Meet Salvador Esparza, The Reading’s very own guest of honor: Lorenzo DelaGato.
Salvador thinks that nothing embodies Lorenzo more than the eloquence that echoes into eternity as he says: "I look f&%!?#€ fierce." It’s rather Shakespearean when you really think about it.
When having to reflect on his favorite moment in the play, he immediately goes to the moment where he’s admiring the poster of himself in the hotel lobby. Lorenzo has self-esteem in surplus and Salvador has really gotten to enjoy playing someone with that level of ego.
When asked about DelaGato’s choices for housing-on-the-go, Salvador knows without a shadow of a doubt that Lorenzo only stays at JW Marriotts and the Ritz Carlton. The Hollydae’In would never be on the list if it wasn’t for his publicist.
While other characters may have to speculate on what their erotic novels would be called, Lorenzo has no speculating to do given that he built a career around that “what if”. But if he were to write one inspired by his own life, it would be called Dalliances in the Dark, given that so much of his erotic and romantic life has had to take place in the shadows.
As for what Lorenzo would rate his stay at the Hollydae’In: he wouldn't even provide a rating. He'd report the location as a scam on Google Maps, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and any other possible place this crappy hotel has presence.
Photo: Jaakko Nikkilä
Text: Salvador Esparza
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