"Mascara is meant to be on your eyelashes, not your cheeks."

Stella, a beautiful drag queen, stumbles against a cold wall, down a dark alley outside her club. She reeks of booze and tastes like cocaine. As her manager leaves her alone in the night, she travels back to the roots of her riot lifestyle through drug induced hallucinations and memory flashbacks. She shows us her past self and his gruelling battle through the confusing beginnings of adulthood, and his transformation from a boy to man and man to Queen.

  • expressionism, naturalism
  • 75
  • 9 total
  • 3 female identifying, 6 male identifying
  • lgbtqia+
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 20s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 27

EXTRACT: When I was sixteen I started getting bad skin and my mother didn’t want to waste money on Proactive Solution or Garnier Charcoal Scrub or maybe nice soap instead of the outrageously pathetic home brand excuse of a product. Anyway, so one night I snuck into the bathroom and somehow found my hand in my mother’s makeup bag and then somehow started using my mother’s foundation to cover up my plague infested skin. After the foundation, I tried some eyeliner. After the eyeliner, I tried some mascara. After the mascara I- well, you get it.

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