Ten years ago, a friend asked me if I would be interested in working on a new locally-produced web drama. The drama, Bottle Service, would take place at an exclusive nightclub, “Club It,” and all the storylines therein.
I can do that. So for a week, I worked on this series. I appeared in a couple of scenes, and that was it.
In May 2011, the trailer for the series was released. It was saved on a Facebook-dedicated page for “Club It,” but that page no longer exists.
In September 2011, there was an announcement for a premiere gala event at one of the clubs in Saratoga Springs. That gala was cancelled at the last minute.
In 2013, there was a teaser trailer for the web series. Surprisingly, that teaser trailer still exists on YouTube.
But that’s been it. We are now at ten years since the time this was filmed, and no Bottle Service series, web edition or otherwise. Ugh.
I mean, there are a number of factors that could have derailed this project. This was an independent production, so there may have been trouble with financing. Most of the talent were volunteers. I mean, I was a volunteer. So there’s that.
But yeah, nothing. Nothing in ten years.
As Bess Houdini said when the tenth annual seance could not bring her into communication with her late husband, magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, she said that ten years is long enough to wait for any one.
And with that, I close any hope of seeing the Bottle Service web series.
I mean, it’s a shame. I really, really wanted to see how it would turn out.
I guess I found out “how it would turn out.”
Because if I went to a club like that in real life, they would take one look at me and escort me off the premises as being too plebian and plain for their establishment. In essence, I wouldn’t be good enough for their place.
And apparently, that’s the same for Club It.
I shouldn’t take this personally.