Welcome to Week 2 of my new feature, where I come up with a book pitch inspired by a routine from last night’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance. These won’t necessarily be my favorite dances or dancers, just dances that inspire some sort of story in my mind.
But in case you’re wondering, this is my favorite couple this season. And as a bonus, if an author ever decides to take me up on one of these pitches (because goodness knows I’m not going to write them) and picks a dance with Matthew, and then if their book is adapted into a movie, it can star Ryan Gosling. Because seriously, Matthew looks like dancing Ryan Gosling.
I’m going to honestly be surprised if there’s not a Dancing Gosling Twitter avatar and Tumblr by the end of the season, complete with dancing “Hey Girl” memes.
But I digress.
Song: Hear Me Now (Dri, Lind & Lukka Mix) by Steed Lord
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Dancers: Matthew and Audrey
Pitch: In a future where personal interaction has been banned and all contact must be virtual, a lonely young scientist creates a robotic companion to keep him company. But when she unexpectedly develops her own personality and desires, he realizes he may have gotten in over his head.
Suggested Author: Myra McEntire (She writes relationships so well that I think she could make this semi-creepy concept seem not so creepy)
So You Think You Can Dance airs on FOX on Wednesdays at 8 EST. And no, they don’t have any idea who I am.