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Gramma (Supporting)

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Casting "Madam Sarina's," a student film for New York Film Academy about Issy, a promising high school senior in the running for a full ride academic scholarship to the college of ...more

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Female, ages 56-71, Hispanic, South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern

Role Description

Gramma: (Supporting) Gramma, Sarina’s mother, lives with Sarina and Issy. Gramma still has her wits but is slowly slipping into alcoholism and senility. Gramma often throws violent, alcohol fueled tantrums but means no harm by them. She loves Issy and Sarina. She doesn’t agree with Sarina’s career choice, but understands that you gotta do what you gotta do. She is especially hostile to americans. she doesn’t agree with american values and believes that her family is being corrupted and she is never shy about voicing her opinions

Gramma/Lexi Sides

Cut to: OFFICE.
ISSY She just loves helping people. We
often have house guests. Our doors are always open. It is the christian way.
Cut to: SARINA’S. Sarina walks in carrying a vibrator and some handcuffs.
SARINA Lexi The Whore, this is not whore
house. We’re happy to have you, but please, clean up after yourself?
LEXI THE WHORE Oh, yeah, sorry, it was a long
SARINA How long till they rebuild your
LEXI THE WHORE I dunno. It was a bad fire. I was
lucky to get out alive. Act of god.
Flash to a newspaper article of burnt building, strippers cover their faces in the foreground, Lexi waves un-ashamed.
SARINA Lexi, it was your crazy boyfriend
who lit the fire.
LEXI THE WHORE (smiling) I know, he loves me so
much. He gets out next week.
Cut to: OFFICE.
ISSY My Gramma lives with us as well.
It’s so nice to have her perspective on things. She’s so sweet.
Cut to: SARINA’S. GRAMMA (??) wearing a bathrobe, walks out of the bedroom into the kitchen and grabs a bottle of wine. She walks past Lexi on the couch.
GRAMMA Hello Whore.
Hi Gramma.
SARINA Mamma the judge said you’re not
supposed to be drinking?
GRAMMA Mind your business gypsy. Jeez you
get into a couple bar fights and you’re a criminal, Americans.
Lexi Monologue
LEXI THE WHORE My name is Lexi, and I’m a
prostitute. Now, I know what you’re thinking, but let me tell you, the life of a prostitute is not as glamorous as it sounds. I mean sure, it has its perks. I make my own hours, usually pretty late nights though. I mean a really put my time in. and Ill tell you, the worst part, is finding a health care provider that will acknowledge me as a self employed individual instead of an independent contractor. I mean, Im not building skyscrapers here. My boyfriend kinda has a hard time with my line of work. He thinks I should be an actress. But Hollywood is so corrupt. I’m currently Living with my friend Sarina. And her daughter Issy. Their really good people. Even though Sarina is a gypsy, and a fortune teller. But Ill be moving in with my boyfriend as soon as he gets outta the joint. He’s serving time for arson. He burnt down my brothel. He’ll be out any day now, I cant wait.
Gramma monologue
GRAMMA Well, what can I say. My daughter
is a Gypsy and I live with a whore. Does that about sum it up? The only
GRAMMA (cont’d) good thing in my life are my
programs, my wine, and my little grand daughter, Issy. She’s a sweet little thing. She wants to go to college. I don’t know what that’s about. She’s becoming americanized which has me quite worried. Everyone’s gotta go to college. Well, I didn’t go to college. I was to busy raising a family. Thats the womans job. Hell if she goes to college, by the time she gets out she’ll be well past her firtility. I mean she’s 18, when I was her age I had 3 kids already. I was my husbands favorite wife. He slept with me three days a week. Any ways, I gotta get going. Do you know where the nearest bar is? I need to get a drink before my doughter comes back to pick me up.