Matthew Toffolo: What gave you the idea to write this very short story?
John Ervin: I wanted to bring attention to a screenplay I wrote, also entitled “The Look of Hate”, inspired by two friends from the 1990’s who pursued self-destructive life choice involving guns, porn and right-wing politics.
2) How many stories/screenplays have you written?
Rough count over thirty years: 25 completed screenplays.
3) What movie have you watched the most times in your life?
4) What’s your favorite thing about twitter? What’s your least favorite thing about twitter?
Favorite thing: Twitter is a convenient means for promoting my film projects and events. Least favorite thing: Twitter is a portal for Russian hackers, real “fake news” and alt-right demagoguery, not least The Alt-Right Demagogue-in-Chief.
5) Who would you really like to have dinner with? (dead or alive)
Orson Welles (no end to the number of conversation topics … and no end to the number of courses)
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Performed by Carina Cojeen
THE LOOK OF HATE, by John Ervin
Johnny Ray Sixpack, whose devotion to Donald Trump is exceeded only by his love of firearms, learns a lesson in love. The lesson is: he has no money, thanks to rising tax & health insurance rates, courtesy of beloved Trump, leading to his suicide, courtesy of a beloved firearm.