Ozell's Gym by Jessica Waters | Script Revolution

Ozell's Gym

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Winifred Braxton is not a troubled kid, but she is on the verge of stumbling into girl gang warfare when she joins an all women’s boxing gym run by an on again off again alcoholic.
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Blacklist Review: The unique premise of an all-female, women-led boxing gym is inherently compelling, and strong themes of coming of age, loss, and empowerment, as well as a hard-hitting look at the impact of sexual assault, make this script both timely and resonant. Though there are many male-centric, heavily masculine boxing films and television shows, this script is truly novel for its addition of a female coach and female students to the sports cannon. The narrative is led by two different but equally fierce female powerhouses, Winnifred and Oz, who are supported by a similarly strong rotating cast of female players, such as Ella, June, Ms. Orian, and Ice. Winnifred’s arc from complacent outcast to boxing hopeful is interesting to watch unfold. Her relationships with her mother, Ella, her father, Sterling, and new friend, June, are the heart of this script and ground the narrative in clear emotions. The writer has cleverly imbued Oz with a strong sense of past, which informs her actions in the present.

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The Writer: Jessica Waters

I write stories that matter, so that the world can begin to understand the necessity for valuable representation of marginalized communities. I am a queer black woman, and that is essential to how I approach my writing; whether it be through characters, settings, or experiences. All my short films are for sale or free(if we reach a credit aggreement). There is value in collaboration, and I am always open to work with other writers, creatives, or producers so we can do the work that needs to be done. Like all writers I would love to see my work produced so please contact me if you have any questions. 

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