After weeks of development, I can now introduce the primary characters of my film:
Bethany, a potted flower content with an occasional drop of water. She deserves better, but won’t allow it. Her greatest desire is to be loved, desperately hoping her ex-boyfriend, Rob, will return. She is only 30 and already a top-notch hair stylist. But she is stuck. Rather than cultivate herself and go forth, Bethany ponders unanswerable questions. Does he love me? Is it my fault? Should I call him?
Rob is a hunky Texan living in LA. He can’t stand sushi and would never get a pedicure. At age 33, he is the youngest sales manager for a booming Texas-based company. There is no doubt Rob will one day be a millionaire. His country boy charm off-sets his shrewd business sense. Southern hospitality resides in his blood; he enjoys helping people with their needs, though he has no patience for whining or laziness. He likes Bethany and enjoys being with her, but he does not desire the type of relationship she wants.
Alex is 35. His dream is to be the Wolfgang Puck of hair: salons across the country and his own product line. Clients love him. Not only is he a master with the shears, but generous and kind as well. He adores Bethany; they are the best of friends. And since Alex is gay, romance has never come between them. They work at the same hair salon and plan on owning one together someday. But when the perfect opportunity arises, Bethany hesitates, clutching onto Rob. Should Alex pressure her to move on or should he patiently wait for her?
Any thoughts, questions or comments??? I especially would love to know if you resonate with these characters or if they remind you of situations others have been in. Please share…