Okay, here’s my latest idea for a movie — it’s a parody/satire/mockumentary/spoof kinda thing.
It’s like “The Wrestler,” but instead of following the hardships of an over-the-hill wrestler, it follows the life of a sports mascot —- one waste past his prime would be ideal.
The trials and tribulations would all be there — the bouts with drugs and alcoholism, bitter conflicts with the ex-wife, and life in general for a mascot trying to get by on a pretty terrible income.
Last night during the Mets/Phillies game, the TV camera showed the Philly Phanatic playfully smacking around a Mets fan in the stands. I was yelling at the TV, suggesting this Mets fan oughta sue the Philly Phanatic for assault.
I suppose that’d be the low point towards the end of the second act of my film, — a mascot getting convicted of assaulting a fan, losing everything, with little chance of ever being hired by any team again.
..how should this story end?