Dear Empress, I have daddy issues. Please validate me. Thank you.
"To Whom It May Concern,
Logline: This is how we got to know our father...through the same lies and manipulation we learned from him.
This script deals with the dark comedic lives of an upper Midwest family that spirals into deception, manipulation, and illicit activity. A tale of how our culture is steeped in lies, untruths and subterfuge. The father is the president of a prominent Jewish organization. Yet he ends up taking his family to the Holy Land in search of the tomb of Christ. He isn't religious. He uses religion to influence people, to gain their trust, to make himself seem 'god-like.'
His daughter narrates the story. Weaving through the sordid tale of her father's infidelity, indiscretions and questionable business activities. Growing up, she watched her father lie and manipulate people to get what he wanted. She never thought he would do it to them.
In the turmoil that develops she and her brother scramble to help their mother stave off the loss of the house, the financial assets and their emotional stability. They reluctantly turn to unsavory methods to distract and divert the ever-suspicious father from learning their true intentions. They eventually become like him. Pained by their duplicitous actions, the family members work tirelessly behind the scenes to insure they can extract themselves from their father's delusional world. All the while putting up a front of normalcy in the face of the newfound 'enemy.'
It is our culture of deception. It is what America sells best. Our most important asset. Bullshit."