After the Summer of Love came a terrible
This is THE True Story about the events that
toppled an entire Government, derailed a Revolution, and poses a Mystery:
Who Really Killed The Hippies? And what the Hell was a real
Big Fat Benny (Barry Fey) was a knit-sweater
Folkie who urgently wanted to be Hip. During a pilgrimage to blissful San
Francisco, he urges Frisco's Founding Flower Children to come stage a Love-In
in Denver - where repressive Governor Love ruled with an iron fist
(yep. Love was his real name!) and the cops hadn't heard of Civil
The idealistic Hippies sent a Black Man to turn on
the Red Necks. The Love-In was so successful, the Hippie Guru declared they
would stay and build a Hippie Concert Hall to spread the Music Revolution. The
authorities were not pleased.
In a perverse reverse on OZ, a quartet of Freaks
from the Magical Land of 'Frisco moved to the extreme edge of Middle America,
where redneck Cops and rubberneck Media waged a sustained conspiracy to destroy
the Hippies and their Music.
The Hippies and dozens of Denver acolytes convert
a boozy Strip Club into an awesome Psychedelic Palace. Elvis is the
Hippies' spokesmodel - the demeanor of Othello with a mind like Iago.
Security-minded Salty Charlie is a no-nonsense Vietnam vet and ex-biker
outlaw. Li'l Joe embodies all the eager innocence of Idealistic Youth.
Sweet Mercy is The Zen Artist - a talented lights and sound tech who
endures the sexist misogyny which tainted the Hippie Movement. Detective
Black is the vigilante vice cop spearheading the dirty tricks as a
surrogate Champion of Morality.
This is a big story of Cultural Revolution as
fresh as today's headlines - Youth vs. Establishment. From Bob Hope jokes to
bomb threats by beer vendors, this culture shock conflict became a propaganda
war that raged in schools, churches, on the air and in the streets. Forget
those Chicago 8 yippies. This is THE most shocking political triumph of
the '60s. In the end, an entire government was toppled even as the Hippies
betrayed themselves. Yet you've never heard about this story - because the
Court Records remain sealed to this day.
This is also a very "Roshomon" story about The
Power Of One, told from three views: Black, the egotistical Cop who
violates all his own laws. Mercy, the authentic Artist who keeps The
Faith. And Benny, the dreamer who doubted himself... until he saved the
day, outwitted a government, and finally lived his own Dream instead of
The triumph of The Individual.