This really is an excerpt from the Screenplay MANSON GIRLS by Matthew Bright.
It feels like it was written in crayon.
EXT. BEACH – SHORT TIME LATER
ON CHARLIE – watching Nancy and Sue as they step onto the shore with their boards.
Hey, girlie... What’s your name?
That’s Nancy, Charlie... Remember, that girl I was
telling you about? And you’re gonna dig her so much.
I already dig her…
Hey, you want to hang out with us today?
I probably shouldn’t.
SQUEAKY FROMME (19), steps from the Bus and crosses the sand to Charlie.
So, we finally meet the famous, Nancy Pitman...
But she looks more like a, “Brenda,” to me...
Don’t you think, Charlie?
Yeah, she does look like a “Brenda.”
ANOTHER ANGLE - Sue appears, carrying her surfboard over her head.
Hey, Charlie… Hey, Squeaky…
Sue leans her board against the seawall in front of her house, as Charlie takes Brenda’s hand and leads her toward the bus parked at the curb.
INT. THE BLACK BUS – MOMENTS LATER
Brenda, Sue and Dede climb aboard with Squeaky and Charlie following behind.
POV – FIVE GIRLS and several BIG DOGS sit on a carpet inside the bus.
BACK TO SCENE
Listen up, ladies… This is Brenda… Brenda,
this is Ouish…
OUISH (16), (pronounced “Wheesh”) smiles warmly..
And that there’s Snake… And that one there
with the baby’s Sadie…
SUSAN ATKINS aka “SADIE”, holding the BABY’S arm up and making him wave.
CHARLIE O.S. cont.
And Squeaky, who you met… She’s sort’a like
everyone’s mom... And Yeller...
Welcome to our magic bus, Brenda.
She don’t know it yet, but my little crystal ball
tells me, she’s gonna be gettin’ real close.
Oh, I am, am I?
You was lost, Brenda… But now you’re found…
You just didn’t know it ‘cuz you been asleep
your whole life...
Charlie gets behind the wheel as Brenda sits among the Girls, where Squeaky places a string of homemade love beads around her neck and strokes her hair affectionately.
EXT. HIGHWAY – SAME MOMENT
Charlie pulls out onto the
INT. BUS – SAME MOMENT
Squeaky produces a small leather pouch and taps a few TABS OF ACID into her hand.
Now, Brenda… I need you to close your eyes and
stick out your tongue so I can give you your present.
As Brenda opens her mouth to comply, Squeaky puts a TAB of ACID on her tongue.
Okay, now swallow it down like a good little girl.
What is it?
It’s God… And nothing’s better for you than God…
Squeaky gives a TAB to Dede who doesn’t need any encouragement. Then she offers one to Sue who refuses, shaking her head to say no.