WORLD OF HURT – The Thrill-Seekers – Episode 34: “Revival Tent”
Love, love, love the dialogue in this episode! When I was working up the concept for WORLD OF HURT, I decided to thumbnail a few scenes, completely devoid of context, just to get a handle on the characters. I also didn’t think about where, or if, they would fit into any larger story, it was just a writing exercise. Next, just to get a feel for the voices, particularly Pastor’s, I scripted some dialogue for what I had thumbnailed. This was one of those scenes that I thumbnailed: it featured a lovely blonde sitting by the pool, amused and intrigued by Pastor forcing his way into a large, private estate. However, when I decided on my basic plot for The Thrill-Seekers, that scene was nowhere to be found. Once I decided that Ned Belmont would be the first to face Pastor’s wrath, I pulled the scene out of mothballs and tweaked it a little for The Thrill-Seekers. So, largely what you see here is the first thing that I ever wrote for WORLD OF HURT.
Pastor’s rap is disarming in its down home folksiness, but just dripping with raw innuendo, and bordering on sacrilege. I ran the risk that the moment might turn into a real groaner, but I thought it turned out both sexy and funny as hell.
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