After buying drugs and debating the commercialization of cannabis in California, two female gang members stumble straight into a robber who’s killed their beloved dealer.
Remember when Tarantino first exploded on the scene? No, we don’t mean Inglourious Basterds, or Django, either. No, we’re talkin’ real classics: Pulp Fiction level quality. Quirky dialog that blew your mind. Gritty characters that popped right off the screen. Cinematic mainline stuff that left you begging for more.
Well, imagine fresh and shiny QT content – with a 180 gender twist. Characters like Sam Jackson and Travolta – but packin’ tampons along with 45s. That’s So Cal Gun Girls in a nutshell. And it’s a bundle of criminal fun.
Meet Maddy and Lila – two mid-level grass dealers in CA. For years, their distributor’s been the singular Suzanne Wu (her stoic father rolling joints by her side.) The girls make a living – such as it is – but recently Maddy’s been dreaming of something… more. Especially with legalization encroaching on their territory. Can they really compete with Walmart? Or is it time to expand a bit? Madam Wu’s pushing the latest and greatest product – meth (though not Walter White trademark blue.) The girls refuse the offer, and head outside to debate microeconomics… and their next business steps.
But things are about to get complicated. Because a hostile takeover’s in the works. One that’ll affect the girl’s market. And perhaps their lives.
Yep, it’s Reservoir Dogs meets Bridesmaids (or The Heat, if you’re so inclined.) But whatever you call it, So Cal Gun Girls is real good sh*t (and potentially expandable to feature length). Perfect for directors with a criminal mind.
About the writer, C.J. Walley: I began writing in 2012 and I’m pleased to say it’s been very exciting so far. I have been fortunate enough to have a short produced by a director in London and Amazon Studios have spotlighted one of my features as a notable project. My scripts place within the top 10% of various major screenwriting competitions and, as I continue to write specs, I am remotely collaborating with a producer in LA on a comedy series, working with a director in New Orleans on a thriller, and blogging for Stage 32. I’m here to do two things, work hard and make friends. My writing has a down and dirty tone, deep emotion, gritty action, wry humor, and features strong female leads. If you’re an aspiring filmmaker, then I’d love to join forces with you whatever the scale, do not hesitate to reach out and drop me a line. (CJ “AT” CJwalley DOT COM; www.cjwalley.com)
Budget: Mid range. You want great actresses, of course. And awesome cinematography wouldn’t hurt, either.
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