‘Monster’ (Aileen): “I’d get you anything you ever asked for”

MONSTER by Patty Jenkins

From: Movie

Type: Dramatic

Character: Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Gender: Female

Age Range: 30's

Summary: Aileen tells Selby the reason why she's done all those horrible things.

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LEE: No, you don’t know my life! But I know yours. Man… (loving – emotional) I’ve done everything in this whole wide world, hoping you would never know. I wish so bad I could be like ya, and just not know. But I can’t, Sell. And as much as I hoped to keep it from ya, so you could go on thinking people are good and kind and s**t makes sense. Honey… there’s a whole lot more going on. And I’m sorry. I’m sorry for you. Cause now you got to know. If I hadn’t killed somebody I’d be dead! Would you’ve wanted that? They can’t have been bad? Read the paper! I’m not the only one out there killin’… but I’m the only one killin’ them. They’re just killing us wholesale. So don’t feel bad, Selby! I haven’t hurt one person who didn’t flat out deserve it. I’ve had it up to here with you can’t! While the world decides what I will take, or die. There’s a lot of s**t I can’t put up with anymore. Killing’s not one of ’em. Letting these guys go out and rape somebody else, isn’t either… (pleading – vehement) So open your mind and look at me! You know me. You think I could do it otherwise? I’m not a bad person. I’m a good person! A real good person! Now… I’m sorry baby, for all that stuff. For you to know… but look…. (Lee flips open her vanity and flops an impressive bundle of cash on the table. Selby’s jaw drops.) Look Sell… you see what this is? This right here is everything, everything you’ve ever wanted! See? I told you I’d take care of you! And look… (excited) This here, is almost enough to buy another pressure cleaning unit, man! I know you want more, I know you want the good life, so here it is! Self-employed, put all this behind us… You think I’d let the world stop me from that?? No, you’re my girl!? I’d get you anything you ever asked for.

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