Behind The Hairpiece
"I would like to present to you my revised version of my script, "The Donald."
"The Donald" is a revised version of the writer's original version. It recounts the true story of the the writer's experience with the Trump Organization over a screenplay the author had written titled "Antony and Cleopatra, Donald and Marla," in which the writer draws an analogy between a contemporary pair of glitzy celebrities and the two fabled lovers of antiquity. The writer thought the analogy was intriguing. In ancient Rome, Antony, one of the three Triumvirates of the Ancient World, had fallen under the spell of the power of the immortal Cleopatra. In modern contemporary America, a glitzy real estate magnate had fallen under the spell of a seductive vamp.
After a reader at Walt Disney Studios asked to see a copy of the script, the author contacted the Trump Organization about the concept. Initially, attorneys there with whom the writer talked thought it would be a "good idea," and that Donald Trump would be "intrigued." Then, after reading the script, the author received a letter from the Trump Organization threatening a lawsuit should he continue to market his script to the film industry.
"The Donald," recounts this series of events in a comical and humourous way and also provides a chronology of Trump's rise (and fall) in the celebrity world. "The Donald" sweeps across two continents---America and Southern Europe---as Trump's henchmen chase the protagonist on through Italy, Greece and Egypt and ends in a grand finale in Egypt as the writer and Trump confront each other over their diverse lifestyles."