This was my first video to go viral on Facebook. Though the subject matter is barbaric, I actually think the writing is some of the best I've ever done, and I often rewatch it to get inspired before working on new scripts.
At the time, I was living and working full-time in Las Vegas, and, when my weekend finally came, I would just be so over people and traffic and neon that I'd drive out into the desert to escape. Usually to this little shit resort town called Primm. But no. On the day I wrote this script, I went further, deep into California, a two-hour drive, to the desert city of Barstow. I got a coffee and banged the thing out in one sitting.
I have fond memories of filming this, too. For a solid hour we couldn't find anybody who would answer questions about getting their ass licked. Girls, guys, men, women, young, old – nobody. And I started thinking I'd blown it by writing too gnarly of a script.
The cute-but-sort-of-ditsy girl with the Starbucks drink turned it around. She was down to talk, and then right after we got the two girls by the Bellagio lake, which was another key clip. Momentum was ours – for the rest of the filming session and on into the night.
I got fucking shit-faced after. Which is pretty rare for me these days, but that was a proper Vegas party night, to be sure. Also – and I don't want to say anything ungentlemanly here – but there is a very strong chance I had intercourse that night, as well.
Song: Kevin Macleod--Wagon Wheel