“When a die-hard Alfa-male falls for a vegan, he teams with his childhood best friend who lives an alternative lifestyle in order to learn how to be a beta and win the heart of his love” Possible title: My Fair Soy Boy

    Singularity Posted on September 11, 2019 in Romance.
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      Another possible title: Alpha Beta

      Singularity Answered on September 11, 2019.
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        Are you a pilot? “Alfa” is used as the pronunciation key for “A” in international call signs, but ethologist use the common spelling, “Alpha” when talking about social rankings.

        Anyway, nice premise. I like the second title choice as it goes better with the logline.

        Mentor Answered on September 11, 2019.

        Thanks, the second title is not so ‘on the nose’ I see this as Pigmallion but instead of teaching a young girl to be a proper lady, it is teaching an alpha male to be a gentleman… sort of. (this is just a premise and not written yet)

        on September 11, 2019.
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          I am a vegan, a   soy boy, (also a flax freak, bran brat, oat oaf, omega-3-6-9 man, and a cruciferous cultist) and I’m confused.  “Alpha” I understand, but “Alfa”?  And “beta” refers to… well, what in contrast to whatever “Alfa” refers to?

          Singularity Answered on September 12, 2019.

          Thanks for the comment.

          The lead is a guy who likes beer and eats steak with ketchup, He’s into football, Laughs at his own inappropriate humor and he is very confident, people tend to follow him. He’s an Alpha male.

          The set-up could be changed, I chose him falling for his opposite, a vegan, who is into poetry and non-conformity. (Perhaps he overhears that what she really is looking for is a ‘sensitive man’, not the neanderthal’s who always hit on her)

          After that, it’s a play on “My Fair Lady” His childhood friend (Who is female) Also likes those things.

          So she begins training him. Teaching him how to be a modern guy, a guy who listens, a guy who enjoys the arts, a guy who looks a woman in the eye when he talks to her, not at her chest, a guy who doesn’t belch just for fun  (Or scratch himself in public)

          Of course, they actually are meant to be together, (Perhaps that is why he was attracted to the vegan woman in the first place, she reminded him of his friend who everyone knows he is in love with; except himself)

          I think the end would be when he looks himself in the mirror (After the changes) and realizes he doesn’t really like the new self, He like his old self (minus maybe a few rough edges) and then comes the moment of clarity, His best friend, the one who, (Like the woman he is pursuing) is also a vegan and likes poetry and culture…. she has never asked him to change.

          That’s when he realizes he’s been pursuing the wrong woman.


          on September 12, 2019.
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            Thanks for the clarification.

            Maybe something like:

            A toxic male rejected by every woman he courts hires a life coach to show him how to be a modern, sensitive man.
            (23 words)

            Rejected by every woman he courts:  I suggest that his problem is more than just being accused; he’s rejected over and over and over. Violently rejected. Act 1 could have scenes like the ones in “Groundhog Day” where Rita rejects Phil again and again and again with slaps to his face. So a series of escalating rejections: Girls laugh in his face and storm away, slap his face, fling drinks in his face, kick him in the shins; the topper to the running gag is when he’s laughed at,  slapped in the face and kicked him in the groin by the same girl.

            Life coach: Trendy and, imho, makes more sense.  If he’s so toxic, how would he have won the friendship of any girl in his youth?

            Or maybe he begs for the last one to reject him, the one who kicked him in the groin, to “domestic” him.  She refuses, of course, until he offers to pay.

            Whatever, the premise has a lot of possibilities. Lots of options to play with.  Best wishes.

            Singularity Answered on September 12, 2019.

            Nice, thanks for the suggestion

            on September 13, 2019.
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              I see now the first logline was too confusing here is a second attempt:

              “After he’s accused of being a toxic male, a rough-around-the-edges truck driver turns to his childhood friend to teach him how to be a modern, sensitive man.”

              Singularity Answered on September 12, 2019.
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                A guy who likes beer, football, and is overly confident is basically a stereotype – labelled as Alpha male. What might be the psychological dimension of such a character?

                My experience of this (often Australian) stereotype is “Macho”! That is: aggressive pride in one’s manly qualities, including a belief in one’s right to dominate. Such traits include obsessively working out, Aggression, Bullying others, Domineering behaviors, Attending live sporting events or getting together with the guys to watch the game,
                Participating in extreme sports, Getting into fights and arguments, Embracing danger as a way to prove oneself as manly …. you get the point.

                Now, put a Macho character in a room with say a girl who is Nagging, or Cocky or Controlling or Whiny, and the setup may have the potential to be more explosive. Could you imagine a Nagging Vegan antagonist ! I’d love to watch that go down 😉


                Penpusher Answered on October 2, 2019.
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