Mistress America script
Synopsis: A college freshman (Lola Kirke) cures her disappointment and loneliness by allowing herself to be pulled into the wacky schemes of her future stepsister (Greta Gerwig).

(has an idea)

You should call Brooke. She’s in

New York, you know.

TRACY:

I’m so bad at calling people Idon’t know.

MOM:

I hear she’s fun.

7.

TRACY:

She’s like thirty living in New

York with a life, she doesn’t need

to hear from an eighteen year old

she’s tenuously connected to. I’d

be like why do I want to hang out

with you?

MOM:

She’s going to be your sister, that

doesn’t sound tenuous to me. And

you have plenty to talk about -

you’re both doing readings at our

wedding.

TRACY:

Aces.

MOM:

You aren’t sarcastic don’t pretend

to be.

TRACY:

Okay.

INT. CLASSROOM. DAY

We hear a student, Nicolette, making a point:

NICOLETTE:

Nothing is higher than the law.

That’s the whole point - Antigone

thinks she’s above the law but

she’s not - like a celebrity in a

car crash or something.

Tracy is asleep at the seminar table. Her head hangs heavilyto one side.

VOICE:

Psst. Hey.

Tracy’s head jerks up and she opens her sleepy eyes. A boy,

Tony leans over from two chairs away.

TONY:

You were asleep.

TRACY:

(wiping drool from her

chin)

Oh...thanks.

8.

Tracy sits up straighter. She tries to focus on the

discussion. Her eyes fall heavy and shut. She’s asleepagain.

INT. HALLWAY. AFTER CLASS

Tony carries a briefcase. Tracy, deciding to make her fatebetter, walks up to him.

TRACY:

That was really nice of you...

waking me up.

TONY:

(smiling)

It takes a lot of moxie to fall

asleep in a twelve person class.

TRACY:

Thanks. I like moxie.

TONY:

I get it. It’s like I’m so

grateful to be here, but why are myparents taking out loans for me tolisten to that 18-year-old assholetalk?

Tracy laughs.

TRACY:

Loans everywhere.

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Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach is an American independent filmmaker. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Squid and the Whale and is known for making dramatic comedies. more…

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