"Do NOT - I repeat - DO NOT run screaming from the room."

So Gina Dobbs has been telling herself, but it's getting difficult, what with a neurotic mother obsessed with fat, a sister developing Tourette's from her fast-approaching HSC, and a Barbie doll cousin intent on stealing both Gina's sanity and the boy she likes.

Still, armed with the tunes in her head, a crazy wit and a few bottles of vodka, Gina just might stand a chance! It's a comedy! It's a love story! It's a dangerous fable - about the perils of girlie perfection.

"...a light-hearted affair with a serious twist... clever dialogue interspersed with stand-up comedy and a faux intermission really shows the talents and maturing abilities of Australian playwright Van Badham." - Jeanette Gray, Vibewire.Net, 14 April 2003

  • postmodernist comedy
  • 70
  • 5 total
  • 4 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 5

EXTRACT: By the time the results come out I've been through rehab, married and divorced a celebrity, done an informercial and realised I was better off on the drugs. Seriously, by the time the results come out, Mum's cottoned on that maybe they're not gonna be that good. And we get the envelope, and we look at it for a while, and we give it a bit of a prod... and I was gonna take it out for a few drinks to get to know it better before I did any more prodding when Mum says "Gina,"

Adult themes


Female | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 60

EXTRACT: Men are pigs. They are. It's not to say they aren't lovable - bacon is lovable, pork chops are lovable, ham is very important - But something fundamental is missing in a boy's education. You're arseholes, but it's not your fault, not your fault. TODAY: I'm walking around town today - car pulls up, carload of blokes yell "SHOW US YOUR TITS". I've got to ask: are you FUCKING BLIND?

Adult language

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