Every time I think I can't be surprised by the things I find in Los Angeles, something comes along to shock me. And further, I never have my camera at the ready when I need it. You see, I enjoy hiking in Griffith Park, the nation's largest city park, and one of my favorite spots in L.A.
I thought I had hit the height of weirdness when, while hiking one day, my fiancee and I were approached by a large, fully armed and armored legion of Roman Soldiers. This was near the summit of Mount Hollywood. It turned out to be these guys, Legion VI, a historical re-enactment society.
What could be better than that? A mile and a half up the mountain today, we rounded the bend to see a nurse. Well, really, a sexy nurse. She had on a white mini skirt and half shirt and big heels. Then, a few more feet down the road, we see a construction worker. Now I'm starting to think we've stumbled onto a porno shoot. A few more feet, and it gets even better: another sexy nurse (this one of the fine ebony variety), and a Doctor sporting a wild 'fro and sunglasses. It's gotta be a porno, right? A few more feet, and under the shade of a tree, it's a fully grown man in an owl suit with an orange safety vest, and a guy in a bad blonde shag wig who looks like a cross between Legolas Greenleaf from Lord of the Rings and Maynard G. Krebs. It's a film shoot, all right. Just not a porno. I think. We didn't stop to ask. We should have taken pictures. The elf/archer was also the director, waxing Keanu Reeves-like to his cast and cameraman about how much someone loved the scenes they had already shot. And of course, I stopped to reflect that if these guys can find a way to make whatever this thing is, there's no way I can fail out here. No freakin' way.
PS: if you have any idea what this film is about or when it's premiering, please let me know.