Film and TV

Miguel Ali Hasan on politics, sex addiction, his new movie and his name changes

"Should I write movies or work for a production company?" a fresh-faced Miguel Ali (formerly Miguel Ali Hasan) asked his professor, John Badham, the director of Short Circuit and Saturday Night Fever. Badham replied: "Go get some life experience. It will make you a better director." So Ali did: He founded Muslims for Bush; he ran for Colorado House District 56 and almost won; he ran for state treasurer and did not almost win; he survived three months of treatment for sex addiction. Armed with new-found knowledge about how the world works, Ali wrote and directed a feature comedy about his experience as a sex addict. The film, Confessions of a Womanizer, plays today and Sunday, March 30 at the Vail Film Festival.