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Riding in Medusa with Bellflower Boys: Donuts, Flames, P-Diddy, The Apocalypse & Picking up Girls

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 9, 2011 at 3:00AM

Cruising Los Angeles in the Medusa with Bellflower stars Evan Glodell and Tyler Dawson, I learned: that the car was the prima donna on set, gas money came from P-Diddy, Doing Donuts (the "longest uninterrupted donut" in the car's history) in a Staples parking lot makes me nauseous, and the Medusa is more effective at intimidating folks and impressing young boys than picking up cute girls.
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Evan Glodell, Sophia Savage, Tyler Dawson
Evan Glodell, Sophia Savage, Tyler Dawson

Cruising Los Angeles in the Medusa with Bellflower stars Evan Glodell and Tyler Dawson, I learned: that the car was the prima donna on set, gas money came from P-Diddy, Doing Donuts (the "longest uninterrupted donut" in the car's history) in a Staples parking lot makes me nauseous, and the Medusa is more effective at intimidating folks and impressing young boys than picking up cute girls.

For a glimpse of one helluva of a ride in the Medusa, complete with flames, donuts, chartitable deeds in Venice Beach, a shotgun and lots more, watch below. For a more traditional interview about Sundance and SXSW micro-budget hit Bellflower (now in select theaters and primed for a wider release) and its breakout writer-director-star Glodell, go here, here or here.

Part 1:

Part 2: skip to 2:35 mark for the donuts.

Bonus - The Medusa flaunts its flames at Comic-Con:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.