Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Great minds think alike. . .especially when it comes to smut.

I mentioned a while ago that I was working on book 5 in my series when my publisher--excuse me, former publisher--pulled the plug on my series. In book 5 there is scene where my main character, Kendra Clayton, in the course of an investigation, shows up at what she thinks is an art studio but is actually a porn studio that just happens to be casting that day for a Star Wars inspired porn flick called Star Whores. If you've read my other books, you know that hilarity ensues when the people at the studio think Kendra is there to audition for the part of Jabba the Slut. It's my favorite part in the whole book and I had a blast writing it. 

Fast forward to last week.  I was reading movie reviews in People Magazine, trying to find out if there was anything at the theaters worth seeing, when I came across a review for a movie called Zack and Miri Make a Porno. I'd heard about this movie but didn't really know what it was about. And since it didn't sound like anything I'd be interested in seeing, I didn't pay it much attention. Then I read the review and my mouth fell open. Zack and Miri Make a Porno is about two cash strapped friends--Zack and Miri-- who decide to make a porn movie to sell on the internet to make some money. So what's the name of their sci fi porn movie? Star Whores!!!!!! What are the odds that we'd be using the same theme and title? 

Now, I know you're probably wondering why I'm so aggravated since the plug was pulled on my series. Well aside from the fact that someone else beat me to what I thought was a great idea, I've decided come hell or high water the next two Kendra books, which are already finished, will be published even if I have to do  it myself. So, I guess it's back to the drawing board. I'm going to have to rewrite the entire scene using a different movie. Any suggestions?

Angela ; )


Patricia Sargeant said...

Angela! Oh, no! I'm so sorry. I can imagine how terrific and utterly hilarious your Kendra scene is. Drat!

angela henry said...

Thanks, Patricia!

Hopefully, I can can come up with something even better ;).

The Crime Sistahs said...

Angela, I'm sure you will come up with something better. When things like this happen, I always tell myself it's for the better.

Kelly Anne said...

Why would a publisher be crazy enough to cancel such a successful series? Can you say, without being too detailed of course. :)

CS Designs said...

Angela, this sneak peek into book 5of your series is too funny. This one has to be released to the public.

~ Charlotte

angela henry said...

Kelly Anne-Thank you for the kind words ; ). The official reason is because my former publisher is moving towards edgier sexier fiction. I think they got rid of all of their mystery writers. Truthfully, I saw this coming a mile away. So, It was too big a shock.

Charlotte-Hey! I will find a way to release book four and five if it kills me. . . and it just might! LOL!

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