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Kevin Hunter was born in Arcadia, California. He pens under his middle name “Hunter”, while using his last name on film credits. He is best known as a writer of what he calls Dude Literature, (Dude lit), the brother counterpart to the chick lit genre, but geared towards young men in their teens, twenties and thirties, who wrestle with independent streaks, loner fighter qualities, and same sex attractions.
His work tends to have a radical and aggressive point of view often counteracting the interwoven story with a narrator who comments on social issues that revolve around the severity of the human condition. His style tends to be dark and direct encompassing the many facets and complexities of human sexuality and relationships in general. In time his work may be considered significant due to his unique modern exploration of human psychology told in a way that a teenager can follow and model after.
As Hunter’s protagonists tend to be strong, if not unconventional, yet exceptional men, they do have underneath an extreme look at society’s affirmative and at times unconstructive influences and contributions to human existence. Although not particularly considered a political advocate, there are distinctive political themes that have been an underlying common thread in his stories, adopting an Independent viewpoint with a clear admiration for the first Founding Fathers, who did not belong to any political party, but rather hoped they would never be formed, for fear that the country would be unable to work together and fail to progress. The kind of mentality that the United States would not tolerate bigotry of any kind is evident. This kind of anti-bias mentality coupled with an acute, rigid code of broadminded behavioral ethics is evident in Hunter’s work, seamlessly incorporating it underneath the initial stories and presenting a possible consequence should one reveal a sliver of intolerance.
- Navy Blue Eyes, AuthorHouse (2005)
- Jagger’s Revolution, Create Space (2011)
- Jagger’s Revolution: A Screenplay, Create Space (2011)
- Dude 101, (forthcoming dating manual) (2011)
- Paint the Silence, (forthcoming play set in New Orleans) (2012)
- We All Shine On, (forthcoming philosophical angelic spirit book) (2012)
- Dude Habits (forthcoming sequel to Jagger’s Revolution) (2012)
Kevin began work in the entertainment field at the age of 23 joining one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, Michelle Pfeiffer. The sharp, film-literate worked as her development assistant at her company, Via Rosa, where he read and provided coverage on potential projects searching for strong female driven characters-no victims. He worked through the development and productions of One Fine Day and A Thousand Acres. After three years with her, he then made a move into film production hammering his name into stone in the film industry working with some highly notable talent and producers while adding to a mounting list of production credits that include Via Rosa’s The Deep End of the Ocean, as well as Crazy in Alabama, Original Sin, The Perfect Storm, Dr. Dolittle 2 and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. He subsequently reunited with Pfeiffer’s producing partner, Kate Guinzburg at her short-lived company with veteran Producer, Martin Bregman, to assist in bringing the Julia Stiles film Carolina into production.