Charles explored the question of why people cheat in the hopes that he would discover a deeper reason why so many choose infidelity. I don’t think that even he knew how slippery this slope would be. —Andrea Miller, CEO of YourTango.com
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2011
Charles J. Orlando, author, relationship expert and popular Facebook personality, announced today that his article “Why Women Cheat: A Married Man Goes Undercover On Ashley Madison” has been selected for development into a feature film by Underground Railroad Company Media Studios and film veteran James Bond III.
No stranger to the film industry, Bond has transitioned from child star to critically acclaimed filmmaker to burgeoning media mogul having founded the stalwart media enterprise Underground Railroad Company and its various divisions including but not limited to URC Media Studios. Orlando has been tapped by URC Media Studios to write the screenplay.
Looking to understand the pre-cheating motivations of today’s women, author and relationship expert Charles J. Orlando—who is happily and monogamously married—feigned being a cheating husband on the popular “married-but-dating” website AshleyMadison.com to discover the answer to a nagging question: What are the pre-cheating motivations of women today—before they have the affair? 30+ steamy chat sessions and three in-person dates later, Orlando was finding answers to his questions, but the experience began to take a toll on his own marriage. A reformed womanizer who was opening the proverbial Pandora’s Box, Orlando began looking at his marriage and his beloved wife differently… and she wasn’t seeing him the same, either.
“Charles’ story is not only compelling and unique, it’s also quite daring in its approach. Although I had previously stumbled across an article based upon the subject matter, I felt that approaching it from a film perspective might be a bit too risqué for my taste. However when I read Charles’ article on the MSN.com homepage, I immediately realized that this material was the pertinent approach as it pertains to exploring the subject matter cinematically,” said James Bond III. “This real life story is so high concept and morally over the top, it immediately appealed to me as a theatrical feature film that audiences worldwide could find intriguing from a contemporary romantic comedy with drama perspective”.
The rise of Social Media and online "meeting places" has created an environment where cheating isn't the seen-not-discussed act of betrayal it once was. And with a rise in websites that specialize in casual sex — CraigsList's Casual Encounters, Fling.com, AshleyMadison.com and more— being featured on CNN, The View, and Good Morning America, cheating is not only mainstream... it is the New Black.
“It was a surreal experience that not only tested my personal resolve and honor, but became a Litmus Test for my own marriage,” said Charles J. Orlando, author of the acclaimed book, The Problem with Women… is Men: The Evolution of a Man’s Man to a Man of Higher Consciousness. “My wife and I are excited about the film possibilities, but our warning to others is clear: Don’t put your marriage to the test in this way. While I didn’t break any marital vows during this experience, you can’t unring the bell of cheating—even if it’s fake. We’re still working on things together and hope to get back to our level of trust in the very near-future.”
Charles partnered with the popular relationship website YourTango.com to collaborate on the research approach and to distribute the article.
“Infidelity is a topic that everyone has an opinion on, and often those beliefs are tested when it’s experienced in a personal way. Charles explored the question of why people cheat in the hopes that he would discover a deeper reason why so many choose infidelity instead of simply ending their current relationships first. I don’t think that even he knew how slippery this slope would be,” said Andrea Miller, chief executive officer of YourTango.com. “Conversations like this one are topics we’re deeply invested in exploring on YourTango, and Charles has laid some incredible groundwork for making this happen.”
The original article can be found on Charles’ YourTango Experts profile at http://www.yourtango.com/experts/charlesorlando. More information about Charles can be found on his website at http://theproblemwithwomenismen.com or on his Facebook Page (with over 450,000 Fans) at http://facebook.com/theproblemismen.
About Charles J. Orlando
Charles J. Orlando is an author, writer and speaker living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an active member of American Mensa, and he is regularly tapped by radio and print publications for his relationship expertise, including Self, Men’s Health, Shape, and The Reporter. Charles’ past experience as a “morally challenged” young man—combined with over 1,600 interviews with men and women—has brought his acclaimed book The Problem with Women… is Men: The Evolution of a Man’s Man to a Man of Higher Consciousness to life, taking readers on a humorous, blunt, tell-all romp through the world of men and their issues. Through his efforts, Charles hopes to assist women in regaining their sanity and self-esteem, and empower men in evolving beyond their primal instincts. Charles’ writing can be found on popular womens’ sites such as YourTango.com and BettyConfidential.com, and has been featured on Yahoo! Shine and MSN.com. Connect with Charles on his Facebook Page by visiting http://facebook.com/theproblemismen, or find out more on his website at http://theproblemwithwomenismen.com.
About URC Media Studios
Underground Railroad Company (URC) is a bold and strategic multimedia venture encompassing Movies, Records, Television, Publications and the production, acquisition and national distribution thereof. URC is “The Major Independent Alternative” for various genres of commercial, sometimes 'quirky', sometimes 'a bit edgy', sometimes 'underdog' independent product. Although URC is a more traditional brick and mortar distributor, the company also has a new media digital arm and Internet presence. URC releases encompass theatrical, retail, broadcast, online and various digital platforms. One can visit the general URC website and its social media pages on sites such as YouTube and MySpace, etc. which features a portion as does the website, of URC's significant library of media product. More information can be found at http://undergroundrailroadcompany.com
YourTango is a digital media company dedicated to love and relationships. As the thinking woman's media brand, we are leading the conversation that is closest to women's hearts. No matter what lovestage our users are in—single, taken, engaged, married, starting over, or complicated—we help them live their best love lives. YourTango offers real, relatable text and video content, along with an active, highly engaged community where users learn, affirm, share and connect on matters of the heart. For more information, please visit http://yourtango.com
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