Here I am, flanked by Lisa Apfelberg-Walton, writer, director, producer,
editor of "The First Time," to my right, and Sherman Koltz ,
who plays my husband, to my left (also
my husband in Bust A Shalom - check resume).
In this story, my 19 year old daughter, played by Sarah Bennett, has sex
for the first time with her boyfriend, played by John Flaa. Despite the
use of a condom, she gets pregnant. In this scene, I ask my daughter if
she is ready for motherhood. After all, she is still my baby. Oddly,
she takes my advice and has an abortion. What a coup for reality (not
the taking of a mother's advice, but the choice to have an abortion)!
My thanks to Lisa for making a film about a young woman who decides to
have an abortion and lightening does not strike her dead for her transgression.
The film ends with a flash forward several years to my daughter and her
now-husband (still Flaa) anticipating the birth of their planned child.
all I'm waiting for is a film about Vietnam deserters, and I don't mean
"White Knights." Who among you has the courage to tackle that
a scene we shot at a supermarket. I'm supposed to run into "the boy"
got my daughter pregnant and shoot him dagger eyes. That's my dagger eyes
look. Unfortunately, this scene didn't make it to the final cut. I haven's
used the dagger eyes since, but am looking forward to another opportunity
in the future.