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To Be? Or Not To Be? That is The Question.

by 'Mean' Mike Duffau (writer), I'm the boss!, May 12, 2011

Olivier as Hamlet

A good friend tries to install confidence in someone who is unsure about what choice to take.

Two friends are at a pub, and shooting the breeze. A career choice is bothering one of them and decides to bring it up in the conversation. This is the meat of it... No pun intended. If you read on... You'll get what I mean.

Jason: Have confidence!

Mike: I'm just afraid that this small film can break me into a nothing.

Jason: I think you are making much ado about nothing. Do the job!

Mike: I guess you're right bro... Fuck it!!!!

Jason: You can only look out for #1.

Mike: I mean I booked it hands down. A lead in a feature. I won't back down...It's already set, you know?

Jason: Then go for it, how many opportunities like this come around? Not that often.

Mike: Youre right.... It could lead to big things huh?

Jason: True, but you don't know if you don't take a chance. Besides watch the movie "Teeth". It's about a girl who gets molested & finds out she has teeth in her snatch.

Mike: whoa!

Mike: My character's 'johnson' gets cut off.


Mike: Oh...and I also cut my balls off.

Jason: WTF?

Mike:'s the thing. She tries to convince him that he's a woman

Jason: Huh? She who?

Mike: The lead gal in the movie.

Jason: Ok. She decides to cut his scrotum?

Mike: No...she tells him to. And he does it!

Jason: Sounds like Ichi the Killer when he cuts off his tongue.

Mike: It's insane shit man!

Jason: Is he dreaming? Delusional?

Mike: Who? My character?

Jason: yes.

Mike: Here's the basic run-down of the story.

Jason: Go ahead.

Mike: It's two dudes who are best friends that grew up together. They are best friends who become film makers. And they film the cast and kill them. My character has a thing for his best friend.

Jason: Ok.

Mike: They pick up this gal at a club or bar...and she is the one who cuts off my 'johnson'.

Jason: Strange.

Mike: Because in the scene I make her give me head and so when she's down there...she cuts it off, but I'm also under the influence of drugs. Strange right? See!!!! That's why people are staying away from this project.

Jason: You are the one everyone will remember.

Mike: Seems that way huh? So in this case is that good or bad?

Jason: Good. Remember, even bad news is good news & you'll NEVER be typecast.

Mike: Yeah? You still think it's a good move?

Jason: Even if it's shit you'll be remembered.

Mike: Hope that won't back-fire on me.

Jason: You don't have shit to lose & L.A. LOVES shit like this!

Mike: Yeah? You really think so?

Jason: Yeah, I know that for a fact.

Mike: You'd think they wanna see dicks and balls sliced off...etc? They would like this kinda film?

Jason: I think so, sounds strange enough that it will probably find distribution.

Mike: Hmmmm, that's a plus.

Jason: Think about the big picture. The premise is so obscure it's almost interesting.

Mike: Hmmmm, I can't argue that.

Jason: People will watch it for the shock value like, "The Crying Game".

Mike: You have a point.

Jason: People might just watch for that scene.

Mike: It's a show stopper alright.

Jason: Yeah, I'd cross my legs.

Mike: Why do you think some crew members are staying away from this project? They want to play it safe or something?

Jason: I would give less of a shit if I was part of the crew. That baffles me!

Mike: I guess it is what it is. Oh you know what? I asked this other dude's opinion right? The same thing I told you because I wanted his reaction and on top of that, he's a director.

Jason: Uh huh.

Mike: This is what he answered: "Do you remember Stallone's very first movie was a soft core flick and it took him years for people to notice him again."

Jason: Yeah, but your hourglass has less sand in it than his was at the time.

Mike: What is that suppose to mean?

Jason: How many more opportunities like this will you have?

Mike: Shit! Who knows dude? Great fuckin' point!

Jason: So take it!

Mike: Sold!

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'Mean' Mike Duffau is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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6 comments on To Be? Or Not To Be? That is The Question.

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By Lady D on May 13, 2011 at 10:48 am

Just have fun, even if the film isn't all that, you will shine.

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on May 13, 2011 at 03:46 pm

lady d: thanks for the support champ

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on May 15, 2011 at 12:17 am

youre a great pal garry! glad youre always in my corner...haha, that private comment was a trip....thanks champ!

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on June 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm

right on melody...i appreciate that!

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By Barkha Dhar on June 17, 2011 at 06:54 pm

Mike, sometimes it could be fun to take chances and turn the tide. So have fun while you are in the flow.

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By Caballero_69 on June 21, 2011 at 03:46 pm


I am way late on this one! Sorry Man. Got caught up in the end of school and transitioning to a new career myself.

My best wishes are hurtling toward you and my firm belief is you will make the most of this opportunity.

Great oaks from little acorns grow. Perhaps, this chance is you acorn. Let it grow champ; let it grow!

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