“I’m being chased through the woods by a bear. This day can’t get any worse.”
~Monique from Late for Work
In reviewing this video again, I find that Monique did not add much in way of improvising or ad-libbing dialogue. But when it came time to deliver this particular line, her tone was wonderfully dry and sarcastic, expressing an amused sense of disbelief. She conveys the absurdity of the situation, having run into a patch of woods losing all her clothes in the process. And on top of that, apparently the sounds of a forest carnivore are on her heels. Rather than react with terror, this is played up for the comedic effect.
When I arrived home last Friday night, I was saddened to learn of the passing of professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. My initial instinct was to make a quick tribute post. But at the same time, I knew I would be sharing the recent outtakes video in the morning, and thought it inappropriate to write an off-topic article only to have it bumped down so soon. I was also grasping for words, to properly express this loss.
Growing up in the 1980’s, in New York, there was always baseball and arcade video games. There was of course the T&A naughty movies like Porky’s and Private School, watching Benny Hill late night on channel 9. And there was professional wrestling.
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper played a larger than life character. He was a counter-culture iconoclast in every sense of the word. When the world was cheering Mr. Popularity Hulk Hogan, Piper mocked him. When the WWF was revolutionizing the sports entertainment industry with its Rock and Wrestling connection, Piper was right there boldly calling MTV “music to vomit by!” Always politically incorrect, Piper spoke his mind both in the theatre of wrestling and even as it expanded into the mainstream conscious.
I dug up some footage from the Saturday Night’s Main Event program that aired in 1987. This was just before Wrestlemania III, and a tribute was made for Piper, as his character was heading into a retirement match. Given the reality of his now passing, this video tribute is more compelling than anything else I have found. Set to the music of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, here is a fitting farewell to a legendary showman and athlete.
I have put together some outtakes from my video with Danielle and her sister Ali. The highlight, in my opinion, is catching the girls cracking up with laughter after Danielle was seen going for her naked streak. Although in this segment, she is covered again in her black t-shirt and Hello Kitty panties, she is really cute and shows a natural reaction to the episode.
There really were not too many noteworthy moments during the earlier part of the shoot, aside from Danielle swinging and missing a few times before almost hitting the camera on her second hit. In fact, the scene in the bedroom when she first changes into the humiliating clothes went pretty straight forward.
At the end of this clip, I had the camera running while Danielle is standing around in the nude. This led to her approaching the bedroom door and meekly (as it comes across) asking for some clothes. I included that brief interaction as part of the end credits of the full video. Here, it is drawn out more.
The music again is provided by Peanuth O’Toole, his synthesizer track called “Stunt Double”.
Running time of the outtakes video is 4 minutes and can be downloaded at the link below:
Outtakes – Twin Trouble