Feminine (extract)

Written as part of the Royal Court Theatre's playwriting course, London 2016

Mentored by Brad Birch

 

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Scene twenty-two /A claim
 

 

I'm such a nice person
I have a couple of drinks and I'm really good fun
And then I'm really not fun
No I am
I’m really good fun
I’m such a nice person
 
I’m such a good friend
I have a couple of drinks and I’m really selfless
And then I’m really not selfless
No I am
I’m really selfless
I’m such a good friend

I’m such a good daughter
I have a couple of drinks and I’m really worthy
And then I’m really not worthy
No I am
I’m really worthy
I’m such a good daughter

I’m such a great lover/girlfriend/wife
I have a couple of drinks and I’m really good fun
I have a couple of drinks and I’m really selfless
I have a couple of drinks and I’m really worthy
And then I’m really not fun
And then I’m really not selfless
And then I’m really not worthy
No I am
I’m such a great lover/girlfriend/wife.

I’m nice
I’m good
I’m great
I’d like to have a friend or lover anyway
To back that up anyway
Selfish people have kids anyway
I’d like to have a baby to back that up.