Sylvia Soska: At the time we were trying to sell our first film, Dead Hooker in a Trunk and nothing was happening, we were incredibly broke from that experience, we were going down to LA being very green and had no idea really what we were doing and we were meeting some real industry monsters.
Jen Soska: That hasn’t changed much.
Sylvia Soska: No not too much.
Then we had ailing family members who were in the hospital all the time and I was talking to a friend and he was like ‘You should focus on your next project, what other scripts do you have?’ and I had nothing!
So I thought ‘Nope, I’m going to lie’ and I made up a sentence for every movie that I thought I could write in two weeks.
Jen Soska: It’s really a life lesson, when in doubt, lie.
Sylvia Soska: If you can pull it off.
Jen Soska: That’s the downfall.
Sylvia Soska: So I said I had this one about a medical student, because I had studied body modification before and it was something that interested me, he liked the one about the medical student and asked if I could send it along.
So I asked for two weeks to sort it out and that meant we had two weeks to write a script about body modification, so we did it with like a gun to our head.
It became more therapeutic than we originally intended because everything we were going through just kind of fell out onto the page and it wasn’t until we were into production that people were saying ‘Wow that’s a lot about your personal life’