Dirty Windows by William Parsons | Script Revolution

Dirty Windows

When a gay teenager is almost lynched in South Carolina, a closeted boy goes on the run after discovering that his own abusive father was the one behind the attempt.



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You think life is hard? Imagine if your own father, the man who’s supposed to protect you, was hunting you down like a rabid animal because he found out you’re gay?

Rob’s father is a brutal, homophobic maniac with dark things in his own past, and when he discovers Rob is gay, Rob is forced to run for his life with the help of two friends. As they cut through South Carolina’s dark swamps, Rob’s father hounds them unrelentingly, wearing them down like animals. The teens are hungry, filthy, exhausted, terrified. One boy almost drowns. Another faces soul-gnawing demons. A teenage stoner steals all their money and supplies. Utterly spent, Rob and his two buddies must somehow keep five steps, three steps, one step ahead of his father, or they will each end up hanging from a noose on the killing tree.

“Dirty Windows”, a Semi-Finalist in the Screencraft Million Dollar Launch Contest, is A Time to Kill meets Stand By Me.

“Dirty Windows” is a dark thrill ride coming-of-age drama that will make people sit stunned in their seats well after the credits end.

Submitted: January 22, 2019
Last Updated: August 10, 2022

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The Writer: William Parsons

"Do not fear death; fear the unlived life." Ever since I read that advice given by Pa Tuck in Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting, I have thought of that as my rallying call. I do not want to come to the end of my days (at 52 years old, still—so I hope—a ways off) and look back and realize to my horror, "Wow, what a waste!" A product of a bad childhood, I have stumbled through my adulthood, always though managing to keep on the path of my own happiness. The one constant through all of it has been my writing, which has lived in symbiosis with my meandering that path. My writing has served as my journal of that journey, and my journey has provided me the well of emotions and experiences to... Go to bio

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