Okay, does anyone else find the whole concept of The Parent Trap profoundly disturbing?? Maybe it’s because I lost my father when I was eight, but I find the whole idea kind of warped. You’ve got two parents who each not only effectively abandon one of their children, but keep two sisters—twins, yet—separated without telling them that the other one even exists.
I’d like to write an alternate version of the story entitled The Parent Trap—the Dark Side. Separated in infancy and left without conscious knowledge of their loss, the twins develop severe attachment disorders and become serial killers.
I could see it as an SNL episode….
Actually, writing alternate versions of films could be interesting. How about Saving Private Ryan as a romantic comedy? Or Godfather II—The Musical.
Or how about incongruent screen couples: Vanessa Redgrave and Pauly Shore. Or Emma Thompson and Sylvester Stallone. Judi Dench and Billy Crystal. These are the things I think about when I can’t sleep at two in the morning….