Friday, April 03, 2015

A to Z 2015 - Hollywood Minute "Child's Play"

Sadly, Zola does not get a lot of great movie parts, even though she's awesome.  Even Tim loses track of her film career after a while.  She starts appearing in stuff like Child's Play, where her role is completely insignificant, a complete reversal of where she'd been heading before Hollywood Minute.  Typical chauvinism.  She ends up on TV, but even in her own show (That's New!) she competes for screen time unsuccessfully with a significantly larger group of men against one female colleague who in fact doesn't have much to do with her.

That's about it, really.

Fantasy status of Joe and Zola in relation to Child's Play: Terrible.  Does even Zola realize she's in it?  Granted, the movie isn't actually all that bad, and Tim would have watched it for any number of other reasons, but in the future, when they talk, they don't talk about Child's Play.  Especially not around the children!  Okay, okay, so Joe definitely does, when they get together (amicably, all three of them), but the fun he's having at Zola's expense is out of love!  Really!

(And then, yes, Tim kills Stephen King.  By accident.  After a few years, they laugh about that, too.  Because the version the public knows about these events is a fictional account written by Stephen King's son.  No, not Joe Hill.  The other one.)


Michael Abayomi said...

Is this the same Child's Play with the killer doll by any chance?

Tony Laplume said...

No. The naming scheme of these movies (aside from Hollywood Minute) may become apparent further into the month. If no one picks up on it, I'll definitely explain.

Spacerguy said...

It seems to me Zola and Tim have frontiers to conquer but despite this their love for each other will see them through. Hollywood is a tough one to crack.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Poor Zola. I didn't know Stephen King's son was a writer, too.

Scribbles From Jenn - Visiting from the A to Z Challenge

Tony Laplume said...

We'll be exploring that crack all month, Spacer!

Scribbles, actually both of them are. The other is Owen King, who has slowly followed in the footsteps of Joe Hill and dad. Actually, Tabitha King is a writer, too. She gets about the same kind of exposure as Owen.


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