thank god for mississippi
I love EIGHTH GRADE and BOOKSMART and THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN and a ton of other coming-of-age films. But I can’t relate. That’s not my life. So, I wrote a story about what it’s like to grow up in middle America. My own little LADY BIRD meets HILLBILLY ELEGY.
ELLEN, a 16-year-old truant in Central Kentucky, gets a dumb assignment in health class: keep a “flour baby” alive for a week. It turns out to be a bit more challenging than expected.
P.S. There are only a handful of things in this script that never happened. We never beat Scott County. I never stole a car. And I never had a flour baby.
- Only make this when I’m dead because I have a feeling it’ll piss a lot of people off.
- Maybe this was meant to be a series because childhood trauma is the gift that just keeps giving.