Feral Female Kangaroos by Lisa Penner-Dang | Script Revolution

Feral Female Kangaroos

Four misfit teenage girls form an all girls band. Years later, their own feral daughters try and win a song competition & recording contract.

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Feral Female Kangaroos is a coming of age script that is written along the lines of “ Ladybird”, “ Stand by Me”, and “ Josie and the Pussycats” with a strong female cast.

The story starts in Des Moines, Iowa in 1981. Cricket Green is working, and secretly living in Etta’s Place, a Blues night club that she cleans and performs in. Coyote Willis is the owner and encourages her to start her own band. After getting thrown in detention for fighting again she is singled out by Mrs. Rumba the music teacher along with 3 other girls who have shown amazing musical talent. She makes the girls work together on writing and creating songs. They enter a band competition and just before they go on Cricket runs and breaks her ankle ending up alone, outside in a Iowa snow storm. They never get their chance to perform.

Years later the girls all end up with teenage girls that attend their old high school. Pay back is a bitch. Mrs. Rumba is now Principal and  takes the girls under her wing. She asks them to learn their mothers song, they never got to sing. They enter a band competition hoping to play their own song that they wrote to win. The day before the competition Crickets husband is killed having a heart attack jogging. The girls have so much heart they perform through the sadness, winning the competition.

 

I believe the strong, diverse, female cast would appeal to today's teens and mothers everywhere. I got the inspiration from living in Des Moines, Iowa in the 1980’s punk band scene and being a little lost myself.

Submitted: May 28, 2021
Last Updated: May 9, 2022

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The Writer: Lisa Penner-Dang

I was born in Nebraska, but grew up all over the country. My greatest super power, is my imagination. In my 20's I lived in Hollywood at the Fleur Dis Lis off of Hollywood Blvd. I spent my days off watching back to back movies for hours in the theaters. I love to write original characters that are quirky, out of the norm, and celebrate diversity. I attended College in London England and Los Angeles. I graduated with a BA in Fashion Design & Merchandising. I have had over 200 jobs before I got into my career as a photo stylist for magazines and catalogs, working in the industry for 23 years in Los Angeles. I grew up all over the country. Living in Nebraska, Iowa, Connecticut, Indiana,... Go to bio

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