Ruby’s Girl: My Original JFK Themed Story
“In 1963 a naïve young dancer becomes a moll wrapped in an enigma when she falls down Jack Ruby’s rabbit hole and the underworld surrounding the crime of the century, JFK’S Assassination, and struggles with a decision that puts her life in jeopardy.”
This is the logline/premise for the original script I’ve posted below. I wrote it over the last 9 months as a feature but then again I’m interested in all and every kind of screen for viewing- TV, Web Series etc.
I’d appreciate any comments you have. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The recent release of documents from the event triggered my desire to share this story at this time. I’ve entered in a couple of contests but the bottom line is, this is my personal contribution to the endless source of stories generated by JFK’s death.
I’ve used the raw material from the event as a Launchpad – not a historical lock – on story. It focuses on the shadow word surrounding it – the world of unvarnished, unrepentant characters and the codes and codes of conduct their world demands. In a way I see the young dancer through whose eyes we experience the story as a proto-feminist- ahead of her time and like a fish out of water she has to find a way of dealing with the world she’s been cast into.
I see this story in the “institutional” genre – she has to weigh her individual values against those of the “family” she’s surrounded by.
The tone shares elements with Birdman, Baby Driver and Amazon’s Man In the High Castle.
Click on the link below to read the PDF of the script.:
My hope is it’s an entertaining way to explore the many aspects surrounding a wound that may never heal but at the same time is a story with mythic dimensions.