This script is part of the Nimrod 50 Collection.

This play revolves around a bizarre inversion of the traditional 'happy family'.
Seventeen-year-old Sonny lives in Kings Cross. His best friend is Jo, a stripper. Daddy pays Sonny's rent and always knows what's best for his Sonny. All hell breaks loose when Sonny defies Daddy. A stark examination of power - of submission and dominance, control and role-playing - in a queer 'family'.

  • drama
  • 90
  • 3 total
  • 1 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 69

EXTRACT: Christ, Son. Don't just lie there. Do something. You can do anything. You're the one with all the fucking opportunities. With your whole life ahead of you. Not like me. I'm stuck boy. Stuck with nowhere to go. I've fucked my life. I'm backed into a corner. Hemmed in. I can't get out. But you, you Son, your free. You're the one who can do anything. You're not trapped. You haven't got your back slammed against a brick wall. You haven't got any responsibilities. You've got the whole fucking world at your fingertips. And its all yours.

Adult themes, Adult language

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