Is CT Fletcher the Kai Greene of My Magnificent Obsession?
Every week, Iron Cinema will connect you with Generation Iron director Vlad Yudin. Giving you unprecedented inside access to the creative process behind his upcoming film, CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession. Get a first hand look at the entire journey of CT Fletcher to the big screen – from stories on set of films like Generation Iron and CT Fletcher all the way to exclusive behind-the-scene looks at our newest documentary. This week Vlad decides to pit two of the most popular weight lifting personalities against each other.
I don’t think it’s a secret that Kai Greene stood out the most from the rest of the cast of the Generation Iron movie. Right at the very beginning his look grabbed attention. His features. His scars. But when he started talking – people got mesmerized. His story became relatable right away and won instant support from the viewers.
Sure people can easily relate to the underdog. But it’s not just his story that made him SPECIAL, it’s the way he told it. With Kai it’s never a simple answer. He put thoughts in his words and made them flow like poetry. He’s soft spoken and calm and yet he is capable to inspire people that watch him on screen and then stand in line for hours just to shake his hand.
Many believe that he was the key character in the film, and yet we only scratched the surface of his story, as we had to showcase 7 other men competing that year.
So I think the real reason why Kai stood out – is because his presence and words were able to captivate and inspire people. In just one scene. One minute. Even one second.
Which brings us to the new film about a different type of inspirational figure and a legendary powerlifter (and former bodybuilder)… CT FLETCHER.
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Just like Kai – CT is a sensation who brings out crowds of fans at the fitness expos across the world. This new film is focused entirely on him and his story. The initial question that people ask is – “WHY? Why do we want to see this? He is obnoxious… All he does is curse and scream… This is in no way inspirational. He is no where close to being as interesting of a character as Kai….”
You’ve probably heard it all before.
First of all this is the WRONG way of thinking. You have to look below the surface. Their approach is different. At times CT’s hardcore method of expressing himself might be intimidating to the audience. But most of us just fail to listen closely and explore further.
Unlike his training videos – MY MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION will feature a different side of CT, a more intimate one. He calls himself a SUPERMAN FROM COMPTON and an IRON ADDICT and at first look he seems unbreakable. But after his heart surgery, CT realized that he was “just an insignificant loudmouth motherFU##A”. CT’s story of a comeback and deciding to go against his doctor’s orders to return to the gym is astonishing. You can recognize that in a minute. A second. An instant.
I believe that once people see this film they would fall in love with CT’s story same way they did with Kai’s. The difference is that CT doesn’t have any supporting cast. The whole film is about him. There is no Phil or Branch… no 7 other bodybuilders sucking up the attention. It’s just all CT (and his crew.)
So will his story be able to carry on and keep your interest for over an hour? Will he become memorable? YES. But you will find out for yourself soon. Just pay attention…