|Age Range(s)||Adult (36-50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Reminiscing life story/Telling a story|
|Description||Jasmine attempts to fix her life.|
|Details||1 hr into the film|
Jasmine attempts to fix her life.
Written by Lena Dunham
|I used to babysit when I was a teenager. It's how you make extra money. Well, I didn't know what I wanted to become. And Hal, my husband, he swept me off my feet. "Blue Moon" was the song that was playing. You know the song "Blue Moon." But I always wanted to do something with my life. I had energy. I didn't just shop and lunch and go to matinees. I ran charities for poor people... and raised some money for museums and schools. With wealth comes responsibilities. I wasn't just some mindless consumer like so many of my so called friends. Though I won't say I dislike buying pretty clothes. Tip big, boys. Tip big, because you get good service and they count on tips. Someday when you come into great wealth...you must remember to be generous. And I know your mom told you that I went crazy and started talking to myself. Well, there's only so many traumas a person can withstand...until they take to the streets and start screaming. That's right, boys, they picked me up on the street talking to myself and gave me something called Edison's Medicine. Why Edison? Because they use electricity to get you thinking straight. See, everything unraveled so quickly. You know, I started experiencing anxiety and claustrophobia... and this acute fear of death. I had nightmares and a nervous breakdown. I mean, you must have heard of Prozac and lithium. Well, all those drugs just made me worse. Of course, you know, I probably did suspect... that not everything Hal did was always 100-percent aboveboard. Christ, I mean, you'd have to be an idiot... not to think his phenomenal success was too good to be true. But a cheat is a cheat. And when he had other women, I just flipped out. You know, and one thing led to another and... But that's all history, boys. I met someone. I'm a new person!|