Chug by Cheryl Laughlin | Script Revolution


A misogynist, gives-no-shits car salesman finds himself in over his head when he pockets a store lighter at a stop in the remote town of Chugwater.



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An on-the-road salesman who tells it like he sees it finds his life unwinding as he pulls into the small town of Chugwater. While refueling on energy drinks at a local soda fountian, he pockets a small lighter, completely disregarding the sign warning of no tolerance for shoplifters. He does, however, notice the photos of missing persons on the shop's corkboard, ripping a couple with hot woman to ogle later. But later... well, later is not going to go so well, as he quickly discovers the underbelly of this super polite, Keep Chugwater Clean town.

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Official Selection, Scriptwriters & Co - Table Read, April 2021

Submitted: April 15, 2021
Last Updated: May 3, 2021

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The Writer: Cheryl Laughlin

Cheryl Laughlin is an award-winning screenwriter, copywriter and memoirist crafting stories about messy people cleaning up messy lives. As a Midwestern transplant in California, she draws on the comedy of her Irish-Polish heritage—meaning she’s composed of half bread pudding and half pierogies. She writes a column for Script Magazine ... her scripts have won at the Sacramento International Film Fest, Finalist in National Lampoon Search for Comedy Writing Gold , Semi-Finalist in the Gidden Media RomCom Incubator Program ... and her short We Didn't Start the Fire laureled up across the pond with a UK Scriptwriters & Co Table Read. Her memoir— Confessions of a Kindergarten Klepto —placed... Go to bio

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