Get ready to “mark” your calendars, because I just found out that Greg Sestero, who played Mark in the cult classic film “The Room” is writing a memoir of his experience! The pub date will be sometime in 2013, but no word as to if it will be released in Spring or Fall of that year.
I enjoy watching bad movies for fun, and I am a HUGE fan of “The Room.” It has to be seen to be believed. Since its limited theatrical release in 2003, its cast has been condemned to cinematic obscurity, unless you count Sestero’s performance in “Puppet Master 7.” Still the film has enjoyed a rabid cult following, and now it seems that Sestero is going to cash in on the film’s popularity.
It seems that there will be a co-author on this book, which is a shame, because I would love to find out if Sestero’s writing is any worse than his acting. And I can only speculate as to how truthful the memoir will be; since “The Room” is now self-aware I hope that Sestero doesn’t exaggerate events just to placate fans looking for funny stories about director Tommy Wiseau. Though given everything I’ve seen and read about the movie and about Sestero’s relationship with Wiseau, I’d be willing to believe almost anything!
I hope there are other “Room” fans out there as excited as I am to read this book. I don’t care if it sucks, I’ll be first in line to pre-order it! What would really be nice is if the publisher would let the fans choose the title. I’d go with “Stupid Comments From My Pocket.”
For more information, visit http://shelf-life.ew.com/2011/05/26/greg-sestero-the-room-tommy-wiseau/