‘In & Out’ (Emily): “I lost 75 pounds! You say you’re sorry?”

'In & Out' by Paul Rudnick

From: Movie

Type: Comedic

Character: Emily is a teacher in a small Indiana town who recently lost 75 pounds for her wedding to Howard.

Gender: Female

Age Range: 20's | 30's

Summary: After almost getting married, Howard tells Emily the truth.

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EMILY: I lost 75 pounds. I lost 75 pounds! You say you’re sorry?  You’re sorry?! You’re sorry?! After I wait for you! No, not just three years! My entire life! After I plan my future around our wedding. After I base my entire concept of self-esteem on the fact that you’re willing to marry me! And you’re sorry! Thank God my parents are dead, this would have killed ’em! Are you really… gay?

Is there – oh – any other time you might have told me this! I’m wearing a wedding dress that you picked out! I highlighted my hair because you said I needed shimmer. I loved you and believed you and pretended not to notice the Streisand thing. I thought you were just creative and I thought you were just smarter than me and more sensitive and more interesting. I just thought you were the most wonderful man that ever lived. I thought you could just change my life and show me the whole world. And teach me about art and life and magic and I thought you could make me feel like a beautiful woman instead of the girl nobody wanted.

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