Ten Ideas for Morality Stories Intended to Edify as Well as Entertain

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1. DRAMA: A man with an insatiable lust for murder sublimates his sociopath side by becoming an exterminator. (Potential Title: “The Exterminator”)

2. ACTION/ADVENTURE: A boxer with an insatiable lust for victory doesn’t seem to have a chance, but she trains harder than the competition because she wants it more, and, against all odds becomes an American Champion. (Potential Title: “The American Champion”)

3. COMEDY: A man with an insatiable lust for pain marries an American Champion boxer at the top of her game, banking on the hope that she will want to knock him around a little. But his gal packs a little more punch than he bargained for. (Potential Title: “Baby, One More Time”)

4. ACTION/ADVENTURE: An exterminator with an insatiable lust for murder meets an American Champion boxer who is realizing that she has lost the edge that made her the American Champion that she is. He sublimates his sociopath side by channeling his “killer instinct” into being a trainer. (Potential Title: “The American Champion II: Killer Instinct”)

5. DRAMA: A boxing trainer with an insatiable lust for murder gets drunk one night and “falls off the wagon,” as it were, brutally murdering 16 members of the Society for Men and Women With an Insatiable Lust For Pain (SFMAWWAILFP). Only one society member survives, who happens to be married to the same boxer whom the murderer trains. The Survivor begins to visit the Murderer in prison and they have a touching relationship. (Potential Title: “Tuesdays With Morir”)

6. DRAMA or COMEDY: A death row inmate with an insatiable lust for murder rediscovers his lost love of bug extermination when a cockroach infestation breaks out in the prison. The warden is so impressed that he releases the murderer on good behavior. (Potential Serious Title: “A Place to Die,” Potential Lighthearted Title: “What Bugs Me About Prison”)

7. EROTIC DRAMA: A hard-hearted warden with an insatiable lust for order rediscovers love when he clashes with a fiery, free-spirited young attorney who disagrees with his arbitrary and illegal decision to release a convicted killer. The warden and the attorney soon realize that far more dangerous than the release of a convicted killer is the danger of a heart unused. (Potential Title: “A Heart Unused”)

8. SCI-FI DRAMA: A fiery, free-spirited young attorney with an insatiable lust for justice and her sex-crazed warden boyfriend must choose whether or not to terminate a pregnancy when a doctor’s new technology gives them a 70% chance that their child will grow up to become a murderer. They decide to have the baby, technology be damned. (Potential Title: “Technology Be Damned”)

9. ACTION/ADVENTURE: An ex-con with an insatiable lust for murder, trying to make an honest living as an exterminator, is approached by an ex-American Champion boxer who has lost her “killer instinct”. He agrees to train her. She regains her “killer instinct” and her title as American Champion. (Potential Title: “The American Champion III: Brand New Bag”)

10. DARK COMEDY: A boxing trainer with an insatiable lust for murder has his insatiable lust for murder reawakened by helping a boxer become an American Champion. He gets drunk one night with the boxer and her masochistic husband and runs down a young boy who was riding his bicycle. The boxing trainer and the boxer are overcome with grief until the police search the dead boy’s backpack: they find weapons and a diary in which the young boy states his plans for murdering his own parents, a prison warden and a lawyer. When the parents arrive on the scene, they are told about their dead son’s evil plans. The mother remarks, “When you go up against science, you lose every time,” to which the murderer quips, “Not when you got guys like me on the loose!” End in tableau just as the parents, the murderer, the American Champion, the masochist and the surrounding police begin a long, hardy laugh. (Potential Title: “Right Place For the Right Crime”)

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3 thoughts on “Ten Ideas for Morality Stories Intended to Edify as Well as Entertain

  1. Michael Ocean says:

    That’s it Gabe – I’m producing #10 with you.

  2. Perfect. I’ll have the screenplay on your desk monday, we’ll start shooting tuesday. We’re on a tight budget, so I’m thinking we set it up so that all the characters live on the same Malibu college campus for some reason.

  3. Emily says:

    There are so many lovely things in each of these ideas, oh Gabe, they make me swoon.

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