All my life, I have been too much of something. When I was a girl, I was too curious, skinny, and scared, and when my mother was diagnosed with cancer, I was too little to make her better. Losing a stable and consistent loving force at age eight set me on a quest. I longed to belong and became too dependent on what others thought until one day, I posed for Playboy Magazine. My centerfold appeared in May 1979. I quickly gained experience promoting product while traveling extensively as a model and an ambassador for the company.
After that, I became second fiddle to strong women who knew the ropes of Hollywood Celebrity back home in L.A. When these women were in trouble, I was by their side, helping them through tough times. Maybe if I could save one of them, it would make up for my inability to save my mother. Through those experiences, I never truly escaped from the sea of disfunction brought on by self-objectification; however, I learned how to navigate tricky waters by recognizing reliability does not require forgoing my core values to please others for acceptance.
I am now in the process of reverse engineering my career. At first look, you might say I am now too critical, too old, too white, too hetero, too late, and forever typecast. So, I choose to make use of my anger, disappointment, and fear. Not to tweet, blog, or complain in documentaries about how sorry I am about my Playboy experience, but to continue to write fictional screenplays, focusing on psychological, elevated horror, and thriller hybrids. I spend time with the people I trust the most, the ones I can genuinely manipulate, my characters. Yes, it’s payback time, and the best revenge is success. Not the fame or fortune kind of success, but the ability to face one’s demons, and in the process, create extraordinary yet relatable character journeys where audiences can learn lessons via my screenplays. When writing fiction, one can never be too dramatic!
BIO: From Hefner’s Playboy mansion in the early 80s to an Abu Dhabi Royal’s mansion in 2010, Michele has garnered a wide range of experiences on both sides of the camera and stage. Not immune to life’s conflicts, Michele has been gifted with the opportunity to work among a diverse group of budding content creators and seasoned industry professionals around the globe and is currently setting her sights on writing and creating havoc for fictional character’s lives in the television, film, and streaming mediums.
Michele has a penchant for Psychological drama, elevated horror, and thriller hybrid genres as they readily feed off her personal life experiences.