Created Equal Page #2

Synopsis: A cocky, up-and-coming attorney, begrudgingly takes on a case to sue the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination; after a woman, who's desperate to become a priest, solicits his help.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Bill Duke
  11 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.6
TV-PG
Year:
2018
91 min
91 Views


- What's it worth?

- Nine hundred.

- Settle it.

[elevator pings]

[suspenseful music]

[Tommy] Oh, Mr. Dunbar.

Tommy.

What's this new case

you sent over?

One of our biggest clients

called in a favor

for her housekeeper's daughter,

Alejandra Batista.

- [Tommy] Pro bono?

- Does that matter?

[Dunbar] Her company bills

five million a year.

I'd mow her lawn

every weekend if she asked.

Snort

[Silk chortles]

Plus, the firm requires,

what, 75 pro bono hours.

[Dunbar] You've got three.

Is that really

the number you wanna take

to the partnership committee

next month?

No, sir.

What's this about?

- Didn't Silk tell you?

- I was, uh...

It's a case we don't want,

but we can't duck.

Just make it go away.

[Tommy] What are we settling?

Woman's suing

the Catholic Church.

[soothing music]

[Betty] Hi.

Can I help you?

[Alejandra] Uh, Tommy Reilly.

- Okay, and your name?

- Ally Batista.

[Betty] Okay.

[camera shutter]

- [Betty] Have a seat.

- Thank you.

[Betty] There's a Ally Batista

here to see you.

Yeah, thanks.

Please, let me take this, sir.

- Don't let me down.

- [Tommy] Never do.

[Tommy] Silk,

Ms. Batista's in the lobby.

Would you meet her, please?

[Tommy clears his throat]

[relaxing music]

[camera shutter clicking]

[Silk] Thank you, Betty.

Ms. Batista, right this way.

[camera shutter]

All right.

I tell you what.

Why don't you put on

that little dress

that I just bought you.

And when I pick you up,

you can tell daddy all about it.

[Tommy]

Uh, I need to call you back.

Ms. Batista...

Please sit down.

Can I get you

some coffee, water?

- No, thank you.

- Uh, Silk. Won't you stay?

[Tommy clears his throat]

So, Mrs. Batista.

Uhm, it's miss.

I'm sorry. Ms. Batista.

Let me just say

how truly sorry I am

for everything

that's happened to you.

[Alejandra]

What are you talking about?

[Tommy] I was informed

that you're suing

the Catholic Church,

so I assumed...

[Alejandra]

I'm suing the Catholic Church,

because I want to become

a Catholic priest.

I see.

Before we go any further down

that road, Ms. Batista,

I apologize, I have to ask.

Are you serious about this?

You have an Irish name.

Are you Catholic, Mr. Reilly?

I didn't have any choice

in the matter.

[Alejandra]

Are you a practicing Catholic?

I was an altar boy.

[Tommy] Ms. Batista,

my religious practice

is the least of your concern.

You are suing

the Catholic Church

to become a priest.

No, Mr. Reilly, I wanna sue

the Catholic Church to allow me

to enter the seminary

so that I can become a priest.

- [Tommy] Ms. Batista...

- Call me Ally.

- You can't become a priest.

- Because I'm a woman?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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