Dawdy Pugg: Killer Reporter by Joleene DesRosiers | Script Revolution

Dawdy Pugg: Killer Reporter

A thrill-seeking TV reporter turned tenacious vigilante finds herself slaying the bad guys at night, only to turn around and cover the deaths with her own twist, live on TV the next day.

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DAWDY PUGG (30) is on her way to Miami Beach for the best reporting job ever. But thanks to a few ignorant thugs who think she knows a woman named Frieda Friday, Dawdy ends up kidnapped, drugged, and framed for Frieda Friday’s murder.

It’s not such a bad place to be, considering she caught one of the thugs threatening her on tape, and that tape can earn her another Emmy for “on-the-front-lines” reporting. But when she accidentally kills one of her kidnappers, everything goes south. Dawdy ends up in jail accused of not just one murder, but two.

Now she’s in trouble.

Behind bars, Dawdy meets her murderous mentor, BEATRICE BICE (65). Beatrice teaches Dawdy the ways of a hands-off murderess. Without ever pulling the trigger or slashing a single throat, Beatrice shares with Dawdy dozens of ways to kill the bad guys by staging the killings as accidents.

“The advantage you have is that camera,” Beatrice tells Dawdy. “You can tell the world aaaanythingyou want, and they’ll believe you.”

Armed with this knowledge, Dawdy makes her way back to the newsroom and onto the streets of Doverling, taking out the menaces of the world, one by one.

(NOTE: Episode #2 is fully written and available to read. Please send me a message.)

Submitted: December 3, 2020
Last Updated: May 31, 2021

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The Writer: Joleene DesRosiers

Joleene DesRosiers is a former television reporter and anchor who threw caution (and hot coffee) to the wind, and dove head first into the world of independent film after 10 years in local news. As an award-winning reporter, she learned early on what it took to tell a story. In 2014, her full-length comedic stage play, VISITING BAMMY LEWIS made it debut in Syracuse, selling out audiences each weekend. From there, it was no holds barred. She visited film festivals, took writing courses, and learned the art of screenwriting with optioned screenwriters and directors. Today she forges on, penning comedic series and features that not only bring joy, but unearth the secret parts of us that make... Go to bio

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