Would you cut out healthy body parts if you thought it might save your life?
Rita and Elle bear a heavy legacy: a mother who developed breast cancer at 30 and died of ovarian cancer 20 years later. There?s a BRCA mutation lurking in the family DNA, an inherited genetic error that dramatically ups a woman?s chances of developing aggressive breast and ovarian cancer at unusually young ages. After Rita and Elle test positive for the family mutation, they can choose: To live with their fear or to cut it out with a scalpel.
This freeform scenario is about making life-altering decisions in uncertain circumstances and passing on the horror of that choice to the next generation. A scenario about fear of death, vanity, and relationships under pressure.