Phil Fragasso

Going Both Ways

After a prolonged rant about how easy women have it, Patrick awakens as a woman (Trish). But rather than staying a woman, he’s male one day and female the next. The male and female characters share a single mindset – so Patrick is always in Trish'’s head and vice versa.

As much as Patrick tries to keep his situation private, he eventually becomes a worldwide sensation sought after by luminaries as diverse as the Pope and Hugh Hefner. While attending a party, Patrick meets a rap superstar named Gi-Slam. Their connection is immediate and powerful.

Gi-Slam’s onstage biker-bitch character contrasts with her genuine girl-next-door persona (Gigi). Gigi is bi-sexual and she has a relationship with both Trish and Patrick. As the relationship with Gigi deepens, Trish takes her leave and Patrick experiences true love for the first time.

Walden 3.0

If Steve Jobs designed a utopian community, had it filtered by Lewis Black and painted by Picasso, it would look like Walden 3.0. Jacob is a young reporter who's been asked to tell the story of Walden 3.0, a secretive community with its own culture, educational and healthcare systems, religious beliefs, and economic structure. Jacob's head swirls with revelations that the monogamy of the "outside world" has been replaced with serial marriage; parenting is a communal responsibility; death panels are a reality; and everyone gets to be god for a day. Torn from today's headlines, Walden 3.0 offers a worldview that will alternately delight and dismay everyone.


She had reasons to tiptoe toward marriage; he gave her reasons to run

Adam Donatello and Nina Morales share an immediate and powerful attraction, and their future together seems assured. But love is difficult enough without adding complications - real or imagined - to the mix. Nina sees life as a thousand shades of gray, while Adam tends toward black-and-white. He wants to move fast; she needs time. Nina sees her past liaisons with women as immaterial to their relationship, while her disclosure drives Adam to a state of irrational jealousy. He doesn't know how he could compete with a woman, and his suspicions - which Nina views as hypocritical- lead them both to make decisions they may live to regret.

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