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Friday, September 19, 2008

GODIVAS

And the winners are:
Lady Godiva - Nicole Kidman (28%)
Cocoa Chanel - Leslie Caron (41%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

INT. MILLINERY SHOP. EARLY 1900's PARIS - DAY

In the workroom of her shop, COCOA CHANEL painstakingly creates an evening gown by hand; each stitch a labor of love. Her ASSISTANT appears.

ASSISTANT
A very important patron is here to see you.

Cocoa abandons the gown to tend to this mysterious patron. As she approaches a lovely NOBLEWOMAN,

COCOA
Ah, Madam Godiva. Bonjour. How may I assist you?

LADY GODIVA
(fully clothed)
Bonjour Cocoa. I need something very different for a special occasion.

COCOA
Of course. What is the occasion? A ball, the theatre...

LADY GODIVA
I'm to ride on a horse naked through the marketplace of my realm...
for a very worthy cause of course.

COCOA
(taken aback)
To be naked, it must be.

LADY GODIVA
Isn't it wicked?

COCOA
(shakes her head)
But Madam, I clothe, not unclothe.

LADY GODIVA
There must be something you can do.

Cocoa ponders her dilemma earnestly and sincerely. Her glance falls on a stack of pretty boxes. She rushes to the stack, scoops up a box, then returns.

COCOA
May I make a suggestion?

LADY GODIVA
Yes, of course.

COCOA
Give these to the people as you ride passed. You will have pleased those you shock.

LADY GODIVA
(perplexed)
With chocolates?

COCOA
Godivas, Madam. You will be the crown jewel.

LADY GODIVA
Yes, I see. I shall be as tempting as chocolate.

COCOA
Champagne to celebrate?

LADY GODIVA
Thank you.

As they sip champagne and share another box of Godivas,

COCOA
Madam, may I ask? What is this cause?

LADY GODIVA
To lower my people's taxes.

COCOA
(nods)
A very noble cause. But why naked?

LADY GODIVA
It was my husband's idea. He said he would lower them if I rode...

COCOA
Your husband.
(reaches behind her)
Here's another box of Godivas, just for him.

FADE TO BLACK
**written by petra michelle**
http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

A cute historical mix!

Mama Zen said...

I like this one. I've always been fascinated by Lady Godiva!

Hello Mary Lou said...

This is my favorite so far. I have always loved the names Coco Chanel and Godivia. The movie of Coco's life is on LifeTime. I have not seen it yet but look forward to it.

Peter Rozovsky said...

My "other" for Lady G. is Kate Winslet, of course!
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tipper said...

Petra-another fun one! I like how she realized she better take care of hubby too!

Tammy said...

I LOVE IT!!!

Jay said...

Leslie Caron would be perfect for Chanel - absolutely perfect! But I couldn't see an actress I liked for Godiva.

So I choose Felicity Kendall, a very competent English comedy actress with an impish beauty and a great deal of style. After all, Lady Godiva was English.

What do you think?

Jay said...

By the way - I did love this script! Amusing and stylish! ;)

Minx said...

Helen Mirren - because she still eats chocolate and still looks good naked.

bulletholes said...

Sweet!
Make mine Linzer Balls...
And let Godiva be Ginalollabrigida.
Oh, yeah!

Up on the white veranda
She wears a necktie and a Panama hat.
Her passport shows a face
From another time and place
She looks nothin' like that.
And all the remnants of her recent past
Are scattered in the wild wind.
She walks across the marble floor
Where a voice from the gambling room is callin' her to come on in.
She smiles, walks the other way
As the last ship sails and the moon fades away
From Black Diamond Bay.

bulletholes said...

Hold it!
Its not Linzer Balls, Linzer is a torte....its LINDOR Balls!
Bothered me all day.

Rowena said...

Great Petra! Now I shall go and have me some chocolates...unfortunately they aren't Godiva, but oh well!

Wordcrafter said...

Hello Petra, are you writing this as an advert for Godiva chocolates:)?
I think we need someone suitably voluptuous to ride that horse...:)
Very well done, I liked this..

Sandy Kessler said...

ok i voted we'll see Love the music funny how you forget it until you hear it again.sk

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Cake Man said...

Petra, this was great. I look forward to the next one. (Where's Nessy was a lot of fun, too.)

LarryG said...

Check this out before you rule out
Phoebe Thomas

eric1313 said...

How very tongue in cheek.... licking the sweet chocolate from teeth, of course. :)

I could not stop laughing about the situation; I could almost picture her husband saying, "sure, I'll lower the taxes, as soon as you ride through town naked on a horse."

A sweet sense of humor to be certain.