Sunday, June 18, 2006

Screenwriter Slags "Deuce Bigelow" Sequel, World Nods in Agreement

It's rare when when you see a screenwriter slagging his own work. It's not completely unheard of, but rarer than a non-Scientologist Tom Cruise fan these days.

In the current "Letters" page for Maxim Magazine, David Garrett writes the following: "[You] once again dis "Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo". Every issue mentions what a piece of crap you think the movie is. As cowriter of the film, I would like to say: I agree completely!"

Included with the missive is a picture of Garrett with the movie's "star", Rob Scheinder, in the background. I did a quick check of IMDB and it looks like the letter is indeed real. What's hilarious is that this fellow's credits also include "Living with Fran" (the failed Fran Drescher TV "comedy" on The WB), "Corky Romano", "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher" (Scott Baio directed an episode!) and "The Jeff Foxworthy Show". With a resume like that, he still makes fun of the "Deuce Bigelow"-- ouch.

No, if only Uwe Boll would start saying the same about his directing ability, or lack thereof...

2 comments:

kabinnyc said...

...but aren't YOU Deuce Bigalow?

stephan said...

I guess the same guy didn't write the first Deuce Bigalow movie, because (in my opinion) that's a screenplay to be proud of. The first one was freakin genius and hilarious!