Two Flight Attendants Release Comedy Movie Script About the Worldwide Turbulence Following the Inauguration of a Lunatic Loose-Cannon U.S. President

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Current and former flight attendants Cathy Torres and Ellen Simonetti are pitching a diverse comedy action movie about a world where a loose-cannon egotisitical U.S. president bungles diplomatic relations and endangers the lives of Americans abroad, specifically an American airline crew trapped in a Central American country after said president starts a feud with that country’s leader. On Tuesday, November 1, the script will be posted on their website for all to see.

Today, a week before the much-anticipated election, Cathy Torres and Ellen Simonetti are releasing their script—comedy or horror, depending on how you look at it—about a world where a narcissistic, egotistic, chauvinistic, racist, lunatic loose-cannon business man is president of the U.S.

“Ronald J. Crump” is the name of the newly elected American president in the future blockbuster titled “Turbulencia.” He has suspiciously tight orange skin, a fluorescent yellow comb-over, and a penchant for insulting neighboring countries.

“'Turbulencia' takes us on a trip to the Central American country of 'Colonagua' with a diverse but dysfunctional American airline crew," says script co-author Cathy Torres. "And boy are they in for a ride."

Just before the crew leaves the U.S., Crump makes his first national address as president during which he hurls insults like “banana-peddling buffoon” at President Francisco Chulón, the populist Colonaguan leader whom he expects to pay for a ridiculous border wall of his own concoction.

The crew happens to be staying at the Crump International Hotel in Colonagua, which quickly becomes a hotbed of anti-Crump and anti-American protests. It doesn’t matter that many of the crewmembers didn’t vote for Crump and in no way agree with his speeches or policies. They’re stuck.

Hilarity ensues as the crew must find a way out of the country before getting pummeled by protestors and each other. Can they keep it together through political differences, heel-breaking hardships, and anxious thoughts of cats back home?

"The script is meant to reflect the current political climate in the U.S.," explains co-author Ellen Simonetti. "And, yes, I have had some serious political differences with members of my crews. But we have to all figure out how to get along and work together, otherwise the plane won't leave the gate."

Cathy Torres is a current flight attendant for a major U.S. airline and Ellen Simonetti is a former flight attendant and famous blogger. Her book, based on her blog, is entitled “Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant: The Queen of Sky Blog.”

Visit for more information about the script and to view Cathy and Ellen’s pitch video. The script will be available for viewing on the website on Tuesday, November 1.

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