What She Wore: Skinny jeans, a black tank top with silver writing that reads "rock," mostly bare feet. I’m a little under the weather, so I put on some nice clothes, but didn’t really go anywhere.
There are a lot of movies about teachers and schools: Dangerous Minds, Stand and Deliver, Lean on Me. These are all really good movies and they are very inspiring. For me, though, I don’t think they’re a very accurate picture of teaching. First of all, teaching rarely fits the dramatic mold–is there a climax? Not really. It’s more like a winding road. And for me, a movie about my teaching career would definitely me a comedy. The single greatest thing about my job is the amount of laughing and smiling I get to do. With this in mind, below I have written the opening scene of Teacher in Heels: The Movie. A complete figment of my imagination, but I had a great time thinking it up.
The screen is dark. The credits begin to roll. A jaunty tune fills the air. Suddenly, there is light and it becomes apparent that the camera is in the back of a closet. A wild-haired girl in pajamas appears, and begins rifling through the clothes in the closet. The credits and song continue, and the camera follows the girl through the getting ready process: putting on a nice dress, blow-drying her hair, brushing her teeth, etc. A large portion of this time, she is searching in her closet, her dresser, and anywhere else looking for something. The room she’s in is small and cramped with a single bed (like a dorm room). Finally, as the song wraps up, we see her most of the way under the bed (this is not a graceful moment), and then she emereges victoriously. In her hand is a perfect black heel. She smiles and puts on the shoe. The camera pans out, and in the shot we see a cap and grown hanging hanging on her door.
This was mostly derived from a conversation I had with two of my co-workers while driving around and finding kid’s houses for home visits–we took six hours which is a lot of car time.
What would be the name of your movie? The opening scene? Would it be a drama, a comedy, a tragedy, or an action adventure? Who would play you?