Scenes for Sage Sweetwater's fourth Lesbian Western Screenplay Madam Blaze Starr: Whiskey and Sagebrush Truth in Eights and Aces depict historically accurate 1897 Cripple Creek, Colorado, old gold mining and gambling town. The screenplay begins in that year and progresses to modern-day Cripple Creek, new gold mining and gambling town. The town hasn't changed all that much. All of the brick buildings still stand as they were, converted to modern-day casinos. Cripple Creek burned to the ground twice and was rebuilt in 1897 with brick structures.
The pulpit and the Old Homestead Brothel make their controversial appearance in both eras with political and religious opposition. Sage has written in true to life historical characters to include the lovely Madam Pearl DeVere, owner of the Old Homestead, which is still standing in Cripple Creek on Myers Avenue as a museum with her furnishings. Sage cast Madam's girls, Lola Livingston, Maymie Wellington, Mollie McCloskey, and Hazel Vernon who took over as Madam at Pearl's untimely death. Wealthy saloon owners of historical Cripple Creek Bobby Womack and Johnny Nolon are also in the cast of characters. Rumor has it that Bat Masterson may even show. He was in Cripple Creek at that time. Virgil and Wyatt Earp were also in Cripple Creek and Sage has written them in a scene.
Modern day Cripple Creek characters cast are Madam Blaze Starr, owner of the Tarot Veil Ranch, the modern-day brothel. Dominga Rio who we know well to be the inspiration for this Lesbian Western sequel to film. Chance LaRue is cast as the firebrand lesbian author.
The script is being written with historic re-enactments and careful attention is being paid to Cripple Creek 1897 details, the legendary gold town. The script is headed to Triboro Pictures in late fall 2010 or soon thereafter. Other Sage Sweetwater Creative Properties are in Development with Triboro Pictures and will reach the pre-production/Production stage as time progresses. The time frame of movie making is a long process. Indeed, Sage Sweetwater has a love for Old West history and gold camps. She's growing her saloons a few at a time. She can assure you she isn't in violation of any ordinance in either century.
Copyright Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist