The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Whoever designed that wasn't fooling around! And isn't it strange to think someone, long ago, sat down at a drawing board and came up with this imagery; I mean, because it's not in the Bible: correct me if I'm wrong. I'm a bit confused about the flames though. I mean, flames typically symbolize...you know where. And Jesus never dealt with flames on his final journey with the cross...
But I digress!
We're here to start Act 2 of "Uncaged Hearts" my epic, queer, mixed martial arts movie starring Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson! I just watched an interview he did with Stephen Colbert and talk about a charmer! It was the first time I'd seen him as "himself." I wonder if he's open to thrupples?
So, do you think of writers as sexy? (I'm digressing again). I typed in "sexy writers" on my search engine and some amusingly silly images came up:
I mean, I'm sure there are some sexy writers. But I'm also sure that a lot more writers are not so sexy. I mean, Charles Dickens for example:
How about Virginia Woolf? Sexy? Or not so sexy?
So, here we go with Act 2. Now, I know next to nothing about my subject: that is, professional fighting. How it's structured, who fights who, how the fights play out. I mean, I'm sure these guys have managers/trainers who guide them to the right promoters. Right? Sounds good to me. And then they fight. Do they score points? Is it like wrestling when you have to keep your opponent pinned to the mat for a certain count? I'll have to do a modicum of research; but since I'm kind of making up a new sport, I can kind of make up the rules, right? And let's face it: this is a MOVIE. I feel telling an entertaining story, in this case, is more important than accuracy.
So, I've been doing some thinking on this. I don't want to get caught up in the logistics and reality of a sport/sports that already exist. So at the risk of getting ridiculous, I'm going to go for broke. The fighters will not be in a cage. They will be in a bubble (more on that later). So, since they won't be cage fighters, I'm going to have to lose the reference to cages in the title. So, we're gonna change that. As I think on this and ponder on that; let's all be charmed by Mr. Gleeson and I'll see you in the next blog entry!