Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dancing Stallions - The Dream



Dana Montana is an unheralded icon of the American Feminist Movement. By supporting this project with Kickstarter you will make it possible for the world to finally know who Dana Montana is and what she contributed to the gender equity gains we all benefit from today. Most of you ladies reading this came of age as women in an era when you and your post-Women’s-Lib galpals could go to a club or bachelorette party and be entertained by a bunch of Magic-Mike “stallions” dancing and prancing for your pleasure. As a result, over time women continue to shatter glass ceilings holding back their progress. Dana Montana made that possible!


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A successful bestselling book will greatly enhance the chances of a film based on Dana's life being produced. Dana's Dream for a film was showcased in a Chicago Tribune article, among other articles by reporter Rick Kogan, a longtime Dana supporter. Rick's article, Naughty Nightlife, launched Dana's fame in 1979 when the Sun-Times story was syndicated. Dancing Stallions, the book and film, will inspire several generations of women living today to revisit that period of struggle, applaud feminist gains, and dedicate themselves to remaining proactive to make sure those gains continue until true and complete gender equity exists no only in America, but the world.

Abandoned by her parents, what begins with a little girl’s love of ponies leads decades later to The Dancing Horses, an Equestrian extravaganza, part Las Vegas, part Disneyland presented at her park, Animal Gardens where The Dancing Horses arena is located in Delavan, Wisconsin, just a few miles from Lake Geneva. 



Along the way Playboy Bunny Dana Montana fuels the ‘80s American Feminist Revolution with the First Ever Presentation of Guys Stripping for Gals on her Sugar Shack Stage Changing Forever the Gender Dynamics of the Society we all Live in.




It has literally taken 35 years to get to the point of finally being in a position to publish a book about Dana's life. I am Ric Bencriscutto, Dana's editor. I walked into the Sugar Shack 15 years ago, picked up a copy of her self-published never promoted or marketed book, Sugar Shack, read it and decided this was a story that had to be told to a wide audience.

As of last year I had completed the updates to her original manuscript and began searching for an agent. Only about 1 in 3,000 queries are accepted by a literary agent. Within six months we had an offer, but with the condition that the manuscript be rewritten by a writer with industry insider credentials which would have cost $35,000. We passed on that initial opportunity to move the project forward.


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I went to work revising the manuscript to the best of my abilities, sent out another round of queries, and secured another offer from an East Coast agent. Her only condition was to have the proposal and sample chapters polished and formatted by an industry insider. A much more reasonable request, we funded his involvement which added $1,000 to a growing list of out-of-pocked expenses needed to get to the point where we could reach out to an agent. So far I have invested $5,000 which I hope to recover as a result of this Kickstarter initiative. Those expenses involved producing and printing the prototype version of Dancing Stallions which will serve as your reward for donating.



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Moving forward, our agent will search for a publisher. If one is found, the Kickstarter funds will be used to further revise the manuscript and to fund book tour expenses.

1 comment:

  1. I've just downloaded iStripper, so I can have the sexiest virtual strippers on my desktop.

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