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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Pretty Ugly

Louise wants you to know that this her show
Louise wants you to know that she is lying on the floor in a little pink dress and roller boots
Louise wants you to look at her face on the screen as she lip-sinks to Baby One More Time
Louise wants you to see that the camera is really close to her face and is now inside her mouth so that you can see down her throat
Louise wants to introduce herself to you now
Louise wants you to know that she is 26 years old, that she lives in London and enjoys spending time with friends and watching arthouse films
Louise wants you to tell her if you think she is pretty or ugly
Louise wants to tell you that you have 37 minutes to make up your mind
Louise wants to tell you what she did last year
Louise wants you to know that she started as an artist and ended up a teenager
Louise wants to introduce you to Baby, Becky and Amanda
Louise wants you to watch the videos that Baby, Becky and Amanda posted onto YouTube
Louise wants to show you some of the things that people on the Internet said to Baby, Becky and Amanda
Louise wants you to know that this is her show
Louise wants to pose for you now
Louise wants you to tell her if you think she is pretty or ugly
Louise wants you to know that you don’t have to do it right now
Louise wants you to know that she started as an artist and ended up a teenager 
Louise wants to introduce you to Bobby
Louise wants you to explain that Bobby wasn’t like the others
Louise wants to tell you about how Bobby and Becky became friends
Louise wants you to know that this show is not about Bobby
Louise wants you to know that this is her show
Louise wants you to listen to some of the things that Bobby and Becky talked about when they were chatting on the Internet
Louise wants you to know that Becky is fifteen years old
Louise wants you to listen to some of the things that Bobby asked Becky to do for him
Louise wants you to know that she started as an artist and ended up a teenager 
Louise wants you to know that the tiny school uniform she is changing into is not a child’s costume but was made for adults
Louise wants you to tell her if she is pretty or ugly
Louise wants you to do it now
Louise wants you to know that she is sorry
Louise wants to apologise for deceiving you
Louise also wants you to know that part of her regrets some of the decisions she made
Louise wants you to know that she is on the floor because she wants to be
Louise wants you to try to take yourself back in time while you’re listening to the next song
Louise wants you to picture yourself at a school disco
Louise wants you to know that this is her show
Louise wants you to know that she started as an artist and ended up a teenager
Louise wants you to know that she has stopped performing now
And that she is on the floor because she wants to be

As printed in Theatre Bristol Writers

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