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.

EXT. CREW VAN

An ELDERLY COUPLE looks in the passenger window of the

van.

ELDERLY MAN (MAYOR)

Oh, yah-sure, Freda, yah. She was the

oldest livin' Lutheran. Now she's

dead as a doornail. It's them damn

Shriners who ain't taken that Goddamn

sign down yet - those lazy sons-a-

bitches...

I tells kem, I tells kem every goddamn

year, "Take the Goddamn Freda sign

down, you lazy sons-a-bitches!"

SUPER:
MAYOR OF MOUNT ROSE

INT. GLADYS' VAN - DAY

Through the window a family waves to Gladys.

EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD - DAY

Two BOYS play basketball in the driveway of their home.

EXT. FRONT LAWN - DAY

SMALL CHILDREN in bathing suits play on a lawn. A boy

shoots his water pistol.

INT. LEEMAN STATION WAGON - AFTERNOON

Civil Servettes and crew are piled in. Gladys drives.

GLADYS:

...Today's "To Do" list includes a

trip to the Mall of America. We need

outfits for the "Physical Fitness"

number --

IRIS:

Nothin' too showy!

GLADYS:

Y'betcha, Iris. We still need a third

judge and we need to think of a theme.

Servettes react with pleasure.

IRIS:

Gladys -- Gladys! Look out!

A CAR SWERVES.

GLADYS:

Oh, my!

(waving out window)

Hello, Father Donigan! Sidewalks,

sidewalks?

Iris mimes drinking, "glug, glug."

GLADYS (cont'd)

Iris, stop!

(to camera)

It's not his fault. The communal wine

just proves too temptin' for some of

them.

IRIS:

That's why we Lutherans use grape

Koolaid for the blood of Christ.

EXT. MALL OF AMERICA

In the vast, already full parking lot, we see Gladys

Leeman's station wagon searching for a parking spot.

IRIS:

Oh, there's a parking space over

there. Oh, no, that's just a compact.

Sorry.

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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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