Former Lebanon resident transforms play into a film


Former Lebanon resident Jacqueline Wright believed in her story so much that she turned her home into a “hot set” for a year while transforming her critically acclaimed play “Eat Me” into a feature film.
The movie, which was released this week on iTunes, deals with some serious and personal themes, including depression and sexual assault. Wright admits that the film tells a “challenging story.”
“It is not for everyone, but those for who it does resonate, it resonates deeply,” Wright said.
“Eat Me” tells the story of Tommy (who is played by Wright in the film), a woman dealing with issues of depression. On the day that she decides to commit suicide, she is interrupted and her life is saved ironically by a man, Bob (Brad Carter of “True Detective” and “Black Mass”), who breaks into Tommy’s home with intentions to brutally attack her. Wright, for whom the story is deeply person, felt that the writing of “Eat Me” served as a sort of “exorcism” for her..

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