love women. I love their emerald pools masquerading as eyes. I
love their long hair that will cover you like a tent when she kisses
I love their cashmere soft skin and even the sand paper like bristle of
a shaved under arm. God is in the details. And the woman's nipple is
100 GIRLS is my funny portrait of everything I love
"I think men are clowns compared to women. Take a
God didn't lend his artistry to guys. Take the penis for
it looks like God had some extra skin left over when he was making the
elbow and decided to slap it in our groins."
100 GIRLS is my comedy of how men are hooked on woman.
"Women have tractor beams that pull us in with their
and nurture... while men turn on their anti-intimacy force field which
is powered by sarcasm, humor and aversion."
100 GIRLS is a smart comedy that sets out to compare the
between women and men -- most of them are funny, a few are sad.
More specifically, 100 GIRLS searches for "the horror"
at the core of
every manÕs relationship with a woman.
like stories in which premise, structure, and visuals illustrate the
of the film. 100 GIRLS does this. In the story, our romantic hero,
(played by Jonathan Tucker), gets stuck in a dorm elevator with a girl
during a blackout. He talks to her all night. He falls in love with her
even though he's never seen her face. In the morning when the power is
restored, he discovers the girl is gone. The only thing he knows about
his mystery girl is that she is one of 100 girls in an all-girls dorm
known as the "Virgin Vault." Our hero sets out on a semester long
journey to find his true love amongst a hundred feminine suspects. The
opening and the climax even involves the hero standing in front of
of windows filled with girls. The premise, the structure, and
feed the main issue of the story. One guy and how he deals with
He's literally surrounded by them.
Matthew encounters five main romantic suspects -- each a
The uber-girl next door. The art school slut who oozes sex more
a sponge contraceptive. The beautiful girl who looms as a titan
Matt's masturbatory dreams. The ugly girl who men stay away from
as if she has the Ebola virus. The feminist girl who makes Matt
like he's the amalgamation of a weiner and pussy -- "the wussy."
They each represent a different side of womanhood. It is
that each of these girls transcend their type as Matthew himself begins
to see beyond their type. The script helps this idea by giving
girl something to reveal. The girl next door is not really the
next door. The art school slut is more artist than slut, and she
be used as a man's "sexual training wheels." The beautiful girl
her looks and likes it. The ugly girl gets a chance to be
And the feminist learns to like something about men. Each one of
these characters has their own three part arc. As we track
story, we will track their stories. All five suspects change by
end of the story. It requires careful casting to create this
of women or as Matthew calls it..."A Whitman Sampler of girls."
am tired of the way all films approach love and sex. Most films
never specific and realistic. This film is very frank about its
about sex. When Matthew makes love to a girl in the film, he
get to make cinema love where the guy just slides in between her legs
a hot knife through butter... he makes the kind of love where the
laugh together when their bodies make that farting noise when air gets
trapped between their skin.
At first glance, the sexual frankness in 100 GIRLS may
just seem exploitative,
but it's meant to be crude sexual poetry much in the way Henry Miller
There's even a reference to this when Matthew forges a friendship with
the studious but ugly girl, Dora. They read Henry Miller together ...
Sylvestor. Yes, he can build a fire, but I know how to inflame you. I
hot bolts into you, Tania, I make your ovaries incandescent..."
film's originality will come from its frankness. The sex talk
be explicit, but the visuals of sex will not be. The visuals will
be shot artfully and will not show everything. It's important
this film be sexually honest, but not exploitative. We're going for
Miller not "Hannah Does Her Sisters."
am also weary of the way films look. It's all just master shot
coverage. Film language is so flexible but most filmmakers never
go for it. As we go through life, there are two movies playing
our eyes. The physical world we see and the psychological world
on in our minds. We see two images simultaneously. When someone
us a story, we see our friend talking but at the same time we see the
story in our head. I want to make films that capture this
In many places in 100 GIRLS, we get glimpses of what is going on inside
Matthew's mind. They're not meant to be big psychological
... they are meant to be eye candy that are funny or sometimes poignant
glimpses of what's going on inside the hero's head. This filmic
shows the way we all see the dual images of the physical world and the
mental world simultaneously.
My favorite example of how this works in 100 GIRLS is
when Matthew meets
the ugly girl who never has plans on a Saturday Night. He thinks
"When you're not good looking, you become a failure by default. People
treat you like you have the Ebola virus." For a moment, we will
Matthew dressed in a HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SUIT like Dustin Hoffman wore
in OUTBREAK. Matthew explains further regarding ugly people.
don't want to get near you because they think what you have is
The image of Matthew walking past the girl in a Haz-Mat suit is both
and funny, but it is also sad because it is really the way people treat
ugly people. It's an image that says so much in such a short
And it's great cinema. It's like accessible Fellini.
I've begun to discuss the visual nature of the film, I'll jot down a
notes. The film will be shot with long lenses which gives a
selective focus look. It will not be shot with wide lenses like
comedies. Control of the color palette is important. The
has a very tight arena -- The boy's dorm. The girls dorm.
the plaza in between. Each character's dorm room is a subworld
a reflection of their character. Picture the extreme in color
by the girl that loves purple -- purple clothes, purple nail color,
walls. Then picture the room devoid of color. The art
slut is dressed in black clothes and her dorm room walls are a texture
of black and white ink drawings. I would like the college we
to have old, ivy covered brick buildings so the feel of the film is
I could go on about the visuals, but I'll stop at
this: When I
wrote the script, I could only write a scene if it totally delighted
Every scene has something I love or something that makes me
Most films are constructed with here's the expository scene (boring)
now here's a set piece which is the cool scene mixed among standard
I can't do that. I have to be totally psyched about every scene I
write. Instead of writing that the character is sad, I write "my
spirits crashed like a Karmic Hindenberg." Whether you like it or
not, every line is cared for with this much attention. I will treat the
visuals the same way. Every scene has a visual angle. Even
in the blackout, there is a visual angle. Matthew describes how "our
tangled and our hands began displaying their incredible night
the film then shows silhouetted hands and body parts to simulate the
GIRLS is unique in that it takes the dramatic structure of a mystery
mixes it with the elements of the romantic comedy. Matthew is the
detective. Instead of solving a murder, he's trying to find the
girl that ran off and killed their love. In the detective film,
are, of course, suspects. In 100 GIRLS, there are many romantic
The mystery film always has the detective investigating all levels of
social strata from the rich to the poor. In this film, the hero
the female strata from beautiful to the unattractive. Good
films usually have the detective solving the mystery but also solving
about their own psyche and their own guilt. In 100 GIRLS, Matthew
solves a mystery about himself and why he has "a romantic retardation"
with women. 100 GIRLS bends the genre of the mystery and the
comedy. That's what makes it original. And that's another reason why I
don't compare 100 GIRLS to other films.
As I began with... I love women. I can't imagine
anything more fun than
making a film with a hundred of them. Men are funny about women.
I have to believe that one man surrounded by a hundred girls will
be very funny.
Writer/Director "100 Girls"