Lover Man

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Lover Man[1]
Series
The Other Side
Original Broadcast Date
December 19, 1999
Cast
Joe Frank
Format
Scripted Actors, Narrative Monologue, 1 hour
Preceded by: Clement At Christmas
Followed by: Mercy

"Is it the smoldering beauty of my purple eyes?"

Lover Man is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side. It was originally broadcast on December 19, 1999.

Synopsis

Monologue: everyone is attracted to Joe. Phone calls from men and women begging for Joe's affection. Actors: A man is asked to mediate for a couple who are trying to decide whether or not to have sex before marriage. Joe coaches an actress with a French accent who is delivering a second person monologue about her lover. Monologue: Joe is on a boat in the Amazon which capsizes, drowning everyone. He uses technological gizmos to astound the natives, who sell off their land and mineral rights and wind up bankrupt and miserable. The story of a maid; she knows the secrets of the inhabitants of the house she cleans. When she discovers that the family is planning to fire her, she leaves and becomes a blues singer. A man regrets feeling bad that his father was a Baker. A musician talks about being pursued by women fans, in life and in his dreams. He is kidnapped by women, rescued by the cops, becomes an anti-woman activist. Joe addresses a woman who returns his umbrella at a Lars Von Trier film. He imagines a life with her. He addresses a woman seen in a museum, at a pet store (while contemplating the invention of cat litter). A man discusses not having slept with anyone who he didn't intend to marry, had a brief encounter with someone from work and begins a long series of affairs, asks why not cheat? Joe and the French actress break up with distorted, low pitched voices. A man talks about seeing identical pineapples packaged in brand name cans and sold at different prices.

Interesting Facts

The monologue about people being obsessed with and attracted to Joe originally was written and produced for the show The Loved One (30 min. version) for the series In The Dark, and is also is at the beginning of Waiting For The Bell from The Other Side.


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