His characters often reveal themselves to be far different than who they think they are. We caught up via email to talk about his new book and discussed a variety of topics including global inequality, the nature of disappointment, and the evolution of the gay rights movement over the past several decades. Traditionally, we think of cruising or casual sex as transgressive, but in these stories, the actual sex with strangers is usually the least transgressive thing that happens. What experiences, if any, sparked that story? In my experience, the physical act of sex is — with some exceptions, of course — pretty straightforward.
Cerabino: Why is Boca Raton the land of happy endings?
ABC's erratic scheduling of the third season, perhaps causing the season's lower ratings and subsequent cancellation, was called one of the "worst TV decisions" of the —13 television season by the pop-culture website Vulture. Happy Endings follows the dysfunctional adventures of six best friends living in Chicago : "crazy-in-love" married couple, businessman overachiever Brad Damon Wayans, Jr. The series begins with the wedding of Dave and Alex, which comes to an abrupt halt when Alex leaves Dave at the altar. The six friends must cope with a sudden change in the group dynamic as Dave and Alex mourn their relationship and the rest of the group try to preserve their friendship.
Between the first word put on the page of a script and the completed theatrical release, a film goes through countless changes, shifts, rewrites, and sometimes complete reshoots. Even after a film is released—such as in the case of a movie like Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner"—the director can continue working on additional alterations to be released in future home media releases, or even as entirely separate films from the theatrical cut. Director Jordan Peele publicly said it took a whopping drafts of his widely acclaimed and award-winning film "Get Out" before he had a version that was ready for production. And even then, the original ending had to be reshot once it got in front of test audiences. Movies are a collaborative process.