Breaking the Girl by Cheryl Calderone | Script Revolution

Breaking the Girl

Two teenaged girls experience tragic events that open the gates to self-discovery while leading them down the road to self-destruction.



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The series begins in the summer of 1992 on the west coast of Florida. Ingrid, who’s lacking affection, attention, and guidance, is completely clueless when it comes to navigating her emotions. She’s a socially awkward introvert and at the same time a holy terror full of rage. Teenagers, am I right? When Ingrid loses her best friend/cousin in a tragic accident that she believes she could’ve prevented, she does whatever it takes to suppress the guilt and rage she feels inside, creating a total shit-show of her life.

At the same time, Jules is dealing with the death of her father and moving to a new town where she doesn’t know anyone. Although she’s only 15, her mother treats her as an equal. Jules plays the role of caretaker to her siblings more often than her mother does. And in a house with three young rambunctious boys, chaos consumes her life. Jules isn't given the opportunity to grieve for her father properly so she becomes desperate for an outlet.

In this unconventional dramedy, we’ll dive deep into the psyche of teenagers. We’ll uncover the driving force behind their decisions. We’ll watch Ingrid high dive into a deep dark hole of misfortune, while dragging Jules along behind her. They will completely ruin their lives in the most outrageous, hysterical, upsetting, and disturbing ways possible. So, fasten your automatic seat belts because it’s going to be a wild train wreck of a ride.

Submitted: May 12, 2021
Last Updated: May 25, 2021

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The Writer: Cheryl Calderone

*Currently working on a teenage dramedy set in the 1990's. During the "Great Pause", I was given the opportunity to rediscover my passion for writing. I've worked in live entertainment for over 10 years in both a corporate setting and on a production team. Most recently, I was overseeing an immersive experience in NYC in collaboration with DreamWorks/NBCU. My previous experience includes copywriting and talent acquisition. Go to bio
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