We are stunned and saddened to learn that our not-yet-driven-to-madness Top Model recapper, Ali Davis, has written a full-length play called Speak Now.
This is a problem, because it indicates that Ms. Davis has not been devoting sufficient attention to the oeuvre of Ms. Banks and must be punished with repeat Clockwork Orange-style viewings of back seasons and that one Halloween installment when Tyra does a cameo.
The play is a light romantic comedy in a style that Davis describes as “inspired by Kaufman and Hart,” which is when we stopped listening because theater dork.
Of perhaps more interest is the fact that Davis, a certified queer lady, has written a play in which lesbian and bi characters are the leads rather than the best friends and in which, shockingly, none of these queer women die in order to forward a straight hero’s journey or suddenly decide to sleep with a dude in order to become pregnant. Such a monster is unheard of in the entertainment industry and will doubtless be shut down.
Speak Now is currently in what is known as the “crowdfunding” stage of production, and interested parties can learn more about that here.
Donations of $10 are very welcome, but Ms. Davis notes that anyone donating $100 or more can have a name of his or her choosing listed in the program, and that entries by “T. Banks” or “J. Alexander” will be neither vetted nor discouraged.