"Based on a True Story" (Sort of)
Domino was released last year and sports the usual claim of being "based on a true story", with the unusual addition of "...sort of".
I haven't seen this movie, and I have no intention of doing so, given some of the content, but I stumbled across it recently and thought it worth a blog post.
The tagline is "I am a bounty hunter". It's a classic
Nothing unusual so far, except that this movie--or rather, the movie's real-life subject, the real Domino Harvey--threw a little irony into the mix.
Rebellion against God's design in one area almost always brings on rebellion in other areas of life. Domino Harvey was no exception. Homosexuality and drugs became a part of her life, and we'll never know what misery she suffered alone.
She was only 35 (going on 36) last year when the movie was planned for release. Knowing how her story had been modified and "enhanced" by filmmakers, she spoke of making a documentary of her life so that people could hear "the true story". Instead, she accidentally summed it up in one evening.
On June 27, 2005, she overdosed and died in her bathtub.
One of Domino's actual quotes that made the movie is "flip a coin; heads, you win, tails, you die."
It apparently didn't cross Domino's mind that either way, you will reap what you sow.
Domino's short 35 years on this earth is one sad testament out of many to the "feminist dream". Each story is different. Some involve drugs and violence, others involve boardrooms and lawsuits.
Some end with drug overdoses, others in venereal disease and yet others in the lonely emptiness that comes from cutting off God's blessing of a family.
The tragedy of Domino Harvey is just one of a long list of miserable lives that serve as the raw material from which
"Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
In other words, the rebellious high may look good on the silver screen, but watch out for the hangover. In Domino's case, as in so many others, it lasts for eternity.