LOS ANGELES — One of the numerous films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival next month was written by Jenny McCarthy.
Yes, that Jenny McCarthy.
The former Playmate of the Year, whose film career has consisted mainly of cameos in movies like "Scary Movie 3," "Scream 3" and "BASEketball," got sick of not seeing any good comedies for women come across her desk, so she wrote one herself. Two, actually.
"We're usually cast as the funny guy's girlfriend, and I say bleep that!" McCarthy explained. "No thank you. I'm gonna do it myself, and I finally became old enough to learn how to do it myself, and I'm doing it."
McCarthy wrote "Dirty Love" and shot it last summer. Her husband, John Asher, who directed her in "Diamonds" and "Thank Heaven," was the first to sign on. Carmen Electra, Eddie Kaye Thomas of the "American Pie" movies and Kathy Griffin co-star, while Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 has a cameo.
"Carmen plays my girlfriend and she's hilarious in it," McCarthy said. "The premise is a girl that walks in on her boyfriend sleeping with another woman and she seeks revenge on him the entire time. You know I wrote it, so it's gotta be pretty controversially insane."
"Dirty Love" will be part of the Park City at Midnight category, which has featured "The Blair Witch Project" and "Super Troopers" in the past.
McCarthy anticipates the movie will hit theaters in the summer, around the same time she and Asher start shooting the other movie she wrote, "Rollin."
"It's about ecstasy," McCarthy said. "There's so many people taking it and not enough people making fun of it, so I wrote a comedy about it. It's pretty insane. I have no words of wisdom about it, it's just plain funny."
McCarthy is also scheduled to shoot two other movies in 2005, "National Lampoon's Cattle Call" and "Once in a Lifetime."
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