Skin privilege by Bernard Mersier | Script Revolution

Skin privilege

Seeking revenge for an unpunished crime one man and his henchmen takeover a Detroit police station, holding the officers inside hostage.



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This script was inspired by current events. Sixteen-year-old TYREKA COMBS daughter of wealthy deli owner HOWARD COMBS is sitting on a pew inside the empty church on Detroit’s West Side. A holy aura radiates from her body reading the bible at peace. The deacon DAWYNE comes over to her. Thinking they’re about to speak on the night sermon, she has no idea about the horror ahead. When the conversation doesn’t go to his liking, Dwayne forces himself on her. Barely escaping from being raped, Tyreka flees the church, while Dwayne laughs pulling his cellphone out. Tyreka comes dashing down the empty dark street crying. Her phone begins ringing. Slowing down, she pulls her phone out speaking to an unknown person. The searchlight from a squad car is flashed on her. Relieved the police showed up, she walks over to the car speaking with STANTON, but before she can get into details about what almost happened, Stanton sprays her in the face with mace. He gets out forcing her in the backseat while she’s kicking and screaming, and then he gets in and the car pulls off. While in the backseat, Dwayne beats her until she goes unconscious. Stanton asks Dwayne where he wants to rape Tyreka at, and the driver NORMAN spews a racist remark. Dwayne replies with something making them laugh.

While fondling Tyreka’s body, Dwayne feels her cellphone. He pulls it out becoming nervous because the person she was talking with is still on the phone. Dwayne informs Norman and Stanton. They continue laughing bragging about how they’re the police and the mayor is a good friend of theirs, so hang up the phone. Dwayne laughs smashing the phone. Hours later, Tyreka is fighting for her life on a hospital bed bruised and bloody with a fractured skull, and a hole in her chest. Meanwhile in the lobby, Howard is sitting in a chair rocking, worried, and praying his daughter will survive what happened. The doctor comes from the back delivering the bad news. Six months later, Dwayne pulls into a motel room for a sexual evening with a sixteen-year-old girl named RAQUEL. When he walks in, he’s greeted with the barrel of a shotgun to the side of his head. Standing in fear for his life, he uses his eyes looking to the side at the Hitman holding the shotgun to his head. Dwayne asks Raquel “What’s this all about?” A voice from the bathroom is heard, and seconds later VINCENT comes out walking up to Dwayne placing the barrel of his Desert eagle to his head. Vincent asks one question, and before Dwayne can get his lie out, the Hitman knocks him upside the head with the shotgun, knocking him to the floor unconscious. On the other side of town in the back of a luxury vehicle, AJ, a couple of bodyguards, two strippers and the mayor JEFFERY are laughing and drinking. The strippers are licking lines of cocaine off the plate resting on Jeffery’s lap. One of the guards is bothered by the way the mayor is behaving. AJ mentions Tyreka’s murder never being solved and Jeffery in so many words says she got what was coming to her for being on that side of town. It goes silent…and then the ride shakes from running over a pothole. Jeffery says he should invest some money into having the streets fixed, causing everyone to laugh.

Submitted: April 9, 2018
Last Updated: April 9, 2018

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The Writer: Bernard Mersier

I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. In my younger years, I wanted to become a doctor when I grew up. But after winning my first writing contest in elementary, I made up my mind on becoming a writer. I believe through writing, not only do you express what’s inside your heart and mind, you can reach others with your words, because words are powerful. Majority of my writings come from self-experience, the help of others inspiring me on certain topics, and what I see, read or hear about on a daily basis. Aside from writing being a talent I was born with, I mainly do it so my children can see no matter what you set out to be in life, as long as you're determined, you can accomplish... Go to bio

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