I always imagined Denny's character to be like that episode of Law and Order SVU where a really young-looking girl takes advantage of peoples' kindness and basically leeches off people by convincing them she is a child. Johnny is the nicest guy who ever lived so it fits.
In a way, it sounds like it makes Tommy a little more sympathetic, from the sounds of things, and in other ways, it confirms a lot of the weird creepiness to him.
I think he comes off a lot less sympathetic really, especially when it's made clear just how crazy he's driving the crew with his lies and boorish behavior. I always thought of him as this lovable, eccentric guy, but he comes across like a bully.
Sestero mentions that most of the crew weren't getting paid much at all, due to the low budget nature of the product, only for Wiseau to promptly have this fancy portable toilet (solely for himself) installed on the set for thousands of dollars. You can imagine the reaction to THAT.
He also hurled a bottle of water at the original actress playing Michelle after she dared disagree with him in a meeting before filming.
Post by Alexander The So-so on Oct 31, 2013 18:53:20 GMT -5
Finished it recently. Good God, Tommy Wiseau...I honestly don't know what to think of him anymore.
The ending of the book, where it talks about Tommy's supposed past and arrival in America, is something I can't stop thinking about. I felt like I was reading the classic Batman story "The Killing Joke," reading it and feeling all kinds of sympathy and sadness for someone who's caused all kinds of trouble for people...only to have a dash of "If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!" doubt thrown in to the story.