MALITAS (“Bad Little Girls”) — Supernatural, Girl Power
When a “good girl” gets her hands on magic, will she use it for good, or will she use it to get revenge on the girls who used that same magic to humiliate her in front of the whole school?
(We shot a 7-minute intro of this in Spanish in Tijuana, Mexico, and I would love to bring in some Latino writers for a version in English set in a U.S. border town.)
13-year-old Xochi runs into the popular girls, Katia and Monica, at the street market, and in an effort to fit in with them, she becomes involved in the theft of the fortune teller’s jewel. When it turns out that the jewel has magical powers, Xochi‘s life is turned upside down when Katia and Monica start using the jewel for their own malicious fun. In the meantime, the furious fortuneteller vows to take revenge on all of the girls. Throughout the series, the jewel changes hands, and loyalties shift.
Status: First 17 pages written. This could also be made as a film. It could be set in Mexico for a Spanish-speaking audience, or set in the American Southwest, in English.
Here are the First 17 pages. (in English)
Watch the ORIGINAL MALITAS (7 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles).