One Woman Wrecking Crew?


Jessica Stover grew up around here, on the south side of the Potomac River in Northern Virginia, and now she’s hoping to take on Hollywood and get her movie made. She’s a screenwriter who’s decided that pretty much everything that the film industry is putting out there is complete and utter crap:

Dear Studios, You have failed me repeatedly. In place of a refund for every terrible movie you have tricked me into, I instead require that you show me a very great film done very well. Luckily, some people tell good stories that stick with you and they will make us a movie. Of course I’m speaking of Stover and TSL. The end. PS: Stover says she’s my new friend for life and I believe her because it’s true. PPS: Basic Instinct 3, really?

Using the new social service Eventful Demand she’s asking for demands to have her write her epic masterpiece for the silver screen. Now, I dunno about you, but sticking it to Hollywood for some of the utter trash they’ve put out lately sounds great to me, and helping a local lass to gain fame and fortune sounds like a good start to me.

Demand Jessica Mae Stover in your DC with!

7 Comments so far

  1. except (unregistered) on July 10th, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

    Really? I find her writing is tedius and dull. I’m not sure she’s Hollywood’s answer.

  2. Mik (unregistered) on July 10th, 2006 @ 2:32 pm

    She’s kinda hot, if you don’t look at that first photo on her website, but she doesn’t have quite the knack for writing methinks (not that I do either).

  3. Curtis M Sawyer (unregistered) on July 10th, 2006 @ 3:11 pm

    We can make a difference.

    We are those who believe.

    We are the knights of JSDC.

    Join our cause.

    Or get out of our way.

  4. Dave Grant (unregistered) on July 10th, 2006 @ 4:23 pm

    This is an experiment that is really worth getting behind, even if you don’t care for Stover’s writing (which defies logic…but there is no accounting for taste..). I’m sick of the crap hitting the big screen these days (with the odd exception). Did you ever wonder what gem may have been turned down so Van Helsing could get made?

    Let your voice be heard. Demand better.

  5. WestsideKef (unregistered) on July 10th, 2006 @ 4:26 pm

    I think Jessica tells great stories in her writing. A lot better than most of the garbage/recycling bin material that we are seeing out of Hollywood these days. I am with her on this.

  6. Don (unregistered) on July 10th, 2006 @ 6:16 pm

    I think plenty of good movies get made. They may rarely be the big blockbusters that get a ton of money thrown at them (Warren Ellis quiped that for the amount of money spent on King Kong they could gene engineer a REAL giant monkey) but so what? What percentage of the giant book blockbusters are any damned good?

    As Sturgeon aptly said, 90% of -everything- is crap, so the fact that most hollywood movies are junk is not all that notable. Picking on Van Helsing is pretty empty – people DID vote with their dollar on that one, resulting in a domestic gross below the movie’s budget.

    If you look at what did do well, on the other hand, you have the excellent “The Incredibles” as well as “Spider-man 2”, “The Bourne Supremacy” and “Meet the Fokkers” – none of which are brilliant but neither are they stinkers. Awards-wise that year got us “Sideways”, “Ray”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (probably my fave of all the Academy nominees), and “Million Dollar Baby”.

    There’s plenty of great stuff in Hollywood.

  7. Mara (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 6:42 pm

    Don this demandyness applies to brilliant big-budget genre movies (scifi/fantasy/comic/adventure) and not the brilliant dramas you listed.

    “What percentage of the giant book blockbusters are any damned good?”

    That’s exactly it — None. We want at least one and we want to raise the bar and allow better projects the op. to be made. Too bad that people don’t vote with their wallets — but they can only watch what Hollywood makes after all!

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