XXY Script - Dialogue Transcript

Voila! Finally, the XXY script is here for all you fans of the Ricardo Darín hermaphrodite movie. This puppy is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of the movie to get the dialogue. I know, I know, I still need to get the cast names in there and all that jazz, so if you have any corrections, feel free to drop me a line. At least you'll have some XXY quotes (or even a monologue or two) to annoy your coworkers with in the meantime, right?

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XXY Script


They're on their way.

You go. I’ll pick Alex up
and meet you at home.

Origins of Gender
by N. Kraken

- Hello.
- Hello.

You haven't changed.

Hello, Ramiro.

Look at you, all grown up.


- Did you get everything?
- Yes.

Ramiro's reading the book.

I haven't spoken with Kraken.

Why not?

I’ll find the time today.

Ramiro didn't tell anybody,
did he?

No, he didn't. Don't worry.
He's discreet.


Look at this place,
it's paradise.


See how big he is?

You don't remember me.

He was too young. Come on.

Hello! How are you?


Let me get that.


- How was the trip?
- Good.

Come in.

Alvaro, come, it's here.

Alex likes to take a nap
on this couch.

It's cool in here.

You'll share the bathroom.
To give your parents some privacy.

- What's this?
- Homeopathy.

That one is for people
who're afraid of being hurt.

The fear of getting hurt.


You just had a wonk.

- What?
- There in your room.

How do you know?

I can tell.

Do you jerk off too?

Every day.

I’d never been to Uruguay.

We're talking about jerking off,
not Uruguay?

How old are you?


I’ve never fucked anybody.
Would you like to?

With whom?

With me.

With you?

Alvaro do you want some?

- I’m a vegetarian.
- Seriously?

He won't touch a thing.

I don't like trying anything new.

Hi, honey!

This is Alex. Erika...


- Ramiro.
- Hello.

You two have met, right?

Your mum used to say
she'd have four daughters.

We'd call her
a "Desperate Housewife".

So the desperate housewife
got scared along the way...

- Do you go to school?
- I used to.

What do you mean "used to"?

I’m getting expelled on Monday.

What happened?

I punched Vando. I broke his nose.

Why? What happened?

Who's Vando?

Her best friend.

Friend or boyfriend?
You don't do that to a friend.

When will she speak to him?

She said tomorrow.

"In all vertebrates,
including the human being,

"the female sex is dominant

"in an evolutionary
and embryological sense."

We should arrange
to meet Vando's parents

to apologize.

Apologize? Us?

For breaking that asshole's nose?

It's them who should apologize.

He's Alex's best friend.


Why didn't you tell me
he's a surgeon?

He's the best.

Says who? Him?

No. I did some research.


Since when?

I’m not the enemy.

She's not taking them anymore...

Did you know?

No. I didn't.

- Do you like it?
- What?

My house.


Don't lie to me.

Do you like cutting people up?

It's my job.


- Hurry up!
- Do you read me, Kraken?

They're taking the turtles
to the port

- Where are they?
- 10 miles offshore.

I’m on my way.

- Can I come?
- Climb in.

One of them lost a front flipper.

- Where did they show up?
- 10 miles offshore.

They were following
at shoal of sprats.

They were in the water
for 20 hours.

Caught in a net.

Poor things.
Can you identify them?

Were there others?

My son said there were.

Where are they?

You have something for me?


Are you sure?

Are you a biologist or a cop?

You should come with an apology
rather than an attitude.

My son was spitting blood.
She broke his nose.

My wife wants to report it.

She'd better not
come round here again.

Wait, Alex.

What are you looking at?

Enough already!

That's it, take her away.

Too many endangered species
as it is.

Your son is afraid of my daughter?

- Your son's a traitor.
- Dad.

- I won't allow...
- You won't allow what?

She's capable
of breaking his nose again!

She's just like me!

She's capable of doing it!

Who did you tell?

Just Vando.

If I'm so special
why can't I talk about it?

In the end, our fathers
are in the same business.

Will it live?

Yes. But it'll never go back
to the sea again.

How many boob jobs
has your dad done?

I don't know...

You're a freak.

So are you.

I bet he's done thousands.

- Have you ever been?
- Where?

To surgery. To see the butchering.

He doesn't butcher people.
He fixes them.

He does tits and noses for money,
but he prefers the other stuff.

Such as?

I don't know, deformities...

Guys born with eleven fingers.

My dad takes off the extra one.

And eats it.

I’m serious. It's not a joke.

You said he didn't butcher bodies.

Never mind. You don't get it.

Do you like your parents?

They're my parents.

So? Do you like them?

I guess.


I feel sorry for mine.
They're always waiting.

Why did you hit him?

He had it coming.

Do you take Argentine pesos?

- Yes.
- How much is it?


He pays.

Here you are.

- Enjoy it.
- Thanks.

When you listen to music
in the street,

everyone seems to be listening
to the same tune...

- What's up?
- Here's a present.

- For me?
- Yeah.


It's a tag they put
on the turtles.

I’ve got one too.

What's it for?

To follow their migratory routes.

These two
are from the same family.

Where's this one from?



It's cool. Thanks.

You're not wearing it?

Maybe later...

You don't like it?

Well, I'm not sure. I’ll see.

Careful with that.

- What is it?
- Corticoid.

So I don't grow a beard.

Good morning.

Perhaps I can help you.

With what?

To speak with him.

To explain what we'd do to her.

Shall we go?

We'll be right back.

What is it?

A rare species. Don't touch it.

What do you know about
the species in my house?

Stop the car.

I’m sure this was the spot.

This is where I got pregnant
with Alex.

We still lived in Buenos Aires.

I was afraid
somebody would see us...

I was worried somebody
would drive by and see us.

It's ridiculous.

What is?

Being worried about
what other people think.

They'd ask:
"Is it a boy or a girl?"

It's the first thing
they ask in the clinic.

When did she stop
the corticoid?

Two weeks ago.

You know what will happen?


She'll masculinize.

Everything will change.
Her body, her cycles.

She'll stop developing as a woman.

That's enough.

Have you thought
about what I said?

I’m not having sex with you.

Why not?

Because you're too young.

So what?

And we've only just met.

That's why! I’ll never fall
for somebody like you.

Nor I for you.

You say you're older than me
but you repeat every word I say...

You're not normal.

You're different and you know it.

Why do people stare at you?

Why? What's wrong with you?


Come here.

- I don't have anything.
- I like it.

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We can start if you want.

What about the children?

He must be with Alex.


Here he is.

- What happened to you?
- It's pouring.

Poor darling.

Get changed and come eat.

What's wrong?


Give me your plate.

"No’ in"?

What's "no’ in"?

Leave him alone.

I want to know what's wrong.

Sorry I'm late.

She's not feeling well.

Anything wrong?


Can I see?

See how well my son draws.

- I don't drink.
- Yes, you will. You're old enough.

It won't hurt him.

Go on, drink up.

Don't drink if you don't want to.

I really don't mind...

I can't stand bullying.

- It's not a big deal.
- Yes, it is a big deal.

We moved to be far away
from certain kinds of people.

And now, we're all sitting
round the same table.

Oh yes...

Give it to me baby!

Take this and this!

Again! Again!

Here, yes!

You've done it already.

How d'you know?

I can tell.

With my cousin.

Five times.

I didn't want to, at first.
I didn't like it.

He said we weren't
going all the way, just half way.

We ended up going all the way.

It didn't hurt much.

Put this on, Alex.

I’ll put the spare mattress here.

On the floor.

Or Alex goes home.

Go to sleep, it's late.

Give it to me baby...

I have a special bottle of liquor.

I’m going to bed.

We're all going to sleep.

Don't. I’ll be right back.

What's the matter?

- I found them together.
- Who?

Alex and Alvaro.

What do you mean?


- Doing what?
- I don't know, I walked away.

On top...

- What?
- She was on top.

I don't understand...

She was banging the boy
through his ass. Clear enough?

It was bound to happen.

That's enough, Kraken.

We knew this would happen.

She can't stay a woman.

- What do you mean "normal"?
- What?

- You said normal.
- I didn't say anything.

Don't build your hopes up.

She'll never be a woman,

even if a surgeon cuts off
what she doesn't need.

When did you tell them?

That's why they're here?

I just wanted them to meet her.

I’m not crazy.

You talk to him.

What if she wants to?

Fill it up?


What do you want?

Are you a doctor?

A journalist?

I have a daughter,

a son...

I've seen you before.

You've been here before, right?

I don't usually drink, but...

it'll do us both good.

Your son?


We're doing the paperwork
to adopt a girl.

The perfect family.

How old is Alex?


Want to see me at her age?

If you don't mind.

That's me at 12.

Keep it. Give it to Alex.

Did you always know?

That I wasn't a woman?

I still wonder how it all would've
been without the operation.

How was your transformation...

from woman to man?

When I was 16,

I started taking testosterone.

At 17, I had surgery.

That same year,
I changed my name.

I met my wife six months later.

The rest of my life
is sleeping in that bed...

What if I got it all wrong?

By letting her choose?

Do you know what my
earliest memories are?

Medical examinations.

I thought I was so horrible
when I was born

that I had to have five operations
before my first birthday.

That's what
they call "normalization".

It's not surgery. It's castration.

Making her afraid of her own body

is the worst thing
you can do to your child.

What are you doing?

You're looking
at me differently...

You're older.

Then, you could've told me
why these people came to visit.

I didn't know.

Are you coming with me?

No, I want to walk for a while.

I don't understand.

- You're not...
- I'm both.

But that's impossible.

You tell me what is
and isn't possible?

But do you like guys or girls?

I don't know.

Sorry about what I did to you.

You didn't do anything.

I’m not upset...

I liked it.


So did I.

You did?

Then let's finish it.
We didn't finish it...

Never with you.

- Why?
- I want something else.

I want something else too!

Oh, yeah? What do you want?

What do you want?

- It'll be our secret.
- Liar.

- I won't tell anybody!
- Get off!

Go! Tell everybody I'm a monster!

Where's Alex?

What are you doing here?

- I told you not to come here.
- Where is she?

Beat it, Vando.

Your father's in real trouble.

Wait up!

Come on.

Come over here.

Don't worry.

Calm down.

We're not going to hurt you.

Take it easy.

Let go of me! Please!

Hold her down. Hold her.


Take it easy, stay still.

Hold her still.

It's alright, l just want to see.

Let me see what you've got
down there!

What have you got down there?

What have you got?

What have you got?

We're not hurting you.

It's a prick.

- No way.
- She's got both.

- Does it get hard?
- I told you it wasn't bullshit.

She's got everything.

- It's gross.
- No way, it’s great.

Do you get hard?

- Let me see...
- Do you get hard?

Answer him!

I want to see if you get hard.

Let go of her!

Get out of here, asshole!

- We didn't do anything...
- Beat it!

Beat it!

- Does it hurt?
- No.

Did they hurt you anywhere else?

I’ll take her to the hospital.

I don't want anyone to touch her.

- It'll be alright.
- It won't be alright.

Come here.

Let go of me.

Stay away from my daughter!


You'll kill him!

Enough? You say it's enough?

You're just like them. Worse.

Stay away from my son...

Just agree to the surgery.
It's not too late.

You can't hide her
for the rest of her life.

Hide her?

You think she's a freak.

We came here to stop
hearing every idiot's opinion.

I’ve had enough.

Enough pills, enough operations,

enough changing schools.

I want things to stay the same.

She was diagnosed
2 months before being born.

They wanted to film the birth

for "medical interest"

and to present the case
to the ethics council.

We said no, to all of it.

Alex was born blue.

She took 40 seconds
to start breathing.

Then, they wanted to operate.

They said the only after-effect

would be the scar.

Suli was scared.

I convinced her
not to do anything.

She was perfect.

From the moment I set eyes on her.


Forget her.

She's too much for you.

I can't leave yet.

I want to speak to him.

We have to leave.

Go fetch your son.

You'll catch a cold.

May I?

I thought you didn't drink.

You told me I have to drink...

Do you like me?

You're my son.

Let's cut the crap
and talk seriously.

Kind of.

What about me? Do you like me?

Do you like what I do?

I’d give anything
to have your talent.

And... me... am I talented?

Do you think one day...

- Do you think that...
- No, I don't.

I just don't get it.

It wasn't always this way.

What way?

When did you stop taking
an interest in me?

It was a bad idea to come.

Your mother is right.
We're leaving.

- When?
- Now. At dawn.

No. I can't leave yet.

Why not?

Do you like Alex?

Finally good news.

I was afraid you were a fag.

What are you doing?

Looking after you.

You can't look after me forever.

Until you can choose.


Whatever you want.

What if there isn't
a decision to make?

I’ve finished it.

Did they hurt you?

Did you go to the police?

That's your decision.

We'll press charges if you want,

but it's your decision.

Everybody'll find out.

Let them.

Have a good trip.

I’ll be right back.

Will I see you again?

I don't think so.


I never imagined I'd fall
for someone like you.

But it happened.

Me too.

You're after something else.

What do you regret the most?

Not seeing me again,
or not having seen it?

Do you want to see?

Hurry up, we'll miss the ship.

Special thanks to SergeiK.