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Should I Continue to Read This Screenplay? YOU DECIDE

As we all know, I have the immense pleasure of being sent unsolicited pleas for me to read screenplays multiple times a day. Most of them go right into the trash. A select few go into my, "SO BAD THEY'RE GOOD" file, and once in a very blue moon, something I actually want to read.

So try to imagine my giddy excitement to be pitched a really cool idea: a female gamer whose online life and real life begin to merge.

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IT WAS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT, GUISE.

So I settled in to start reading it, and the writing is pretty predictably lackluster, but that's OK, because I really, really want to like this.

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And then we get to record scratch moment: "She's an edgy tomboy with a punk rock style, but definitely all girl."

I...see. I am decidedly less enthralled after such a terrible description (actually, a lot of mouth frothing and swears got involved), but still...this is my job, and sometimes I have to put my politics aside to see if there's still something to this.

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Well. Here's the gist of what I just read:

Predictably nerdy-in-love-with-her male friend: Your game is beneath you. It's a search and rescue for a prince.

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Alleged Heroine: Not just any prince! He's a punk rocker with a motorcycle. I created him and love him!

PNILWH male: So what happens when you rescue him?

AH: We share a kiss that will last eternity.

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Ok, I'm not going to offer my commentary, because I want to leave this up to the group to decide. Do I:

A) KILL IT WITH FIRE.

B) KILL IT WITH FIRE, THEN EMAIL THE MALE WRITER OF THIS WITH CREATIVE SWEARS READY TO GO

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C) Trash and move on

D) Keep reading and then give all of you a running commentary on what this unknown genius has in store for our TOMBOY BUT DEFINITELY ALL GIRL Heroine?

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