AN ACTOR PREPARES TO BE A RELATIVE—THE ORDER FORM GOVERNS. How did the actor decide what kind of father to be to the 12 year old girl. There is a detailed order form in which the client can select a number of the characteristics of the “relative” (in this case, the “father”). For example: “hairstyle, glasses, beard, fashion sense … Do you like classy or casual? Is he affectionate or stern? When he arrives, should he be talkative or tired from a long day at work?”
In the case of girl who was bullied, the mother “wanted the father to be kind, very kind. He would never yell. She wanted the kind of father that would be able to deliver wise advice.”
An excerpt from the interview which I found moving:
“Morin: How do you handle it when the daughter gets angry or sad?
[Founder]: I never yell, no matter what. That was in the order-form description. The girl was bullied also, if you remember, so her feelings can be very unsettling.”