The Diary of a Teenage Girl script
Synopsis: In 1970s San Francisco, a precocious 15-year-old (Bel Powley) embarks on an enthusiastic sexual odyssey, beginning with her mother's current lover (Alexander Skarsgård).

5.

MINNIE (CONT'D)

(rewinds, starts again)

My name is Minnie Goetze. I am a

fifteen-year-old girl living in San

Francisco California, recording

this onto a cassette tape because

my life has gotten really crazy of

late, and I need to tell someone

about it. If you’re listening to

this without my permission, please

stop right now. Just, really. Stop.

Okay.

(clearing her throat)

So, I don’t remember being born.

9 BEGIN IMAGINING SEQUENCE: 9

A comic-book style animation: a woman’s naked body lying on

her side breaths and move in sketchy pencil lines. She moves

in ecstacy.

MINNIE (V.O.)

I was a very ugly child.

Her knees part slowly, opening seductively, exposing a hairy

crotch, the pencil lines of the pubic hair going in every

direction. Her toes curl, and suddenly through the center of

her legs pops out the head of a baby, who looks just like

Minnie- bright-eyed and smiling. The animation freezes:

END IMAGINING:

10 INT. MINNIE’S HOUSE - BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS 10

Minnie stands with her tape recorder and microphone. The

“birth drawing” is tacked to the wall in front of her.

MINNIE:

My appearance has not improved so I

suppose it was a lucky break when

he was attracted by my

youthfulness.

A cat starts purring around Minnie’s ankle, she picks him up

roughly, kissing him.

MINNIE (CONT’D)

Domino, you stupid cat, I love you.

(then, whispering)

Hey, Domino. Do I look different

than I did yesterday?

6.

Domino squirms and jumps out of her arms. Minnie flops on the

bed, a huge grin coming over her face.

The walls of Minnie’s room are lined with comic-style

drawings, and photographs: a tongue, or a face, homeless

people, and transvestites. And many self-portraits. Minnie

speaks into her mic.

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Marielle Heller

Marielle Heller is an American writer, director and actor. She has received attention as the writer and director of the feature film The Diary of a Teenage Girl starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Kristen Wiig and Christopher Meloni. more…

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