Postscript Publishing Company Presents:

A Screenplay By James Nathan Post


This is the screen adaptation of a published novella.
It is available in paperback ordered online. ( click )



Setting:

Set in 1965, this light romantic comedy is science fiction that might have been, on the campus of a small town college somewhere near wooded mountain communities, perhaps in Colorado, northern California, or Santa Fe.

Synopsis:

Biophysics grad student Gerry Speesmeyer crosswires an electroencephalograph and an experimental tube-and-tape-deck computer to create a device which records and broadcasts feelings. With the help of co-ed Melanie and tech-student Brennock, Gerry creates his device in a college lab using a pair of monkeys. Denied the right to try human experimentation by up-tight Dean Fogarty, he and Melanie perform a secret experiment. When it amplifies their latent desire for each other beyond their power to resist, Fogarty discovers them captured in mad sweating sex, and he declares Gerry a madman and a rapist.

Sued for divorce by his ex-cheerleader wife Cindi, and pursued by Melanie’s father Harry, a lawyer, Gerry flees to a mountain hideaway where he meets hippies Chuck and Polly and friends, who welcome his discovery and encourage him to make for them a love generator, an erotic mood-enhancer, which they are delighted to use in their free-love parties.

Ambitious professor Tony Markov realizes what Gerry has accomplished, and he persuades him that the scientists will never acknowledge his discovery, but he can find success by making a simple “party favor” of his love generator which can be marketed as an erotic stimulator for recreational purposes. Markov steals the greatly overpowered prototype, uses it to seduce Cindi, and with her starts a popular Dionysian love cult with hundreds of eager proselytes.

Gerry struggles to put his genie back into the toothpaste tube to reclaim his reputation, and get his life and his wife back. He appears quite mad going around seeking “someone with bizarre unnatural sexual power” as he tries to find Markov. With Brennock’s help, Gerry is able to make another device which neutralizes the effect of the first, and he crashes a mass meeting of the love cult in a football stadium to challenge Markov on his own stage, and to reveal the truth about his work.

Having seen that truth at Markov's hands, Cindi is happy to take him back, and Markov's new followers decide they don't care, they still love him. Melanie marries Brennock, and Melanie’s father Harry reveals himself to be not a prosecutor, but a patent attorney who wants to protect Gerry and enable him to develop his invention for legitimate use.

Note: This story calls for extensive use of CGI computer image manipulation to visually create the subjective feeling experience of the Casanova effect. The effect of "The 12-Volt Casanova" feelings-projector machine is graphically expressed as a plasma-world shared-hallucination as they play with communicating their feelings and fantasies to each other as a series of "morphing" faces, costumes, and settings in their computer-enhanced hippie flower-fetish love fest.



Principal cast:

GERRY SPEESMEYER – nerdily-appealing naive grad student who creates what he hopes will make a “feel track” in movies.

CINDI SPEESMEYER – Gerry’s beautiful ex-cheerleader wife, who suffers dumb-blonde image anxiety.

MELANIE MARTIN – pretty co-ed with a crush on Gerry, who agrees to perform an illicit human experiment with him.

BRENNOCK HOLT -- engineer geek who assists Gerry in making his device, and is his principal ally.

TONY MARKOV – ambitious young professor and entrepreneur who persuades Gerry to create an erotic party-favor that “turns-on” people nearby when activated.

HARRY MARTIN – Melanie’s father, who pursues Gerry through the film.

DEAN FOGARTY, Gerry's stuffy department head.

MS. LIZ B. ANDERSON, a board member.

BETO COMUNEZ, a board member.

CHUCK, POLLY, MARY, and other mountain community happy horny home-builder hippies.


This screenplay is available in downloaded PDF, or in hardcopy if required.

E-Mail PostPubCo

Copyright C 2006 by

Postscript Publishing Company