Got to Boston Monday evening. The following morning, I went immediately into interviews. Fun group of journalists. I mentioned in an earlier post how often I receive the same questions (Katie Holmes sex scene? What does my Dad think? Do I smoke?) but I’ve now started to notice the wild gunmen. In each city, I get one question that leaves me speechless. Such as:
Seattle – Can you write a haiku about your Sundance experience?
Phoenix – Who are you?
Boston – Can Katie Holmes really be described as having “glorious tits” as so mentioned in the film?
The Boston screening was a blast. We had college students from all the local universities. They seemed to really enjoy the film. It has occurred to me in my travels so far that these students are the first generation that have been spun to from the cradle. They seem to really appreciate the frankness with which Nick Naylor speaks.
At the end of the Q&A, one guy asked if I would sign his poster. (They handed out TYFS posters to everyone who attended). He met me at the bottom of the theater while everyone was leaving. I got down on my knees and signed it on the floor. By the time I looked back up to hand back the poster, I saw fifty students all waiting for an autograph. Surreal wouldn’t even get close to describing it. The first kid was kind enough to donate his sharpie - Thank you stranger.
I smiled and led everyone into the theater lobby where I signed all of the posters on the counter of the concession stand. I had a lot of fun with it. Each person got a different autograph. E.g.
Jim, Stay out of jail. Really this time.
Susan, I left my sweatshirt at your place. I need it back pronto.
C.J. , Stop dicking around and do something with your life.
Melissa, No Means No!
Gary, Watch out. There’s people who will kill you for your shoes.
Elisa, I checked my calendar and I couldn’t possibly be the father.
Everyone seemed to have a really good time with it. Hope to have more posters to sign in the future although I presume this will be one of those one-time things. Will always remember it.
Off to New York. Screenings all week. Tough crowds. Wish me luck.