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FX WEIGHS IN ON GENDER ID(iow BRAD PITT IS NUTS)
"Daily Variety"/Variety.com ^ | September 27, 2006 | Micahel Fleming

Posted on 09/27/2006 3:42:31 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg

FX and "Nip/Tuck" creator Ryan Murphy have made a deal for a new drama called "4 oz." that will follow the metamorphosis of a married sportswriter who is a transsexual.

Murphy will exec produce with Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner as Pitt makes his first series foray.

Murphy, who has begun writing a pilot episode he hopes to shoot early next year, told Daily Variety that he has mapped out a natural five-season arc for the series that also focuses on the gender-conflicted protag's teenage sons. FX prexy-general manager John Landgraf bought the project in the room after Murphy pitched it.

"The first season deals with the revelation of his secret," Murphy said. "In the second season, he begins dressing like a woman. The third covers the surgery, and his inherent doubts about going through with it, and by the fourth season, he's living as a woman and attempting to find love."

Murphy said "4 oz." refers to the average weight of a penis, remarkably light given the amount of havoc it creates for men.

He and his producing partners will enlist a studio and search for an actor to play the daring role.

Murphy involved Plan B's Pitt and Gardner because of the relationship developed as they produced "Running With Scissors," the drama he adapted from the Augusten Burroughs memoir, on which he makes his feature directing debut.

Pitt and Gardner are also the producers of "Dirty Tricks," a drama Murphy wrote and will direct about eccentric Watergate scandal figure Martha Mitchell, who'll be played by Meryl Streep. Murphy plans to direct that film next year for Paramount Vantage.

Murphy is repped by CAA.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lobotomy; toosadbrad; transexual
Brad Pitt continues his own castration by now choosing to exec-produce a TV series about a transexual who decides he'd rather switch than fight.

The lascivious title of the show is "4 oz."

He's lost his mind.

1 posted on 09/27/2006 3:42:32 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

?


2 posted on 09/27/2006 3:44:53 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Gamecock; Alex Murphy; blue-duncan; P-Marlowe; HarleyD; AlbionGirl; topcat54; ...

It's actually difficult to know whom to ping to this. I hope I'm not offending anyone (more than the article itself offends all of us.)

I think it's important to know what the enemy is doing and what our kids might end up watching on TV at someone else's home.


3 posted on 09/27/2006 3:47:19 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: BallyBill

Did you read the article?

(I like your tag.)


4 posted on 09/27/2006 3:48:09 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
So is it going to be a man playing a woman that is becoming a man, or a man playing a man trying to become a woman, or a awwwwww screw it, I'll just watch reruns of 24.
5 posted on 09/27/2006 3:48:30 PM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
This is amazing. I've thought for sometime now that their are just too, too many homos in the sports reporting business. Too much touchy-feely topics interspersed amongst tire advertisements.

What happens when a fairy disappears?

<<<<< poof >>>>>>

Point is, they DON'T disappear.

6 posted on 09/27/2006 3:49:03 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Makes me glad I pulled the plug on my cable subscription.


7 posted on 09/27/2006 3:49:04 PM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: MPJackal

Very shrewd.

No confusion with Jack Bauer. 8~)


8 posted on 09/27/2006 3:49:33 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
"Running With Scissors," . . . "Dirty Tricks,"

These titles could work as well.

9 posted on 09/27/2006 3:51:38 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Pitt, stop!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

My husband was saying the same thing last night. They are everywhere on TV for a reason.

And it wasn't always this way. But younger kids will never know that. They'll grow up thinking television has always been a viable platform to portray all kinds of errors.


10 posted on 09/27/2006 3:51:44 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Charles Henrickson

There's so much to work with here.

Or maybe not.


11 posted on 09/27/2006 3:52:14 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: T Lady

Must be Angolina's influence on 'ol Brad, huh?


12 posted on 09/27/2006 3:52:24 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Dr. Eckleburg; steve-b
He and his producing partners will enlist a studio and search for an actor to play the daring role.

Another Pitt?


13 posted on 09/27/2006 3:54:26 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Bad Pitt.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Wasn't there some sportscaster in New York who got caught cross-dressing with his mistress or a prostitute a few years back? What was his name, Marv Albert?

Then there was the cross-dressing Rodman in basketball.

I guess the time for real men to wear ballerina tutus is at hand. Hopefully, there won't be film at 11. But I'm not optimistic.
14 posted on 09/27/2006 3:55:46 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: princess leah
Whatever it is, I sure as heck don't miss it.

...Hollyweirds are useless IMHO.
15 posted on 09/27/2006 3:56:23 PM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
My husband was saying the same thing last night. They are everywhere on TV for a reason.

Are you old enough to recall Milton Berle and other Fifties comedians dressing in drag?

It's only the idea that it is expressive of a personal identity or sexy that is new here. Celebs in dresses isn't new. And if some RINOs here at FR have their way, we'll have the crossdressing Giuliani as president in '09. And not all those crossdressing incidents he was in seem intended for humor. He looks like he was really into it.

BTW, I did watch Ed Wood this weekend. Yet another crossdresser, albeit a non-sexual one. Had a thing for angora sweaters and women's undergarments.
16 posted on 09/27/2006 4:00:38 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: George W. Bush
Hopefully, there won't be film at 11.

lol. No, it will be in prime time.

17 posted on 09/27/2006 4:02:35 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
I appreciate the ping, Dr. E.

FX and "Nip/Tuck" creator Ryan Murphy have made a deal for a new drama called "4 oz." that will follow the metamorphosis of a married sportswriter who is a transsexual.

These people have raped their own sensibilites to such a degree that the only thing left for them to make cool is incest. And to top it all off, they're huge bores. They can't write. What a degradation when you think of some of the letters that those ordinary, salt of the earth, Civil war folks wrote to each other. I read somewhere that the Civil war period boasted a literacy rate of 98%. That's one heck of an accomplishment, if you ask me.

Murphy will exec produce with Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner as Pitt makes his first series foray.

Exec produce? Exec produce? I could just hurl!

18 posted on 09/27/2006 4:09:26 PM PDT by AlbionGirl (Salvation is free, ... but discipleship will cost you your life.-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
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To: George W. Bush

I liked the movie, "Ed Wood." Johnny Depp is always interesting to watch.

I remember hearing Dave Chapelle bemoan the fact that Hollywood insists on dressing up its black actors in women's clothes, ostensibly for a laugh.

At too high a price these days.


19 posted on 09/27/2006 4:13:37 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: AlbionGirl; George W. Bush
"Hurl" is right. "Exec produce" means it was Pitt's idea. His production company found the idea, nurtured it and sold it to FX. He owns the show, assuming it ever sees the light of day.

You're exactly correct; they have dulled their senses to such a violent extent that extreme titillation is all that's left.

Did you watch that new show, "Studio 60" or something by Aaron Sorkin? It was 60 minutes of trashing Christians and deadening, boring blather among effete low-lifes and pseudo-intellectuals who apparently know NOTHING about life or people or television.
20 posted on 09/27/2006 4:20:09 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Did you watch that new show, "Studio 60" or something by Aaron Sorkin? It was 60 minutes of trashing Christians and deadening, boring blather among effete low-lifes and pseudo-intellectuals who apparently know NOTHING about life or people or television.

I didn't watch it, but I did catch that it was going to be on. You know it strikes me that the time is prime for Christians to start trying to penetrate this sphere of influence. I know it's a lot easier said than done, based on who owns the means of distribution, etc. However, I think it is possible, and of course would take quite a bit of money, but I think it would be worth it. Christian leaders and those who God has Graced with myriad talents could do it. We are up against a culture whose sensibilities have been raped overall, just by the incessant desensitization to sex and violence and a combination of the two. But, I still think that people love to be inspired, and the best way to do that is through communicating the Divine to them. The possibilites are endless, IMO.

21 posted on 09/27/2006 4:37:48 PM PDT by AlbionGirl (Salvation is free, ... but discipleship will cost you your life.-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
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To: AlbionGirl
people love to be inspired

That is proven true time and again.

Fox has begun a new venture in Christian programming. Hopefully, this will be more than a few "Left Behind" movies of the week.

NEW FOX UNIT TO PRODUCE CHRISTIAN FILMS

22 posted on 09/27/2006 4:42:13 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

I don't watch TV and rarely a movie any longer. And here I have two home theaters!!!


23 posted on 09/27/2006 4:54:52 PM PDT by HarleyD
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