Thursday, September 12, 2013

My Career as a Travel Agent Was Not a Long One

The Robocop Movies weren’t actually filmed in Detroit, which makes Robocop tourism there difficult.

“Difficult,” however, isn’t “impossible.”

After all, not one moment of Brokeback Mountain was filmed in Wyoming, but they used it for tourism. Tourism’s a good way to help a flagging economy. And, from what I gather, Detroit’s economy could use some help.

So I organized the tour, film props, appropriately dystopic set-pieces, I even managed to get Peter Weller and Kurtwood Smith to record video greetings. It seemed I’d thought of everything.

Well, almost everything.

People who live in Detroit, it turns out, fucking hate Robocop…