Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Maria Bello naked in a film with me?

I’ve wanted to be in a film with this stunning actress ever since we met in a Marina Del Rey deli. Well it actually happened and she got naked too! I have a speaking cameo early in the film but unfortunately I’m not in that scene with Bello. William Macy had the real fun!

This is a NC-17 rated film that just opened in the theaters. Its called THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED. This film is a documentary that exposes the inner workings of the Motion Picture Association of America, film ratings system.

Filmmakers, Kirby Dick and Eddie Schmidt a couple of years ago first contacted me about their project. They wanted to determine who at the MPAA made ratings decisions and to determine possible conflicts of interest in the process. The independent filmmakers felt that the ratings deck was stacked against them in favor of their competitors, the major studios. I was none too eager as an actor/screenwriter to get into this mix and anger many of my potential employers.

Our filmmakers went with a colorful, middle-aged, self-professed dyke PI to do the job. There is a lot of humor involved with the unmasking of the anonymous raters and appeal board members. There is also a not so subtle suggestion that these people have a conflict of interest because of their other roles in the film industry.

I expect some serious fallout over Dick and Schmidt’s exposé to come from the powerful MPAA and the studios that created that organization.

Film information and trailer is here.

The story of how paul and Maria met can be found here.

3 comments:

leomemorial said...

You met in a deli? I'm sorry, but I have a few pick up lines in my head. LOL

So Paul... when is this film coming out???? :)

Crimefile said...

The film has been out since last Friday! Go see it!

I have a few pick up lines for Maria but a threesome with her boyfriend did not appeal to me! :)

John Law said...

As a lawyer I'd say the underdogs may have a case against the studios and MPAA for serious anti-trust and restraint of trade violations