Oh god, it’s my first post and I don’t know what to write.

It’s been a while since I’ve run a blog of any kind. The first post is usually the hardest because I like to jump right into things. But there’s no familiarity at all, and nobody is going to read this post, since it’s the first. But I came across this red band trailer for a movie called The Babysitters. It’s about a sixteen year old girl that turns her babysitting job into an escort service.

The movie stars John Leguizamo, who most people probably remember from either Ice Age or Collateral Damage. But I go back to Super Mario Bros. Actually, I was familiar with Leguizamo’s stage work. He did some incredible monologue work that really set him apart from other “funny Latino actors” like Danny Trejo.

I was offered a chance to work with Leguizamo at a community theater in San Francisco. This was right out of high school. As a senior I had two plays written, and was active around here. I passed on the offer because I didn’t want to live in San Francisco. but John Leguizamo has a lot more talent than he’s been allowed to show the mainstream audience. He’s a fantastic writer, and if you doubt that, go look at Mambo Mouth (1991).

The Babysitters puts John in the role of a pedophile, having an affair with his 16 year old babysitter. The preview casts a silhouette similar to American Beauty and Ellen Page’s 2005 coming out party, Hard Candy. In today’s Dateline: To Catch a Predator society, this film shines a light on a very dark corner of our room.

This is the red band trailer, don’t watch it if you’re a minor, or from Utah.


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