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There is Sex in the City but is there Love? Can a heart broken romantic survive being a player in this hilarious New York comedy? Read more

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There is Sex in the City but is there Love? Can a heart broken romantic survive being a player in this hilarious New York comedy?

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THE STORY 

DAVID is the last romantic guy in New York who collects 90's memorabilia. He is devastated when his fiancé who is sleeping with every guy in the city dumps him to pursue a career as a TV dance show contestant. Fed up he starts "phone fishing"; leaving cell phones in bars near hot women and then calling the phone pretending it is lost and sets off dating adventures. David’s looking for love but finds ladies with vicious pit bulls, a dominatrix into aerial acrobatics, a sexy drug dealing gangster, cross dressing thugs and a woman in a Catwoman suit. He is infatuated with his gorgeous coworker and barely avoids getting shot by her jealous fiancé.

When his ex returns to him, David must decide if he wants to continue the ladies man act or accept that she may be the only person who has the love he’s been longing for.

ABOUT

"The Funny Thing About Making Sex", is the first feature film from Corey “Mr. Complex” Roberts and David “D-Stroy” Melendez. They have been stalwarts in New York City's underground Hip Hop scene for years. Mr. Complex, a video director and film industry professional, co-wrote this film with D-Stroy, a comedic personality and all around character, who has performed at NBA, NFL and MLS events. This will also be D-Stroy’s first lead role. "A Funny Thing About Making Sex", will be Complex's first feature as a director. 

D-Stroy’s comedic “Tweets” have been printed in the in New York Times. The  Twitter platform was used by D-Stroy to spread his inspirational thoughts for the original story:

"Our generation has a limited scope and range in its depictions of LOVE. As a fan of Hip-Hop culture, I couldn’t relate to most of the “Urban” characters I seen in Film, I was disheartened. I didn’t see myself or a person like me being represented. Having spent most of my life in the entertainment business, I wanted to explore characters and storylines that moved beyond stereotypes and one-dimensionality.”

(Left) Mr. Complex and D-Stroy being interviewed, (Right) Table Reading
(Left) Mr. Complex and D-Stroy being interviewed, (Right) Table Reading

PLANS FOR THE KICKSTARTER FUNDS

We are raising funds to shoot "The Funny Thing About Making Sex" in Fall 2012 in New York City. 

Below is a list of items that we are raising funds to cover:

Budget Items Breakdown:
• Crew
• Cast
• Camera Equipment
• Lighting Equipment
• Sound Equipment
• Music
• Craft Services
• Wardrobe
• Production Design
• Locations
• Post-Production
• Publicity/Marketing Costs

Legal and film festival submission fees. Sounds like a lot of money? It is. We need your support and will absolutely make every dollar count. We are focused on making quality film that will rock you with laughter and feeling. Thank you!

Contact us: thefunnythingaboutmakingsex@gmail.com

A note on how to use kickstarter to make a pledge:

Then, you will go through and must complete the Amazon checkout process. If the project is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the movie reaches its funding deadline.

FAQ

Do you have to reach your goal? Yes. We need to reach or exceed our goal in order to keep any of the pledges for the film. If we don’t reach our goal, no one will be charged for their pledge and it will be as if the whole thing never happened. It’s all or nothing! 

What happens if you exceed the goal amount? The more the merrier. Seriously, making a movie is no small tasks, and even at the modest $26,000 we will be pulling a lot of favors to make this happen. If we exceed our goal, it will help make the shooting process smoother and allow for better locations, costuming, talent, you name it. Plus, it will help us market the movie after its done.


Please help in any way you can. even $1 counts and highly appreciated.

Please consider sharing this project on your social media network or/send it to a friend. If you have any creative idea on how to promote this project, feel free to do so or send me a message.

Contact us: thefunnythingaboutmakingsex@gmail.com

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    Props and gratitude for contributing to this film. Email updates of the film's progress and special thanks on the film website.

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    Receive “The Funny Thing About Making Sex” desktop wallpaper for your tired monitor. Also, a digital download of a Mr. Complex or D-Stroy/Arsonists song to be determined. You will also receive all of the above rewards.

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    Special thanks in the film's credits. Downloads of pictures and art from the film. A free download of a Mr Complex or Arsonists song to be determined plus all of the above mentioned rewards.

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    You will be sent “The Funny Thing About Making Sex” Script (PDF File) in an E-Mail. To go over and enjoy.

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    A free download of a Mr. Complex or Arsonists album plus all of the above mentioned rewards.

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    A copy of the film when it is released plus all of the above mentioned rewards.

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    Invitation the premiere screening / private party in NYC (transportation and accommodations not provided) and a download of the soundtrack. D-Stroy is known for his awesome funny Tweets and we will personally Tweet about you! Plus all of the above mentioned rewards.

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    An appearance in the film as an extra on selected days (transportation and accommodations not provided) and invitation to a a live show or performance in support of the film plus all of the above mentioned rewards.

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    A little box of Holy Moly! Our Lead Character collects 90’s memorabilia. You’ll get 4 randomly picked original stickers from Hip Hop groups of the 90’s (M.O.P., Das Efx, Jeru The Damaja and more), a limited release instrumental LP of D-Stroy/Arsonists “As The World Burns” Double Vinyl or the exclusive “D-Stroy Featuring Tony Touch 1994 EP” vinyl, along with Mr. Complex’s “Swiss Chocolate Cake” vinyl. “The Funny Thing About Making Sex” autographed DVD.
    Also receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit, Swag to be determined. Knowledge is the most important commodity and you get to personally pick the brains of a staff member: Mr Complex, D-Stroy or producer Carl Davis (phone or internet chat with the length to be determined) plus all of the above mentioned rewards.

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    You'll also get 2 tickets to watch a New York Red Bulls, Major League Soccer game held at the RedBull arena. The Arena Host (D-Stroy) will personally greet you at the Arena. (Travel & lodging expenses are not included). plus all of the above mentioned rewards.

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    YOU REALLY WANT IN THE BUSINESS? HERE IT IS… CO-PRODUCER! Invitation to spend time on the production set in NYC at arranged times and meet with the director and cast, a Co-Producer credit and VIP access to a screening or premier of the film in addition to all of the above mentioned rewards. You love us so much; D-Stroy will love you even more. You’ll get 2 tickets, backstage passes and drinks to 1 of the several events D-Stroy host (Transportation and accommodations not provided). However, if you can’t be in NYC and would like D-Stroy or Mr. Complex on a record or D-Stroy to host your Mixtape/Album with his funny skits, this is a great option.

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    YOU ARE A SPECIAL EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. D-Stroy will profile you as a guest on a radio show and make a special post about you on the “The Funny Thing About Making Sex” website. You'll also get 2 tickets to watch a New York Red Bulls, Major League Soccer game from the SkyBox (Unlimited Food & Drinks) as the arena host, D-Stroy comes to your seat and greets you during the halftime (Travel & lodging expenses are not included). If your having an event near NYC and would like D-Stroy to host at it. Fee is waved. Our eternal love and you’ve made some new friends.

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    Same thing as SPECIAL EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. You believe in our project, so you really want us to make our goal. Thanks so much and if your located in the NYC area D-Stroy and Mr. Complex will ask you, “Who do you want wacked?” and we’ll handle that person. Just kidding, but we’d seriously appreciate your existence on this planet and would be grateful that humans like you make being a human cool. You'll also get 2 tickets to watch a New York Red Bulls, Major League Soccer game from the SkyBox (Unlimited Food & Drinks) as the arena host, D-Stroy comes to your seat and greets you during the halftime (Travel & lodging expenses are not included). Also go as D-Stroy's guest to an event he host (Travel & lodging expenses are not included). Social Media and Radio acknowledgement.

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