The Man. The Myth… The Legend.
Most scripts centering on the Kennedy’s fail for one reason only. The things that make a producer uncomfortable are cut. Catholic values are the spiritual foundation that have formed the leads in my script.
Born of faith, The JFK administration was magical because it was born of overcoming inner turmoil. Redemptive suffering was a Christian principle at odds with the burgeoning sexual revolution. Catholics pray the rosary, believe in hell, and uphold those traditions. The Catholic faith of the Kennedy’s was no gimmicky shell used to gain votes. In facing down temptation and addiction JFK used these tools in harnessing impulses.
The truth can be volatile but if covered honestly and tastefully, not only can a story endear itself, but a legend is born unto the generations. In their midnight hour the Kennedy’s grappled with their heritage and its profound power.
I am wholeheartedly dedicated to portraying my charachters honestly, ensuring my Catholic brothers and sisters are served with the dignity and respect earned. I believe this accurately told story will result in a cathartic resolution for our Country, encouraging discussions.
I hope you will give me the opportunity to take this journey with you as it unveils a brief and shining moment in early 1960’s America where the nuclear age is not only endured but overcome with the resolution that world peace is made most possible by the most essential aspect of Christianity: forgiveness.
If you don’t like the truth about Jack Kennedy, then you don’t like the truth.
Jack Kennedy converted to LIFE. In his final months, he defended the premature baby.
In a final act of defiance, JFK not only laid out a final act of defiance against the powers that be aligned that had against him, he embraced the misery that often accompanies the choice to do the right thing, and in doing so he conquered the most fearsome mortal enemy, himself, the enemy within his own soul, by humbling himself, was made strong.
2017 (c) Roberta Jarrett Iervolino