Cindy la Regia: The High School Years (2023) s01e01 Episode Script


[pop music playing]
[girl] I know what you're thinking.
Monterrey is a village full
of influencers and barbecues.
And, yeah, it's true. But it's
also not entirely true, you know?
I don't live in Monterrey. Not exactly.
I live in the best place on this planet:
San Pedro Garza García.
Let's give a warm round of applause
- Yes, diva!
- to Cynthia Garza!
[Cindy] This is me.
My plan, as you can see,
is to conquer the world.
Daughter of Jesús and Carolina Garza.
[Cindy] But first, San Pedro.
Cindy for president!
- [pop music continues]
- [people cheering]
[announcer] Now, please welcome
last year's undisputed winner,
Regina Villarreal!
Let's hear it
for the new queen of the Monterrey Casino,
Cynthiaaaaa Garza!
- [people cheering]
- Bravo, Cindy! Bravo!
- You are the queen!
- [rock music playing]
Cindy has an extraordinary future ahead.
And she sets an example for her class,
having garnered multiple awards
for academic excellence.
[girl] Yes, Cindy!
[announcer] Ladies and gentlemen,
Let's hear it for Cindy!
Good luck.
[Cindy] That's right, my coronation
as the Queen of San Pedro.
Like, so major. Am I right?
[music ends]
[alerts ring on multiple cell phones]
[girl] Did you see this?
[alerts continue ringing]
[Cindy] Did you think
it was the best day of my life?
- [alerts continue ringing]
- [people chattering]
What the fuck? What?
- [alerts continue ringing]
- [woman] What is this?
[Cindy] Try worst day of my life.
I I mean, sorry.
[mystical music playing]
[man]chicharrón from La Ramos,
it's so good.
It all started
when my cousin Angie moved to San Pedro.
Your mom tells me that you love soccer
and that you're a fan of the Tigers
No way, man! I would never.
- I'm an America fan
- No politics or football at the table.
- Pass the chicharrón.
- Here, Angie.
Here you go, try some.
But, aren't you vegan, my love?
- Your mom told us
- Vegetarian.
- But now I live in Monterrey.
- Mm-hm.
- San Pedro.
- Same place, no?
Um, anyway, so, have you heard?
Has Cindy told you
about the Black and White yet?
Yes, it's the gala
where they crown the queen.
- That's right.
- It's like a tradition.
Um, I was actually queen some time ago.
Exactly, and now my princess
will take the crown, right, princess?
Oh, it's like hereditary?
That's right.
- [Cindy] No. No.
- No? Uh, no.
No. It's based on merits.
[gulps] What sort of merits?
The values of San Pedro
and family values, you know?
[Cindy] Mm-hm.
Also, work you do for the community
Oh sure, and it's also
for being cute and popular. I see.
- That's right!
- [Cindy] Daddy, Daddy.
- No, no, no, Daddy. No. No, no.
- No? Oh, No, no, no.
Just a bit.
- Well, a bit, sure. Yeah.
- [Dad] That's right, yes. Uh-huh.
You'll look amazing
in the dress that we got
- Dress, my ass! I won't put on a dress.
- My god.
- It's a great taco, isn't it?
- Yes, Uncle.
It's because it's from La Ramos.
- [Angie] It's great.
- [Dad] Yes.
- [Cindy] Cuz?
- What?
Look, this is Max, my boyfriend.
He's hot, ya know?
Yeah, if you like flour tortillas.
Only the ones from Monterrey,
because I don't know how you can call
what they make in the city a tortilla.
Yeah, that's exactly what I mean.
They're flabby, bland, and tasteless.
I mean, they're good for a gringa,
but real, legit, tacos are greasy.
Even so spicy.
So what, my aunt and uncle
know about this, huh?
The plan was to introduce him
at the Black and White.
So like, they've already met him
at the country club,
But they haven't really "met"
since we've been officially together!
Well, I'm assuming your mom
will force me to attend that, uh
Black and White thing, right?
[inhales deeply]
Babe, leaving your hometown
and your friends is complicated.
[sentimental music playing]
Especially out of nowhere.
If you need support
[music stops abruptly]
- Sleep tight.
- Well wait, that bed's
That That's my bed.
[sighs] Good night.
- [school bell ringing]
- [Cindy] Okay, I'm going now.
Hey, hey. Wait a minute now. My kiss?
- [kissing]
- [Dad] Thank you.
[Angie] Later, uncle.
[Dad] Angie, what kind of goodbye
is that? Have a good day.
[truck engine starts]
- [school bell ringing]
- [upbeat music playing]
- Hey, Cindy! Nice to see you!
- [Cindy] Hi!
This looks like an American high school.
[girl] How's it going, Cindy? How are you?
- Hi!
- Oh, hey there!
- [girl] What's up, Cyn?
- [boy] Hello, hello!
- [Angie] Are you famous?
- [Cindy] Like, influencer-famous?
Not really.
We know each other
without knowing each other.
[boy] What's up, Cindy?
[Cindy] Because of our parents
or who we hang out with.
From our previous schools
or even from social media.
Chilanga alert.
- Don't forget, being nice costs nothing.
- Not true.
It's one of the most expensive things.
[light pop music playing]
Angelica, right?
Angie. I hate being called Angelica.
Hello. I'm Tere. Welcome, Angie.
Uhhh, what class are you in?
We're in the same class. Come on.
- I'll show you.
- Okay.
[Tere] So, the restroom's
right over there.
You know,
if your advanced classes are too much,
There's always room for one more
in our sad cave of mortal beings.
[both] Hmm.
[both chuckle]
[Lu] Bye, mega nerd.
- [boy] Cyn!
- [chuckling]
[upbeat music playing]
We're finally in the same school.
[Cindy] I know, it's exciting.
I gotta go to class, okay?
All right.
Okay. Bye. [chuckles]
[school bell ringing]
[ringing stops]
I love Japan.
Last term, I dabbled in writing haikus.
I always felt it was better
to write things than
- [girl] Dude, that's so lame.
- [boy] Oh, same, dude.
- [cell phone vibrates]
- [boy chattering]
[man] Good morning!
Welcome to your advanced
mathematics class. I'm Professor Esteban.
Let's get started. Please, pull out
your notebooks. I'm going to do roll call.
[cell phone vibrates]
Good morning, kids.
[approaching footsteps]
[man] Take out your notebooks,
so that you can write down my name.
I'll, uh, leave it here
on the blackboard, as well.
I'm George Bosco, your history teacher.
- Cecilia Miramontes?
- [cell phone vibrates]
[Cecilia] Here!
Jiu Chong?
- [Jiu] Here.
- [cell phone vibrates]
- [George] Cynthia Garza?
- [cell phone vibrates]
Cynthia Garza?
[cell phone vibrates]
- Cynthia Garza?
- [cell phone vibrates]
I'm just Cindy.
Did you hear me, Cynthia?
I'm doing a roll call.
- [cell phone vibrates]
- Um, I'm sorry. I'm
[George] Congrats, you've won your first
bad mark. Starting off on the right foot.
- [students chuckle]
- [boy] Ooooh.
Quiet. Hey, enough, enough.
[cell phone vibrates]
[dreamy music playing]
[cell phone dings]
[upbeat, poppy music playing]
[camera shutter click sound]
[music stops]
[quiet, upbeat music playing]
[breathing deeply]
[moaning ecstatically]
- Oh, mother
- Angie!
I'm sorry. Gross. I'm so sorry.
[upbeat music playing]
I mean, I'm not ashamed, okay?
I read it's really super good for you.
You know, Emma Watson says
Dude, relax.
- We all masturbate, okay?
- Shhh!
[music stops]
Babe, I have something to ask.
Okay. What?
- Do you think it's too soon for me to
- Fuck?
No, babe, I mean,
like, make love?
With flour tortilla?
[inhales deeply]
Well, I mean, the other day
I pictured myself at 30.
And I looked good. I mean, amazing.
And then my body got warm.
And if 15 is half of 30, I'm halfway
to becoming the woman I always Imagined
and I felt a tingle.
So I squeezed my legs really tightly
and I thought of Max and his neck
and how he smells like lotion, but not
like a whole lot, just a bit, light scent.
You came, right?
No. No, no, no.
But um But losing my virginity is
obviously on my ten-year list, you know?
And if I end up marrying Max anyway,
doesn't matter if things just happen
in a different order.
Dude, relax.
You're not writing a thesis.
I mean, if you wanna gobble down
that white tortilla? Pfff, go ahead.
[cell phone vibrates]
[Max] Hey, Cyn,
I have the house to myself.
- [Cindy] It's happening!
- [Angie] What?
Babe, this is a sign.
- Dude, wait a minute. If you feel
- Come on, can you cover for me?
- Sure, yeah. No problem, sure, sure.
- [squeals]
You're the best!
Left or right?
You're gonna take it off anyway.
Dirty girl.
[upbeat music playing]
[Lu] Did we really have to come all
the way to Monterrey for condoms?
[bell dings]
The folks over at the Benavides
Drugstore are friends with my parents.
What if they recognize us? No way.
[woman's voice]
Select your payment method.
[Lu] "Does that say "rippled"?"
[Cindy] No, ribbed.
"Warming sensation"?
"Skin to skin".
"Gimme pleasure!"
[woman's voice]
Thank you for your selection.
Is that doable?
No idea.
Hey, take everything you can.
There's one that says "Savor all of me".
Oh! D Don't you think
that we have enough already?
This one, that one too.
[Max] Damn. Okay.
"Large classic".
- Max, sorry I didn't know
- "Large, ribbed"?
what fits. [chuckles faintly]
No, it's perfect.
[Cindy clears throat]
Okay, a little candle over here
- Cyn.
- [gasps]
Don't worry about it. We don't have to
Wait, did I forget the lighter? Wait.
- I'm sure I grabbed it.
- Cyn.
- [tin clattering]
- Oops!
- I got it! I got it!
- [chuckles]
There you go.
[groans] I just don't understand
where I left the freaking
Cyn, stop worrying. I know what I'm doing.
[quiet, upbeat music playing]
[Cindy sighs blissfully]
Wait. It's fine.
[chuckles faintly]
[Max groans]
- Max. Max.
- What? I got it.
I read it's really bad
to open it with your teeth.
[music stops]
No, yeah. I knew that, you know?
[Max groans]
Oh, hey, I'm such an idiot.
I forgot I had matches.
By the way, thanks for your photo.
You look, you look, just, "wow".
[both chuckle faintly]
[Cindy] Oh, no.
Are there any more left, or
Cindy, don't worry. It's okay.
I'm being impulsive.
Uh, uh, okay.
[chuckles faintly]
- Max.
- [inhaling] Fuck
Are we still planning on being official
- After the Black and White?
- Yeah.
Of course.
- [chuckles]
- Awesome.
[upbeat music playing]
[door shuts]
- Cynthia, get over here.
- [music stops abruptly]
Where on God's earth were you at midnight?
Don't tell me you were with your friends.
I was young once.
I was with Max.
My god. I can't believe that
you were sneaking around, my love.
I don't even recognize you.
But we didn't do anything!
Mom, nothing happened, I swear!
We Nothing happened even
Your aunties are always complaining
about their troublesome daughters. But me?
"Oh no, Cyn and I are so close,
we're bestest of friends!"
What happened, Cyn?
prohibiting things
doesn't exactly feel like trust.
- You're not going to the gala.
- What?
Yes, honey. Even if it hurts me.
- Remember
- I promised
now beware, Cynthia.
San Pedro can be extremely cruel, okay?
- But, mom, like, is this for real?
- No buts!
[hip hop music playing]
[music continues over phone]
I'm so, uh
Wanna watch a movie?
Dude, come on.
It's just a stupid dance.
It can't be that important.
You know, I've been waiting
for this dance for a long time.
It's on my list of things
to achieve in the next ten years.
- First, you know, I'll
- Be queen.
After that,
you'll enter the club for physics.
And then you'll be valedictorian.
And afterwards you'll be President
of Mexico and the whole world.
Okay, fine, you're right.
It's just a stupid dance.
I'd do anything to be there.
Well, let's go then.
- Seriously?
- [chuckles]
Listen, as we say in my beloved hometown,
"Better to ask for forgiveness
than ask for permission."
Babe, I think they say that everywhere.
That's not true.
We only say it in Coapa. [groans]
Whatever. Go get pretty.
[giggling] I love you.
[quiet, upbeat music playing]
I wore it on Halloween
but it's for sure gonna fit you.
[gasps] Wait. Okay.
[upbeat music playing]
- I'm trying to run!
- Hurry up!
Why'd you wear heels? It's not the Oscars.
Why would I not wear heels?
These are the San Pedro Oscars.
Cuz, I'm going to die.
- Cuz, help me up the stairs, babe.
- Come up!
- Cuz, help me down the stairs.
- Hurry up.
[pop music playing]
Cindy! I didn't expect to see you here.
[girls giggle]
I ran away again.
I wasn't sure you were coming either.
Well, I did.
I am the bad influence.
[both chuckle]
[Cindy] Hi!
So, are you angry?
Why aren't you answering my messages?
Well, after you left
the other day, I began to wonder,
what if maybe I'm being impulsive too?
Yeah, until now, you and I used
to have our own separate school
and had our own separate thing going on.
You know what I mean?
But there's just so much attention
in high school and
- Max, if this is about the other day, I
- No, no. Not at all.
It's just that I feel pressured too.
- Max, come on let's go get a shot.
- I'm sorry.
Come on.
[pop music continues playing]
Don't let anyone ruin this day.
It's your day, not his.
Come on, let's get you ready
for the show, Cyn.
[exhales deeply]
Yeah. Let's do this.
Okay. Let's go.
Ladies and gentlemen, good evening.
I am Javier Lozano.
And it is an honor to be here
with all of you tonight at this year's
[Javier] Black and White Ball.
- It is a great opportunity
- Cynthia Garza! Disobedient girl!
[Javier] distinguished members.
I would like to emphasize
that selecting a winner involves
These girls are something else.
[woman] Yes, they are.
Don't pretend
like you don't want that crown too.
I'm going to kill her,
that misbehaving little brat.
[Javier] allow me to introduce
Miss Valdivia Quesada.
Next, is the charismatic
They really outdid themselves
with the decorations this year.
[Javier] Let's give a warm round
of applause to Cynthia Garza,
- daughter of Jesus and Carolina Garza.
- Bravo, my love!
We have all witnessed
Cindy's elegance and grace.
She has participated
in valuable philanthropic projects.
Now, please welcome
last year's undisputed winner,
Regina Villarreal,
who has stood out
for her ongoing commitment
to a variety of meaningful social causes.
We will miss you.
But we know that your crown
and your reign will be in good hands.
Ladies and gentlemen,
let's hear it for the new queen
of the Monterrey Casino,
Cynthiaaaaa Garza!
[rock music playing]
Bravo, Cindy! Bravo!
You are the queen!
Cindy has an extraordinary future ahead.
And she sets an example for her class,
having garnered multiple awards
for academic excellence.
Ladies and gentlemen,
let's hear it for Cindy!
[alerts ring on multiple cell phones]
[girl] Did you see this?
[alerts continue ringing]
['50s style melodic pop music playing]
[alerts continue ringing
and people chattering]
- Dude what what's going on? Hey, gimme.
- [alerts continue ringing]
[alerts continue ringing]
[camera shutters clicking]
[people continue chattering]
Hey, hey, hey, hey!
Come on!
[music continues]
[camera shutters clicking]
[Cindy] Yes,
it hurts to fall.
it may have been the shortest-lived reign
in the history of San Pedro.
But like, I'm Cindy Garza,
and I'm always going to get back up,
with or without a crown.
[music stops]
[quiet, poppy music playing]
[music fades out]
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