a human. for now.
TONY ESPINO ANCIENT BETSY V1.1 ORIGINAL DRAFT 5/19/2015
BETSY is staring in the mirror talking to ELROY standing
behind her. She’s scrunching her face in unnatural positions.
Look at this wrinkle on my
forehead. I’m ancient.
Yup. You’re so ancient.
I’m like dying right before my
eyes. This sucks.
You’re not dying. You’re scrunching
your face up. Of course you have
No. Not true. Look. Even when I
don’t scrunch my face there’s a
huge wrinkle in my forehead.
I don’t see anything.
Betsy turns and faces Elroy.
There’s barely anything there.
I knew it. You hate me. You think
I’m ugly and old and a dried up
I never said any of that.
Betsy turns back to the mirror.
I’m 26, but I look like a thousand
year old mummy.
Mummies are really well preserved.
So are you.
(on verge of tears)
I’m not a preservative! I’m
supposed to be young and hot and
sexy. Look…a grey hair. That
means my soul has already begun
leaving my decrepit body.
If it makes you feel better I
couldn’t even tell you had grey
hair. All I ever noticed were your
I can’t believe you’ve been
secretly hating me because of my
I thought you would like that I
took notice of something.
Not something that makes me look
stupid and ugly.
No it’s cool like you’re not
trying too hard or whatever.
God. Can’t you just tell me I’m
Can we go return this movie to