The Doorman

      William Schrader / Humor
The Doorman

A mildly satirical sex comedy, mostly humorous, occasionally painful, The Doorman looks at the desires we don't know we have and how they make themselves known.Oscar Freeland has it all: a low-wage job taking tickets at a small rundown theatre and the highly prestigious position of president of Barkie's Buddies, an Incredulous Journey fan club which he himself founded. That the only other members are children whose attendance he purchases with ice cream does not discourage him. On the contrary, as Head Doorman at the Palace, he considers it his duty to educate the young about Barkie and the Journey.Sadly, however, it is not to last. Somehow or another, in the go-go 80's, dilapidated single-screen theatres have lost their charm and Mr. Johnstone is forced to sell to Ziniplex, a large theatre chain, whose representative, the lovely Camila, stubbornly insists they show up on time, wear a uniform and not drink on the job - none of which Oscar has a problem with but several of his less diligent co-workers do. And so he is torn between his loyalty to the Palace and the affection of his friends. Which will he choose?And what about Myrtle, Pete's mom? Is she really his friend or just another Jezebel out to rob him of his virginity? What would Pastor Wilcox say?A mildly satirical sex comedy, mostly humorous, occasionally painful, The Doorman looks at the desires we don't know we have and how they make themselves known.
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