Georgie ‘Sugar Lips’ DeFranco ▵ Face Claim: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Age: Twenty four
Occupation: Wandering free agent
Georgie was born in the city, to poor as dirt parents whose parents before them had immigrated to America with the dreams of the good life dancing in their heads. None of the family members before him quite made it to the American dream, and by the time Georgie was born to his very Catholic family, as one of seven towards the end, it was no surprise really that Georgie’s upbringing was very unsupervised in the ghetto he called home. And while it did nothing for his formal, legal, useful upbringing, Georgie learned other skills very quickly. He could and would talk his way out of most situations that came up, he was fast with numbers and his fingers and could swing a bat quite like no other kid on the block. A funny thing happened to Georgie around the age of fourteen, whilst his friends were obviously watching the girls on the block, he found himself watching them instead. Like a good Catholic, he let the guilt of sin eat at him and eat at him until one day when he was fifteen he exploded and kissed Jimmy Skerda next door. One punch to the jaw and the threat of exposure later, and Georgie was seriously considering running away. One punch to the jaw, and a late night visit from Jimmy later that was all fumbling and awkwardness later and Georgie wasn’t feeling so bad.
Georgie learnt to drive a car, throwing the thing around corners and generally yahooing, adding it to one of the many things he could do well at high speeds. Georgie also saw more and more of certain members of the population as word spread and it was assured Georgie was real quiet about his affairs. It dawned on him somewhere between Father Lombardi leaving him a rosary and Mickie Gallo’s pa leaving him a nice little set of cuff links on his dresser that he was in fact, a whore. The shame of it all forced him out of home before it became any more well-known and he fled to the country, promising his mother and father that he was going to look for work and send back money for the family.
Georgie’s actual skills are limited and as such he has floated from home stead, to home stead, pub to pub, farm house to farm house doing little odd jobs. He’s a fast learner though, and takes to most tasks with an interested zeal when shown how to do them. With no place to go as such, he finds himself lacking friends or even acquaintances he can call on, which is a shame, because Georgie is ultimately a lively, friendly, sociable charming, loyal young man. He’s waiting to prove himself useful to someone, anyone. To show someone just how well he handles a car, just how well he can charm the pants off the local law enforcement (or anyone for that matter) and just how well he can do the numbers and how he can break bones if he needs to. He’s an apple waiting to be plucked and given a little shine.
Personality Traits ➝
001 ▹ Charming: Georgie has the ability for the most part to charm people. A quick smile, a flutter of his lashes, a tilt of his head, a focused gaze like the person he’s speaking to is the only person in the world that matters. It’s a trait he picked up from his father, who had girls Georgie’s age swooning into puddles on the floor.
002 ▹ Smart: Lacking a formal education, it’s truly a shame Georgie didn’t really do the whole school thing. As it stands, he’s quick on the up take and sees patterns better than most. As such, he’s able to make up plans and strategies on his feet, leaving him with as many outs and possible, as many exits as he might need.
003 ▹ Loyal: To a fault, Georgie is loyal. Give him a reason to trust you, and he’ll never doubt you again. His loyalty is foremost to his family (his ma, pa, and siblings) but he has a big heart with a lot of room in it and a lot of love to give.