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Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through David Tennant’s “Dumbass”
Will Hollywood be a Reason for Change in the Injustice against Men and Women Prisoners?
David Tennant – 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 David Tennant 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 David Tennant 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 David Tennant’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, David Tennant 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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Every scene in Act II must contribute to the heros arc and should have a dialogue and/or a visual reversal. If these two areas are not covered in a scene, then edit the scene or delete it. A reversal is nothing more than a mini-twist. Aspiring writers make the mistake of only writing a big twist for the plot points, but pros know every scene requires a mini-twist to make a story work. Other writers follow the every 10 pages rule, where a reversal takes place every ten pages. This is okay, but I guarantee the pros have it in every scene! These reversals can be subtle and small, but they must be there. If were expecting a character to leave via the front door, have him leave via the back door (visual reversal). A character says I love you to one character have the other character say I hate you too (dialogue reversal). These mini-reversals keep material fresh because they keep the reader (audience) guessing.
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I probably shouldnt have to tell writers this, but Act II (and Act III) is where you payoff the nifty stuff you setup in Act I. If a gun was shown when a character in Act I opened a drawer, then it better go off in Act II (or Act III). Most writers get this, but this is something else to consider in regards to payoffs; introducing new things in Act II. For example, if the character opens a drawer in Act II, pulls out a gun and shoots someone, the scene doesnt work. This requires a setup! Go back to Act I and show him opening that drawer where we casually see the gun. Why is this so important? Setting up things properly in Act I and paying them off later provides a base of believability and it doesnt seem like things happened too conveniently. Dont feel like setups have to be so direct. You dont have to show the gun in the drawer in Act I if you establish the character is known for hiding weapons. There are a lot of clever ways to setup things properly to pay them off later.
Now, try it with your own story!
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