‘Hard Candy’ (Hayley)

‘Hard Candy’ by Brian Nelson

From: Movie

Type: Dramatic

Character: Hayley, athletic and bright-eyed. She's 14 but "there's an intelligence and a daring in her eyes that feels much older."

Gender: Female

Age Range: Teens | Late Teens

Summary: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.

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HAYLEY: How hard do you think they’ll look for me? (She lets it sink in. Then continues) The police find a pedophile killer all gift-wrapped for them, you really think they’re gonna care who did their work for them? You think they’re even gonna bring it up?

They never try girls as adults. Sexist but true. Plus I’ll have the biggest legal defense fund you ever saw. If everyone who’s ever been molested sends in just five dollars, I’ll be able to afford any lawyer I want. The worst, absolute worst case scenario? I do two years community service with psych evaluations, and Jodie Foster directs the movie version of the whole thing. (a beat) Who do you want to play you?

*culled

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