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Jeff Dorchen does not review his own movie. What happens next will shock you.


And that is how Basmati Blues came to be written. I and two of my friends had a story to tell about our feelings about our mothers and fathers and lovers and bosses and strangers and nature and science and capitalism, and it would all have been pretty embarrassing if we'd just got up at The Moth and talked about it in plain English. Instead we took the more dignified route and presented our concerns in a comedic love story with kissing and dancing and singing and flowers.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen explains how he wrote his Hollywood / Bollywood / musical / comedy / romance movie Basmati Blues, via a slight digression involving a young Irish drunk in Israel and the young Irish drunk in Israel's roommate when he was in rehab back in Georgia. He then presents a drinking game to play (and/or die) along with said film.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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