Friday, 15 January 2016

I've Read The Book, Now Make The Movie!

I've previously blogged about the book Once More, With Feeling, Victoria Coren and Charlie Skelton's story of how, bored of reviewing porn in The Erotic Review, they set out to make what would be the greatest porn film ever.

The book is their hilarious and informative account of how they, two British journos, researched, created and shot the film which subsequently became known as The Naughty Twins and screened just once for friends and colleagues. It earned great reviews, with The Guardian remarking that Coren and Skelton were "a couple of Hugh Grant-like characters" as they descended the seamy world of the sex industry in the States and in Europe.

Victoria and Charlie with a great porn tache on the TV

Over at Victoria's tumblr fansite I noticed the site owner mention that Once More, With Feeling would have made a great indie British romcom. I hadn't thought of it before, but the more I considered it, the more right I felt she was. We started discussing back and forth and, bored, I started coming up with likely actors who could play a fictionalised version of both Victoria Coren and Charlie Skelton. Once I'd done that, I went a bit further and created some poster images/lobby cards for an imaginary film!

I think Romola Garai and Rafe Spall would be the perfect leads, a really food fir for both Victoria and Charlie. If anyone reading this daydream has any power within the British Film Industry please make this happen and snap the film rights to their book up. The end result just has to be better than Kevin 'last funny in the early 00s' Smith's Zack and Miri Make A Porno right?

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