
sex. Hey, I want to see films without violence and raw sex -- I can get this on local news.
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