So I just got an email from a friend of mine whose friend made a movie called “My Date with Drew” (mydatewithdrew.com). The premise revolves around an ordinary joe trying to get a date with his boyhood crush, Drew Barrymore. Hey, I respect ambition.
Kind of a cool concept: in the movie, a guy documents his attempts to get a date with Ms. Barrymore using the six-degrees of separation idea. The email I received was an attempt to use that same concept to spread word of the movie. Everyone was supposed to forward the email on and then “mark their degree” of separation from the people making the movie. Wow, to think that I am only two degrees of separation from someone that is absolutely unknown to Drew Barrymore! Oh, and I love the Oprah bit.. from the email:
Given the basis of the film, I thought it would be cool to see if the “six
degrees” concept could help get the word out on this. And there’s no better
word of mouth referral in the world than Oprah. So if you want to help, here’s
what you do:
a) If your name is Oprah Winfrey: please email (address deleted to prevent spam)
and tell me what degree we are separated by (the number at the end
of the Subject line this email message).
b) Otherwise: forward this email to anyone you think would like to know about
the movie, changing “Degree x” to “Degree x+1” in the subject. For
instance, if it came to you as Degree 4, change it to Degree 5.
Anyways, I don’t post just anything because someone I know asked me to. But I went to this site and it actually looks like it might be an entertaining movie. And if it doesn’t do well this weekend, I won’t get to see it since it isn’t showing in Kansas City. So if you live in a big city, quit bogarting the cool movies and go see it already.