Karina is a masters student, dancer, sometimes DJ, and employee at All Day Records. While working at the record shop, she stumbled across something strange and unexpected: a screenplay.
She tweeted two pages of the script.
The first seems to set up a romantic relationship between two characters, Molly and Gerald.
Someone left a copy of their screenplay at the record store????????? pic.twitter.com/xHFz9IUWYF— karina unleashed (@karinasoni) November 18, 2018
The second page takes place a while after the first, and features Molly’s unique preference for engagement tokens.
Karina provided commentary about the subject matter in the script.
Honestly, this script is an instance of 1) men trying to write parts for women without any input from women or like, empathy and 2) the infantilization of women's consumption of media.— karina unleashed (@karinasoni) November 19, 2018
The fact that she wants a record in lieu of an engagement ring is perpetuating the notion that women only value music in ways that make them more attractive to men. Why is it such a foreign idea that women and femmes can like music because they just do?— karina unleashed (@karinasoni) November 19, 2018
She clearly felt the screenplay perpetuates antiquated mindsets regarding women and where they find their value.
Commenters were curious about the script, and offered their own interpretations and opinions.
On top of not really believable characters, the dialog is pretty “meh.” At least, Gerald’s is. Molly at least speaks like a person from this time period— Blake Morgan (@btmorgan85) November 19, 2018
It's. Bad. I'm sorry, it's just. So bad.— MST3Kaylee (@SugarAndAshes) November 20, 2018
Also the idea that 'girls' say yes to the ring and not the man...— Sitara Parker (@Sitara_Parker) November 19, 2018
I made some edits pic.twitter.com/VkxVbJBkrY— 𝔪𝔦𝔱𝔠𝔥 (@mtchswyr) November 18, 2018
The worst part is that Gerald approaches Molly while she’s listening to music on headphones 🤮— spie (@symbiotic_pulse) November 19, 2018
Some found the story thoroughly entertaining.
Holy basic channel I’m screaming— 🥀⛓ 𝖍𝖊 𝖛𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖎𝖆 ⛓🥀 (@HE_VALENCIA) November 18, 2018
Gerald has so much potential as a character— Jaiden Torres (@JaidenMagnified) November 20, 2018
I can't wait to see this romcom between two aliens attempting to impersonate humans. Which would actually be an interesting movie now I think of it.— It's Still Fucked Up (@Kouban) November 19, 2018
And others wanted more than just two pages.
Can you tweet the rest of the screenplay please I need to know what the heck happens to Gerald and Molly— Jaiden Torres (@JaidenMagnified) November 19, 2018
please tell me this turns into a love affair between Molly and Gerald who turns out to be in Drexciya— MARTYN3024 (@MARTYN3024) November 18, 2018
Maybe the writer will step forward and answer everyone’s questions.