Monster is a 2003 American biographical crime drama film written and directed by Patty Jenkins in her feature directorial debut. The film follows serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a street prostitute who murdered seven of her male clients between 1989 and 1990 and was executed in Florida in 2002. It stars Charlize Theron (who also produced) as Wuornos, and Christina Ricci as her semi-fictionalized lover, Selby Wall (based on Wuornos's real-life girlfriend, Tyria Moore).
In 1989, after moving from Michigan to Daytona Beach, Florida, and on the verge of committing suicide, street prostitute Aileen Wuornos meets Selby Wall in a gay bar. Although she is initially hostile and declares that she is not gay, Aileen talks to Selby while drinking beer. Selby takes to Aileen almost immediately, as she likes that she is very protective of her. Selby invites Aileen to spend the night with her. The two women return to the house where Selby is staying (temporarily exiled by her parents following the accusation from another girl that Selby tried to kiss her). They later agree to meet at a roller skating rink, and they kiss for the first time. Aileen and Selby fall in love, but they have nowhere to go, so Selby goes back to her aunt's home.
|award||Academy Award for Best Actress|
|editor||Arthur Coburn Jane Kurson|
|events||capital punishment prostitution serial killer|
|genre||crime drama thriller|
|keywords||aileen wuornos arrest biker bar bounty hunter claim client drink exile first time force gay gay bar homosexuality john kill lethal injection listen love michigan move ohio roller skating self-defense sentenced to death skate street prostitute street prostitution string than the work experience|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress|
|producer||Brad Wyman Charlize Theron Clark Peterson Donald Kushner Mark Damon|
|theme||biographical biographical drama female buddy girls with guns independent lgbt-related rape rape and revenge romantic drama serial killer|