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Acquired Taste for Brooklyn
A real-estate investor falls in love with a dance instructor, complicating his plans to buyout her property for investors he represents.
ALEX ESPINOSA MALDINADO (25) runs a dance studio in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. She is a dark-haired Latina beauty who juggles taking business classes at the community college whilst single-handedly raising her young daughter, MARISOL (10).
A good looking, white, wealthy man, WILLIAM RANDOLPH BEEKMAN III (25) joins one of her dance classes and the two immediately take a liking to each other, much to the chagrin of Alex's gang-banging brother, CARLOS. Will is actually a representative of his father's real-estate firm and is seeking out the owner of Alex's property in order to make them a deal
He is under a lot of pressure to find out who owns the property. It's actually Alex's deceased husband, Marisol's father, and Mexican drug cartel boss, IGNACIO MALDINADO.
His brother, MIGUEL makes a return and catches wind of Alex's blooming friendship with Will. He learns that Will's company is trying to muscle into the property and have Will beaten.
Miguel kidnaps Marisol and Alex and Will follow them to Mexico where things go South.
ACQUIRED TASTE FOR BROOKLYN is a romance that develops a star-crossed romance between two characters that have race and class working against them.The plot develops a relatively simple conflict about real-estate and manages to involve drug cartel violence and kidnapping.
In tone, the story aims to be a light, steamy drama with bits of action. The writer demonstrates a clear voice and has a natural ability for writing flowing dialogue and developing believable characters.
The strongest suits of the screenplay are the opening act and the strong choices made to build on the world of the main characters' points of view and circle of relationships.
The writer takes advantage of classic hallmarks of Mexican heritage and plays on single-parent, family dynamics.
Overall, the writer has some strong suits with developing visceral main characters who speak from a clear perspective on life.