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Summary: A light-hearted sketch about identity and pressures put on women in particular to conform to the right “look”.  The 3 women in the sketch represent types: 1 – confident, individualistic, always searching for what’s new; 2 – constantly looking to magazines and “celebrity culture” for inspiration and reassurance; 3 – low self-esteem.
Style: Light-hearted.    Duration: 4min
Actors: 3F

Script

(Enter 1, 2 and 3 from different directions, each holding an envelope.  They open the envelope.)

All:    A party!

(The next few lines are said to the audience.  There is no sense that the women are talking to each other or that they can even hear each other)

1:    (excited) Oh, great!

2:    (cautious) No wait.

3:    (despondent) I look a state!
    I must do something with my hair…

1:    I need a look that’s so “out there.”

2:    Now, what would Paris Hilton wear?

(They go behind 3 changing screens on stage.  For the next few lines, they toss random items of clothing over the top of the screen as if to emphasise what they are saying)

1:    They’ll crown me the next fashion queen.

3:    I can’t wear that, it looks obscene.

2:    I did see something in a magazine…
    …that photo shoot in Mississippi.

3:    It’s just no use; I look too “hippy.”

1:    No.  That just won’t go with my lippy.

3:    I must stop drinking all that beer.

1:    That’s what I need to say “I’m here.”

2:    According to Vogue that’s so “last year.”

1:    Oh, this is sure to turn their eyes.

2:    Now don’t forget to accessorise.

3:    But will this cover up my thighs?

1:    This look is unique.  Yes, this is me!

2:    This look is so chic – from page 53.

3:    Do I look a freak?  Oh well, we’ll see.
    I guess it will just have to do.

(They all step out from behind the screens – all wearing the same outfit.  They notice each other)

All:    Oh, hello there.  That’s really… (disdainfully) you!

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