A Lunch Conversation (TQP #0063)
P: Did you know they made a “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2”?
J: I’m not sure I get the idea behind that. They’re like, friends forever, because of a pair of pants?
P: No, they share the pants.
J: There’s no way America Ferrera’s fitting into the same pants as Blake Lively.
P: That’s why they’re magic pants – they fit all four of them.
J: That’s…why would she even try them on?
P: They force her to.
J: That sounds like a terrible friendship.
P: Magic pants! And they split up over the summer, and send the pants to each other, because it gives them each, like, an extraordinary experience or whatever.
J: And then they give up the pants?
P: Right. So their friends can have their own magic experience.
J: Wouldn’t they be worried about their luck reversing when the pants come off?
P: I don’t think they worry about that, no.
J: I dunno, you send me some magic pants and good things happen, there’s no way I’m giving them up. If anything, I think those pants would inspire paranoia and suspicion between four people trying to share them.
J: I’m picturing a very different movie. Like, “Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” but with girls and pants instead.
P: You’re not really the audience for this.
J: Is there some kind of male equivalent? “Brotherhood of the Well-Worn Cargo Shorts”?
P: Just eat your sandwich.
(Addendum: I will be working on a spec script for “Brotherhood of the Well-Worn Cargo Shorts” very soon. Hollywood, call me!)