I just read an article about the Phoenix Suns’ decision to wear special jerseys for the game tonight. For those of you, like me, who aren’t up on sports, basically what the story boils down to is that the team has decided to wear jerseys that read “Los Suns” for their Cinco de Mayo game in support of their latino fans and to show their opposition to the new law passed in Arizona that allows authorities to force people to prove they are, in fact, legal residents of this country.
No matter how you feel about the law it provides excellent dramatic material/inspiration for your story.
As an exercise:
What’s an article of clothing your character wears that’s important to them? Do they wear it as a show of support (like the Ducks jerseys in Mighty Ducks 2) or defiance (like Charlie Sheen’s sleeves in Major League)? Does the piece of clothing serve another purpose (like Batman’s cowl)? Do they wear this clothing every day or just on special occasions? What would it take for them to stop wearing it?