Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Is it possible to spontaneously die of despair?

Sarah Haskins sold a screenplay with essentially the same logline as my spec script. I pretty much want to die.

She might be Internet famous, but now Haskins is hoping to branch out. She recently sold a screenplay with her writing partner, a friend from college. It’s called Book Smart, and chronicles the two overachieving girls who realize in the middle of their senior year of high school that they don’t have boyfriends and haven’t had enough fun. They decide to put their minds to getting boyfriends by prom and “hilarity ensues,” says Haskins, adding that it just might be inspired by real life. “I'm not going to spoil the ending but you can see it in 2017.” [The Daily Beast]
My screenplay, Those Girls, chronicles one day in the life of two overachieving girls on the verge of graduation, who realize that their high school memories consist entirely of homework, extracurriculars, and college applications. On this particular Friday, they're determined to create some new memories involving drugs, alcohol and boys, so they buy a bag of weed and crash the popular kids' party. Of course, hilarity ensues, and of course, it is inspired by real life.

So...anybody want to buy a screenplay? Superbad meets Gilmore Girls? Please? It's good, I promise...



songsbuildingsfood said...

If it makes you feel any better, I can't stand Sarah Haskins and Jezebel's relentless plugging of her is just one of the things that makes me not really read it anymore. I would much rather see your movie.

Caitlin said...

You're too kind. (And bashing Jezebel a little always cheers me up, even though I continue to read and comment there occasionally.)