Kirsten Dunst's new Showtime series On Becoming a God in Central Florida begins tonight. She plays Krystal Stubbs, a working mother from 1992 whose family has lost everything in a pyramid scheme. So Krystal takes over the pyramid scheme itself and follows the mastermind.
Esta Spalding is the showrunner for On the Way to God in Central Florida . Spalding spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet in front of her panel of the Television Critics Association for On Becoming a God in Central Florida . See About becoming a god in Central Florid Tonight at 22 o'clock. on showtime.
How FAM Killed Krysal's Family
Many well-known brands such as Amway and Herbalife operate multilevel marketing. In search of a god in Central Florida invented their own, called FAM.
"I think we've tried to use our FAM program to build all kinds of scuffles that use pyramid programs to give you just enough information, but just keep things so confusing that you can not understand what is really going on, "said Spalding.
FAM can not answer your questions until you invest more.
Like most pyramid schemes, FAM encourages you to invest and then recruit people to sell for you. If you have any questions, please excuse me. You have to reach the next level before the FAM answers.
"You can not know this or that until you reach this level," Spalding said. "This door will not open and things will not be revealed." One of the usual things for schemas, and this is again something from the '90s, when you received the 120-page manual that you remember until Tuesday's distribution and delivery schedule It is incredibly complicated on purpose that you do not know where to start asking questions so you do not ask questions. "
If you have not made any money with FAM, you are guilty yourself
The FAM methods are not enough, this is not a problem with the FAM system, of course you're doing it wrong.
"You have to stay positive," said Spalding. "You can never ask the question. You can not have a problem. You can only have one challenge you overcome, all that kind of talk. "
What happens if you run out of people to sell to?
Let's say FAM works and you sell everyone you know. Then all your friends sell everyone they know. Well, someday everyone in the world would be part of the FAM and there would be no one less to hire. What do you do then?
"Right, they call it saturation," said Spalding. "Again, do not ask, so you're smart."
FAM is just the beginning of "Towards a God in Central Florida"
FAM is what ruins Krystall's family and sets them in motion. but you would not turn on every week for the pyramid show. In On the Way to a God in Central Florida you will discover much more.
"It's a kind of microcosm just for America and for the way capitalism works in America, especially in the 90s, when America really benefited from the working class and could no longer make a living from the minimum wage , Spalding said. "They started to see how the kind of property income that we have now split up."
The pyramid scheme is just a metaphor.
"So much more is the Ponzi scheme, which is the American dream," said Spalding. "Look over here, try that, try that. Give us your money and if you do not succeed, if you do not make an effort, you'll just fail. Do not look and do not question the scheme. Do not question the hierarchy or the organization of teaching in America. "