Friends, we all have skeletons in the closet. Today I'd like to share one of mine.
It was a student film and I was young...well, younger than I am today. Let's turn our clocks back to the mid-Nineteen nineties. A dear friend has asked me to play a leading role in her final film school project. What would you do, kind readers? Loyal to a fault, I agreed.
Many find the resulting film, The Great Manipulator, to be dark. This is in part due to inadequate lighting. I won't give away the film's shocking ending but rest assured things don't end well for our heroine, Esme. The Sound of Music this is not (though I do break into song).
Sluggish pacing, stilted dialogue, and flat-footed foreshadowing don't help matters. But don't let me influence your opinions. Despite it all, around our house The Great Manipulator is a cult film up there with Pink Flamingos and Plan 9 From Outer Space. Lines like "I'm sorry you didn't sleep well," "Do you really think I'm talented?" and "Everything today is so market-driven" have become part of our secret language.
With no further delay, may I present The Great Manipulator.
My conscience is clear.
If you care to unburden yourself of a skeleton or two, please feel free.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!