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"The Question" by Lynn Isenberg
INT. ALLY'S APARTMENT - BATHROOM - PRE-DAWN
Ally, in sweats and T-shirt, RIPS the hair blower cord out of
its socket, then CRASH, it accidentally drops to the ground.
She grabs it.
She rapidly stuffs the hair blower in her gym bag along with
an array of make-up, when RENEE, in a hypnogogic state,
appears in the door jamb.
ALLY (CONT.) (cont'd)
Ooooh. I hope you're not awake because I
dropped a hair blower. Unless you wanted
to be saved from a bad dream, a very bad
Ally. It's 5:30 in the morning. What are
What does it look like I'm doing? I'm
preparing to release accumulated
aggressions from the un-evolved behavior
patterns of Cro-Magnons.
Renee, coming to full awareness, stares at her.
Does this have to do with Robert from
Oh. You must mean betrayal number three
on the quarterly report. I must really
have a way of picking them.
Renee raises an eyebrow. Wondering.
ALLY (CONT.) (cont'd)
We had a surprise visitor show up between
the cappuccinos and the crème brulèe...
his wife. I hate surprises. Especially
those kind of surprises.
Renee looks at her again. Suspicious.
ALLY (CONT.) (cont'd)
Don't look at me like that, Renee. I did
not know he was married.
And Sam? From last month?
Hey. I did not know Sam was engaged.
And Larry? From the month before?
I did not know that Larry wasn't over his
ex-wife and had girls in every airport,
boat basin and bathtub to help him forget
about her. Face it, Renee, all the good
ones are gone.
I should have known. None of them could
kiss. That first kiss. Tells you
everything you need to know.
Did Billy's first kiss tell you he'd
marry someone else?
Ally shoots a look right back at her.
It told me he'd be there if I fell. These
guys, I could stumble off a bridge and
they wouldn't bat an eye. I just want
someone who can catch me.
You have to be available to fall and so
do they. But you just like to yearn for
love. You're addicted to yearning.
Excuse me? I yearn?
You yearn to yearn.
What's that supposed to mean?
When you're always yearning that's what
you get-- yearning. Face it, Ally, you
were weaned on Harlequin romance novels.
Look, maybe it's true that I, uh, I am a
romantic and maybe with that comes a form
of yearning that I happen to identify
with, but-- I do not identify with cheap
Harlequin romance novels.
I relate to Henry James and Jane Austen
and D.H. Lawrence-- if I yearn it's high
quality literary yearning.
What's the difference, Ally? Yearning is
yearning no matter what book jacket it
wears. Your problem is your picker. Stop
picking people who are unavailable.
INT. KICK BOXING GYM - MORNING
Alone. Ally cuts loose practicing her kickboxing moves on a
big leather punching bag.
That's for Larry (PUNCH), and Sam (KICK),
and Robert (PUNCH!!)... Ow!
She holds her wrist in pain as she sends the bag spiraling
off in multiple directions revealing in the background TWO
WOMEN playfully sparring, laughing, hugging and... kissing.
Ally is embarrassed, then mesmerized. Not watching-- the
punching bag returns on rebound and hits her in the head.
FANTASY - SLOW MOTION
Ally falling... about to hit the floor. The BLONDE runs over
breaking her fall, leans over her, gently stroking her hair
back, deeply concerned, about to kiss her...
BACK TO REALITY
The blonde leans over Ally and administers mouth to mouth
resuscitation. Ally comes to and shakes her head as she gets
That was a dream. Right? A hallucination.
Maybe a concussion.
fine. You took it on the chin.MORNING Ally stares at herself in the mirror. Nervous. have to go. ALLY Hot and cold.ALLY (cont'd) Fine. oblivious to the bruise on her jaw. um. I. Hi. The blonde looks Ally in the eye. I'm still me. Uncomfortable. uh. Thanks.) (cont'd) Elaine. thanks for helping me. ALLY (CONT. I'm. CUT TO: INT. Fine. look different to you? . I. UNISEX BATHROOM . BLONDE WOMAN You might have a really sore jaw. then gets up. I'm not metamorphosing. She gently takes Ally's chin in her hand and sensuously rubs it. uh. ALLY (VO) Okay. that was nothing. Ally holds her jaw in pain. uh. ALLY (VO) Chin? Or mouth? BLONDE WOMAN (CONT. do I. uh. Elaine enters holding a cup of coffee.) I'd alternate hot and cold on that. Thanks.
. But you'll need a trim in about six days.? ALLY Falling. ELAINE No. Do I..) (cont'd) Oh. They exit. Her whole face changes. ALLY (suspicious) What kind of information? ELAINE Surprises. and information has a way of changing your. look different to you? ELAINE Which you got from.. face.. ALLY (CONT. Elaine hands her the cup of coffee.. I fell. Fell. Thank you..ELAINE Is this a trick question? Am I not supposed to see the big red throbbing bruise on your jaw that even Chanel's best cover up make-up couldn't save? ALLY Besides that.. Like the man in your office. . uh. ALLY Can't I have a cup of coffee before.. Robert. at the gym.. Ally rolls her eyes. Elaine.
I was just getting some coffee. . (to Ally) You like women? Ally looks at him.. Fine.. to drink. GEORGIA (annoyed.. ALLY Ooops. not wear. Take it. ALLY Sorry. I'm sorry. Suspicion and embarrassment crown her.. keep it. par for the course) Yeah. (beat) Stop. Like an oral Rorschach test.CUT TO: INT. Don't think. OFFICE COMPLEX .MORNING Ally strides toward her office and accidentally bumps into Georgia. In fact. Are you okay? Ally quickly pulls out a handkerchief. Just answer. First thing. God. (to Georgia) Nice stain. Here. FISH (to Ally) Nice bruise. spilling coffee over her. Oh. Fish steps in smiling at both of them. She suddenly realizes it might be unconsciously sexual and immediately stuffs the handkerchief in Georgia's hands and rapidly pulls her arms back. Ally tries blotting the coffee out on Georgia's shirt.
I'm looking for a Switzerland here. a woman's woman. Fish shrugs and turns back to Ally. . Elaine. And he knows more than I do. or both? Ally looks at him like he's from outer space and no longer listening faces her door and walks past him.) (cont'd) (calls to her) Give me a Switzerland. FISH Georgia.ALLY (VO) It's Big Brother. watching from the sidelines approaches. GEORGIA Can we talk about this later? Georgia heads off. FISH Would you say your a man's woman. ALLY Absolutely not. ALLY (cont'd) Why? FISH Trust men? She glances at her office door. FISH (CONT. You trust women? Georgia looks between Ally and her stain.
. I mean punched. ROBERTS Lots of married men don't wear rings.MORNING Robert from last night stands backlit by the window. ROBERT Ally.. Robert. I didn't think I had to. why did you lie to me? ROBERT You never asked. By a bag.) (cont'd) Why are you here and why. Actually. Robert nods.ELAINE If not for pre-occupied circumstances I believe the answer would be both. CUT TO: INT. FISH I'll accept that. ALLY No ring. Ally sighs. (sees her bruise) What happened? ALLY I got kissed. ALLY You lied by omission. I think it's a psychosomatic reaction from last night. You . ALLY (CONT. ALLY'S OFFICE . not listening.
lead me on. I'm never going to leave my wife..deliberately mislead me. ROBERT I'm sorry. you deserve someone who's. FANTASY Ally in Robert's huge shoes and oversized clothes walking past rows and rows of beautiful women. The truth is... ALLY Then why did you take me to museums. available. tease. you'd know. Do you have any idea how fascinating you are? How sexy and alluring and complicated? ALLY Is that me? Or would that be me in the greater collective and generic sense of all women? ROBERT Both. Why? ROBERT Because I love women. you know that. cold-hearted. I really love you. and symphonies and wine and dine and uh.. Ally. Our history keeps us together.. A ruthless. I love women.. I mean I really love women. ALLY (V. Worse than a tease. and uh.) Pig. If you could just walk in my shoes.. You intrigue me. You're a tease. BACK TO REALITY .O.. a tease.
He leaves.) (cont'd) (mutters under her breath) Men. Robert. Billy walks up. Elaine smoothly slides in between him and the door. ROBERT What about dinner at my hotel tonight? ALLY Out. Now. about to turn the knob. ALLY Any person bearing a y chromosome is barred from my office. ALLY'S OFFICE . Perhaps I can translate for . You can't go in there. ELAINE Is that permanent or temporary and if temporary.) Goodbye.MORNING Ally pops her head out. You have a "y".Ally holds the door open. ALLY (CONT. ELAINE Excuse me. then for how long? ALLY Elaine. EXT. He hesitates. She slams the door. ALLY (CONT. I am not in the mood for a Socratic dialogue. Elaine perks up.
Male to female trust issues. GEORGIA (livid) Billy. All those cramps. Shall I go on? BILLY I need her to sign off on the Coltin case. I've been prepping for a month. Georgia walks by with a cup of coffee. Betrayal. Although I don't see why I'm being punished for it.S. GEORGIA What's going on? ELAINE Ally. Manipulation. . Remember. Your mom being sick.) NO! Elaine reacts.you. Georgia casts a look Billy's way. Deception. GEORGIA The Coltin Case? You promised me the Coltin case. Dishonesty. You knew that. I can't believe you would do that. BILLY You were having a bad week. GEORGIA What kind of trust issues? ELAINE The usual. ALLY (O.
Too late. CUT TO: . What right do you have to make my decisions for me? Billy sighs. (to Elaine) Shall I alert Ally? ELAINE That's not a good idea. It appears to be of an emergency nature. John Cage enters. JOHN Excuse me. BILLY I thought you'd appreciate that..After all the research I did. FISH What's taking so long? Fish goes for Ally's door as Elaine opens her mouth to stop him. You have a "y". This is the second time you've done that. Our presence is requested in the Conference Room. Fish appears.. GEORGIA You lied to me. JOHN (perplexed) Why? ELAINE Allow me. Hyper. Excited.
Sullivan. Follow me. Fish stands.INT. CONFERENCE ROOM . It's our turn now. ALLY (VO) Wide grins are extremely suspect..MORNING Billy. New York Times v. ALLY I don't. John. . Frustrated. Board of Education. Ally rushes in spilling coffee on her breast. ALLY'S OFFICE .MORNING Ally has her head in her hands. men. Ground breaking cases. excited. Details in the Conference Room. Ally zeros in on Fish's wide smile. FISH Am I interrupting something? ALLY What happened to knocking? Have men forgotten about common courtesy? You think you can just barge in whenever you like? FISH Inconsequential when you're about to make history. I don't trust anyone who's that happy. Brown v. INT. and Georgia sit. ALLY Excuse me? FISH Roe v. Georgia rolls her eyes. follow. Wade..
It sprouted. GEORGIA What were they arrested for? FISH Sitting.FISH The firm of Fish & Cage is about to make history. Moments before their arrest. (pause) We now represent a female couple suing the Department of Health for denying them the right to marry. Richard. came to you for representation? FISH Actually. lesbian couple. BILLY Why were you at the marriage license . BILLY Same-sex marriage. I came to them while they were sitting at the marriage license bureau. I planted the idea. Not sure what to make of Fish. That's a big issue. Billy shifts in his seat. A. Everyone nods. uh. FISH Problem? Billy averts his eyes and lets it go. They hired us. ALLY (confused) Excuse me.
Ally rolls her eyes. desperate measures. what makes you think we identify with each other? FISH Isn't it obvious? You hate men this month. we should all back Ally . FISH Oh. Bygones. They're awaiting bail. Everyone looks surprised. uh. ALLY I do not hate men. Here's their address.) (cont'd) In the meantime. It's perfect. ALLY Me? FISH What? Our clients prefer a female attorney they can identify with. Richard? FISH Whipper research. There's a big difference. I just don't trust them. I think Ally should take charge here. ALLY Excuse me. I suggest you talk to the Lambda people who specialize in same-sex marriage cases. Desperate times. but. including Ally. He hands her a piece of paper. They're lesbians. FISH (CONT.bureau.
. and then appeal to the Supreme Court.. John. (to Ally) Ready to plunge into unexplored territory.. Oh. FADE OUT. Ally? ALLY No. JOHN Forgive me.up with any information we can find. FISH Bull's eye! We create history by paving the way for the future. check the library. GEORGIA So we lose. Georgia and Billy. FISH This is a landmark opportunity to put us on the map of fame and fortune. I mean. END ACT I . and I expect to lose. sure. They all look at Fish. Pause.. but this appears highly out of character. By advocating the fight for same-sex marriages. check for related info on the net. Why not? To history. John pinches his nose.
FISH It doesn't matter what I believe. Richard? Fish turns around to face him. so why can't they have theirs? If Whipper and I got married. Billy enters with furrowed brows. BILLY (CONT. BILLY What's your real motivation for taking a same-sex marriage case. third and eighth amendments of the Constitution. DOMA. Cocks his head waiting for Billy to go on. the Federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. we wouldn't have kids. Our job is to challenge the law on behalf of those who believe they're being denied their right to pursue their freedom as represented by the second. fame and fortune are part of my agenda to pursue my version of the great American dream. You're just using them for the attention. And yes.ACT II FADE IN: INT. Proud.DAY Fish stares out his window.) (cont'd) I don't believe that you believe in their cause. And that's a form of modus operandi that crosses ethical boundaries. the kind of boundary crossing that I have a problem with. Is it fair to discriminate because we have ready-made tools and they don't? . FISH'S OFFICE .
JULIE We want the freedom to choose who we love . including everyone at work. It throws off the whole definition of family. not liking the information as it sinks in.BILLY I'm not sure how I feel about all of this. Billy. FISH No. um. It's an ever evolving world. and reap the benefits. Billy reacts. how long have you been together? REBEKA Six years. Ally can't help but notice the way they gently touch each other.DAY Ally takes notes as she sits with JULIE SCHIFF (32) and REBEKA LIGHT (36). CUT TO: INT. COUNTY JAIL . ALLY So. It only throws off your definition of family. ALLY What do you both do? REBEKA I'm a real estate agent and Julie's a graphic designer. Only those who remain open-minded survive. We have over three thousand names on our petition. It doesn't seem right. We've been trying to get a marriage license for four. Very much in love.
Rebeka Light. wouldn't you want the right to marry her? Ally hesitates and nods out of politeness.000. We want family health coverage and the right to take care of each other. REBEKA We want to be protected by the law when we have children. FEMALE VOICE (VO) You're free. I mean. You're released on bail of $10. The right to conduct ourselves with the same dignity as other married people.and who we marry. GUARD Julie Schiff. FANTASY Ally sick in bed. All three get up and exit the cell. JULIE (to guard) Where's Mark? . what if one of us gets sick or dies. (pause) If you were in love with a woman. BACK TO REALITY The words startle Ally back to the present as the FEMALE GUARD opens the cell. The BLONDE softly smiles as she gently takes Ally's temperature and feeds her chicken soup while "An Affair to Remember" plays in the background.
had a boyfriend? JULIE Yeah. GUARD Marked private and confidential. you . ALLY Oh. He's coming to bail us out.DAY Ally walks with Julie and Rebekah toward their car. CUT TO: EXT. I'm a little confused on the boyfriend thing. REBEKA With the intention of fixing us up. He introduced me to Rebeka. wondering. thinking. Or was. BOSTON STREETS . ALLY Oh.GUARD Mark who? ALLY Who's Mark? JULIE My ex-boyfriend. Ally nods. as she tries to figure it out. You. ALLY So. Who took care of the bail then? The GUARD looks it up. I thought you were. Off Ally.
I like the walk. God. REBEKA Need a ride? ALLY No. But my last boyfriend really hurt me. thanks. I couldn't take his games. Right. an expensive brand new black Lexus jeep. They reach the women's car.) Oh. JULIE I love men.O. He was always absent. I can relate to that.) Then I met Rebeka and I felt safe and understood like never before. I didn't have a great role model for a father. REBEKA I had crushes on girls since I was ten. Emotionally. I've had boyfriends my whole life. JULIE . ALLY Oh. JULIE Everybody has to start somewhere. know what I mean? ALLY (V. Too many burns.know. Course. Nice car. I'm just glad I have the courage to be with the person who makes me happy no matter what the gender. then one day. he became permanently absent. JULIE (CONT.
BILLY What's wrong? ALLY Tell me the truth. Two women. uh. what makes them . He sees her troubled look and hangs up the phone. I mean making love and mating for life. as it affects this. I mean to men. Ally. Do you think I'm attractive? I don't mean to you personally. BILLY Yes.Thanks. in general. BILLY'S OFFICE . BILLY Yes. Hi.DAY Ally shuts Billy's door. ALLY Would that include sexy? As in a strong desire to sleep with me? I don't mean catching REMs. Billy and Ally immediately grow guarded. Georgia walks in. for life. in general. I think you're attractive to men. ALLY Georgia. there should be no reason for you to doubt the fact that men. CUT TO: INT. want to make love to you and marry you. In general... case. I was just getting a statistic on sexual attraction and mating rituals. you know.
Ally exits.attractive to one another. ALLY Thanks. Ally nods. JOHN'S OFFICE . men. It might take a long time to go through them. CUT TO: INT. But I think they'll help your case. She shuts the door. enough to. GEORGIA Uh. I put them on your desk. uh. hesitant to speak. And it just made me think about how. uh. Well. JOHN Briefing dis-ease. Do you think I have any tendencies toward my. I found some case studies on same-sex marriages for you. John looks up from his paperwork. on a. you know.DAY Ally enters. uh. people. I'll go look at them right now. bond for life. silent and still. You know me pretty well by now. then methodically nods at her. own kind? John. huh. . variety of levels. perceive attraction. JOHN Yes? ALLY John.
OFFICE BUILDING .DAY Ally walks up to a counter with LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE signs. INT. They study a new dis-ease and develop similar symptoms. A pretty LIBRARIAN stands behind the Research Desk. ALLY Oh. Ally. Thanks.DAY Ally looks up the address she's holding and enters. You're at the forefront of a changing society. Ally . (beat) I'm gathering information for you off the internet. Okay. It's quite normal. JOHN Anytime. OFFICE BUILDING . You're sub-consciously taking on your clients' personas. Ally smiles uncomfortably and leaves. It's perfectly normal. Fascinating issue. like medical student's dis-ease. Ally. John.ALLY What? JOHN Briefing dis-ease. CUT TO: EXT. You're identifying with your clients' cause and sub-consciously relating to it. Tendencies toward thinking the way they might think. I'll have it to you tomorrow. That's good to know.
The librarian nods at her. Curious. LADY Hi. LIBRARIAN (cont'd) You can look at the video over there. ALLY Thanks. LAMBDA LEGAL OFFICE . right. She hands Ally a large packet of papers and a video tape. TIME CUT TO: INT. I'm Ally McBeal. A LADY walks in and approaches the Librarian behind the desk. (possibly intercut clips from documentary on video called "The Right to Marry"). Ally watches. They look each other over. LIBRARIAN Oh. Here you go. Picking up materials for Evanson. She points to a table with a monitor and VCR. The Librarian hands her some packets. ALLY Hi.nervously approaches her. My secretary called earlier about the research articles on same-sex marriages. Ally smiles back.TEN MINUTES LATER Ally reviewing the material. .
She starts to go. ALLY How. Ally returns the video to the desk. Ally is astonished. Um. I was just wondering. how do you know that? LIBRARIAN Takes one to know one. Should I come back here around seven o'clock? The librarian nods.LIBRARIAN You work around here? LADY I just started as a paralegal down the hall. but did you just pick up that woman that was here? LIBRARIAN That would be an accurate assessment. LIBRARIAN Well. excuse me. me? LIBRARIAN Because you're not gay. The Lady leaves. you know. ALLY I see. um. if you'd like. smiling. LADY That would be great. ALLY Uh. then turns back. And you don't have . pick up. why didn't you. Ally nods. I'd be happy to meet you for a drink and fill you in on the building directory's "Who's Who".
ELEVATOR . Head bobbing up and down to Ally's words. ALLY I don't think my pheromones are working properly. I can't seem to attract. Ally walks out. What's wrong with me? Why do I care? Oh God. CUT TO: EXT. Larry. OFFICE BUILDING FOYER . I mean. CUT TO: INT. anyone. CUT TO: INT. somewhat coquettishly.DAY Tracey sits across from Ally. and Sam lied to me . THERAPIST'S OFFICE . Ally frowns at her. ALLY I see. then returns to her paperwork in hand. Ally nervously smiles at her. ALLY (VO) I don't get it. Pencil between her lips. Just before the doors close the Paralegal Lady enters. ELEVATOR. Ally's eyes bug out. paying no attention to Ally. single guys.DAY Ally exits and from the corner of her eye catches Fish entering another bank of elevators with a MAN who's got his arm around Fish's shoulder.DAY Ally enters. She smiles back.what's known as gaydar. I need help. and ever since Robert.
We're not there yet.. BACK TO REALITY ALLY An over abundance of fleshy chests. . Ally pauses. I've been having thoughts. since I took on this case. uh. about women. You can't determine what set a building on fire until you first put the fire out. TRACEY Thoughts? What kind of thoughts? Sexual thoughts? Nurturing thoughts? ALLY Um. I mean sexually. No.) (cont'd) I've.and uh. (beat) So let me ask you something.. What do you see when you picture yourself in bed with a woman? I don't mean hot chocolate and re-runs of an "Affair to Remember". Do you think I didn't get enough love and attention from my mother? TRACEY No... Tracey's hard stare pulls it out of her. FANTASY Ally imagines herself suffocating among thousands of dismembered breasts. desperately trying to come up for air among a sea of fleshy chests. More nurturing thoughts. No. ALLY (CONT.
. TRACEY So the next time you feel like running.. who makes themselves emotionally and physically available to you? ALLY Run. going to do when you meet someone. What matters is what are you. You know what would be good for you? Yoga. That would include accepting someone else's availability.TRACEY You're not gay. ALLY Yoga? You mean putting my body in those uncomfortable contortions for millenniums at a time? TRACEY It trains your mind not to react. Practice standing in one place when you don't want to. ALLY Bi. ALLY Then why do I keep thinking about women? TRACEY So maybe you're bi-curious. Curious? What's that? TRACEY Look. . man or woman. So what if you're bi or straight or gay. Forget about labels. Who cares. Ally. I want you to FREEZE. but to accept where you're at right now in your life.
Then turns to face Tracey. Hear your theme song and plunge into the moment! Ally smiles uncomfortably and leaves. Freeze when you feel uncomfortable and see what comes up. . CUT TO: INT.DUSK Billy enters Georgia's office who sits behind her desk going over some briefs.FANTASY Ally on a street corner frozen in a contorted yoga position. BILLY You ready? She looks up at him. OFFICE COMPLEX . as a good-looking MAN carries on a conversation with her as if she's in a normal pose. TRACEY Freeze! Ally instantly freezes in place. ALLY What was that? TRACEY Practice. Ally gets up to leave. BACK TO REALITY ALLY I have to go. forcing a smile. Ally. I'm serious.
he throws dagger eyes back at her. Miffed. angrily closing the door behind him. Billy. The same way I planned for the Coltin case.GEORGIA Oh. Where was your rally cap? BILLY Fine. BILLY Can't put your pride away for one night? GEORGIA To put on a rally cap for you? No. We've had this down in the books for weeks. . Billy's a little surprised. BILLY This is a reunion dinner with my college professor. I flew alone to my cousin's wedding. It's about wanting to prove a point. He leaves. GEORGIA I just want some time to myself. My mother was sick for a month. GEORGIA Well. And now you don't think you can go? I thought you planned for it. I can't. Billy. BILLY So this isn't about too much work. I've got a lot of work to catch up on. I did. Uh. I don't think I can go.
ALLY The Federal Defense Marriage Act is completely unconstitutional.CUT TO: INT. All it does is create a caste system on marriage. ALLY (CONT.) (cont'd) The kind of love that won't ever go away. Not to mention its violation of the Tenth Amendment.. Create a bigger playing field to meet the right. RENEE What's going on in your head? ALLY Look. (beat. thinking) You know. they really love each other. single available guys take pleasure in avoiding me. Only instead of breaking the intermarriage race barrier.. maybe I should open up my options..LIVING ROOM .NIGHT Ally and Renee. RENEE So your angle is discrimination? ALLY It's Loving v. in footsie pajamas maneuver between the living room and the kitchen with cups of hot chocolate and marshmallows. Renee watches Ally as she drifts off. ALLY'S APARTMENT . this time it's an intermarriage gender barrier. . person. Virginia all over. I think they just gave up on men.. So.
ALLY Well. Ally. And you're using this case as an excuse not to get back up on the horse you've fallen off of. RENEE You've just had a bad round of men. RENEE You don't just decide to be gay. Renee? RENEE You think you won't get bucked by another breed? Why don't you work on your trust issues with men instead of avoiding it with another diversion. Maybe I'm really a gay-by-circumstance person. Renee looks at her. Or did you forget about the sexual component involved here? ALLY Who said anything about sex? I don't even know what that is anymore. who wants to keep getting bucked. Why don't the three of you just all sleep together? . Or is this about you getting closer to Billy? ALLY What does that mean? RENEE You and Georgia. This is about lifelong companionship.Renee looks at her like she's really lost it.
I can't be labeled. And I'm sure I could acquire a sexual inclination. I could be gay if I wanted to. She tries groping her way out. ALLY That's not true. Renee? You're labeling me. Renee just cracks up. I understand women. ALLY (cont'd) What's so funny? RENEE You. ALLY You know what you're doing. RENEE Face it. lost in a sea of limbs. BACK TO REALITY ALLY I think I'd get lost. Ally's head pops up. And I.Off Ally's shocked face FANTASY A maze of dismembered arms and legs. You can't tell dirty jokes and you sure as hell aren't gay. Ally. . on the pendulum you swing way to the right. Ally. You couldn't pick up a woman if your life depended on it. It might be nice to be with someone who purrs instead of grunts. I trust women.
Ally looks her over. FADE OUT. ALLY You deliberately laughed at me so I would make the bet. didn't you. scrutiny in her eyes. Call it a rational deduction based on evidence of your behavior patterns. They shake. I bet you I can attract a woman. Renee bursts with laughter again.RENEE (laughing) That's for sure. ALLY Okay. Renee? Renee mischievously smiles back at her. RENEE I love it when your gullible. RENEE Deal. END ACT II . Renee immediately stops laughing. RENEE What do you want a bet? ALLY My black cashmere sweater for your Donna Karan jacket.
ALLY'S OFFICE . Without it we can't breathe.ACT III FADE IN: INT. BILLY (nodding) Right. . BILLY Can I ask you something? ALLY Sure. BILLY Georgia. if you don't mind escorting me to the bathroom.MORNING Billy enters as Ally is about to exit with an empty coffee cup in hand. Choice equals oxygen.MORNING Billy and Ally walk toward the bathroom. She's upset with me. OFFICE COMPLEX . I thought I was being thoughtful on that Coltin case. Billy. You efemulated her. What's up? CUT TO: INT. (raising a brow) Efemulate? ALLY A McBealism. Women don't like to be efemulated. ALLY You took away her right to choose.
need to know how all of you would go about picking up a woman. She looks like a pressure cooker with a gasket about to blow. Research. I uh.) (cont'd) (into dicatphone) Note. FANTASY Steam pours out of every orifice on Ally. Alternative families are the new. Not much luck. ALLY (VO) How about taking some of mine. BACK TO REALITY ALLY Fine. FISH (CONT. So how's it going? Ally forces a smile.it's a fossil. (to Ally) How's our Supreme Court case coming? I want our firm's name printed in every school text books next edition. He tries turning the faucet up. He pulls out a mini-dictaphone and hits a button. UNISEX BATHROOM . Fish and Cage wash their hands.. I have a question.MORNING Ally and Billy enter. (gets an idea) But um.. FISH The nuclear family-. Bathroom faucets require more pressure. .CUT TO: INT.
Stop by my office in two hours.) (cont'd) (into dictaphone) Print out "The Art of the Pick-up by Richard Fish". Well thought out scripted dialogue are quite effective on the female public. the abridged edition. FISH I have lines for every possible scenario. something I might use for my summation. Also.They all look at her. ALLY (CONT. James Dean or Humphrey Bogart.) (cont'd) It's uh. JOHN Given my statistical record. I'll have a print out for you. . He pulls out his mini-dictaphone again. with a failure rate disproportionate with what your needs are I think I would be the least helpful to you. BILLY I'm out of practice. you know. classic films with icons such as Clark Gable. She looks at Billy who shrugs his shoulders. FISH (CONT. Whatever I have to give you would be dated. marriage. Perplexed. Ally. Attraction. (pause) May I suggest Internet Chat Rooms and local bartenders. Ally nods.
with a sincerity they have never before witnessed in Elaine.) (cont'd) Your button's undone. transfixed.ALLY Two hours? FISH It's one hundred sixty-seven pages. but I don't want a one night stand. Elaine steps out of a stall. . Want me to get it? ALLY Sure. softly whispering. ELAINE (CONT. ELAINE I'd love for you to come home with me tonight. because in the end. ELAINE Interesting conversation. Elaine carefully buttons the back of Ally's blouse and leans into her neck. I don't want someone who's heart I can't take home. like Ellen Barkin in "Sea of Love". walking with sensual confidence. They all watch her. I'd rather get to really know you. She washes her hands and turns to Ally. ALLY Do they work? FISH (pondering) I think it's my delivery. They HEAR a FLUSH and turn. as she throws a winning smile at Ally.
ALLY Excuse me. Everyone in the office knows. it's quite common for heterosexual women to fantasize about women and for gay women to fantasize about men. We just want you to stop yearning. Elaine follows her. Just so you know. FISH (into dictaphone) Scratch the last memo. according to the Kinsey Report on sexuality. I was just getting information to understand my clients sexual bond with one another. ALLY I do not yearn. They all stare at her. but are you suggesting that. ELAINE Ally. ELAINE (CONT. speechless. I know you're having a sexual identity crisis. we accept you. Elaine. Either way.) (cont'd) One hundred percent fool-proof. As they walk out.. It has to do with the case. The guys finally breathe again. Ally walks out. CUT TO: . Ally turns to Elaine. Looks in the mirror and fixes her hair. Elaine.. Smiles. Fish pulls out his dictaphone again.Elaine pulls away.
Same emotions. OFFICE COMPLEX . no. I myself prefer big jeeps with stick shifts as opposed to sleek convertibles with automatic. it's just that I like being the only convertible in a. Just different apparatus. FANTASY Ally's face transform into a beet. ALLY (VO) This is cruel and unusual punishment with intent to humiliate. Ally? ALLY No.MORNING ELAINE It's the same bond.. Too much air. Georgia walks by catching the last of it. ALLY Thank you. replete with its vibrant color. No convertible for me. although convertibles have their attributes. GEORGIA Are you getting a convertible.. ELAINE Ally just wanted some information on female homosexuality and I was providing analogies for her. BACK TO REALITY ELAINE . Elaine.INT.
We see SAM as he does nothing to help. come on. ALLY I'm not the one who owes anyone an explanation. MALE VOICE (O. ALLY'S OFFICE . let it go. Ally gives Georgia an embarrassed smile and quickly ducks into her office to escape.) How come you don't return my calls? Ally gasps. SAM Hey.MORNING Ally takes a deep breath. Sam spreads his arms wide and smiles.Contrary to certain belief systems in this office I do have a lot more to offer than a character veil of two dimensionality. Elaine exits. Tell me you'll have dinner with me tonight.S. and falls. Sam. ALLY What for? SAM What for? ALLY Why would someone who is unavailable want to be with me? Do you think I'm only . CUT TO: INT. She gets up and quickly regains her composure. trips. You look great.
that's really low. ALLY And I am an old flame? Sam looks at her. ALLY (CONT. It makes you a. CUT TO: EXT.available for the unavailable? Because if you do. Goodbye.) I'm no longer available for the unavailable. SAM I was hoping for current flame. . ALLY'S OFFICE COMPLEX . nods. Catch up. SAM I just wanted to talk. ELAINE Your clients who double as the catalyst for your sexual identity crisis are here. I've missed you. So I could resolve any feelings I have for my old flames. Off Ally's look. Sam. tease.DAY Sam leaves. Elaine pops her head out. uh. Ally opens the door. ALLY Still engaged? SAM Postponed.
Or we can go for a more unconventional approach. It's unlikely.DAY Ally sits across from Julie and Rebeka who continually hold hands. CONFERENCE ROOM . REBEKA Any other options? ALLY You could wait until it becomes legal in Hawaii. Why is it working in Hawaii and not here? ALLY Because Hawaii has an Equal Rights Amendment that was violated. Miike in Hawaii set the precedent for discrimination on the basis of sex.CUT TO: INT. It just means waiting. Only a constitutional amendment could allow the continued denial of same sex marriages. . We can play the same game. ALLY Baehr v. staring at the intimacy she longs for. JULIE We have friends who've tried that and failed. see if the state can show a "compelling state interest" to continue denying marriage licenses. But that would require a two-thirds vote from the legislature plus ratification by a popular vote or a constitutional convention.
or lipstick lesbian? You would come under the femme category. ALLY Okay. Win or lose. ALLY Oh. Ally gets flustered. And uh. Do you want butch. ever fantasize about men? Julie and Rebeka look at Ally. But I need to know if you two. we raise public consciousness. femme. REBEKA I have.JULIE The point is to add to the fight with another battle. could you recommend a gay bar? JULIE That depends. if I wanted to do some research. ALLY (cont'd) I said it was unconventional. . REBEKA Probably The Bordeaux Room. uh. Okay. REBEKA What's the unconventional approach? ALLY I'm working on it. JULIE I do. Femme. soft butch.
ALLY Okay. JOHN Ally. . I'll be in touch. ALLY What? Fish is doing this pro-bono. shocked. JULIE Thank God for lawyers who actually care about the law. Thanks.DAY Ally runs headlong into John. CUT TO: INT. JULIE Please thank Mr. They get up to leave. were for you. He's got loads of paperwork on him which spew all over the floor on contact with her. ALLY Right. Ally stops. OFFICE COMPLEX . Fish for all his help and generosity. (holding it together) These. ALLY Did he explain to you the court costs involved in lengthy litigations like this one? REBEKA We're grateful it's just our time and not our money.
I'd appreciate it if you'd tell me. I have something important to ask Fish. A former sociology major. John practices his smile and regains his composure. JOHN If there's anything I can do to help diminish those feelings. I thought you might find them helpful. Let me help you pick those up. Thanks. Klein. That might make for an interesting approach since you'll be going against Mike Radner from Nanas. & Diemer. Here. JOHN By the way. I'd like to help in any way I can on behalf of the human male species. John. ALLY Oh.ALLY Sorry. John. (beat) There's also historical evidence that in pre-modern Europe male to male marriages were the norm. JOHN I happened to find these articles on same sex-marriages on the internet. how's your trust issue with men these days? ALLY Status quo. The two of them pick up the strewn about papers. There's a history of gay couples in real life and in fiction. .
JOHN Contrary to the men you've been dating. John looks at her. John opens his jacket and smiles. Because I saw him with a man's arms around his shoulder and. No apple. By the way. ALLY What. well. you know.especially to counteract against those who make a bad name for the rest of us. ALLY Oh.. I genuinely care about my fellow humankind. JOHN It's my nature. You must be hiding an apple somewhere in your jacket. Ally. what was that all about? Are you going to some sort of special training school on how to talk to women in their native tongue? How did you know to be so. (thinking) John. I don't believe in false temptations. With or without apples. Hmmmph. Ally stops him." . ALLY I'm not sure I trust it. He starts "tssssking. so. do you. I like to practice tolerance for all. uh. He starts to walk away. thoughtful? John looks at her and shrugs. dabbling on the other side.. Okay. you look very lovely today. judgement for none. do you think Fish is.
DAY Ally enters. Where's Fish? ELAINE Whipper's sick. ALLY Elaine. Fish is gone. Ally stares after him. CUT TO: INT. judgment for none.JOHN Briefing dis-ease. He walks away. ELAINE We all have our gifts in life. Ally nods. Ally. How do you know. ALLY Oh. . Ally nods. of course. everything? Elaine offers a secretive smile. Elaine files papers. Carries over into the people you commonly associate with on a regular basis. including your peers. John hands her all the paperwork. including your self. JOHN (cont'd) Tolerance for all. He's paying a housecall. FISH'S OFFICE . He's about to ask her the big question while she's in a vulnerable state. then a light goes off. Elaine. hi.
And in this corner. And since you really are so. (beat) Lots of liquids. She can't help but reveal a smile. WHIPPER'S BEDROOM . Tomato soup to clean the palate. Elaine. And a broccoli puree with garlic to build the immune system. Fish? FISH What? What do you mean why am I here? Isn't it obvious? I like soup. CUT TO: INT. ALLY Oh. WHIPPER Very clever.DUSK Whipper lies in bed with a box of kleenex watching Fish set up an elaborate display of soups. FISH Here we have good 'ole fashioned chicken soup. hot and sour. ELAINE The "whys" are what give meaning to my life's work. at uh. Why are you here. . gifted. great for clearing up the sinuses. do you think you could find out who released my clients on bail and why? Elaine smiles. gathering information. To flush out the cold. I'm glad.ALLY Right. delighted.
Whipper reacts. What say you? Let's declare to the world that we love each other. I like power. You're down. WHIPPER This is just a power trip for you. . FISH No motives. you misinterpreted. Marriage as a status symbol to advance your personal and professional gain. We both know marriage offers a lot of financial perks. Under the laws governed by the United Sates of America. Tomorrow I need you. Oblivious. Whip. Fish gets on his knees beside her. Right now. I like being here for you. See Machiavelli. I'm up. FISH Okay. FISH (CONT. Love is a balance of power. Unless you count love as motive.) (cont'd) Come on. you need me.WHIPPER You're holding back. I like it both ways. FISH Whatever I said. scrunching her face at the power word. Isn't that what love is? So let's do it. Something wrong with that? WHIPPER When I smell an ulterior motive there is. Power. I exercise my right to choose you as my wife.
FISH Okay. END OF ACT III . Fish stands up to go with deflated expectations.Whipper stares him down. FADE OUT. WHIPPER I'll think about it.
Guarantees lifelong work for the future. But this just isn't like you. What's going on. Richard? FISH Something wrong with helping what could be a potential landmark case? ALLY No. Equals fortune. FISH I see. FISH'S OFFICE . Do I have to repeat myself? Did Churchill explain himself at NATO? History.ACT IV FADE IN: INT. Fish wraps up a call and looks at her with expectant eyes. When judging from our clients' lifestyles they're not hurting. . FISH Yes? ALLY How could you possibly have some other agenda connected to this same-sex marriage case that isn't predicated on money? FISH Point being? ALLY We're doing this pro-bono. Fame.DAY Ally barges in.
(to Ally) Anything else? She stares at him. at Lambda's Legal Defense office. Is asking Whipper to marry you some sort of beard. I saw you. with a man. affectionate manner. uh. then swivels around and leaves. You seem distracted. Pulls out his dictaphone. BILLY I'm in a shut out zone. sees something amiss in Billy's face and stops.ALLY There is something else going on. Thinks a moment. Fish erupts with laughter. John sees the closed door. JOHN Billy.. A little down. CUT TO: INT.DAY Billy stares at Georgia's closed office door where a "Do Not Disturb" sign hangs. His arm was around you in a very. John passes.. FISH (into dictaphone) Offer Ally role of Gossip Columnist for Office Newsletter. OFFICE COMPLEX . JOHN I believe all problems can be realigned or modified once the root cause is identified. .
That would be great. I might need some research help on comparative cases. your necklace. romantic dinner is highly effective.. is undone. Billy nods as John walks away. surprised. GEORGIA Oh. Thanks. GEORGIA You know. CUT TO: INT. if you need some help. Ally stands behind Georgia trying to clasp her necklace together.. although I don't speak from first hand experience. Ally. I've got some free time tonight. UNISEX BATHROOM . sheds a quizzical look. Sure. Ally. Do you mind? ALLY No.DAY Ally and Georgia face the mirror.BILLY What if you can't put your finger on the root? JOHN I'm told by married friends that an invitation for a quiet. ALLY Oh. TIGHT .
ALLY For the case. I need to know how admissable fantasies are in court. Georgia leaves.on Ally's mouth in close proximity to Georgia's neck. kinds of cases. BILLY Right. She shrugs innocently. Georgia laughs. GEORGIA (surprised) Fantasies? Billy enters. to which he is not immune. reminiscent of Elaine's pick up lines. Ally lets out a nervous giggle finally fixing the necklace. I thought I was about to hear some of Ally's fantasies. hi. Billy. He stares at her. The big landmark case. BILLY What are you doing? GEORGIA Oh. Billy turns to Ally. affected by Ally's close proximity to Georgia's neck. uh. . It's a sensuous portrait. ALLY Oh. GEORGIA What kind of cases? Ally fumbles with the necklace.
GEORGIA Do what? . Billy turns and leaves.. caught off guard. but I'm very confused. Do we have to do this tonight? Georgia's helping me with the case. BILLY I don't know what's going on.. Renee. CUT TO: INT. No. BILLY Are you mad at me? ALLY (VO) Just because I might become gay by circumstance. ALLY (cont'd) No. ALLY Oh. Renee enters.ALLY What? He looks after Georgia's empty trail. then back at Ally. I forgot.EVENING Ally and Georgia go over piles of case studies. in part thanks to you. RENEE Ready to forfeit the black cashmere? Ally looks up. ALLY'S OFFICE .
faces Georgia. I don't like the idea of you. For Ally's case. RENEE Whatever. Billy? . BILLY A gay bar? I'm not sure I'm comfortable with that. Where? GEORGIA Um. Right. ALLY For the case.RENEE Ally and I have a bet to keep. BILLY Oh. How about it? A nice quiet dinner. RENEE What are you afraid of. You're welcome to come. GEORGIA Oh. Okay. or Ally. I just got reservations at Tristan's. Renee? Renee smiles. Sorry. BILLY There you are. isn't she. Billy enters. Just the two of us. It requires a trip to a lesbian bar. I'm going out with Ally and Renee. going to a gay bar. Ally? Georgia's mouth drops. a gay bar.
that she'll meet a woman who can give her more nuturing than you can. And as for Ally.) (cont'd) While you scope out the room. But I could be. I'll go get us some drinks. Ally. Georgia looks a little uncomfortable and gets up. Renee. God forbid she should ever fall in love with someone else. yes it is. Ally. BILLY You're not my shrink. Renee. and Georgia sit around a table. You'd lose your consolation prize. RENEE (CONT.NIGHT Packed with femme women. You're afraid you might lose Georgia. . They shed their coats. RENEE Oh. See anybody you'd like to take home with you. forever knowing that she still yearns for you. Ally shoots Renee a look.BILLY This isn't about fear. So you make her feel bad for your insecurities. GAY BAR . Billy shoots her a look. RENEE Well. CUT TO: INT. RENEE No.
. I'm not gay.GEORGIA I've got to go the bathroom. WOMAN Hi. WOMAN Partner? . The woman approaches. Oh. A PRETTY WOMAN eyes her from the bar. I'm not out. WOMAN (studying her) How long have you been out? Ally looks at her watch. Can I buy you a drink? ALLY Oh. there. I don't. I'm in. no. ALLY (VO) (cont'd) I'm just thinking about it. She nervously smiles back. WOMAN Then why are you here? ALLY I'm meeting my partner. drink. WOMAN I meant out of the closet? ALLY Oh. ALLY Not even an hour.. I mean. That "out". Thanks. Suddenly Ally's by herself.
. I mean my colleague. . Who's it gonna be? Ally looks around. BACK ON ALLY'S TABLE The woman looks dubiously at her and then leaves. Ally glances at the bar. my partner. ANGLE ON THE BAR as Renne chats it up. Work colleague. I'm straight. Ally. Georgia returns. takes a big drink and musters a semi-confident walk.. My brother and I we're just visiting our sister. From behind. PRETTY WOMAN Oh. RENEE So. laughing with several women. ANGLE ON BAR ALLY (to pretty woman) Excuse me.ALLY Colleague. thinks I can't pick up a woman and I was wondering. spots a pretty woman at the bar. Ally takes one look at him and melts.. a gorgeous GUY leans over and smiles. sorry. GEORGIA I miss much? Ally shakes her head no as Renee returns with drinks..
She turns to run. RYAN Are you okay? ALLY Oh yeah. ALLY (smiles. I was just-." SCRATCH. . Ryan smiles again. Ryan catches her in mid-fall. then suddenly FREEZES and trips. ALLY (cont'd) So. embarrassed) Ally. ALLY (CONT. It abruptly stops as Ally gets nervous. ALLY (VO) (cont'd) Someone must be playing a sick joke on me. too. Are you straight? RYAN And single. Hi. ALLY Oh. I have to go now.) (cont'd) Well.freezing. He takes his coat off for her and looks in her eyes. We HEAR her THEME SONG "I know something about love. interested.RYAN Hi. Me. Renee and Georiga watch. My name's Ryan.
divorce and custody protections. ALLY (VO) The black cashmere's all yours. John. ALLY In your official capacity as Director of the Department of Health for the State of Massachusetts. Fish. ALLY So on the basis of Daniel Webster you believe it's right to deny them the benefits of marriage which include tax breaks. social security survivor benefits. Georgia. sick leave. Julie and Rebeka watch as Ally examines JACK DUVANE. And they aren't capable of procreating which is one of the reasons why marriage was established. why deny these two people the right to marry? DUVANE According to Websters Dictionary. they don't fit the definition. CUT TO: INT.DAY Judge Whipper resides.RYAN Would you like to go out sometime? Ally nods a yes. insurance breaks. Not to mention recognition and dignity. COURTROOM . Renee. DUVANE That's right. to name a few. . Billy.
Faces Duvane. I believe so.DAY John stands beside Ally as Elaine runs up to them. JUDGE CONE Overuled. correct? DUVANE Yes. Radner rises. ALLY You and your wife consciously decided not to have children. DUVANE Yes. You're married. Reactions from all. Is that correct? MIKE RADNER for the defense stands up. RADNER Objection. is that true? DUVANE Yes. Ally sits. a small victory. Answer the question. CUT TO: INT.ALLY Mr. Duvane. RADNER If you and your wife decided to have children. COURTROOM CORRIDOR . it's perfectly possible that you could. JOHN .
ELAINE Well. Elaine. He promised them he'd help fight their fight. there were a lot of legal and medical complications that Richard feels responsible for. I have some facts for you. I know.You can counter with government's choice versus the individual's choice. John holds his hands up and disappears. I love the whys. I'm in way over my head right now. John. It's still discrimination. Ally. Who doesn't. Is because his uncle who died was gay. Does economic stability factor in. ALLY Thanks.) (cont'd) And the reason why. Oh. ELAINE (CONT. ELAINE Excuse me. Apparently. ALLY Who gets to have children. And his uncle's lover of twelve years. Shocked. Your clients' bail. Ally's face. That was taken care of by Fish. Of a private nature. What does his uncle's lover do? . But we're getting off the issue here. Elaine. the right to marry fight. ALLY This better be good. was never given the right to visit him in the hospital or even bury him.
ALLY Well. (disappointed) At least you were single. Elaine eyes him and leaves.. What are you doing here? I thought we had a date tomorrow night.) Ally. I was looking forward to getting to know you.S. (beat) You've come to tell me something bad. In public relations. Hi. Ryan walks up to Ally.ELAINE He volunteers for Lambda's Legal Defense..A. bureau of Newsweek. ALLY Ryan.. MALE VOICE (O. then freezes in place. haven't you? RYAN I got a job with the L. Ally smiles. ALLY Me.. and almost available. RYAN I'm sorry. They want me right away. . I didn't think I'd get it. ALLY (VO) I have a professional operative spy working for me. starts to turn away. Tomorrow. too.
CUT TO: INT. He's conducted numerous studies on same sex couples with regard to child-rearing. She turns to Judge Cone. North is an expert in the field of sociology with a special expertise in adoption and other forms of non-biological parenting. ALLY (CONT. Judge Cone nods. if you're ever in L. NORTH We discovered that a biological relationship between parent and child is not essential to raising a healthy child. North.) (cont'd) Dr. She nods and watches him walk away. The quality of parenting is more important than biological connections or gender.DAY Everyone is back in place as Ally examines DR. could you tell us about your findings? DR. promise you'll look me up. ALAN NORTH.RYAN Well. We also found no data that establishes gay or lesbian parents as being less capable of good parenting than non-gay people. sexual orientation is not . COURTROOM . ALLY In other words. North in the chair. ALLY Your Honor. Dr.A. Ally turns to Dr..
NORTH A society is made up of its people. guidance. NORTH That's correct. nurturance. What's your position on that? DR. ALLY The state seems to argue that we need to identify a "best family". protection and safety. to its people. NORTH Expression of self within boundaries established by a governing body of people on behalf of its inhabitants. Those things we associate with family so we can be well adjusted to function in society. People who live in a civilized manner.an indicator of parental fitness? DR. who comprise it. a "best parent". ALLY You also hold a degree in psychology. Could you tell us what makes a healthy society. ALLY And what happens to a society. of people? DR. when they are denied self-expression? . ALLY Society. NORTH It's about "best environment" and that means love. What comprises a society? DR.
you have a lot of unhappy people. short of anarchy or suicide? RADNER Objection. . Sometimes it's drugs. JUDGE CONE Overruled. frustrated people do. ALLY Would you say there are different forms of society? Different forms of family? Different forms of love? Does the state have the right to identify or define the best of these? DR. NORTH Ultimately anarchy or self-destruction. crime. alcohol. NORTH To talk about one form of family that is best. North. ALLY Thank you. Dr. ALLY And what do unhappy. Answer the question. NORTH They find crutches to fill the void.DR. Otherwise. affecting others they come into contact with. DR. This line of questioning is irrelevant. Sometimes it permeates in everyday behavior. I personally find offensive and a distortion of the research literature which also proves that diversity is what provides cultural longevity.
JUDGE CONE I'll take the matter under submission. Fish and Judge Cone acknowledge each other. North leaves. They didn't look at race. Fantasize about men. unproductive people. ALLY (CONT. That's not easy to find. the pursuit of happiness. But they didn't find love with men. They looked at the person. Dated men. ALLY (cont'd) Are we what we fantasize? Julie and Rebeka think about men. Ally turns to the Judge. They found love with each other. . How healthy is that for them and how healthy is that for the rest of us? Georgia reaches out to hold Billy's hand. Billy and Georgia share a glance. Someone to care for and be cared by. religion or gender. Or accept. Someone who offered emotional and physical availability.) (cont'd) They found someone who wasn't afraid to express and acknowledge those feelings. They found another human being who wanted to be available to them in the most sacred and intimate manner. (pause) The Department of Health is denying people in our society. But isn't that what love is about? Or do we try to define love for everyone and have a society of unhappy. Judge Cone looks at Richard.Dr.
tanned. Whipper and Fish stare across the room at one another. Satiated looks on their faces. One GUY gives Ally a special smile. COURTROOM . Julie and Rebeka hug. Billy and Georgia kiss. ALLY I'd be surprised if you didn't.DAY FIVE MINUTES LATER Judge Cone turns to the courtroom. The gang smiles. CUT TO: EXT. Radner turns to Ally. RENEE & ALLY Men. gorgeous men in bare chests and faded Levis sweat and toil on a construction site. They watch. Ally. Renee pulls out a bag of popcorn. Fish pats his Uncle's lover on the back. THE END . JUDGE CONE I'm compelled to find for the plaintiff. RADNER We'll be filing an appeal. PULL BACK TO THEIR POV watching young. BOSTON STREET . Ally smiles as they dig in. Renee wears Ally's black cashmere sweater. All smiles.DAY Ally and Renee in jeans. They sit on a park bench. Full of glee.TIME CUT TO: INT.
First Draft Lynn Isenberg.STATE'S ATTORNEY DR. Baehr vs. Miike] ALLY MCBEAL "The Question" CAST LIST ALLY MCBEAL BILLY ALAN THOMAS RICHARD FISH GEORGIA THOMAS ELAINE VASSAL RENEE JOHN CAGE VONDA SHEPARD WHIPPER CONE REBEKA LIGHT . Weissmann.91 1394. Beverly Hills. WGA . Wolff. CA Copyright. Attorney: Todd Stern. Inc. [Portions of legal text paraphrased from Civil Case No. Focus Media. ALAN NORTH .SOCIOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR BLONDE WOMAN PRETTY WOMAN LIBRARIAN RYAN RYAN'S SISTER First Draft Lynn Isenberg. Inc. Focus Media.PLANTIFF JULIE SCHIFF . State of Hawaii.PLANTIFF ROBERT SAM MIKE RADNER .
DAY COURTHOUSE CORRIDOR .DAY COURTHOUSE JAIL .MORNING ALLY'S LIVING ROOM .DAY COURTHOUSE .DAY BILLY'S OFFICE .DAY SUPERIOR COURT .DAY LAMBDA OFFICES -DAY ELEVATOR . Inc.NIGHT KICKBOXING GYM .DAY LAMBDA OFFICE BUILDING .DAY GAY BAR .ALLY MCBEAL (cont'd) "The Question" SET LIST INTERIORS: CAGE AND FISH LAW OFFICE COMPLEX .DAY BATHROOM .DAY ALLY'S OFFICE . Copyright. WGA .DAY DOWNSTAIRS BAR .NIGHT WHIPPER'S BEDROOM .NIGHT ALLY'S BATHROOM .DAY & NIGHT CONFERENCE ROOM . Focus Media.DAY First Draft Lynn Isenberg.NIGHT EXTERIORS: ALLY'S APARTMENT .DAY FISH'S OFFICE .DAY JOHN'S OFFICE .DAY & NIGHT BOSTON .
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