This post does NOT have any movie spoilers in it. Let’s get that out of the way immediately.
I just wanted to say publicly how much fun I had tonight at a movie showing that turned out to be more like live theatre – i.e., where anything can happen. Actress Adrienne Reiswerg organized a group of some of her female friends (and I am honored to be one of them! her newest one, in fact) to go out for dinner and then catch the 9:30 showing of the new “Sex and the City” movie. Tonight was its first night at movie theaters here in Indy.
I think I can speak for the nine of us when I say we had a wonderful time. We noshed and we laughed and we asked each other, “How do you know Adrienne?” and “Which ‘Sex and the City’ girl are you most like?” We told each other our favorite scenes from the TV series.
Several members of the group were wildly creative theatre women – actresses, costumers, directors. I don’t dare name them here because a) I said I wasn’t going to blog about our conversations and b) there was, of course, no program so I have no idea how to spell everyone’s names!
To my surprise, there were even more theatre people at the movie theater. After rounds and rounds of hugs and photo opps, actor Brent E. Marty, whose work I so enjoyed in “Die! Mommy! Die!”, led the whole, sold-out house in a pre-show cheer:
“Gimme an S!” (S! we all shouted) “Gimme an E!” (E!) “Gimme an X!” (X!) “What’s that spell?” (Sex!) “What do we want?” (Sex!) “When do we want it?” (Now!)
Some non-theatre (I assume) young women in the front row, wearing beautiful tiny dresses and even more beautiful high-heeled shoes, pointed their cell phones at him and begged, “Do it again! Do it again!” He did, and they sent it to all their friends.
The woman sitting next to him shouted, “He’s MINE, girls! This gay is MINE.” We all laughed and applauded some more. Adrienne lent him her bracelet made from hot pink, miniature, high-heeled shoes – the one that her friend, actor Kurt Owens (recently seen in “Black Gold“), brought her back from Mardi Gras.
Someone asked Brent if he was our cruise director. He just grinned and shook his head…but when the movie got out of whack, he did go and tell the theater staff there was a problem.
And later, when all the power went out, and stayed out a LONG time, because of a thunderstorm, Brent cracked jokes and got the management to give everyone free “replacement” tickets.
(Well, maybe we were going to get free tickets in any case, but it makes a better story this way.)
The power came back on eventually, thank goodness.
In spite of the problems in the projection room and the scariness of the storm, it was a truly enjoyable evening. Thanks, Adrienne, for inviting me!
The movie was not bad, either.
Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com