Guilty Pleasures | Utah Adventure Journal
I had the wonderful opportunity to take things in a very different direction for this month’s Utah Adventure Journal. The article is about the apparent contrast between the author’s inner sci-fi nerd (guilty pleasures!) and his love for athletic outdoor activities like skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, etc. One of the things he narrates in the story is of how, when he was a teenager, he and his friend filmed their own sci-fi epic, Rusty Hoot. Since they had no budget for things like props or costumes, they just used things they had on hand- old ski gear, a rubber gorilla mask, a jester’s hat. I thought it would be really fun to imagine what the movie poster would look like if this were a big-budget movie from a major studio and that the cheesy costumes and props were somehow important to the story. The result reminds me of a cross between Planet of the Apes and Spaceballs.