The Nu You by John Hunter | Script Revolution

The Nu You

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It just popped outta my head.
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A homely young woman is ready to pay any price to be taller, thinner and more attractive.
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A sobering and dark tale about a search for physical perfection gone wrong. I've always liked this story and it has been Showcased on Shootin' The Shorts. It's low budget with two actors, some photoshopped images and a dollop of V.O. I have often threatened to turn this one into a cautionary urban horror feature and may still do just that...

Below please find the complete 12 page script for The Nu You. Enjoy the read!

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The Nu You
How far would you go to be beautiful?

Cindy’s world is full of beautiful people. They flash beautiful smiles and wear beautiful clothes while driving beautiful cars. Cindy, with her unibrow, rudder nose, and wonky boob, is sure of one thing: she does not belong. But could she? If she’s willing to pay the price…?

The Nu You clinic offers Cindy the chance of a lifetime. They can grant Cindy’s cosmetic wish list with a complete assortment of corrective surgery. And the best part is that she can sleep through the entire recovery process, and awake from her ‘beauty nap’ reinvented as her best self.

But just how much will all this cost, and is beauty the only thing that Nu You is selling? Behind an unassuming office door lies a sinister secret. One that’s waiting for Cindy’s appointment day…

Think the cerebral parts of The Island (though trust me, this ain’t no Michael Bay pic!) with a hint of Gattaca, and a smart, snappy, satirical slant.

Our world today is chock-full of rake-thin models, celebrity worship, and harmful body-image trends. As a scathing critique of our modern celebrity obsession culture, it is destined to be a contemporary festival darling. Perfect for a director with an understanding and affiance for dark humor with social commentary.

So come in, have a seat. The Nu You awaits. Are you – and Cindy – ready to take that step?
 

About the Reviewer: Dane is an attorney based in Hamburg, Germany. He has over 10 years experience with film and film theory and once got to kick-in a door for the German equivalent of CSI. He is currently working on a full-length screenplay that he describes as “a music bio-flick with a kick”.

Review by J.E. Clarke
Submitted: December 6, 2019
Last Updated: December 6, 2019
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Last Downloaded: February 22, 2020

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The Writer: John Hunter

A curious nature has led me down many paths: former Peace Corps volunteer, big ticket sales engineer, commercial graphic artist, packaging design consultant, recovering golfer and more recently, an award winning and produced scriptwriter. As a writer, my voice is character driven, slightly dark and quirky with a dash of humor. Four of my shorts have been produced and my dystopian horror short Baby Soup won the 2013 Florida Independent Filmmakers Contest. Currently seeking a good home for my mid-budget, "Discount Heroes," action adventure franchise which contains (3) completed feature length scripts: One Way Tickets, Tropical Princess and Animal Rescue - Presentation deck posted here. When... Go to bio

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