End Of Denial by Jay Pendragon | Script Revolution

End Of Denial



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A single statement throws a mother's hypocrisy into stark relief. Will she finally stop denying the family's darkest secret, or maintain the status quo?

Survivors who come forward should be believed – that's Edith's reaction to the latest sexual abuse scandal. Yet Edith didn't believe her own daughter when she came forward, which her second child Sam (20s, nonbinary, loudly queer) points out from the other end of the phone conversation.

The moment reignites a mother's internal battle with quilt, shame, and fear of change that might undo all progress that has been made.

"End of Denial" deals with issues of sexual child abuse. It is non-graphic, though please tread carefully if such content is triggering to you.

Submitted: March 18, 2019
Last Updated: August 10, 2020

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The Writer: Jay Pendragon

Jay Pendragon | Berlin | 29, queer, trans* (they/them) I'm a writer of (fan)fiction, filmmaker and – you guessed it – a screenwriter! So far, I have written, directed and produced two short films: Acceptance/Akzeptanz (2016) and The Hacker (2017). You can read my completed scripts here on Scriptrevolution. Highlights include: "Hellfully" , a dramedy in which a body-positive bakery opens across the street from a fitness center, forcing a trainer to confront his unhealthy relationship to food, fitness, and himself; "Food Issues", a pilot script for a drama series about a fat dietician and the anti-diet support group she starts; "The Holo Hack" , a spy drama with a protagonist who happens to... Go to bio

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