I sat down to watch a new movie on the Lifetime Movie Network, and for the umpteenth time realized that I've seen these same actors again and again in different projects. It’s like some kind of club—the LMN Cheesy Movie Club.
And I want in.
Yeah, I know I said that being an actor was a dead dream, but I’ve changed my mind. Suddenly, I can see the benefits of doing a rotation in an apparently never-ending round of (semi) low-brow female drama flicks. You get to wear nice clothes and jewelry and work on pretty sets simulating gorgeous homes, and you only work a few times a year but still make a decent living.
It sounds really good.
The movie I was watching is called “The Perfect Boss” and stars Jamie Luner, who’s birthday is just a few days after mine.
I’ve liked Luner since her “Savannah,” days. For those who don’t know, “Savannah” was a … here’s that word again … cheesy but juicy and thoroughly engaging nighttime soap opera that was abruptly canceled, and frankly I'm still in recovery.
Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking:
I can’t act.
I have no contacts in the industry.
Black folks are few and far between in these movies.
And you may be right. But I’m thinking these actors have got a good thing going, here—a lifestyle that affords everything we all say we want. Work-life balance, good wages, and a little glamour and recognition but not enough to interfere with living a “normal life.” And so you have to admit—it sounds good, doesn’t it?
Yeah, I thought so.