Monday, March 1, 2010

XXIV. An Open Letter to Roman Polanski

Dear Mr. Polanski:

You must be busier than ever these days, so I will be totes brief.

This past weekend, more than 50 of my dearest friends and I gathered at a loft space in Downtown L.A. We drank, we gabbed, we drank some more. And for 3 hours, about 20 of us performed for each other visual and audio works based on your films, including "Chinatown", "The Tenant", "Fearless Vampire Killers", "The Pianist", "Repulsion" and "Rosemary's Baby". Sounds, music and footage from these films were freely incorporated in our works. We asked everyone who attended to donate $10 each. At the end of the evening, the money from the door was counted, and it totaled $300! Huzzah! Naturally, we were immediately tempted to go spend it all on coke and sex with underage whores. However, we had already promoted the event as a fundraiser for RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network), and rather than risk the lynching of a lifetime from all manner of feminists and angry fags, we instead stuck to our promise to donate these funds to an organization that commits to supporting victims of sexual assault and bringing their attackers to justice. We all slept much better that night, I'm sure. sum it up: we made money off your films to help rape victims.

Keep the hits coming, Mr. Polanski. We'll be waiting.

Respectfully yours,

Dorian Wood