“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
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.
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.
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.
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 😉