American Mary

Synopsis: The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called 'freakish' clients.
Genre: Drama, Horror
Director(s): Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
Production: Xlrator Media
  15 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Miss Mason.

Since your listening skills

are so adept,

perhaps you could tell me how many

molecules of oxygen

a molecule of haemoglobin can hold

in the blood for transport.

- Four.

- And haemoglobin is what?

The iron-containing

oxygen-transport metalloprotein

- in the red blood cells of vertebrates.

- Anywhere else?

In the tissues of some invertebrates.

Do not bring cell phones

into my classroom.

- No, sir.

- It is very f***ing rude.

Now, back to where we left off.

Amputation reattachment.

An amputated arm...

...can be surgically reattached

if the patient receives

surgical attention within four hours.

An amputated hand within eight,

amputated fingers within 12.

So, four, eight, 12.

Dr Grant, I am so sorry.

I'm really embarrassed about that.

Surgeons don't have the luxury about

being sorry about anything, Mary.

I have enough useless twats in my class.

I'm not gonna abide by one of my

- promising students falling asleep.

- I am so sorry.

- I was up all night studying.

- Uh-huh. That's what they all say.

- I was suturing a turkey.

- Uh-huh. Did you eat it afterwards?

It wasn't an eating turkey.

I see great potential in you, Mary,

if you stop f***ing up in my class.

I will.

Good surgeons don't

make any mistakes, Mary.

Miss Mason, it says here

that you've been late on a payment.

I know, I called last Friday

and I put $40 in my account.

It does say here that

you did make a payment on Friday.

- But $40 isn't usually enough...

- No one said that my service

was gonna be cut off,

and when I called on Friday,

they said everything was fine.

They obviously made a mistake.

I want you to know that this is

something we don't usually do.

I'm going to restore your service

without a reconnection fee.

When will you be able

to make your next payment?


I should be able to put some money

on it in... let's say two weeks.

How much do I have to put on

to keep me in the clear?

You are three months behind,

$364 should be enough.

OK. Um, what's the least

that I could put on it?


Yeah, well, that's

'cause my phone got cut off.

What? Your phone is cut off? When?

Sometime this afternoon, I think.

But everything's fine now.

It's all figured out.

I have a little.

I can go in the bank tomorrow.

No. No, no, no. It's, uh...

I don't need it, Nana.

The, uh...

I've already talked to the bank.

The phone company just made a mistake.

- So everything's OK.

- Oh, good.

Is everyone being nice to you

in the school?

Nobody's trying to lie down

with your boyfriend?

I don't have a boyfriend.

And it doesn't really happen

in med school anyway.

Well, I was watching this show,

and this blonde was trying to make love

to all the boys, and when her friend

find out, she made up a story

so everyone would think she was the one

making love to everyone.

I didn't know that happened. Everyone

today is just taking off their clothes,

saying, "Let's make love."

Like it's nothing.

Well, I'm sure that was

just the show, Nana.

They have to do that

so that people will watch it.

They won't wanna watch

if nothing shocking happens.

They never have that sort of thing

in Budapest.

There was a road, where the women

would be on the corner.

- Corva, the woman.

- Whores.

- Billy?

- Over there.

I'm doing an interview.


- What's this?

- This is my resume.

I didn't know if you

needed one or not.

You don't need it to work here,

but it is nice to find out

some of your dirty secrets.

Thank you... Mary.

Got a lot of schooling on here.

Gonna be a doctor?

- Surgeon.

- Surgeon.

- You any good?

- I'm very good.

And I'm also very broke

and I need to make money, so...

Direct. I like that.

So... Mary.

Now comes the unpleasant portion

of the interview.

You're not fat under there, are you?

No. Starving student.

If you don't mind... Mary. Please.


Very appropriate.


Why don't you try a little walk.

You might wanna walk

a little sexier, Mary.

How about a massage? Come on.

Not through the jacket.

Yeah... A little harder, Mary.

Oh, yeah...

- We got a clusterfuck.

- Keep going.

Lance, can't you see

I'm doing an interview?

Black's not coming back.

What do you mean

Black's not coming back? Call him.

I called his cell phone

six f***ing times.


Wait right here.

Mary, what level are you at

to becoming a surgeon?

I'm... still a ways off.

I have a residency programme to complete,

but I've done almost all the...

Do you wanna make five grand?

- What do I have to do?

- No questions asked.

After you're done, I hand you $5,000

and you don't have to show me your tits.

What do you want me to do?

You know what?

F***ing forget it!

I'll do anything you want

for 5,000 cash tonight.

Follow me.

Oh... Hang on. You good?

- Yes.

- Go.

Yeah, we'd prefer it if Rat

was not to die tonight.

He's already been drugged up,

so feel free to just dig right in.


I'm no expert on the subject here,

but I think that time might be an issue.

Here you go.

It's OK. Shh...

Don't worry. You're gonna be just fine.

Shh... OK.

- Hello?

- Is this Dr Mason?

I think you've been calling

the wrong number.

You don't even know who's calling.

- Who's calling?

- My name is Beatress.

I'm quite sure

I don't know any Beatress,

and this isn't a Dr Mary's number

that you're calling anyway.

But I said Dr Mason.


- Hello?

- Hi. I've been trying to call you.

Sorry, I was on the other line.

What's up?

The mall locked us out.

There's no more scheduled shifts

until we get this sorted out.

- What happened?

- I haven't been able to pay the rent.

They got tired of waiting.

Poof, they locked us out.

So... that's it?

Pretty much.

I'll call you if anything changes.

I'm really sorry, Mary.

- Yes?

- A package. Mary Mason.

What? I'm Mary Mason.

I need you to sign for a package.

Fine. 211 .

You didn't really leave me

much choice.

- Who are you?

- You can put the bat down, Dr Mason.

I'm completely harmless.

My name is Beatress Johnson.

- We spoke earlier.

- How do you know where I live?

It's on your resume.

It's a pretty impressive resume,

with all that doctor stuff on it.

Must be expensive.

Listen, I'm just a desperate woman

looking for help.

Well, if you need some kind of help,

I suggest you go to a hospital.

- What if they refuse to help us?

- Then call your HMO.

- Get it figured out, I don't know!

- It's not a financial issue.

Money, I got lots of. I'll give you $200

if you just let me say what I'm gonna

say, and I'm gonna say anyway.

- And then you'll leave?

- Mm-hm. You'll never see me again.

- Can I see the money?

- Hm.

What do you see when you look at me?

You kind of resemble Betty Boop.

- Kind of?

- Well, it's a little uncanny.

I'm lucky enough to be able to afford to

make myself look on the outside

the way I feel on the inside.

Fourteen different surgeries

to get me to look like this.

Some gone out of the country

to find the best doctor for the job.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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