To the Stars (2019) Movie Script

You're going to that prom
if I have to sell my body
to get you a date!
Oh honey, you've got
no sense of humor.
I know, Mama.
Did you know, I knew by the
time she was two years old
she had no sense of humor?
And I know where she gets it.
I swear Francie,
you better shut up
or that old Hank's
gonna hear you.
Well he's out with his
cows, his beloved cows.
Okay, aww, is
that not the sweetest thing
you've ever seen.
Honey I left a little bit
of material up by the bust,
just a little bit, you've
finally got something up there.
I just want you to
flaunt it a little bit.
What do you think?
It's just a little bit.
Honey, don't be such a prude.
Well at least
she ain't pregnant.
Are you honey?
Now if Hattie'd take
Iris into her crowd,
she'd have a date by tomorrow.
I know, honey, but I can't
control who that child likes
any more than I can
control the tides.
Honey, you go ahead and
try it on for me, all right?
Ain't you running
late for school?
Yes, Daddy.
All right, get going.
Bring a chance of
clothes with you, honey.
I do not want her embarrassing
herself in class, Hank.
You're a horse's
ass, Francine.
He should know.
He's seen enough of 'em.
Oh, gal, you're
too much.
Well, if it
ain't old Stinky Drawers.
Oh man, now she
don't smell too bad
now that she got a pair of
jugs the size of melons.
Here we go, boys, here we go.
Come on, what are you doing?
Iris, what
are you doing?
Come on, Iris.
Hey Iris.
Ain't you
gonna stop, Iris?
Can I walk you to school?
No, thank you.
Oh come on, let me walk you.
on, grab her tits, Mike.
Let me hold your books.
Oh, Iris,
don't be so stingy.
Come on, Mike, do it!
If you let me
carry your books,
I might take you to prom.
Leave me alone.
Let me hold 'em, Iris.
Come on.
What are you waiting for, huh?
Your wedding day?
Then she'll be
waiting a long time then.
Give me!
Stop, stop the truck!
She's in the right
position now, Mikey.
Ah, Jesus H. Christ.
Get back you inbred
What the hell?
Shit, that's blood.
Mike, you okay?
You crazy?
What the hell did you do?
You better get back
into that beat up piece
of shit you call a truck
before I let loose, farm boy.
Who the hell are you?
None of
your damn business.
Well, this ain't none
of your damn business.
Come over
here and stand behind me.
Don't you move.
If you
touches you again,
he's gonna be singing
soprano in the church choir.
Where you
think you going, Iris?
Mike, what
the hell you doing?
What're you doin'
you chicken shit?
Whyn't you come on out?
Better get back over
here right now, Stinky.
Son of a bitch!
You do that one more
time you're gonna sorry.
Sorry 'cause I
forgot my manners
or sorry 'cause you're
about to do something?
it ain't worth it.
I said move it,
move it, move it.
Get in!
I'll get you, bitch.
Cow fuckers!
Are you okay?
We gotta turn those bastards in.
Hey, where you going?
Wait up a minute, you're
probably in shock or something.
I can drive you if you want.
Is it my mouth?
I'm sorry, I've got a
mouth like a gutter.
I'm from the city.
I can take
care of myself.
No need to thank me.
It's not like I risked
my life or anything.
Welcome to Oklahoma.
Settle down, people.
Young ladies, young gentlemen,
homeroom is starting.
Come on up, sweetie.
Class, this is Margot Richmond.
Excuse me, dear?
I'm called Maggie.
Well, that's fine.
Margot comes to us all
the way from Kansas City.
I expect all of
you to welcome her
to our humble farm town.
If that's what they wear
in the city, you can have it.
She is pretty though.
In a hard kind of way.
And just why are we
late, Miss Deerborne?
Speak up, dear,
I can't hear you.
I went to the nurse's office.
That's the third
time this week.
I don't suppose
you brought a note.
Never mind, just sit down.
You have a seat
too, Miss Richmond.
Okay people, today we will
be identifying different
microorganisms on slides
through our microscopes.
And do not touch
the Bunsen burners.
Alice and Eddie, station one.
Iris and Clarissa, station two.
Can't we switch
partners this week?
already told you no.
I just don't understand
why I keep getting stuck
with Iris, just
'cause we're both Ds?
We don't have time
for your social
preferences, Clarissa.
Science doesn't care with
whom you are partnered.
So what'd he do?
Your daddy?
I mean, he must've
done something
to land you all in Wakita.
Did he drink away
the family fortune?
Or was it gambling?
Is that what your daddy did?
Why are you laughing?
I was just...
My daddy invented
terraced farming
which just about saved Oklahoma
from another dust bowl.
He's the richest
man in the tri-county.
That's right.
Wow, my daddy's never done
anything as grand as that.
He just takes pictures
for Life Magazine.
He does not.
Well, if your daddy's
some big photographer,
then what are y'all
doing in Wakita?
Have you ever heard
of Edward R. Murrow's
"Harvest of Shame?"
Yeah, of course.
What is that?
It's a documentary
on the exploitation
of migrant farm workers.
I already knew
that, Iris Deerborne,
you didn't need to tell me.
You seemed a little confused.
Well, I wasn't.
Anyways, Daddy's
doing a follow-up.
"The hardened heartland
of America" sort of thing.
Local color and all.
So that's why we came here.
Believe me, I despise moving
to some podunk farm town
and soon as I graduate,
you'll see nothin' but my dust.
I'm gonna be an airline hostess.
They interviewed me
back in Kansas City
and since I'm already 18,
they said I could
just start right away.
Then I'll just travel the world.
I've been to Tulsa.
Take my daddy, for instance,
he flies all around the world.
You might have even seen the
picture he did for Marilyn.
Like Marilyn Monroe?
Well, who else?
He mostly does
political events.
You know, wars, summit
hearings, stuff like that,
but every now and then
Hollywood needs him
to take some picture
to capture some famous
person's true essence.
Celebrities are real picky
about who shoots 'em.
And Marilyn's very
particular about her nose.
should be a songbird.
Definitely, she'd fit
right in with the girls.
Mrs. Hubbard loves us.
We can get you in, no problem.
Do you
know what we're doing?
I'll be right back.
Hi, I'm Grace Richmond.
I have a two
o'clock appointment.
Come on in.
You have simply got to go
to the Disciples of Christ.
You will love Reverend Steve.
We just love Reverend Steve.
He has the most
scandalous cleft chin.
Like one of them
models on the cover
of those Harlequin
You are a Christian?
Of course.
And I'm sure joining the church
will help us get to know
your wonderful community.
My daughter, Maggie, had her
first day at Wakita High.
Oh, my
Hattie goes there.
Oh, and my Clarissa too.
They will love her if
she is anything like you.
Miss Atkins, I think I've
got that fence shored up
real good for you now.
You'd like to come
take a look at it?
Oh, I'm sure everything
looks great, Mr. McCoy.
She don't have
to check your work
every step of the way, Len.
I just like my customers
to approve of my work, dear.
Well, she oughta be since
you've been working on her fence
for going on damn-near
six whole days now
while Jerry Unger's been
waitin' on the barn loft
all this while!
I'll get to it, okay?
I'm sure everything
looks great.
Let me just get you your money.
You are
working my last nerve.
You hear me?
This looks
delicious, sweetheart.
Quit it, Tallulah.
Don't do that.
Shh shh shh.
Girls, I don't know how many
times I have to tell you
to put your napkin
in your lap please.
And Maggie, could you
please be a good role model
for your sisters?
So, I went by the local
beauty salon today.
Met a woman named Barbara Dell.
Her daughter Clarissa
is in Maggie's homeroom.
Oh, is that right?
And apparently
Clarissa's quite popular.
She can help Maggie
meet some new friends.
Some really nice girls.
Yeah, I've met some of them
and they'll kill
you with kindness.
Stop it, ow.
What, it could be nice
to meet some new friends,
some good girls.
Make the best of the situation.
Girls, please.
Just hope they like me.
Oh honey, they have
no reason not to.
All right, well, let's pray
and eat this delicious meal
that your mother's prepared.
Dear Heavenly Father,
we thank You for this day.
We thank You for this food
and for the preparation of it.
And I ask that You continue
to give us strength
to love others around us.
Thank you for this house
and the many blessings
that You have given us.
We do not deserve them, God.
Who cares, you are.
I was gonna bring 'em
out to your house.
Oh, she'll see,
if an attractive girl like you
came to my house, my wife
Pat will be very jealous.
Oh, say that again.
My wife
Pat will be very...
No, the first part.
An attractive girl like you.
An attractive,
adorable girl like you.
Now that's a real man.
Those European types,
they know a thing or two.
Those European types
stay off of farms.
That's for sure.
They steer clear of steer.
They steer clear of
Hey, I'm talking to you.
Leave it be, Francie.
Leave it be, Francie.
That's enough for you.
be enough for you,
but it sure as shinola
ain't enough for me.
Goddammit, Francie, I
told you that's enough.
Oh, look who
got up out of his chair.
Let me have that.
- Mr. Invisible.
- No, let me have that.
Don't you tell me what to do.
Now I'm not gonna
tell you what...
If I need to grab
that out of you, I will.
Don't you take it.
Hank, I swear to
God, don't take it!
I wish I may, I wish I might,
have the wish I wish tonight.
Let me disappear.
Let me disappear.
Who is it? Who's there?
It's Maggie.
Maggie Richmond.
What are you doing here?
But you can't,
this is private.
It's a private place.
Oh, I didn't know.
Well, if it's so private,
what are you doing here?
This is my place.
Do you mind sharin'
it for a little while?
Are you naked?
You can't be naked in here.
What if somebody
comes and sees you?
Thought you said this
was a private place.
Who's gonna see me?
You better be careful.
There's a dead body in here.
Charlotte Owings,
she drowned here.
Suicide, she just
walked right in
until the water
covered her head,
and that's why nobody
comes here anymore.
You come here.
Why'd she kill herself?
People said she
was the town punch.
The town punch?
That she was with other
men that weren't her husband.
But that's, that's
just what they say.
I don't know, I think
she was just sad.
Maybe I should
kill myself then.
Lie down at the bottom
there with Charlotte Owens.
It's not funny.
She was really sad,
she wasn't like you.
What do you know about me?
Someone's got my foot.
- No, they do not.
- No, I'm serious, Iris.
Someone's got my foot.
Maggie, where'd you go?
Maggie, there's roots under
here, you could get stuck.
That's not funny.
That wasn't funny.
You should have
seen your face,
it was hilarious.
You're no better
than the rest of 'em.
Think you're big by stepping
on somebody else is disgusting.
Wait, Iris I was kidding.
Please, don't go.
Please, we can share it.
And then they wanted
me to be a model,
but my dad didn't want
me to get spoiled.
You know he's worked with
all those famous actresses,
and sees how spoiled they get,
but I did take a few
modeling classes.
Do you wanna know
how to sell lips?
Sell lips?
Yeah, you know if you're
a model for lipstick,
you have to know
how to sell lips.
It's like this.
That looks awful.
What do you mean?
That's how you do it.
You try.
You're a liar.
You lie.
You did it today in chemistry,
your daddy doesn't
work for Life magazine.
Yes he does.
You didn't take no
modeling classes, neither.
I did too.
What do you know about me?
Nothin'. I don't know,
maybe you just want
people to like you.
Why do you think that?
You wish people would like you?
I don't care if
people like me.
You don't know me.
You don't know
anything about me.
Except, you know what?
You're right.
I am a liar.
I don't want to share
this place with you.
You can have it.
Who were you with?
No one.
Grace, get back inside.
Honey, it's late.
Wouldn't it be best
if we all came in?
Grace, get back inside.
I'm gonna ask
you one more time.
Who were you with?
I was swimming alone.
I left
my job for you.
I moved my family.
You already told me that.
Next time we're
gonna go without you.
Do you understand me?
I told you it
won't happen again.
Get inside and dry off.
What's that bruise?
How come they call
you "Stinky Drawers"?
She might be from the city,
but the girl needs schooling.
I swear, this damn bra.
It's a blessing and
a curse, ain't it?
Forget it.
Now don't worry if you
can't do the splits
in the tryouts, okay?
They won't hold it against you
as long as you have
flexibility in other areas.
Like, there's flexibility
besides the splits.
And you oughta know, Hattie.
Now you don't have to
be a bitch, Clarissa.
You have to come to the
after-game dance tomorrow night.
Oh yeah, it's a good time
to nail down a prom date.
Let me tell you, pickin's
are gettin' mighty slim.
Todd Ingram and Jerry Junior
are already off the market.
Yes, there's an air
of hysteria building.
I'm not worried but, Maggie,
this is a crucial time for you.
We can't afford to be lazy.
- You could get left at home.
- You wouldn't want that.
Certainly not.
And Maggie, we know
you're new and all.
There's no real
way you could know.
But it is essential you
stay away from Iris Deerborne.
an untouchable.
An untouchable?
Like India? They're
the lower class.
They bathe in their
own body waste.
Oh Rhonda, please
not before lunch.
That's disgusting.
I'm sure you'll
still be able to eat.
Clarissa Dell, I
will have you know
I've lost 5 pounds this month.
Yeah, you look swell.
But if you're not
careful you'll have it
back on by Tuesday.
Songbirds have to set
an example, Hattie.
Remember we talked
about self-control?
Oh my lord.
The point is, being
seen with Iris Deerborne
is social suicide.
As opposed to suicide, which
wouldn't be as embarrassing?
Never mind.
How's my form?
It needs work.
Do you think your
daddy would photograph
any of the games if
you made the squad?
If I made the squad.
This thing seat two?
Uh, not easy.
I never said I
was easy, young man.
Mrs. Deerborne, you know
I didn't mean it like that.
I know what you meant.
How 'bout we go for
a quick spin anyways.
I really should
be gettin' home.
My grandma's waitin' on me.
Okay, well let's just
make it a quick spin.
The wind's already messed
up my hair.
I don't know if Mr. Deerborne
would approve of that.
Hank? Hank's out
in the back forty
moonin' on his cows.
I paid for this thing.
Might as well get
a ride out of it.
Let's go.
Mrs. Deerborne, I really
should go. I'm sorry.
No you don't.
No you don't gotta go.
Now just stop right there
and just give me a ride.
Just 'cause your mama
went and drowned herself
don't mean you gotta be scared
of every woman you know.
Oh honey, I'm sorry.
Oh I'm so sorry.
Goddammit Iris.
She just sees a
good-lookin' boy,
and she just falls to pieces.
Let the dog get it.
I'll take it out
of your allowance.
Take the egg money
out of my wages.
You awake? Baby, you awake?
What, Mama?
I want you to try
this dress on, okay?
- Mama, no.
- Let me tell you something,
This is your boy catcher.
You just don't know how to
catch a boy. That is all.
And I'm gonna help you, okay?
- Now get up.
- Mama, please.
Get up baby, now c'mon
c'mon c'mon. Get up. Get up.
I'm tellin' you, I
am sick and tired
of people in this town
talkin' down to you.
I'm just sick and tired of it.
No, Mama, don't, Mama.
I'm gonna help you.
When I was your age, I
could get any boy I wanted.
I had to beat 'em
off with a stick.
If I hadn't gotten pregnant,
who knows where I might be?
Mama, I wanna go to sleep.
C'mon sweetheart,
let's get up.
And I am not gonna
let you use up your chance.
No ma'am. No ma'am.
You are not.
Let's take a look at you now.
you look so pretty.
You look so pretty.
c'mon baby, let's go.
Let's get out of
her room, honey.
I'm not trying to
make a problem, baby.
- I know, c'mon.
- I'm not trying to make a problem.
Come here, come
here. C'mon. Let's go.
I'm sorry, baby.
Are you okay?
Don't come near me.
I just wanna make sure
you're okay, and then I'll go.
No, please get away.
It's okay.
Get back!
It's okay.
I wet myself.
I wet myself.
My dad works for
Agricultural Quarterly.
He doesn't work
for Life magazine.
He doesn't take pictures
of Marilyn Monroe.
He takes pictures of
drainage pipes and cow shit.
I also could never be a model.
I'm way too
They also never interviewed
me to be an airline hostess.
I could never be
an airline hostess.
Why not?
I get airsick.
The last time I
was on an airplane,
I threw up my Ovaltine
all over the aisles.
and the airline hostess
made me clean it up.
They're all first-class bitches.
They call me "Stinky Drawers"
'cause I've got a weak bladder.
And I hate this dress.
I hate this dress!
Here you go.
Thank you.
You've got a great arm.
But you just need to work
on your aim a little bit.
I learned this
really great trick
from my favorite
southpaw, Bud Daley.
So, if you point your free hand
where you want the rock to go,
and then with your
hand that has the rock,
you just chuck it.
You try.
And Deerborne takes the mound.
This rookie's ready
to throw some heat.
Here comes the windup.
And it's clocked at
90 miles per hour,
it's a strikeout!
Oh my gosh! It worked!
I told you it works.
Bud Daley never fails.
What'd I tell you?
Oh my gosh!
Not so bad.
Not so bad.
You don't have to
talk to me at school.
It's 'cause of my parents,
the cheerleading and stuff.
I understand.
They hate me.
My parents.
Sometimes I wonder
if they even see me.
Or they're lookin' at
what they wish I was.
How could they not see you?
Let me pull you.
Go see who's honkin'.
It's Maggie.
Who's Maggie?
My friend.
Thanks for picking me up
for school.
Oh, you shouldn't thank me,
'cause we're ditching.
I think I'm too big
for your mom's stuff.
That's how it's
supposed to look, Iris.
Is your bust popping out?
A little.
Then it's right.
I'm legally blind.
Well then you
won't get arrested.
Just a little dab.
And this shadow, Dusky Mauve,
is complimentary if you purchase
the Sun Kissed body makeup.
And now, for the
finishing touch.
This is Captive Rouge.
I imagine wearing this
while on a deserted island
with Bobby Darin.
This is the perfect
moment to sell lips.
Did you see the
way he came barreling in
and shooting that gun?
That was the craziest
thing I've ever seen.
I've never seen anyone
shoot a gun that fast.
Steve McQueen was,
he was nice.
He was what?
He was nice.
Now I can't see anything.
We should get you new glasses.
My mom will never go for that.
She always says, don't
fix it if it ain't broke.
Iris, it's broke.
Would you look at that?
It's beautiful.
It's meant for you.
You should try it on.
I'd just ruin it.
That's why mama
never buys me anything nice.
Let's go.
Not yet.
Dr. Kay?
Yes dear?
Do you have Iris
Deerborne's results?
I do.
Well I'm her sister, Margot.
Could you tell me
what's wrong with her?
Hank Deerborne's only got
one child so far as I know.
Well I'm, I'm her friend.
As I told her mother
many times before,
I didn't find anything
wrong with Iris.
Well then how come she,
how come she keeps
wetting herself?
It's all up here.
Dr. Kay?
Maybe this time there is
something wrong with her.
That's Clarissa Dell's car.
We can come
back another time.
Maggie, no.
Iris Deerborne, is that you?
Hi Hazel.
I've never seen
you all dolled up.
I hardly recognized ya.
What can I do for you?
More like a mud
frog in a sweater set.
What'd she say?
Actually, you seem busy.
No, not at all, not at all.
Clarissa and Rhonda
are just drying
and Hattie needs to soak.
I've been soaking
for 30 minutes.
You have
rough calluses, dear.
Come on over.
We need to get Iris ready
for the after-game dance.
We do?
What's a dance
without its wallflower?
You know, I don't
think I put enough
permanent solution in your hair.
I'll be right with you
as soon as I figure out
what to do with all
of Iris' natural curl.
I told you she
was an untouchable.
Shoot, well I guess
I'd better warn my dad.
I know it sounds crazy, but
he's photographing
her for the magazine.
For Life Magazine?
Somehow he got this
idea in his head
that he needs to find the
heart of the Heartland
for his next piece so
he thinks Iris is deep,
as deep and far reaching
as the plains of Oklahoma.
You look a picture.
Let's get started.
Is that me?
That's you, hon.
I hardly recognize myself.
Clarissa Dell,
eat your heart out.
I have a feeling
she will.
What about you?
What can we do
with that gorgeous mane?
It's a mess.
What a
beautiful color you have.
Thank you.
Is this your husband?
How did he die?
If it's not too
rude of me to ask.
No, it's not rude at all, hon.
He died in the Korean War.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
Me too.
Um, you know what?
Um, I actually don't even
know what I'm wearing,
but thank you though.
Oh the outfit does
pick the hair style.
Mmhmm, Iris, let's go.
All right.
Thanks, Hazel.
It was my pleasure.
You all have fun.
Who is this angel before me?
What did you do to yourself?
Maggie gave me
a beauty makeover.
And I'd say she
did a mighty fine job.
Where'd you get
the money for it?
We don't have that kind of money
just lying around the house.
It's all right if
she uses a little
of her own allowance on herself.
are you glasses?
I took 'em off, but
it's just for tonight.
I wanna go to the
after-game dance.
You can't go outside
without your glasses.
You can't see a foot
in front of you.
I'll be careful...
Francie, lay off.
Don't tell me how
to mind my child.
Edith says this Maggie's
mom drives around
in a spanking new car.
She gets her clothes from Dior.
So what are you gonna
do when this Maggie says
she don't like the
way Iris smells?
Francie, leave it be.
Now I mean it.
That is just like
the two of you,
just ganging up on me.
Honey, you go on and go to
that dance now, all right?
You go on and you
enjoy yourself.
You look beautiful.
Thank you.
Hey, well
hurry up and get ready.
You're gonna be late.
I'm not going.
What do you mean
you're not going?
It doesn't matter
if I change my hair
or I have different clothes or
a different face, I'm still me.
I'm still the same
girl I always was.
No, you shouldn't miss it.
You should go.
I'm gonna be with
you the whole time
and anyone who doesn't like
it can go straight to hell.
I can't.
Night, Maggie.
I don't care about your help.
Well, Mads says that we
are beautiful young ladies.
You do
pay her for a reason.
There she is.
Calm down,
Hattie, she's not Christ risen.
You made the team!
You're an official songbird.
Which makes you one of us.
Great. What
happened to your hair?
Never mind that.
Okay, our first
official order of business
for our new songbird is
to find her a prom date.
Oh! Brian
Emerich asked me.
The midget.
He is not.
comes up to her bust.
That's only
if I'm wearing heels.
Don't be so sensitive, Hattie.
Anyway, we all have
football players,
but I think there's
one left for you.
Over there.
But we have to wait 10
minutes before we approach.
Clarissa says,
it's never good
to look too eager.
I do say that.
Well, I wouldn't
want to look too eager.
What are these?
I found them in
your coat pocket.
Pills for my bladder.
Maggie took me to Dr. Kay.
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie.
She's my friend, mama.
Some friend.
You know what these are?
pills for my bladder.
They're sugar pills.
That's all they are.
Mama, give me my pills.
Honey, you think this
girl is your friend,
I'm the one that knows better.
I'm the one that
takes care of you
and I can tell you,
I would never ever
give you sugar pills.
Stop it.
No, you do not need these.
You do not need these,
these are no good for you.
You keep taking these and
you will still wet yourself
and that girl, Maggie will
be having one big old laugh.
Mama, I haven't wet myself.
I'm dry.
Well alright then.
You go on to that
dance and you have fun.
Oh don't forget your candy.
Craig Butler, this is
Maggie Richmond.
She's just as pretty
as y'all said she is.
She's right here.
Oh she's feisty too.
I like that.
Don't touch.
If you two go together,
then we can take
yearbook photos together.
Maybe Maggie's
daddy can take it.
Oh, he's pretty busy.
Well you
can at least ask.
So where are you
boys taking us for dinner?
Oh, we were
thinking Beef and Chips.
Well that's
disgusting, Craig Butler.
Excuse me.
Who is that?
I don't know.
Maybe she's new?
That's Iris Deerborne.
No it's not.
Yes it is, can't
you smell her?
You came.
I came.
I love that you came.
Once a pig, always a pig.
We've got to cure Maggie
of her Pygmalion complex.
Pig, we read it Sophomore Lit.
God, Rhonda, you're so dense.
Please don't stay
here on my account.
Go have fun.
I am having fun.
- I should go home.
- Don't you dare.
Hey, Iris.
That gorgeous boy
just said hey to you.
I know.
Why don't you say hey back?
I can't.
Why not?
Because I might throw up.
You know what?
I think I will go have some fun.
Wait, Maggie.
No, wait.
Did you have to pay?
Those eggs that we broke.
Did you have to pay for them?
Oh, good.
Otherwise, I was going
to have to pay you back.
Well, you don't, so.
You look different
without your glasses.
I'm just going to have
to put them right back on.
I can't see a thing.
No, no, you look
good with them on.
I don't know.
I guess without them you just,
I don't know, you look
all grown-up or something.
Do you wanna dance?
Do you wanna dance with me?
I can't dance.
Neither can I.
Then why do you
wanna dance with me?
Because Iris, you're
the only girl in this town
who's not phony.
Come on,
Jeff Owings is dancing
with Iris Deerborne.
Shut your mouth!
Maybe she is deep?
Hey, Iris.
Today we are creating
magnesium oxide in our labs.
Alice and Eddie, station one.
Clarissa and
Johnna, station two.
I don't see why we
gotta change partners
just 'cause we have someone new.
Well, that's
not very friendly, Clarissa.
Just who is Johnna
supposed to work with?
How should I know?
Just when I get used to Iris
you gotta change everything.
Kim and Jack, station three.
Charlie and Scott, station four.
Katherine and
Mona, station five.
Tripp and Richard, station six.
You seen Clarissa?
She said she might ditch
third and go to the drive-up.
Over here!
Oh, my God.
It's hot.
Why did y'all have to
sit in the sun for?
So we can get a
tan before prom.
Right, Iris?
Did anybody ask you yet?
We saw you with Jeff Owings
the other night dancing.
Well, he hasn't
asked anybody else.
Susan Laharty
is beside herself.
She thought for sure they'd
get back together by prom.
She can forget it.
He doesn't even go to prom.
He's one of them lone
wolf types, you know.
That may be but
I'll have Clarissa
put in a good word with him.
Uh, thanks.
I don't want that.
What's in here, though?
Iris, you wanna ride?
Oh, come on.
You can't tell me
you didn't love it.
I didn't love it.
They're gonna find out
your daddy doesn't work
for Life Magazine any second.
If that's all they find
out then I'm gonna be lucky.
Besides, his magazine's
owned by Life.
You can't keep
lying like that.
I swear I will
never lie to you.
But it was so worth it watching
their dumb faces squirm
when I told them my dad
thought you were deep.
What are you doing?
You shouldn't be naked.
What if someone
comes and sees you?
I thought you said
this place was private.
Who's gonna come?
- You did it!
- I did!
don't forget
to drink your juice, please.
Well, I understand
a certain young lady
got asked to the prom.
Did I hear that right?
Candy Butler phoned
me this morning
to tell me that her
son Craig asked you.
Shh, shh, shh.
Candy says Craig's
a football player.
Isn't that nice?
He plays football.
Well, I thought it would
be a good idea if you skip
school and went to look for
a dress with your mother.
How about that?
You know I really can't.
I've got a test
in Classics today.
Oh, I think it's a
pretty good idea to go
look for a dress
with your mother.
I think it's a nice thing
for a mother and a daughter
to do together.
Don't you think?
Well, good.
Well, then I'll
just go get ready.
I don't want you
to worry about money.
I want you to get what you want.
No expense spared.
All right?
Thanks, Dad.
I wasn't expecting anyone.
Uh, what can I do for ya?
Got a date to the prom.
You and half the
rest of the town.
I'm booked the next
two weeks solid.
You know, cuts and perms
and latest hairstyles, so.
Well um, thanks anyway.
I mean, I can show
you how to style it
if you want.
That'd be
that'd be great.
Um, I just got this dress today
and my mom wanted me to see
what hairstyle would go with it.
Well, let's see the dress.
Was that your choice?
What do you think?
I think, no.
Well, you didn't
get to pick the dress
so you're gonna have
to pick the hairstyle.
Can I put it right there?
Sure can.
You seem to be adjusting
to Wakita pretty fast.
Yeah, it's okay.
Do you like it here?
I wouldn't have chosen
it but my great-aunt
left me the house
after she died.
And I needed a fresh start,
so here I am.
Now um, you know,
we could give you a
we could give you a chignon.
Give you that
Roman Holiday look.
That kind of
gives me a headache.
Goes with the dress.
I mean, we could do
Dorothy from Wizard of Oz.
Or Annette Funicello.
All I need is a bullet bra
and something to fill it with.
I mean, I like you like this.
Unadorned, you know?
Just you.
I don't think you
need a style, sweetie.
But if you want I can fit you
in for a set and dry day of.
What time is the dance?
Uh, 6:00.
How about two o'clock?
That'd be great.
Two o'clock it is.
Do you miss him?
Yes, I do.
He was a good boy.
Do you think
you'll ever marry again?
I... I was never married.
I just told people
that when I moved here.
You know people in a small town,
they don't wanna know.
Well, they don't need
to know everything.
So he was your lover?
No, that would be scandalous.
No, that's my brother, Eddie.
He was 19 when he went to Korea.
He was so skinny that
his uniform hung off him
like a gunny sack
on a broomstick.
He had pimples all
over his forehead.
He thought he'd
never get a girl.
He was so desperate
to get a girl.
That's the sad part for me
that um
that he never outgrew that.
That notion of being
a flawed person.
So I'll um, I'll
see you on the 15th.
- All right.
- Bye, thank you.
I don't recall saying yes.
Better go
talk to her, Craig.
Can I help you with somethin'?
I don't think it's very
nice that you're telling
everyone around town you're
taking a gal to a dance
when she never did say yes.
Don't you think I have the right
to make up my own mind?
I figured I knew
what was good for ya.
You think so?
Know so.
Prove it.
Oh man!
You just going to
leave us like that?
She got a sister?
What are we doing here?
What, are you chicken?
I do not need to see a ghost
come up out of that water.
Oh, a big ol' strong man like
you ain't afraid of nothing!
Damn, you
city girls is fast.
And you
country boys is slow.
We can be
if you want us to be.
I like it fast,
then slow.
forget to be afraid.
I'm afraid of you.
What are you doing?
Let me in before I
break my goddamn neck
for Christ sake.
Geez Louise, goodness gracious.
Shh, shh, you have to be quiet
'cause if my mom hears you
there will be hell to pay.
Ugh, there's
always hell to pay.
You're drunk.
I am?
You smell like...
What is that?
Um, lighter fluid?
I think?
Let me go get you some water.
No, no, no, don't
get any water,
I'll just get drunker,
I don't need any.
Where you been?
I've been to Hell.
I saw the Devil and he
said, "Maggie Richmond,
"you don't fool me."
Shh, shh, shh.
Fool me. Hey,
Iris it's just that
it don't matter if
I change my hair,
or have different clothes.
I'm still me, I'm
still the same person.
I always was.
I don't know what you're
talking about, Maggie.
It don't matter if my daddy
moves me from the
city with all of those
bad influences, and no matter
I'm sick in the soul
and I need savin'.
Oh, Maggie.
Don't matter if
I lose my virginity
to Craig Butler in
the Sumner Pond.
Let him put
himself inside of me.
Hey, hey, hey.
It's okay.
I'm, I'm dirty,
and I can't get it out of me!
You're not dirty, Maggie.
Don't cry, it's all
going to be okay.
You're the only
one that gets me.
You're the only one that
understands me.
I promise, you're okay.
The only one that gets me.
Hey, you're going to be.
I didn't mean
to do that to you.
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie.
I'm sorry, nothin' happened.
It's okay.
Nothin' happened. I don't
think of you that way.
That's not how I think of you.
I know you don't!
It's never been like
that with you, I'm sorry.
Maggie, no!
Maggie, don't go!
Maggie, please don't go! Maggie!
Is your dad around?
I kinda need to talk
to him before school.
He's in the barn,
tractor's down again.
Well you're
a sight for sore eyes.
Good morning,
Mrs. Deerborne.
Oh, call me Francie, make
me feel like I'm 100 years old
calling me Mrs. Deerborne.
Iris, you best get on to
school before you're late.
I'm waiting for my ride.
It don't
look like she's coming.
Maybe she's moved on
to greener pastures.
I'm her ride today,
if she wants.
It's okay, but she
don't need your pity.
She doesn't need my pity,
she just needs a ride.
You need
a ride back home?
I saw you, during that
real hot stretch last August,
at Sumner Pond.
It was my mom's birthday.
I just wanted to go someplace
where I maybe could you know,
feel close to her.
Talk to her maybe.
Then I saw you there,
you were sitting
there on the shore,
looking up at the sky.
You must've been thinking
about something real serious.
I don't know,
you looked so different alone.
You seemed so...
at peace.
I thought, I don't know maybe,
she could be at peace too.
There you are.
Hi, Hattie.
Hi, Jeff.
Guess what?
I guess I'll see you.
Guess what?
Craig gave Maggie a ring!
They're getting married?
No silly, a promise ring!
A promise to what?
Oh Iris Deerborne, I
swear you're so deep,
how come you don't know
what a promise ring is?
Good heavens!
Come on.
He did what?
Craig somehow
managed to bootleg
a bottle of Dom.
It's champagne.
It was his grandmothers.
Looks new.
Well I shined it up
with some toothpaste,
but it's a bonafide antique.
I like aged things.
I swear this is the
last greasy burger
I'm having for the
next two weeks,
or I'm going to be
blemished for prom.
Yeah, I think I'm
going to skip lunch.
You have to skip it
up to fit in your dress.
Why do you
gals always pick on me?
No honestly, I don't
know why I put up with it?
I'll just go get
the food.
Can you let me out?
Somethings wrong, I know it.
Just leave it.
I can always tell
when you're lying.
I'm not lying.
I don't believe you.
Last night...
I was drunk last night.
I barely remember anything.
You swore you'd
never lie to me,
and you're doing it right now.
Meet me at the pond tonight.
I can't.
Yes you can. Meet me.
I changed my mind.
I don't need to get fries.
Maggie, what are you doing?
We're having a
party, that's what.
Maggie, I don't see
why we have to come here.
This place gives me the creeps.
Well that's
because our parents
won't come looking for us here.
Absolutely not.
What are you doing?
Maggie, why are they here?
This is our own place!
Don't be so stingy.
Craig Butler, you better
keep your trousers on.
What'd you think it's
gonna jump out at you?
You better put that
away, Craig Butler!
That's for my eyes only!
Get them out of here.
I am not disrobing if
that's what you think.
We've all seen it about
a hundred times, Hattie,
I don't know what
the problem is?
Oh, fine.
Maggie, make them go, please.
Come on in, Maggie!
Oh my God!
Stop it!
- What are you doing? Get out!
- Whoa, whoa, you crazy?
Stop it!
Get out!
Get up, get up, get out!
Stop it!
Calm down.
Get out!
She's gone crazy!
Get out of my pond!
Iris! Iris, stop!
Iris, calm down!
What's wrong?
You're not like them,
you're nothing like them!
You lie to them, not
me, you lie them.
What is
she talking about?
Have you lied to me?
I don't know
what she's saying.
Maggie, Maggie,
please help me.
Come on, what's wrong with
you? What is wrong with you?
You're what's wrong with me!
You're what's wrong with me.
Stinky drawers.
You're lying.
I know you.
Maggie, come
on in, the water's nice.
We didn't want
her anyway.
She'd just
stink up the place!
Don't worry about her.
Mags, where are you going?
You shouldn't be here.
I just don't get why Clarissa
gets to decide everything.
I thought you
liked Cattleman's?
That's not the point.
She just, she decided
where we're eating
prom night with out
asking me or my date.
I just don't think I'm going
to put up with it anymore.
What are you going
to do about it?
Tell her off?
I might!
I'd like to see that.
What, you think I wouldn't?
I don't know.
Its just, I'd like
to see it that's all.
Where are we going?
I'm supposed to pick
up some henna for my mom.
It's after midnight.
Hazel said she'd leave
it on the front porch.
It's alright.
I'll be right back.
She done slam that
door, mmm that girl.
What the Sam Hill are you doing!
It's late!
You'll wake her up!
Maybe she left it
on the back stoop?
Can we not do this in
the morning, I'm zonked!
Keep your shirt on,
I'll just be a minute!
Maggie and
Hazel. Maggie and Hazel!
Maggie and Hazel!
Hattie, I can't make hide
or hair what you're saying.
Maggie and Hazel.
What, baby?
I saw them together.
What? Together?
I saw them together.
Baby baby, shh!
It's alright baby.
It's alright, it's alright.
Shh! Mommy's here.
I guess men like me
ain't good enough for
you, are we, bitch?
You brought all this
on yourself, honey!
You know that?
Now you can go back
to your sorry life!
We can go
back to that doctor
in Kansas city.
He said he could help them
they help so many kids like
that, help them be normal.
You were
You were my beautiful
little baby,
my little girl.
And you always woke
up smiling to see us
and so happy.
I'm sorry.
We did
something wrong.
I did something wrong.
You were an angel.
I'm gonna make it better.
I'm gonna fix this.
Jesus. Jesus.
I promise.
You don't have to
worry about me anymore.
I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
Mrs. Deerborne, it
was just so terrible.
Oh, I knew it.
I knew there was something
not right with that girl,
I knew it.
What's happened, mama?
You. I don't even
wanna talk to you.
What are you talking about?
Hattie found that Maggie
Richmond and Hazel together.
cuts Maggie's hair.
Not like that, you
dimwit, together.
My poor baby is
traumatized for life.
It's all over town.
Boys done went over to
Hazel's and run her off.
Where's Maggie?
Don't you
touch my daughter.
Where is she?
Some of the kids saw her
go into to Sumner Pond.
She just walked right in 'til
the water covered her head,
just like Charlotte Owings.
It's okay.
You're Iris?
Her mother told
me you were her friend.
I am her friend.
Have you seen her?
Not since
yesterday, no.
I've been looking
all over town.
If you see her, tell
her to come home.
Tell her it doesn't matter,
tell her I don't care anymore.
We don't care if she was bad.
Mr. Richmond,
she was never bad.
We got something!
Oh, let her disappear.
Let her disappear,
let her disappear.
What is it?
I don't know!
Neale, you got
your eyes on this?
Is that?
That looks like my...
It's a dress!
Do you know how much time and
labor I put into that dress?
I do not think this is funny.
I know mama.
I never did have
a sense of humor.
None whatsoever.
Hey, come on now!
Stinky drawers!
Never knew you liked girls!
Come on
Iris, where you going?
Come on back.
Hey, what are you doing?
Stop it, stop it!
You hit this truck.
I swear, stop that!
Alright come on!
Get the hell
outta here, man!
Don't you ever touch me again!
You bastards!
I'll kill you!
I'll kill you!
Crazy dyke!
Cow fuckers!
Okay I'm gonna
have to watch your
sticky little fingers.
Did I tell you Hattie said,
when she saw them?
Totally naked.
Nothing, nothing on.
Yep, and they still haven't
found that girl's body.
I bet you she's down
there with Charlotte,
trapped in one of them
underground caves forever.
I don't think a girl
who can throw rocks
like Maggie Richmond's gonna
let herself die of shame.
I bet you she got on the
night bus out of Wakita
and she snubbed her
nose at all the petty,
small-minded people who
couldn't see her shine.
Where you going
dressed like that?
Maybe she's going
to the prom after all.
I wouldn't go to that
prom to save my life.
I've got a date.
With who?
A boy.
Since when do you have a boy?
I'm never gonna be as
beautiful as you are, mama,
but I've got a date
with a boy tonight.
I do love you, mama.
Well, quit staring at me
and play your goddamn cards.
You're late.
Sorry, I had to pick
something up for you.
Oh, it's beautiful.
Is this alright?