Dangerous Beauty Monologue

(Last Updated On: September 11, 2014)

Movie: Dangerous Beauty

Screenwriter: Jeannine Dominy Book: An Honest Courtesan by Margaret Rosenthal Character: Beatrice (Moira Kelly)

MONOLOGUE

 

Veronica-Franco - monologue

Veronica-Franco

“Do you know what my daughter’s nurse told her today? That in a girl’s voice lies temptation. A known fact. Eloquence in a woman means promiscuity. Promiscuity of the mind leads to promiscuity of the body. She doesn’t believe her yet, but she will. She’ll grow up like her mother. She’ll marry, bear children, and honor her family. Spend her youth in needlepoint, and rue the day she was born girl. And when she dies, she’ll wonder why she obeyed all the rules of God and country because no biblical hell could ever be worse than this state of perpetual inconsequence.”

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