Thursday, January 3, 2008

Did You Call For A Detective?!

Here is how it is going to go down. I'll tell you a little story about Mrs F's good old days and then you will repay me by creating a little buzz for my good friend and partner-in-crime's upcoming documentary. She is actually a little bit successful and not in the "I've got a blog and post pictures of myself eating hamburgers in my car" sort of way. No.. she is actually a talented filmmaker.

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I don't remember the exact circumstances of our meeting but sometime during my Junior year at NYU Cheryl and I crossed paths. It was clear right from the start that we were two of the funniest people in the room... if not the universe... and we immediately recognized this in each other. We also recognized that little something, call it a twinkle or an aura, that said "if I wasn't the funniest person on the planet I'd be one fine detective". And so it was at that moment that Cheryl and I created our crime fighting alter egos... Foxy Brown and Sugar Mahoney. Together we were Brown Sugar Detective Agency.

I'm sure I don't have to tell you that I am of course "Foxy Brown". Why? Well the "Brown" was a given as it is my maiden name. The "Foxy" is obvious. I mean if you've been around here you have surely come across one or two HOT pictures of me.... and it wouldn't take much for you to imagine a 21 year old Mrs F exuding a lot of things but most preeminently would be her foxiness. Cheryl went by Sugar Mahoney because... well... because it is fucking funny.

So next time you find yourself in the need a little *professional* investigatory help... you know who to call!

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Okay I did my part now you do yours....

Cheryl "Sugar" has written, directed, and produced a feature length documentary about the US Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team called Sync Or Swim. Her film has made it into the Slamdance Film Festival which is the same festival where Mad Hot Ballroom premiered a few years ago.

But here is the thing.... Slamdance is ranking the movies by page views (hmmm... sounds familiar... a little Weblog Awards flashback anyone?). So please go HERE right now. It will just take a second you don't need to do anything other than view that link for it to boost her buzz rating. Thanks. Right now she's at 358 page views... lets see what we can all do to help!
Slamdance will recognize your IP address so you only need to do this once... thanks a million!

30 comments:

emmyjw said...

I totally want to see that movie! You would totally be a bad ass detective, no doubt. I would hire you if I was in need.Those names are great, make me laugh almost as much as the nicknames my hubby gets from the ladies of color at work because he has a big butt for a white guy, namely junk in his trunk and my personal fav, white chocolate. He does not find my hysterical laughing quite so amusing...

Heather said...

Ok now YOU need to get on LinkedIn -- my friend is a filmmaker in LA.

Going now....

Heather said...

Ok scratch that... she's not on LinkedIn. I freaking LOVE LinkedIn.

angie said...

Good luck to Cheryl. She must rock. Look like the tickets to her movie are all sold out, so that must be a good sign.

Robin said...

Y'all crack me up. And it looks like a very interesting movie.

I clicked. :)

Gigs said...

Okay, I think I have actually seen this. Is that possible? Would it have been on PBS or something? I clicked her link.

MommyTime said...

Okay, so the movie looks really really cool. I want to watch it. AND, I love Mrs. F and tried to boost her blog votes rating as much as possible. But, I mean, REALLY WHO thinks movies should be ranked by page views?? Movies aren't blogs. No one else in the universe watches movies by clicking on a static link that shows two stills from the movie. Shouldn't they be ranked by, like, I don't know, um, quality of the filming or some such thing? I mean, what do I know, I'm no filmmaker. It's just a thought... from my under-caffeinated, awakened at 5:45am by ungodly-cheerful children brain.

PS I wanted to be a detective as a kid, really really badly.

Mrs. Furious said...

Emmy,
your husband and Mr F have more than ADD in common! ;)


Heather,
I'm sure I have NO business being on LinkedIn... but that has never stopped me before.

Mrs. Furious said...

Angie,
Oh that is good I am sure.... I think...


Gigs,
no it hasn't been released yet.
Here is the Movie site... but the trailer is down right now :(


Robin,
I do try ;)


MommyTime,
I think the festival probably uses the numberof hits to assess which films are getting the most buzz (think Oscar buzz in the real world) and therefore they will get more press as a result of that pre-release popularity during the festival. I don't know much about it... but I think how you do at the festival clearly makes or breaks your film and which if any movie house might want to release it. So you need to create some interest around your film to get it seen. Slamdance is in the same place at the same time as Sundance... so plenty of publicity to be had for the right films.

holly said...

what else is college even for if not for creating fictional detective agencies?

oh yeah. the drinking.

and the ...

nevermind.

Mrs. Furious said...

holly,
true enough. And really is there a phase in life when creating a fictional detective agency would be....say... inappropriate? I may need to know that.


and may I ask (should you return to check) why you are in Wales?

Gigs said...

Okay, it was Synchronized Swimming: The Pursuit of Excellence on PBS that I saw. (See how I used my own amazing detective skills to figure that out? Of course sleuthing is much easier these days with Google...) But really, who isn't fascinated by this topic? Would love to see your friends film too. Good luck to her!

Danielle said...

done! Sounds like a pretty cool doc.
I'll skip sharing any of MY college stories. Most of mine involved drinking 6 nights a week (had to give my liver a rest) and a whole LOTTA "nevermind"! :-}

Mrs. Furious said...

Gigs,
My only real rememberance of sync swimming is from the old "I know you, I know you" skit on Saturday Night Live. Then I found out my neice (15) has a good friend who does it.... and it is HARDCORE! There is so much training. Unbelievable. I really hope her film gets distributed I'd love to see it.



Danielle,
why am I not too surprised... you did go to State! ;)

Danielle said...

Well, we weren't known for academics...we had to be known for SOMETHING!

MommyTime said...

Okay, I get it. I was just hoping it wasn't only an internet popularity contest. This film sounds great.

Sequana said...

She's got 453 views right now.

I LOVE the name of the agency! *L*

Mrs. Furious said...

Danielle,
lol... it wasn't until I got out of high school (strong anti- State prep school) that I discovered State wasn't actually a bad school.



MommyTime,
I thought it was weird at first but then I realized it is probably the only way to hear about and develop an interest/disinterest before a film is premiered.



Sequana,
oh good I was hoping to get her about 100 hits. She's got one film beating but she's closing in now!

and lol... I never really thought about it...how totally absurd "Brown Sugar Detective Agency" is ... I mean I thought it was funny but when you wrote that I had to think that it is fucking ridiculous, like anyone would look in a phone book and pick "Brown Sugar" over anything else. LOL.

Much like my "Enklish Muffins" that (while not in a normal mental state I should say) I thought I could market alongside of english muffins because it sounded the same (I repeat I was under the influence of something... that makes you very hungry.... and stupid) In fact they were english muffins that I had pan fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar.... mmm... they were good :)

Heather said...

God I loved that skit on SNL. Going to YouTube now to find it. Martin Short is hilarious.

Mrs. Furious said...

Heather,

if you do.. hook me up with the link!

Mr Furious said...

Two words: "Rancho Relaxo"

I honestly don't know how you blew through college AND grad school in four years with the amount of stupid shit you were doing...

Hell, it took me five years to get through art school, and I never even smoked pot!

Heather said...

Emmy, Mrs. F, our husbands should be the white chocolate ADDers group. Dude! That's weird. I make my gay friends rate my husband's butt on a regular basis. I am not kidding.

Mrs. Furious said...

Mr F,

first, of all I had to do something to bring me down to everyone else's level.

second, I didn't smoke pot all the time...not even all the years.

third, Rancho Relaxo... yes my fictional ranch.... and its montary exchange rate of one rachacho to 20 US dollars was pure genius (inspired by pot)... because you see there was no monetary unit less than one rachacho and so it didn't matter what you wanted on the ranch... a stick of gum would still be one rachacho... get it?... yeah that's right.... GENIUS!

Mrs. Furious said...

and....

"Hell, it took me five years to get through art school, and I never even smoked pot!"

that's because you are dumb

Mrs. Furious said...

Heather,

once Mr F knocked over my (very nice and $$) bedside table lamp when he got up in the night. I was pissed and then he said "it's not my fault... it's my black woman's ass"... that was so funny I actually got over it.

katieo said...

"it's not my fault... it's my black woman's ass"... LOL!!!




...still laughing...

Daniela said...

HA! That made me laugh SO much!

I actually used to be a fraud investigator and worked with many, many detectives.

It was so totally fun.

Mrs. Furious said...

Daniela,
"I actually used to be a fraud investigator and worked with many, many detectives."
ooh I'm jealous!!

OMYWORD! said...

Done! Best of luck to your friend and her film. It's a story I'd love to watch.

I found you through missives from suburbia. I love your blog. Now I have to go see what Mr Furious is up to (no good, I imagine?)

Mrs. Furious said...

OMyWord,
Thanks so much for stopping by... and for clicking my link. I appreciate it.
and for commenting! :)

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