The Rejection Letter for My ‘Bridgerton The Musical’ Pitch, “Hubba Hubba Duke So Hawt”

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Dear Lyndsay,

We appreciate your interest in Bridgerton The Musical, however we regret to inform you that your song “Hubba Hubba Duke So Hawt” isn’t a fit for us at this time.

While we admire the “experimental” nature of your piece (most notably that the main instrument in the demo you sent over is the harmonica), unfortunately the term ‘hubba hubba’ wasn’t in use in 1817 — the time period in which the Bridgerton series (and our musical project) is set.

Lyrically, we applaud your efforts, especially your insistence on pronouncing ‘f*ck’ like ‘Duke’ to make it rhyme. We also found the background vocals whispering, “Siiiiiimoonnnnnn,” a unique stylistic choice, and we’ve gotta admit that “Duke-y Duke-y, me Likey Likey” made for a very catchy chorus. Additionally, “Have you seen the ass-et on Mister Basset?” was a clever and surprising second verse opener.

We’re deeply flattered by your praise of “Burn for You,” “Ocean Away,” and the rest of our original songs, and we will certainly take to heart your feedback that our project could “Make more Dick/Duke jokes.”

Best of luck in the future, and unfortunately we aren’t able to pass your demo on to Regé-Jean Page as you requested.

Cheers,

Emily Bear and Abigail Barlow

Image Source: Angeline McCrory

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Comedy writer, Creative Agency CoFounder, Copywriter, national treasure.

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