Movie: The Women of Brewster Place [1989] Movie: The Women of Brewster Place [1989]

Movie: The Women of Brewster Place [1989] Movie: The Women of Brewster Place [1989]

Mattie Michael:
[referring to Etta's Mae's flirtation with Reverend Woods] If you had batted your eyelashes any faster, we'd have had a dust storm up in there.



Etta Mae:
You said you wanted me to meet some nice men. Well, I met one.



Mattie Michael:
Etta, I meant a man who'd be serious about settling down with you. Why, you're going on like a schoolgirl. Can't you see what he's got in mind?



Etta Mae:
[in a cold yet angry tone] The only thing I see is that you're telling me I'm not good enough for a man like that. Oh, no, not Etta Johnson. No upstanding decent man could ever see anything in her but a quick good time. Well, I'll tell you something Mattie Michael. I've always traveled first class, maybe not in the way you'd approve of with all your fine Christian principles, but it's done all right by me. And I'm gonna keep top drawer till I leave this earth. Don't you think I got a mirror? Each year there's a new line to cover. I lay down with this body and get up with it every morning. And each morning it cries for just a little more rest than it did the day before. Well, I'm finally gonna get that rest and it's going to be with a man like Reverend Woods. And you and the rest of those slack-mouthed gossips be damned! They'll be humming a different tune when I show up there the wife of a big preacher. I've always known what they say about me behind my back, but I never thought you were right in there with them.

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Etta Mae:
[re babies] All yours. Built-in heartache for the next twenty years!



Mattie Michael:
[reprovingly] Etta...



Etta Mae:
Now me, when I want ready-made trouble, I dig up a handsome man. No diapers to change, and I walk when I'm ready.

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Theresa:
Lorraine, you're a lesbian. Do you understand that word? A butch, a dyke, a lesbo, all those things that kid was shouting. Yes, I heard him! And you can run in all the basements in the world, and it won't change that, so why don't you accept it?



Lorraine:
[angrily] I have accepted it! I've accepted it all my life, and it's nothing I'm ashamed of. I lost a father because I refused to be ashamed of it, but it doesn't make me different from anyone else in the world!



Theresa:
It makes you damned different!



Lorraine:
[jerking open bottom drawer of her dresser and pulling out her underwear] Do you see this? There are two things that have been constant in my life since I was sixteen years old: beige bras and oatmeal. The day before I first fell in love with a woman, I got up, had oatmeal for breakfast, and put on a beige bra. I was no different the day before or after that happened, Tee.



Theresa:
And what did you do when you went to school that next day, Lorraine? Did you stand around the gym locker and swap stories with the other girls about this new love in your life, huh? While they were bragging about their boyfriends and the fifty dozen ways they had lost their virginity, did you jump in and say, 'Oh, but you should have seen the one I gave it up to last night?' Huh? Did you? Did you?


[grabbing Lorraine's underwear]



Theresa:
You with your beige bras and oatmeal! Why didn't you stand in that locker room and pass around a picture of this great love in your life?



Lorraine:
[quietly] Because they wouldn't have understood.



Theresa:
That's right! There go your precious 'theys' again. They wouldn't undertand, not in Detroit, not on Brewster Place, not anywhere! And as long as they own the whole damn world, it's them and us, Sister! Them and us. And that spells different!

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Fannie Michael:
[having grabbed a shotgun after witnessing her husband beat Mattie] So help me Jesus, Sam! Hit my child again, and I'll meet you soul in hell!

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Ciel:
[while sobbing intensely] I ain't got nothing to live for, Mattie!



Mattie Michael:
[wraps arms around Ciel] That ain't true, baby. You got youself. You got yourself.

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