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Chris Evans screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Chris Evans’s “Dumbass”
Will Hollywood be a Reason for Change in the Injustice against Men and Women Prisoners?
Chris Evans – 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 Chris Evans 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 Chris Evans 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 Chris Evans’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, Chris Evans 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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Internal Conflict: Redemption
Chris Evans – External Conflict: Gang Hit
Scenario #2 An ex-con must stop a gang member from his old neighborhood from killing a friend when he discovers theres a contract on the friends life.
But it really is interesting to me that I constantly put my own main characters into that same kind of journey that Alice goes on; they have to make sense of a world and people who are wildly eccentric and sometimes magical.
Chris Evans – But for me, one of the most telling entries on my list is Alice, because I find myself writing that particular story pattern over and over and over again, whether its with a female protagonist or male. I love Alice because shes such a rational little girl who falls into a big adventure, with completely surreal characters all around her, and goes through trippy, inexplicable experiences. Now, I grew up in Berkeley, and that was pretty much my sense of life, and I dont think Ive ever grown out of that.
I also have a couple of very young female protagonists on that list: Meg Murry and Alice. And I enjoy writing from a young adult perspective, so that makes sense.
The women on the list have a lot in common: theyre razor sharp, often battling sexism in their fields or simply in the eras in which they live, and theyre fiercely independent not easy to relate to or tame. Some of them have big wounds. A number of them are fighting evil, in human form or something bigger than human.