The Secret Life of Bees (2008) Poster

Sophie Okonedo: May Boatwright



  • Lily Owens : You think something being an impossibility makes you think about it even more?

    May Boatwright : Like what?

    Lily Owens : I don't know. Like... kissin'.

    May Boatwright : That ain't impossible. When I was 15, I made a 7UP cake for this boy. After that, he kissed me all the time.

    Lily Owens : What'd it feel like?

    May Boatwright : Like I was gonna burst.

    Lily Owens : Miss May, I know you get real sad sometimes. My daddy never feels. He never felt anything. I had rather be like you.

    May Boatwright : A worker bee weigh less than a flower petal, but she can fly with a load heavier than her. But she only lives for or five weeks. Sometimes not feeling is the only way you can survive.

    May Boatwright : [noticing Zach smiling over a Lily]  You want me to help you make a 7UP cake?

  • Rosaleen Daise : How come you all got names from a calendar?

    May Boatwright : Our mama loved spring and summer. We had an April too, but she... she died when she was little.

    [runs out of the room, sobbing and humming] 

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