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The Black Swan
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Nina is a young Caucasian woman, in her mid-twenties, who is physically and mentally drained because she is a perfectionist and ballerina in a prestigious dancing company. Nina is single, heterosexual, she is interested in men, and she lives with her mom who is single, controlling, and obsessive, in an apartment in New York. Nina is extremely shy, timid, and over-sheltered. She lives with her mother, who is angry and still upset at the fact that she had to give up her own dancing career at a young age due to the fact that she became pregnant. Because of this Nina experienced some physical abuse from her over controlling mother. Nina’s mother is constantly barging in to her room depriving her of any privacy. Nina is not allowed to go out late at night, and because of her mother being so strict she does not have many friends that she is close with, and she has never been in a romantic relationship. Right after practice she goes straight home and sits in her room, constantly thinking how she could be a better ballerina. Nina…
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