Joy Ride

Book Cover

HORROR FUNNY SCI-FI

Contemporary,Future,2000s

Maegan Heil

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Submision Type

book

Logline

On the eve of her wedding day, a bride-to-be contemplates a virtual screw session with a dearly departed ex.

Genre

Horror,Funny,Sci-fi

Short Summary

When maid-of-honor, Kiki drags Stacy (bride-to-be) into Joy Ride (where you can have virtual-reality sex with deceased lovers who have outstanding funeral debt), one name comes to mind. (Joey!) Will Stacy have one last hoo-rah on the eve before she ties the knot?

Setting

Joy Ride, a place to reconnect...

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity,Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Stacy Morrow

Age: Late 30's

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Insecure,Naive,Obedient,Romantic,Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Kiki

Age: Late 30's

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Confident,Sexy,Outspoken,Seductive,Manipulative,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Brock

Age: Late 30's

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Masculine,Narcisstic,Confident,Leader,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Secretive,Seductive,Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Martel

Age: Late 30's

Gender: Male

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Masculine,Heartthrob,Funny,Flexible

About The Author

Maegan Heil is the author of FRESH MEAT, a Substack publication featuring her short fiction works-in-progress. Maegan's writing has been described as, "edgy, dark and deranged," and has been featured on Chuck Palahniuk's Plot Spoiler.   ​ Maegan spent her childhood searching for quarters between the seats of her family’s movie theater. All that time around the silver screen sparked a love for story from an early age. Maegan's full name rhymes with Reagan Trial. Or bacon bile. Bios are not her strength. 

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning,Male Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published on Website (Substack)

Year Published: 2022

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Genre

ROMANCE, MATURE AUDIENCE, FANTASY

Brief

Stacy is about to get married with Brock when her maid-of-honor Kiki decides to take her to a different kind of bachelorette party: Stacy will have the opportunity to have sex with her former – deceased – lover Joey.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: GOOD

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Short summary could be more complete.

Draw of Story

What drew me into the story immediately was the originality of the theme; it is unlike any other movie or series we’ve seen before. Even though AI is a trendy subject, the mundane application of the tool is what makes it more original.

Possible Drawbacks

Nothing made me want to put it down because the narrative is dynamic and the story is short.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

I would watch this movie because the premise – relationships and AI technology - is interesting and trendy, and also because future is regarded in a very raw manner.

Fanbase Potential

It could have a large fanbase if story is developed in order to add more layers to characters as well as a better-defined narrative arc.

Awards Potential

It could have awards if script is better developed and story gets a structure. One idea would be to explore – maybe even using irony and humor - the way great technologies we once dreamt of changing the world end up being used in the most pragmatic ways possible.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

BLACK MIRROR

What’s New About the Story

The premise is original and there are great possibilities for a good story, however narrative as it is now lacks in structure and character development.

Lead Characters

Most of them are fun and relatable, however characters are still not developed in a way that makes it possible to get to a deeper understanding of their personalities and challenges.

Uniqueness of Story

As previously stated, narrative has potential, but requires development and structure.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Indie, Streaming TV Series: Network, Cable, Limited Run / Mini-Series, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

Because the general narrative is not defined and there lacks the element of challenge which is decisive for a good story arc.

Tips for Improvement

In order to consider it or recommend it, author could provide more insight into characters’ backgrounds, personalities and contradictions that make them unique, as well as a challenge in common to drive narrative and also create a relatability with audience.