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IN THE LOO

Written by
Ron Utin Lalkin

1821 1/2 N Mariposa Ave., Los Angeles CA 90027
(617) 678-2188

INT. BATHROOM - DAY
SARAH, mid-20s quirky girl, walks into the bathroom. She’s on
the phone.
SARAH
Is Brian going to be there? (beat)
Brian. (beat) The creep from the
other night. (beat) Cause maybe I’m
interested. (beat) Well, does he
know it’s my birthday? (beat) Cause
maybe if he knew then he’d go.
(beat) Because he’s weird cute and
I wanna have birthday sex. (beat)
Yeah, I know, that's actually not a
deal-breaker for me.
Sarah unbuttons her pants and sits on the toilet.
SARAH (CONT’D)
Yes! I’ll be there soon, I’m
hopping in the shower now. (beat)
Like twenty minutes. (beat) Okay,
see you soon!
Sarah hangs up, flushes, stands up and immediately trips on
her pants and falls to the floor with a heavy THUD.
Beat.
KNOCK KNOCK
Yeah?
Hurry up!

SARAH (CONT’D)
ROOMMATE (O.S.)

SARAH
Almost done!
Sarah, looking up from the floor, gives the closed bathroom
door the middle finger.
CUT TO:
BATHROOM MONTAGE:
- Sarah dances in the bathroom while slowly and awkwardly
beginning to strip, looking at herself in the mirror.
- In the shower, Sarah grabs her LOOFA and puts DISH SOAP on
it, then begins to lather her body.

2.
After a moment, she bends down and comes back up with a PLATE
stained with tomato sauce. She SCRUBS the plate with the
loofa while she rinses her body.
- Wrapped in a TOWEL, Sarah talks to herself in the mirror.
SARAH (CONT’D)
(mumbling to herself)
You so fresh! You so fly! Boys goan
want sum'dis tonigh' !
She pulls open her towel and checks herself out in the
mirror.
ROOMMATE (O.S.)
Are you talking to yourself?
Sarah jumps and covers herself up.
SARAH
(to roommate)
No, Beathany, I’m not talking to
myself in the mirror! (beat) I’m on
the phone.
Sarah mimes a phone, as if to say, “SEE!?” even though her
roommate can’t see her.
SARAH (CONT’D)
(into fake phone)
Yeah, no mom, I know ypu called
cause it's my birthday, why else
would you call, it's not like we
talk several times every day! I’m
doing great how are you?
BETHANY
Sarah I know you’re not on the
phone with your mom.
Sarah begins to get frustrated.
Yeah. So?

SARAH

BETHANY
Are you done yet? I need the
bathroom!
SARAH
Gimme a minute!
Sarah sticks her tongue out at the bathroom door/Bethany.

3.
She looks at the bathroom window and gets an idea.
EXT. HOUSE - conTINUOUS
In nothing but her towel, Sarah climbs out of the bathroom
window, shuts it, and walks around the outside of her house
to the front door.
INT. LIVING ROOM - CONTINUOUS
Sarah sneaks in through the main door and notices ALL OF HER
FRIENDS holding BIRTHDAY BALLOONS, preparing to surprise her,
all with their backs towards her.
She stops in her tracks and crosses her eyes as she sneakily
tip toes back out and quietly shuts the main door.
EXT. HOUSE - CONTINUOUS
Sarah makes her way back to the bathroom window. She tries to
slide it open but it wont budge.
Shit!

SARAH (CONT’D)

She looks through the window hoping Bethany has somehow let
herself in.
Sarah runs around to Bethany's bedroom window and knocks on
the glass.
SARAH (CONT’D)
Bethany! Let me in!
Bethany smiles, motions: “One second.” And leaves her room
without letting Sarah back in.
Bethany!

SARAH (CONT’D)

Beat. Sarah knocks on the window a few times.
GUY (O.S.)
Guys, she’s out here!
Sarah blushes as Everyone piles out of the house. She eyes
the main road, it’s her only escape. She makes a run for it.
GUY (CONT’D)
Hey Sarah! Happy Birthday!
Sarah doesn’t look back. She stumbles and drops her towel but
keeps running without looking back.