So!  The hellish process of taking a postmodern style novel and developing it into a  story salable to Hollywood is such an ass crusher that after uncountable attempts to do it correctly myself I finally broke down and hired a professional, WGA West type screenwriter to work on it with me.  The story is still recognizable but the changes and omissions are immense.  Here on this postmodern blog will be posted a little bit of the Hollywood Treatment every few days.  My nerves cannot stand to do it at any other pace!

Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 12 150 150 COMET FOX by Peter Quinones

Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 12

Their second date has Banja stealing into the radio station in the middle of the night, past the sleeping security guard to the book where Jarena is on the air live, waiting for her, naked. Banja goes down on her while a jazz track plays and hundreds of thousands of fans are listening. Jarena remains…

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Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 11 150 150 COMET FOX by Peter Quinones

Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 11

At the office, Banja is preoccupied. She starts every time a phone rings and keeps checking hers… making sure the volume is up. Her colleagues tease her preoccupation. She tells them a family member is ill; they are so very sorry. She hesitates before saying she is just shitting them. When the text comes, Saturday…

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Comet Fox/Postmodern Literature/Press Release 150 150 COMET FOX by Peter Quinones

Comet Fox/Postmodern Literature/Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Timely New Novel Explores Radical Feminist Trends and Power Identities With Hymenoplasty and Polyamory Themes — ‘Comet Fox’ Offers Deconstruction of Traditional Female Sexuality for #MeToo Era Readers NEW YORK, Dec. 08, 2019 – Peter Quinones delivers an exhaustive exploration of the human female soul with his new novel “Comet Fox” (https://cometfoxbook.com/).…

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Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 10 150 150 COMET FOX by Peter Quinones

Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 10

Banja is in admiration of the woman’s sense of self. Would she use her own new found virginity for herself or as a gift to give away. It’s an interesting question. But what if the love of her life is someone she’s already met…and lost? Apasionada is consoling, poor chicky baby! Say it’s not so……

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Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 9 150 150 COMET FOX by Peter Quinones

Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 9

Banja sits in a chair at Corporate Hair and Nail, her feet soaking in a whirlpool watching her second mentor, Apasionada Bloodworth, a mani-pedi technician finishing up with her last client. All the techs wear nametags with their info plus their “Joy”: some say Cooking or Singing but Apasionada’s says “Cardboard”. It makes Banja smile,…

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Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 8 150 150 COMET FOX by Peter Quinones

Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 8

Driving to his uptown apartment, fuzz from the decapitated dolls’ bodies starts to fly up and onto the windshield. She advises to turn on the windshield wipers. Is that her solution? Isn’t it his? His response is to gun the engine, flattening the accelerator till the car hits 120 mph. The fuzz goes flying as…

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Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 7 150 150 COMET FOX by Peter Quinones

Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 7

So begins their affair. Mr. Gasoline picks her up for their first date, fittingly, in a gas guzzling V12 Land Rover; it’s satin black with tinted windows looking like a bulletproofed model made for some cartel boss or Middle Eastern Sheikh. Absurdly attached to the massive chrome grill guard are two stuffed dolls, none other…

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Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 6 150 150 COMET FOX by Peter Quinones

Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 6

As they exit the restaurant, Banja has to ask Becky if she is still holding on to it, her new virginity that is. Becky smiles; indeed, she may be the oldest living virgin. She may never give it away; like something lost and then found that you don’t want to risk the loss of again.…

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Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 5 150 150 COMET FOX by Peter Quinones

Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 5

Back at tea, Becky tells Banja that after the divorce, she was set for life monetarily. Once again, it seemed ‘perfect’ – she bought a penthouse, had it decorated to perfection, jetted to Paris and Milan, where she shopped the couture houses, and had men of all ages fawning over her. And yet… It felt…

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Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 4 150 150 COMET FOX by Peter Quinones

Comet Fox; Postmodern Literature; Hollywood Treatment; Part 4

Banja wakes up to Paramedics giving her oxygen and the police removing what turns out to be a days old dead body from the car. People just avoided it and no one called it in, it seems. Don’t worry, she’ll be fine. They shrug, it’s just New York. The first of Banja’s mentors is Rebecca…

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