I was minding my own business on Tuesday night, sleeping like the good American I am, when into my head popped a dream that befuddled me.
I finished The Marriage Plot about a week ago. The book is about a young woman, Madeleine, who is entrapped in a love triangle with her troubled boyfriend, Leonard, and a long-lost friend, Mitchell, whose plans to travel the world after college are centered on forgetting that Madeleine ever existed.
The book is beautifully written, with well-developed, daringly human characters and a plot with enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested in a story that is, essentially, about the banality of upper middle class existence. It’s one of those books that is just begging to be made into a movie. And that, apparently, is where my brain comes in.
Rich Sommer, for those who don’t know, plays Harry Crane on Mad Men. He’s phenomenally adorable in that role (even in his less likeable scenes), but in a role as Madeleine? I’m not sure about that. (Though I’d love to see him in drag.)
The craziest thing, though, was not that I dreamed he was playing Madeleine (though that was pretty nuts), but that he responded to my tweet. I never anticipate that celebrities are going to respond to my tweets, especially when it’s about inane bullcrap like “OMG I HAD A DREAM YOU WERE SO-AND-SO.”
But shit, if he’s willing to make that movie, can I at least get some credit for casting?