Synopsis: STARLET explores the unlikely cross-generational friendship between 21 year-old Jane (Dree Hemingway), and the elderly Sadie (Besedka Johnson), two women whose worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley. Jane, an aspiring actress, spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates, Melissa and Mikey (Stella Maeve and James Ransone), while caring for her Chihuahua, Starlet. Sadie, a widow, passes her days alone, tending to her flower garden. After a confrontation between the women at Sadie's yard sale, Jane uncovers a hidden stash of money inside a relic from Sadie's past. Jane attempts to befriend the caustic older woman in an effort to solve her dilemma and secrets emerge as their relationship grows. Director Sean Baker continues in the naturalistic style of his previous films, the award-winning and Spirit Award nominees PRINCE OF BROADWAY and TAKE OUT, capturing the rhythms of everyday life with an authenticity rarely seen in cinema. Featuring a pair of exceptional
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Sean Baker
Production: Music Box Films
  5 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Melissa. Hey.

Melissa. Melissa.

Wake up.

Can I change my room?


Can I change my room?

I don't know how long I'm gonna

be here, but I just- it's not me.


I don't know. I just need to, like, paint

the walls or move the furniture...

- 'cause I'm, I don't-

- You can't.

- I don't know.

- You can't paint the walls...

because Mikey

may have to shoot in there.

No, maybe I should just

go to IKEA or something.

Don't waste your money on new shit.

Just go to a yard sale.


# I said I pull up

to the club #

# Fresh, fit, rocking the latest, man

Hos on my dick #

# And they be saying

you the greatest man

- How much is this one?

- Fifty cents.

- Thank you.

- Thank you.

# Do dat#

# Do dat, my nigga#

# Do dat#

# Yeah #

- Thank you very much.

- Thank you.

- Do you need help with that?

- Uh, no, I don't think so.

# Say you, dog, get the...

I don't give a f*ck #

- Ten dollars?

- Yeah, no, it wasn't $10.

I had a price tag on there.

I want to say it was four.

- I was gonna say three.

- Three? There you go.

Hey. How much is this one?

- Twenty-five cents.

- How much this is?

It's five dollars, but...

- Five dollar?

- Yeah.

Isn't this

what they keep dead people in?

What? Is there a dead

person in this?

No. That's a thermos.

It could be a nice vase.

It's not a vase or an urn.

It's a thermos.


Chill the..


No refunds.

Gonna be a lovely vase.

Thank you.

You... Oh, you are doing great.

Oh, look at that!

Um, how much for this?

A dollar.

Jesus fucking Christ.


Yo. What the hell?

F*ck is all that shit?

I'm changing up my room.

Melissa said it was fine.

I told her

you have to use that room.

Fuckin' light me up,

'cause I'm not gonna stop.

Ready, put it. No. Ready?

Thank you.


Now, try to do

what she fucking couldn't do...

which is hold fucking

cover on me.

Okay. as I fucking storm

this motherfucking hill.


Oh, come on. I've had more fucking

disgusting shit in my mouth than that.

Know yourself as well as you

know your fuckin' enemy...

and only then will you, can you

win a thousand times in a row.

That is fucking 16th century ancient

Chinese philosophy. Sun Tzu.

What, and this is gonna

help me win Xbox? Yes.

It can help you fuckin'...



It'll help you win at life.

Do not smoke all of this.

This is my fuckin'...

I want to be able to

put my foot into a pretzel.

You know I don't even

smoke that much. Chill.

This is not what I sell.

This is my fucking personal stash.

Let's get the dog high.


No, stop!

The dog...

You know that dog is Mexican.

He's a fuckin' cholo.

Like, you should have

named him Carlito.

That fuckin'...

That dog will cut a bitch.



Deep breath. Let it out.



Why the f*ck are you home?

What the f*ck are

you doing home?

Baby, I ripped my nail off.

It hurts bad.

Why the f*ck

aren't you at work?


What? Things got...

Things got messed up at work.

How did they get messed up

at work?

I just made... I fucked up.

I fucked it up.

Okay. How did you f*ck it up?

Explain this to me.

I shouldn't have gotten

as fucked up as I did.

It wasn't that big of a deal.

It's not the end of the world.

What do you mean you shouldn't have

gotten as fucked up as you did?

Is somebody gonna call me later

about today?

Stop asking me so many questions.

I can't answer them all.

- $1,200! Where the f*ck are we gonna...

- That's what you care about?

You don't even care that I

broke my nail, and it hurts!

What? What? What?

Why? Really. Why?

Because I hurt my finger.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Sean Baker

Sean Baker is an American film director, cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He is best known for the independent feature films Starlet, Tangerine, and The Florida Project. more…

All Sean Baker scripts | Sean Baker Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Starlet" STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 8 Mar. 2021. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer


    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.