Ok, I know this is far-fetched (and it is just for fun so please don’t take it too seriously) but I have a rather wild imagination, and you have to admit that like Xena, Bethenny takes no prisoners. The idea hatched the other night while I was watching Real Housewives of New York City.
They have many things in common, I will list them so you will see my reasoning;
Xena uses brains more than weapons, in fact it is an early lesson for Gabrielle at the beginning of the series. Bethenny is all about brains, she uses her brains to fight every battle and she usually wins, just like Xena.
Xena’s preferred weapon is her Chakram, Bethenny is her mouth (not in a bad way. Really, I love to listen to her talk her opponents down, it is one of the intriguing traits of Bethenny.) How can those weapons have anything in common? Well they both can be set to either hurt or kill, they are both a great warning to all enemies (people fear both and try to stay away from them, unless they are a foolish Warlords or Warlord types.)
They are both all about empowerment of women. They both believe that women can do anything and should help each other, not tear each other apart.
They both work toward the greater good, though in different worlds and styles, they both have helped in their own ways.
They have become very successful in their goals, through hard work and brain power. They are both great a strategy and they really look at things analytically so that they can help and advise others.
Finally, they are both striking to look at, they both have their own style and they use it to reach the goals, as an entry point to get in, then overpower the enemy with their brains.
So you see it was not that far-fetched, you just have to look at it from the right angle.
(I would like to thank Steven Sears, Hudson Leick and Creation Entertainment for the pictures for this blog.) It had been a very long time since I had last gone to a Xena Convention. I have a lot friends from … Continue reading →
Why do fans of the TV series Xena, Warrior Princess still want a movie after all these years? Why after all these years is there still such a strong fan base? Why after all these years do fans still go to Xena Conventions?
These are questions asked by both non-fans of the series and by studio executives. It is also something I was deeply involved with once before. Proudly we did it. We got a movie, then a series of movies, then spin offs of the series. We succeeded. It was a show that had not been on the air for almost 30 years. The name of that show? Star Trek.
Fans make a difference. We actually got the first shuttle named after the Starship Enterprize. Fans do have a voice and we can use it. So those nay-sayers out there about Xena should remember about another movie that would never be made. The little steam engine that could.
Xena is a fantasy series, it has broken all kinds of laws of story telling (beautifully and intellectually) and succeeded. So the fact that the lead character is dead does not mean a movie with the leads could not happen. The fans have spoken, our stars have stated their willingness but what it would take is a great script.
I am hoping that behind the scenes there is an amazing screenwriter creating a great Xena Movie. A strong script is the most important thing. The other important thing is our support. Opening Weekend, because that is the only way to make the powers that be see that it was a good choice.