You might recognise Jess and Tucker as the main characters’ best friends in every romantic comedy ever made. Whether diverging from the main story to follow Tucker’s quest to ‘get some’, or watching Jess’ one scene at the end of Act 2 where she tells the female lead to “get drunk and forget about him”— they are mainstays of the genre.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Jess and Tucker at the annual genre archetypes convention (other characters present included a mean girlfriend, a quirky boss, and Jennifer Aniston): (more…)
With various statements, questions and grievances I wished to get across to Hollywood, I decided to write them an open letter. Time passed without any response until my mail-person rudely informed me that open letters still need to be sealed if you wish for them to arrive in one piece (you can read more about this incident in my angrily written open letter to the Post Office).
Eventually, my letter did arrive in Tinseltown and they promptly issued me with a transatlantic restraining order.