My Life on the Big Screen?… Stay Tuned

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You?
Coming Soon to a Theater Near You?

So, yesterday morning when I checked my inbox, I had an email from this wonderful Spanish actor who said he really wanted to play the part of el esposo in the movie version of Kinky Gazpacho!

Dear readers, do you remember some time ago, a couple of years at least, I mentioned that the movie rights for Kinky Gazpacho had been optioned by a fabulous, Canadian indie film producer? While I was extremely flattered and honored, I understand the movie business enough to know that the likelihood of someone turning my life story into a movie that other people would pay money to see seemed highly unlikely. But still, I signed those papers rights away and wished her good luck and pretty much forgot about it. Every now and again, I check in with her and she gives me updates and those updates sound nice,  but nothing like, Gabrielle Union has been contracted to play you in the film. So, life goes on.

Then yesterday, this delightful Spanish man sends me this email and I come to find out that while there is still a long way to go with making Kinky Gazpacho the movie a reality, things are actually happening. It’s happening! There is a script — a script that only loosely uses my real life and is mostly fictional — and a director and producers in Spain and a whole bunch of other stuff that movies need in order to get born into the world.

I am completely out of the loop and have nothing to do with the film, but how cool is this? And of course I really want to know, who plays me? Any suggestions, dear readers?

I am so listening. And if you’d actually pay money to watch Kinky Gazpacho, a movie about a young Black American woman finding herself and love in Spain,  leave a comment here so potential investors/producers understand they’re investing in something with a built-in audience. I wrote the book and I want to see it!

That is all.


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10 Thoughts to “My Life on the Big Screen?… Stay Tuned”

  1. Mi

    Yay! I would definitely go to the movies to watch “Kinky Gazpacho” – the film… And I would tell anybody who would listen that LT is my friend – no one has to know it is a virtual friendship… Tempestt Bledsoe would be a good actress to play you as the narrator because of her beautiful natural hair. Keshia Knight Pulliam could play the 20-year old you…

    P.S.: I have always had this question. Is that you on the front cover? The picture reminds me of Vanessa A. Williams.

  2. Olivia

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I would definitely go see it. I loved your story and would absolutely go see the Hollywood interpretation. Gabrielle Union is gorgeous, but what about Nicole Beharie for young Lori?

  3. Kathrin

    This is so exciting!!! I would so go out and watch it and buy the DVD!! Can’t wait to hear more.

  4. Kayle

    This is soo exciting! I would love to even just audition for the role of you, although obviously Gabrielle Union is fabulous!!

  5. Martine

    Loved the book would definitely pay to see the movie! Fingers crossed.

    1. Ms. Meltingpot

      Thanks, Martine!

      1. Martine M.

        I would love to see the movie! You never get to see women of color have a transformational travel adventure in films beyond being the side kick. And I loved your book and your writing.

        Replying was a little Twilight Zone just now as I never see another Martine commenting and I wondered if I had posted earlier in my sleep. 🙂

        1. Martine

          Ha! I had the same reaction seeing your name.

  6. Wendy

    Gabrielle Union is fabulous blessed with a youthful appearance at 40!

    Yes, I’d go see it!

    1. Ms. Meltingpot

      Geez, she’s 40 already? Okay, since the film is all about Lori at 21, maybe she’s out of the game. Oh well.

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