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Desperately Stalking McCartney


05/06/2008
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(antiMusic) Bena Warren has been street-teaming music sites on the net telling editors about a movie trailer she "found" online about a new Beatles related mockumentary called "Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney". But this one has a stalker angle to it. Think "My Date With Drew" meets "Single White Female". OK, it's not that bad.

Given this email street-teaming, we're still not 100% sure this is a real film, and not just a trailer, as all we could find "official" was a Myspace page. But we did find a press release about a screening coming up at a film festival and it looks legit. Here is part of the PR with some background on the film: "Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney" will have its Los Angeles Debut at the 2008 Mockfest film festival on Sunday, May 18 at 5pm. The film will screen at the Vine Theatre, 6321 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA, 90028.

The comedy documentary is the story of Ruth Anson, who in 1965 was a teenage reporter for KABC-TV in Los Angeles. While doing an interview with The Beatles at Capitol Records, Ruth asked Paul McCartney if he had any plans for marriage. His on camera response was…"Only if you'll marry me." More than forty years later, now married, a mother and a college professor, Ruth contemplates, "What if I had said, yes?" With photo in hand, Ruth goes to a pitch session on screenwriting and tells her story to a panel of professionals. Their response is initially mixed, until an opportunist director/producer, Marc Cushman, decides to take on the project. In the spirit of reality TV, he has a camera crew follow Ruth. She goes to her old haunts and tracks down previous interviewees, but no one will allow her in the door or grant her an on camera interview.
- The Myspace page with the trailer

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