Playwright Julien Nitzberg quickly discovered that Michael Jackson's life was too absurd and disturbing to match a traditional biopic. He tried for a big TV network, but he and the network did not agree on how to tackle the issue of Jackson's child molesting charges. Nitzberg finally left the project with the agonizing feeling that this story still had to be told. Without the limitations of traditional television that burdened him, he was able to unfold his wings and make the Michael Jackson story as it wanted to be, and from the perspective of MJ's famous sequin glove, it's a musical, the um, produced by Johnny Depp.
While this phrase sounds a bit too surreal to be credible, the more you explain it, the less milquetoaster it gets. Nitzberg felt, as he himself admitted, "morally repugnant" regarding the treatment of the subject. As the project fell apart, he decided to pursue the version that came out of a joke with Network Execs: What if all that Michael Jackson had been accused of was actually doing his sequin glove (which is an alien who cuts himself off the blood of the Nourished virgin) guys)? If you're in Los Angeles this coming January, you can watch For the Love of a Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable on the Life of Michael Jackson, as told by his Glove and Remember That this was less aversion to all approaches to the subject.
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