DRAGULA: A Transgender Tale

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COMEDY LGBT MELODRAMA FUNNY DRAMA OTHER

Contemporary,2000s

John Arthur Long

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Logline

Dragula is a tale filled with sensitivity to personal struggle, raucous humor, and musical entertainment. Peter, a vulnerable young man, makes the decision to transition, becoming the gender and human being he was meant to be.

Genre

Comedy,LGBT,Melodrama,Funny,Drama,Other

Short Summary

The musical entertainer, DRAGULA, draws the judgmental ire of the Right Reverend Bobby Swagger. Reverend Swagger is determined to prove by whatever means necessary that Peter’s lifestyle and entertainment choices are sinful and wrong.


Finally, Peter finds the courage to open up to those around him, and take an uncompromising stand against bigotry, proving that it’s all right to be true to yourself, no matter what lifestyle you choose.

Setting

New York

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Other,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Other

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Peter (the performer DRAGULA)

Age: 30s

Gender: Lgbt

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Sexy,Confident,Engaging,Outspoken,Funny,Gracious,Sarcastic,Seductive,Educated,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Empathetic,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: The Right Reverend Bobby Swagger

Age: 50s

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Aggressive,Narcisstic,Charming,Uneducated,Confident,Religious,Decisive,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

THIS WAS ORIGINALLY SCRIPTED AS A THEATRICAL MUSICAL. AT THE CHAIN THEATRE DRAMATIC READING IN NEW YORK, IT RECEIVED A RAVE REVIEW BY BROADWAYWORLD.COM. THE AUDIOBOOK INCLUDES MUCH OF THE DRIVING MUSIC AND ATMOSPHERE THAT ILLUSTRATES THE ENTERTAINING, HUMOROUS, DRAMATIC, POIGNANT, EMPATHETIC PLOTLINE. THIS WILL MAKE A TIMELY MOTION PICTURE THAT WILL HAVE THE AUDIENCE LAUGHING, PERHAPS EVEN CRYING AND FINALLY CHEERING WITH APPLAUSE AS THE MAIN CHARACTER IS FINALLY ABLE TO OVERCOME A LIFETIME OF PAIN AND TRULY BECOME THE PERSON SHE WAS MEANT TO BE!

About The Author

Mr. Long’s most recent professional writing creation is DRAGULA, A Transgender Tale, based on DRAGULA The Musical, a theatrical project Mr. Long co-authored with Theodore Kastrinos. With the message of “tolerance for all” DRAGULA, A Transgender Tale incorporates music, humor and sensitive dramatic scenes to look at the world of a musical entertainer who performs as a transvestite named Dragula, and has made the decision to transition to become the woman he was meant to be in life. Mr. Long also served as narrator of the audiobook edition released and distributed by Blackstone Audio. Mr. Long’s first novel, The Sign of the Guardian was published in two separate editions and optioned twice for motion picture production for which Mr. Long co-authored the screenplay. Eve Of Regression, Long’s second novel about the search for the grave of the first woman in an African safari adventure, has been translated into several different languages, distributed worldwide as a bestseller and was recently re-issued as a Kindle book titled The Gates of Eden. Mr. Long also authored The Harvard Man, a hard-hitting crime novel about a rejected applicant who becomes obsessed with destroying the esteemed Ivy League university. The Mean, a recent contemporary novel by Mr. Long looks at the nature of true learning, the drama of human relationships, and the threat of violence that has recently become such an integral part of our lives. Mr. Long also performed as the narrator for the audiobook edition of The Mean.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal,LGBT Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Vellum Publishing Inc. / Blackstone Audio

Year Published: 2019 / audiobook 2020

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

978-1-7340185-0-9