Here’s a short but sweet scoop from the Hollywood Cog today that concerns Matt Nix, the writer and showrunner of USA’s guilty pleasure (lately more agonizing than pleasing) “Burn Notice.” Nix is working on an indie flick — via the independent production company, Permut Presentations, Inc. (Charlie Bartlett, Youth in Revolt) — that’s called Cock.
Wait until you read the logline: It’s a dark comedy about a woman who, dissatisfied with her marriage, takes her sexuality into her own hands. How?
By growing a penis.
Say, huh? What? In a petri dish? Is she going to attach it to herself and have a little U-turn intercourse? I don’t get it, but I’m definitely intrigued.
It helps that Nix is a pretty solid writer over on “Burn Notice,” in that frothy kind of way, but if there was ever a show that needed an official end date, it’s that one. It’s been spinning its wheels for a two seasons now, and it’s become apparent that the series arc won’t be solved until the final episode, and likely, it will have little to do with all the build-up over the last three or four years. The self-contained part of the show still works, but man: The show’s actual premise is in the ditch. The “SNL” skit about the show is fairly apt: