Friday, January 19, 2007
Where the hell is the TV movie LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE?
Not on DVD thats fo sho.
Based on a true story, the made-for-TV Like Normal People is THE story of a romance between two mentally challenged adults. In his first dramatic acting appearance, Shaun Cassidy plays Roger Meyers, a mildly retarded man who, while living in a home for the handicapped, falls in love with another resident, Virginia Rae Hensler (Linda Purl). Despite the fierce opposition of their parents--not to mention one of the administrators, who regards such a union as "a social obscenity"--Roger and Virginia are determined not only to marry, but to raise a family. Virtually their only ally is teacher Bill Stein (Zalman King yeah... thats right. The softcore porn King), who formulates a stringent training program to show the couple the obstacles that they will face, and must overcome, in their future lives. Like Normal People made its ABC debut on April 13, 1979, a scant three weeks after the broadcast of the similarly themed No Other Love.
Man I miss that movie!
Shaun Cassidy and Linda Purl play ROGER and VIRGINA two bucketheads-who-clearly-are-not-retarded-but-simply-act-fuckin-stupid-as-shit folk who fall in love and want to make babies.
Roger works at LOVES ribs and claims he has an eleven year old girlfriend while Virgina delights neighbors with tales of the doctors forceps causing her retardation. It all starts with Hope Lange reading a poem that Roger wrote about his BIG RED PENCIL. What a Train Wreck! If anyone has a copy of this film please PLEASE dear god I have to have it!