Step Into The Mayhem

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Facebook Fan Page

Hey SOA fans! Good news, the Facebook fan page for this podcast has a new and unique url! Now you can access it easier:
Girl of Mayhem Podcast Facebook Fan Page

Sunday, June 27, 2010

018 Show Notes

In episode 18 of Girl of Mayhem, Melissa reviews Season 2 Episode 3 "Fix" from the hit show Sons of Anarchy. We also talk about a voicemail from listener John in Houston. Melissa reviews Henry Rollins portayal of the character A.J. Weston.

Special thanks to listener AJ in Okinawa!!!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

017 Show Notes

Melissa returns after an unplanned break with episode 17 of Girl of Mayhem. Sorry to keep everyone on delay! In this episode we review Season 2, Episode 2 Small Tears. We have a listener feedback segment, as well as our usual notes and news. For our character analysis, we review Ethan Zobelle, who is played by Adam Arkin.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Update on Season 3 Progress

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Original text by Kurt Sutter:

I know I'm thick into the season when I look at my blog and realize I haven't posted in weeks. Twitter is spoiling me. It's the lazy man's blog. So I'd figure I'd drop an update.

We just locked picture on 301 and everyone is very excited. Directed by "Shield" alum, Stephen Kay, the network had very few notes -- which is a good sign. The season picks up a few days after the season two finale and the episode is about Jax's emotional journey through the devastation of losing a child.

It's so interesting for me as a writer to explore these emotional avenues now being a father myself. I wrote a script years ago called Delivering Gen which was all about a man's inability to be a father. I remember some parental watch group read the script and pointed out to me and my agent, Nicole Clemens, who was also single at the time, that the baby in the movie is in life-threatening peril more than a dozen times. Our response was, "Really?" We were a little detached. But now that I'm a father, those scenes, those moments are much harder to write. And hopefully, deeper.

I watched Edge of Darkness over the weekend and while Mel was hunting down his daughter's killers, I was listening to Esme' coughing over the baby monitor. She has a cold. I kept pausing the movie, then running up to her room to make sure she was okay. It was a weird interactive experience. But now I know whenever I do write those father revenge scenes, they won't just be fantasy. I know in my gut, that I'd cut someone's fucking heart out if they ever threatened my kids. Truly, without pause. I'd kill with a clear conscience.

Wow. As usual, I've taken a left turn down Dark Drive. So about that update -- 302, directed by another "Shield" alum, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, came out great. I will say there's a scene near the end that rivals the tattoo removal sequence in season one. It makes me giggle. I haven't seen 303 yet. That too, directed by a "Shield" alum, Billy Gierhart. Looking forward to seeing Stephen King in that one. 304 is being shot by one of my favorite directors, and another "Shield" director, Guy Ferland (do you see a pattern?). 305 is being prepped, Gwyneth is helming that one as well. 306 is written. And I'm avoiding writing 307 at this very moment. It's due a week from today.

I tweeted about the new line of merchandise that will be coming out very soon. It's very hip. I think folks are really gonna dig it. We're in the process of putting together some kind of music tour with Bob Thiele and the Forest Rangers. The iPhone app is moving forward, as is the game. Oh, and we're gonna be auctioning off a custom SOA Harley for charity. More on that in the next couple weeks.

I think that's it. Back to Charming.

SOA Background For Season 3

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Original text by Kurt Sutter:

By now, most folks know we are doing an Irish storyline this season. I won't spoil anything with details but I wanted to share some mythology with fans. This is information that has either already come out through character or will be alluded to this season. Again, it's nothing that will spoil your viewing but if you are reading my blog, or reaching out to me on Facebook or Twitter, it gives you some inside dope others won't have. And I'm sure I don't have to say this, but just for the folks in legal -- the following mythology is not based on real events or facts. It is all a machination of my disturbed little mind. Any likeness or similarities to real events or people is purely fucking coincidental.

Gemma, Jackson and Thomas Teller were all born with the family flaw. Varying degrees of congenital heart disease, CHD. Jax's condition was very minor and he eventually outgrew his issue. Although he needs to be aware of his genetic predisposition for heart disease, it's nothing that impacts his day-to-day life. Such is the case with Gemma as well. Thomas was not that lucky. Jax's younger brother was born in distress, his CHD was much more serious. (Abel was also born with CHD, but his condition, like Jax, is minor. Abel's birth distress was due to the Gastroschisis - intestines are outside of the body - an unfortunately common occurrence of children born of drug-addicted mothers).

Thomas' childhood was a series of tests, treatments and hospital stays. Not only did it have an emotional toll on John and Gemma, it created a huge financial burden as well. Up until that point, the Redwood Original charter had been involved in some illegal enterprises, but not guns. A member of the First Nine, McGee, was born and raised in Belfast. He knew that the IRA was looking for distribution to the states. Both McGee and Clay convinced John that assembling, customizing and selling guns could be a lucrative enterprise. John, desperate and already slightly broken, agreed. An Irish Catholic by birth, John Teller went to Belfast and made a deal with the Irish Republican Army. And so the gun business was born.

McGee stayed in his homeland and began the Belfast charter of the Sons of Anarchy. Sons of Anarchy Belfast (Sam Bell) became a mercenary arm of the IRA.