Drop Dead Gorgeous script
Synopsis: An annual beauty pageant in small-town Minnesota turns ridiculously competitive and ultimately chaotic in this biting comedy. Amber Atkins (Kirsten Dunst), the daughter of hard-drinking mom Annette (Ellen Barkin), and Becky Leeman (Denise Richards), who is motivated by her former beauty-queen mother, Gladys (Kirstie Alley), are among the top contenders in the event. As Amber, Becky, and other local girls prepare for the big day, bizarre incidents occur, leading up to an ending with a bang.

SMASH EDIT TO:

Gladys seated with middle-aged women.

GLADYS:

Showtime.

SUPER:
GLADYS LEEMAN, LOCAL CHAIRMAN, PAGEANT ORGANIZING

COMMITTEE.

DOCUMENTARIAN (O.S.)

Do you think that most people would

say that teenage beauty pageants are a

good idea?

GLADYS:

Oh yah-sure, I know what some of your

big city, no bra wearin', hairy-legged

women's libbers say, "Pageants are old-

fashioned" and, uh, and "demeaning" to

the girls --

IRIS:

(jumping in)

What's sick is women dressin' like

men!

Civil Servettes stare at her a beat.

GLADYS:

Uh... You betcha, Iris.

(quickly, back to camera)

Yah-I think yous boys'll find that

things are different here in Mount

Rose...

Civil Servettes AD-LIB AGREEMENT.

GLADYS (cont'd)

For one thing, y'know, we're God

fearin' folk - every last one of us...

Civil Servettes AD-LIB AGREEMENT.

GLADYS (cont'd)

You won't find a back room in our

video store...

Servettes AD-LIB "AMEN. YAH-YOU BETCHA." etc.

GLADYS (cont'd) (V.O.)

...that filth is better left in the

"Sin Cities."

IRIS:

A.k.a. Minneapolis - St. Paul.

PULL AWAY from MINNEAPOLIS SKYLINE to COUNTRYSIDE.

EXT. QUAINT MAIN STREET

The camera drives down the street.

EXT. PICTURESQUE MIDDLE-CLASS NEIGHBORHOODS

The camera drives down the street.

EXT. SUBURBAN HOUSE

A HAPPY FAMILY raises the AMERICAN FLAG.

EXT. SUBURBAN DRIVEWAY

BURLY GUYS look up from washing a FORD TRUCK.

EXT. TRAILER PARK

Sign next to it reads: "Welcome to Mount Rose, Home of

Freda Klinghagen, Minnesota's Oldest Living Lutheran"

complete with a photo of the extremely old woman smiling

and waving.

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Lona Williams

Lona Willams (born September 26, 1966 in Hennepin, Minnesota) is an American television producer, writer and actress. more…

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