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PAPA Weeze Inc. & Dragon Lady Films presents -
GETTING ED LAID
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You're a lucky person to call Ed Asner a friend. In addition to being one our country's acting legends... he's that rare man of his word... a brilliant and total mensch. I had the great good fortune to know and work with the amazing Ed Asner over the past twenty-some years. He's the dream actor every writer wishes they could work with. I've had that pleasure on tv and the stage - but this is our first time making a film together. It's also my first time as a director and I can't think of better man to break my directorial cherry with than Ed. "Getting Ed Laid" is a piece I originally wrote for Ed to perform in February of 2014 for Vicki Abelson's "Women Who Write" luncheon. Asked to perform there, I volunteered to write a piece to which he said "So write me an F'ing scene." And I did. It's the story of Ed Randall, an 85 year old college professor who hires a hooker for a last hurrah, frantically waiting to get a call back from a cardiologist to okay his taking Viagra, when the quirky older hooker shows up and the comedy to put off her advances begins. A look at life and what really counts and how two people can find one another in the most unexpected places.
Jean Smart & Me
I first saw Jean Smart in the play "Mrs. California" here in L.A. and she knocked my socks off! I then had the greater good fortune to work with her on Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's brilliant show "Designing Women." As Charlene, she was the quintessential Southern gal - when in fact, she was the only one among the cast who wasn't from the south! She hails from Seattle! She continues to amaze with her roles on numerous tv shows & films, most notably the riveting first lady in "24." She and her talented actor husband, Richard Gilliland, are warm and gifted people and I'm excited to reunite on this project. I called Jean who was on her way to shoot "Fargo" in Vancouver and excited at the prospect of working with Ed, graciously agreed to read "Getting Ed Laid." After some insightful input from her (as a writer I always learn so much from great actors) I did another pass and made the film even better! Jean read it and agreed - and came on board!
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