i was the blog editor of the times at the time and i was trying my best to get one of our movie blogs on the map.
it was written by this excellent reporter who traveled around and got these great stories
but he wasnt a critic, he wrote about movie news, which was fine, and he’d write a few features. good features. but the web was yawning.
i was starting to learn that unless a movie blog was something super dooper special and unique like The Hero Complex
it was gonna be a struggle to get it happening.
so i thought of this great idea, i was gonna dress up in costume every week and go to the movies
and invite all of our readers to come with us and afterwards we would interview the readers
and ask them what they thought of the movie
and we would put their videos up a couple days later
and we would call the whole thing The LA Times Movie Club
well of course everyone jumped on board because it was a brilliant idea and i was making good money
so i didnt even expense the costumes or the wigs or the makeup or even the movies
and omg the entertainment editors came up to me and shook my hand and said
“tony god bless you. there are so many lonely people out there and you have
given them a way to see movies with other strangers and our fine paper. you’re amazing!”
so one day i was almost ready to go to the movies. it was robin hood. the remake with kevin costner.
and sass was in the neighborhood and she wanted to introduce me to her friend
and i was all, who cares, fine. i’ll say hi.
and in walks sass who always looks spectacular and who is this wearing a child’s tshirt as a dress
but candis marie from the east side and i was all, trust me i dont always dress like an elf.
she was all, nice tights.
and we took the picture of our shoes because rarely do i have cool shoes on.