Georgie Boy: Fallen Queen of Broadway by Mister Jellyfish

Postby Major Krash » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:22 pm

...Gratz!

but he will certainly need a lot more, and there are only 11 days left on Jelly's Kickstarter...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mi ... burning-ma

I just made a donation...
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Postby 1durphul » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:58 am

So, I went and looked at the Georgie Boy art project and web page. I still think you've got some things to work out so that your art doesn't come across as bashing. (It still seems to be that the punchline is that he is gay.)

So, let me make a few suggestions on minor alterations:

1) pride. no former new york broadway gay would be caught dead in Reno. Make his current home Palm Springs, you don't have to change the motif, just the script. Your current motif works fine for Palm Springs. If you keep him in Reno have that be another wound, he knows he should be in Palm Springs.

2) faux-luxury. The interior shouldn't have any white walls. Make it lush with burgundy wall paper, and red satiny drapes/fabrics.

3) vice. Trade the brandy for a martini. Since he is older, it should be a plain martini, not a fruity one.

4) vanity. i'd also suggest a backstage mirror (the kind with lights the whole way around) and have him alternate between talking to himself in the mirror, and talking to the dog. This might not work with the couch, a hand mirror could work. Martini in one hand, hand mirror in the other...

5) regret. Rent/torrent/stream "Paris is Burning" and pay special attention to the guy in the film putting on his makeup and talking to the camera about the early days of the balls. I think that is the type of feel in a character you should be aiming for. An old has been, or never was, who can't let go of something that he once loved.

6) love. The character should love something, whether it be his broadway past, or the dog, or the martini, he should truly love it. It doesn't have to make sense, it just has to be genuine.
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:40 am

Thanks, 1Dur! I'm entirely grateful for your input. As you might expect, we're writing lots of content now so your comments are very timely indeed. I'm especially inspired by your "he has to love something" idea.

If you'd care to PM me your e-mail address, there's a couple of audio files I can send you that do a good job of capturing the spirit of the piece. You'll have to imagine them acted out by the robots.

It's my hope that the comedy works on several levels. I love the way Myers/Roach approached the Austin Powers characters as there is nothing funnier to me than a clueless person who takes themselves seriously, yet the "potty jokes" peppered the dialog so even my kids love it.

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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:55 am

Some more discussion on your thoughts...

[quote="1durphul"]So, I went and looked at the Georgie Boy art project and web page. I still think you've got some things to work out so that your art doesn't come across as bashing. (It still seems to be that the punchline is that he is gay.)

So, let me make a few suggestions on minor alterations:

1) pride. no former new york broadway gay would be caught dead in Reno. Make his current home Palm Springs, you don't have to change the motif, just the script. Your current motif works fine for Palm Springs. If you keep him in Reno have that be another wound, he knows he should be in Palm Springs.

>> We may not need to specify the town at all. The newest idea is that he made the mistake of touring "off Broadway" and got abandoned somehow. That way, it's open to interpretation weather he is in a different town or actually in Black Rock City and could not care less just because it's not New York which he still considers home.

2) faux-luxury. The interior shouldn't have any white walls. Make it lush with burgundy wall paper, and red satiny drapes/fabrics.

>> While touring off Broadway, he insisted on traveling with trunks full of his "pretty things" and we are already having a blast at thrift stores etc. gathering. Our seamstresses, Lightnin' and Posha are bringing in deep reds, royal blues and plenty of gold.

3) vice. Trade the brandy for a martini. Since he is older, it should be a plain martini, not a fruity one.

>> Gotta go with brandy as it sounds better in the song I wrote for him, plus I could only find a "un-spillable" brandy snifter and I love how it looks in his hand. There's also a nod to Jack Lemon's performance as Prince Hapnick in The Great Race as a certain lovely trucker's wife observed here.

4) vanity. i'd also suggest a backstage mirror (the kind with lights the whole way around) and have him alternate between talking to himself in the mirror, and talking to the dog. This might not work with the couch, a hand mirror could work. Martini in one hand, hand mirror in the other...

>>Indeed. We talked about the kind you are suggesting and it's tricky. Have to make sure it does not reflect back the stage lights to blind people or distract the eye from the things we are using the stage lights to point out during the interaction.

5) regret. Rent/torrent/stream "Paris is Burning" and pay special attention to the guy in the film putting on his makeup and talking to the camera about the early days of the balls. I think that is the type of feel in a character you should be aiming for. An old has been, or never was, who can't let go of something that he once loved.

>> Yes! You nailed it! It's the greasepaint, the stage, the applause. Can't find a video on line for that. I'll rent the movie and suffer through it.

6) love. The character should love something, whether it be his broadway past, or the dog, or the martini, he should truly love it. It doesn't have to make sense, it just has to be genuine.

>> You really got me thinking here. Reminds me of Hannibal Lector's inquiry "What does he covet?".

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Postby unjonharley » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:01 am

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Postby 1durphul » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:20 am

Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:5) regret. Rent/torrent/stream "Paris is Burning" and pay special attention to the guy in the film putting on his makeup and talking to the camera about the early days of the balls. I think that is the type of feel in a character you should be aiming for. An old has been, or never was, who can't let go of something that he once loved.

>> Yes! You nailed it! It's the greasepaint, the stage, the applause. Can't find a video on line for that. I'll rent the movie and suffer through it.


I waited until April Fool's day as it seemed a fool's endeavor to post on a forum telling an artist how he should change his art. ;-)

Glad you like some of the ideas. You might actually really enjoy "Paris is Burning" it is a documentary about the gay "ball scene" in late 80's NYC. It is full of fascinating people, doing crazy outlandish things, and being very very famous in a tiny niche of underground new york nightlife.
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Postby snake » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:04 pm

like 10 days and $500 to go..come on people, make kickstarter kick in!
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Postby Major Krash » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:16 pm

over goal....

yippee!
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:36 pm

You know it! Thanks to all who contributed for supporting the art! Now Georgie Boy can't complain he'll have "Simply nothing to wear". Any additional pledges before the end date this weekend will go toward Georgie Boy's "pretty things" to furnish his dilapidated dwelling:

http://kck.st/ebf3HW

We also made the Burning Man website where we are in good company with other fine projects:
http://www.burningman.com/participate/s ... index.html

Good luck to all the other art projects, theme camps, and art cars that are driving their cause toward the finish line. Please support them as you can and help their cause go viral by linking the page to your Burner friends, Crackbook and Titter!

With deepest gratitude, -Jellyfish.
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Postby Tiahaar » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:08 pm

Yay Jellyfish! Congrats on the honorarium and the kickstarter! Love this project.


unjonharley wrote:In just seven days, I! can! make! you! a! Man!
..................heheh! you know Rocky Horror, we must talk of this out there :wink:
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:50 pm

Tiahaar wrote:Yay Jellyfish! Congrats on the honorarium and the kickstarter! Love this project.


unjonharley wrote:In just seven days, I! can! make! you! a! Man!
..................heheh! you know Rocky Horror, we must talk of this out there :wink:


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Postby lonestoner916 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:05 am

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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:41 am

LMAO! Thanks, LS!
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Placed

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:51 pm

Marvelous news: Georgie Boy has been "placed". He shall await your charming company at the center of the 3:00 Plaza.
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Re: Placed

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:33 am

Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:Marvelous news: Georgie Boy has been "placed". He shall await your charming company at the center of the 3:00 Plaza.


Hey, that's awesome! Congratulations! I am so looking forward to this. 8)
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri May 06, 2011 1:57 pm

Due to a house fire at one of our out-of-state crew member’s homes, much of the work he was doing for our honorarium art installation “George Boy: Fallen Queen of Broadwayâ€
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Postby MyDearFriend » Fri May 06, 2011 3:38 pm

Oh, my dear, I am so sorry for your loss.

What sad news. I hope you find somebody soon.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 06, 2011 7:05 pm

Does he need anything? Insurance companies don't pay out as quickly as one might like.
If he even had insurance, I suppose.
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Postby Major Krash » Mon May 09, 2011 8:05 pm

...bump - any update?
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Wed May 11, 2011 7:15 am

Thanks for your concern and well wishes, you guys! Here's an update:

http://www.mutantvehicle.com/georgie_boy_progress.htm
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Postby Killbuck » Thu May 12, 2011 9:33 am

So, are you "set" then for the Georgie Face? I had a couple folks lined up to help create face molds...

let me know.
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Thu May 12, 2011 1:07 pm

Thanks, Killbuck. If you are in town this Sunday please stop by at the work party between 9A and 4P to take a look at what we've got for a head. We'll no doubt benefit from your artistic vision either way.

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Postby Killbuck » Thu May 12, 2011 1:21 pm

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Postby unjonharley » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:40 am

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We have not heard from Mr. Spineless Fish for how long :?: :?:
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Postby Snow » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:09 pm

I've got an extra face lying around the box of misc. body parts. I found it on the playa last year. It's kinda leathery but with some good lotion and proper hand work, perhaps a bit of botox, I bet it could be good as new.
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:11 pm

Ew! Snow's goopy face creeps me out!

Here's Georgie Boy in his new digs courtesy of a garage sale at the Nevada Opera warehouse:

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Postby Snow » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:34 pm

looking good!
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looking good!
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Motel Rat Chorus

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:00 am

Posha is completing her outfits for the four-member Motel Rat Chorus that will sing barbershop backing vocals to Georgie Boy's awful show tunes:

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Postby unjonharley » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:08 am

I don't see any "fire" exit signs..
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