I love side characters. They’re like the supporting characters in movies or TV shows. They’re colorful, they make things interesting, and they’re wonderful tools to advance a story forward — or they should be. In this blog, which picks up where last week’s left off, I offer more from Sinna’s visit from Lani and Tommy. You may recall they were participating in her first appearance on a South Korean talk show, and it was going very well. LOL
The picture is of actor Choi Woo Sik. You may know him from Parasite, which I haven’t seen yet, but I’ve caught his cutesy self on YouTube in this Summer something or other reality show with my eternal bae Park Seo Joon. I’ve got to learn Korean because they rarely have subtitles on those clips, which sucks. Anyway, he’s the youngest, so he acts spoiled, and prances around trying to get everyone’s attention; it’s so cute.
…“It was like it was choreographed,” their female host marveled. The male host didn’t say anything. It took him a few seconds to get his composure back.
“Thank you. I used to dance to it a lot when it first came out,” said Lani, grinning and looking even more gorgeous with the glow of a job well done.
“Branded media choreography is just one of the services our companies provide,” Tommy said. Again she squeezed Sinna’s leg beneath the table as if to say, hold your tongue.
“Media choreography?” The female host asked.
“Short, choreographed online video content for brands,” Tommy explained. “Currently, we’re doing work for brands on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok; there’s really no limit when it comes to suitable platforms or delivery vehicles. You’ll see one of Sinna’s projects coming out very soon choreographed by her cousin and business partner Saint,” she revealed.
Then she told them about the burlesque show that would run for a limited time at the Blue Chateau. “My cousin is the lead dancer. Not too long ago, Bee was one of the hottest strippers in New York. I coaxed her out of retirement for this event.”
“Does she look like you?” the male co-host wanted to know.
“Better,” Tommy promised. “Think me, only 5’10 with a bottom to match the top and legs that start somewhere around her ears.”
The hosts burst out laughing, and Sinna and Lani just shook their heads.
“Is that true?” the male host asked Sinna.
“It’s not inaccurate,” she admitted. “Trust me. Bee is beautiful, and she’s a wonderful dancer. I predict she will have the good people of Seoul enthralled before she’s through.”
The hosts kissed their asses after taping wrapped. They wanted to keep them there talking and pumping them for information about 501K, but Tommy gave Adam a subtle signal, and he herded them away.
“Well,” Sinna drawled, when they were on their way to the hotel. “I don’t think you could have planned that better.”
Tommy smirked. “Thank you. We try. If Lani and Saint don’t get some offers to choreograph some of these solo bitches, it’s a trick to it,” she told them.
“I should never have told you about that project before it came out,” Sinna shook her head. She still hadn’t seen Saint’s work, and knowing her unpredictable cousin she had fingers on both hands crossed. “What if it bombs?”
“Girl, bye! Saint is not gonna create shit that’s wack, and you know it. And the more attention he gets, the better he’ll do on the next one.”
“Still, you should’ve told me,” Lani chided.
“Nah. I wanted the shit to be spontaneous. That way if anybody ask, I can say, “she came up with that off the dome. Imagine what she can do for you with a little planning.’”
“You’re a gangster,” Sinna told her.
“I am. Shall we have lunch? I brought more bottles from the tip.”
“You got Moscato in the room?”
“I told you I brought a case, fool!”
Sinna just laughed. “Can you drive faster, Adam?”
First, Tommy and Lani had to check on the preparations for their events. Sinna got to see the “If You Tippin’, I’m Strippin’” sign, and laughingly pronounced it genius. She said hello to Bee and the girls who were rehearsing on their new stripper poles, and shook her head at several men loitering nearby.
“Look at those two looky-loos,” she told Tommy.
“Security will shoo them out shortly,” she promised. “I instructed them to occasionally let a few at a time have five minutes. I want ‘em to get good and thirsty first, so they can tell people about the show. No pictures though.
“See that stoic looking Asian in the black suit? He works for Adam’s company. He’s been ordered to confiscate phones if someone even thinks about snapping a picture. I’m on guard against all leaks. If I don’t release the image, it ain’t comin’ out.”