A little more and the movie will have raised $60K, the promise of a “special prize” for the one thousandth follower receiving a special prize combined with the availability of a $1 donation has pushed the donor count to over one thousand. We await the announcement of the next prize eagerly. Until then, here’s a little something about Matt Kugleman, the write and director of the movie.
My name is Matt Kugelman and I’m the writer and director of the feature film Hurricane Bianca. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this project.
Making a feature film has been a dream of mine since childhood. I was inspired to write this story by a comedian friend, Roy Haylock who created the character named “Bianca Del Rio.” Tall, slender and glamorous, but with the mouth of a truck driver, I immediately thought that Bianca was a total movie character, and that this would be the story that I develop for my first feature.
The story of Hurricane Bianca deals with the issues of trying to “be yourself” in a world that doesn’t quite accept you. The main character, Richard, a fish-out-of-water gay New Yorker that winds up in small-town Texas, is harassed and fired from his job when his sexuality is discovered. He creates an alter ego, disguising himself as “Bianca,” and gets re-hired in order to get revenge on those that were nasty to him. Although Bianca is merely an alter ego, she’s badass. She’s smart, beautiful, but most importantly, she doesn’t put up with cruelty. I think that Bianca’s assertiveness will empower not only young gay people to stand up for themselves, but anyone who has ever felt alienated or different. No matter who you are, the story is going to make you laugh!
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