So, the above is true. Whedon’s auctioning off a walk-on role for a flick he wrote called “In Your Eyes” in order to raise money for a cause supporting female filmmakers. As of this writing, the winning bid is $2550. I’d be keen to place a bid myself if he were directing it, if I were wealthy, or if I knew anything about the project other than it’s “a metaphysical love story about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined.” That actually sounds kind of trite, but they don’t really hand out Pulitzers for movie blurbs, do they?
My own relationship with Whedon began with a four or five season affair with the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” TV series. This was, as you’re probably aware, a very different beast from the snoozy flick of the same name. I enjoyed the dialogue, the balance between horror & humour and the entertaining characters. Somewhere along the way, though, my interest waned, like the moon in the title sequence. (Or maybe not, but “my interest waxed” isn’t really a common phrase). I eventually started changing the channel when a new Slayer called Faith was introduced. I’m sure that after I stopped watching she had a wonderful arc, and there were layers to her characterization, blah blah, but Eliza Dushku really bugged the bejeezus out of me from day one. She was, and remains, The Worst.
Later on, I was fortunate enough to stumble on “Firefly”. Now, that’s some quality television! I’ll probably go into a list of reasons why “Firefly” is awesome in a future post, but if you’re not aware, you really need to pick up that boxed set. And watch “Serenity” afterwards. Magnificent capper. When “Dollhouse” was announced, I was thrilled. Then they announced the lead, and I was crestfallen. She’s still The Worst.
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