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A WEINSTEIN COMPANY PRODUCTION· AN· RIP RElEASE

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This script 'is dedicated to the poet la~reate of The Drive-in

. . . CHARLESB. GRIFFIT'H Your work. has always ... hRodked· All Nighti" cdaddY.;_o.

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POV OF A CAR WINDSHIELD - DAY

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The car is driving fast down the road. A pair of female bare feet with a gold ankle bracelet lie propped up' on the dashboard emanating from the paasenqe r seat.

~ Good God Almighty rockabilly tune beats out of the car stereo, the feet tap to the beat.

'The opening credits play out over this image.

As the music cont.Lnues

WE CUT 1'0:

INT JUNGLE. JULIA'S APARTMENT ,.,.. DA,¥

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A tall (maybe 6'ft), AInaZ9n'j_an;.Mul~tto goddess' wal~s down her hallway, dressed iii a baby tee, and, panties that her big, ase (a good thing) spill out .of, and heir long legs grow out ,of. Her big bare feet slap on the hard wood floor. She

moves to the cool rockabilly beat as she paces like a tiger putting on her clothes.

Outside her apartment she hears a "Honk Honk"~

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'" Shesticks:her 1:oIlgmane of silky black curly hair, her , giraffish neck and her broad shoulders, out of the window and yells down to a car below.

This sexy chick is Austin, Texa's, local celebrity, JUNGLE JULIA LUCAI, the most popula~ discjockey of the coolest rock radio station in a music town.

JUNGLE JULIA I'm comi.n" down!

EXT - STREET OUTSIDE JULIA'S APARTMENT - DAY

Two girls are' getting out of a white Hondacivic~ that's parked ,across the street from Jungle Julia's apartment.

One girl is SHANNA •••

The other (the one with the sexy opening credit feet) is ARLENE.

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All three girls are in their seven years after college phase (about twenty-eight).

The dynamic of the trio is as such, Julia, Shanna, and Arlene all went to the University of Texas together.

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Shanna being a Texas native. Julia being from Los Angeles. Arlene being from Brooklyn.

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After, schoojiwas -ovez , Arlene . ¥lent back ." t;_o' ;:t:l~~ york, Juld:a ,i' got into'the'l~cal Aust~nmllsiq sc.~ne'i ,l:)eP9~j"Il9 afixt.ure.. .,

, onthescenei'~mdu]_timately becoq(ingaj:l:r;-ive tim,e D.J.·for the local oldies radio station Austin Hot Wax 505, and in . the process turning into one of the most popular local ce~ebrities since stevie.Ray Vau,ghI) ...

Arl"ene's in town visiting_for .aweek,ahd it's,sorta fallin'on:8hanna to take. car~of her.

But since Julia's' become a celebrity; in t.he' meantime,;.-.every " pian .arrangement,:and girls 'night;out, is. vaguely catered 'around Julia.

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As Juliascreamsdown'to them, Arlene hurries across the . street and screams up to her in her thick Brooklyn accent.

ARtENE

(ye11i"ng up)

Hold on, I gotta come up! I gotta take the world's biggestfuckin' piss!

JUliiGLE JuLIA (yelling down). ' We can't be Tat"E:i!

SHANNA" (yelling'· up i We· won't!

, As Arlene andShanna hurry-up the 'stairs to Julia's apartment, the rockc;iliilly 01)_ tile sQundtraqk is cut off. (by, a needle being lifted) and a different song Is put on the . -

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Julia has just put on a new,:tecota' and iSidancing to the music.

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Arlene enters the front dbbrwith -anI,gotta pee body

language.

Julia points in the direction of the bathroom.

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Shanna and Julia dance to the record while Arlene pee,s~.

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Arlene is sitting·on the' toilet, .P- horse. rac;E?,.st+"eamof .pisscan be .heard'emanati.ng froInunder hez •.. We .f?lowly . 'zoom .

into the pretty"race 'of i~lief.· .

EXT .;.. JUNGLE JULIl\' S APARTMENT -'DAY

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In slow motion, the three girls walJc"out of-tlleapa,:rtmertt,' and . head for their car. . .

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They climb into shanna' scar.~ and heado:fftoth~ir next exciting·· 3' girls"3 adverrcirre •.

As the Honda drives away, A,SUBTITLE.APPEMS BELOW:· "

The city of Austin, Texas

!NT HONDA (MOVING l -DAY

Shanha is behind the whe~l, Arlene is in the passenger seat, and Jungle Julialies$prawledout in the back seat, her feet out the cc:tr door' window, like Cleopatra.

JUN~LE JULIA Who's holding?

SHANNA

If you're not, then nobod,¥.:,

Arlene turning around in her seat to taI]cto the J.jripg.qown Julia·~

ARLENE

. We were killda. hQP~ngyoU·were.

SHANNA

Yeah, ho~ are you'not holding?

JUNGLE JULIA

Jesus Christ, Shanna, it's not my fucking job to supply weed to ya/ll when we go out •.

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'SHANNA

Whoa Whoa ,WhC>Cif JJttle' lady, you're getting angrj'kfrid:a qH,i,s}(,qon I tcha ,think?, I- was j'tlst teiisip~t 'you. '

JUNGLE JULIA

I'm not angry,"·i.t'wou~d.jus;t. be nice if ya'l! dian'tjust coUnt on me all the f'uckd.n ' :,t!m~' , anq. '" sur-pi: ised :me everYOIice'andawhile with pot.

SHANNA , ',_' ,,','

'Okay, '" mean :girliiI a high school

, movie, , ,a.r~you tpFough being angry?

"JuNGLE" ';:-o:tiLIA '~.

I'm 'riot: angry.,

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Yes, you are,ybtl'Ve be~n in the car all of two seconds, and you're 'already G),lrsing,p.t me.

JUNGLE JULIA' I'IQ not cursing,g:t: you.

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YoU: ' sa,id, '" Jesus2.cfu:-istlsnahha" . And before ,the sentence was over, you threw a "fuckin" in there to '

, emphasize your i;r::-ritatedness ~

Julia smiles; she' s'notreallym~<l a.nYm9re~ Arlene takes

it, a little tooseri'ously ~ "

ARLENE

e'mon, guys, cI0n't, fight, I'll pa.y, for, it when ~:E{'get' aome ,

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One, it's not about'the'm.oney, it's about the J?a,in ,i~ ,:the, ass of scoring,: and 'two,'we,' re not. really

fightln~_'" " "

SHANNA ,

Arlene;Y6u've·fo~g°t.f~n~Aat hanging' ;Ollt 'w,ith ullpgle, ,9'l.l1?-Ci 's like., That wa.sri't /a f'ight. ' That wa.s \1tilia' acting like.' a grumpY bitch andrne' calling 'her on it and indulging her at the same time.

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It's how we tolerate each other after all these,years .

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,dh ,y~~lt~ lik~ ypli're 'n~v~r',a bitch'.'

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SaANNA

"oh}' ye!ah, '~~~e, you'.re never:p.ot.

Th;ey both bust out*a~ghi,ng. ,&ienegue,~I?~f? it's okay, and joins ' along. "

SIQlliNA

89 what's, th~plah,. Illan? .,' ':

·.1uNGLE \JULIA.

Margaritas",and .,l101exican food at; Guero's -did you call Rafael, tell him' we're comi.n ' i '

S~A' of,. cOllrs,~.

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SHANNA

I ,know.' Okay, is Christian Simonson going to be there?

, Juliasroiling.

J'tJN'GI..E .JULIA

Yoube't, YOll,:t, .aas he" "i~ •. lie'. ,sgonna. be therewith Jessie Leadbe't;ter.

Shanna to Arlene.

SHl\NN.A.,

Christian Sllnonson the :filmaker is in town .• ", ,~d he's, got a big thing fprJulia •.

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line had it big thing for,.rn.e, he'd.

fuckin' call me as opposed to

. disappearingf<?I:',~t:Jix months. And he~d ',get, his ass ,do-wn her~more p'ft,en then . he, does ' .. ',~hd ,O!llny. , .. '

bIrthday he'd give m~; a ;filck~ng PA9ne ca+l. ') .,But 9the:r: :t;h9:n, ,;that,

he~s 'putty in: my ,hfln<is., .

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¥ea:h,. butr.you get th9se legs of yours around him,.it'~s' all over •

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Chris has gottathing for lqng Ama~_ortian; legIS" ...•... ; and ", "s6" whE4'riever we hangout, eventually Julia will get her Leqs arouridChrif:3, or agross . him, aod:,whem shedoesi Chris ain I t;

going nowhere. And neither is she.

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JUNGLE JULIA;

Yeah,. well when I'm redecorating his houseintlie'hills that ,I'm alsQ'I;;lvingiri, Ifll let :'YOtI know it .worked. so, margaritas'and Mexican food at Guero ' s. 'Touch

'J:~,p'sewith Chris, and Jef;lsie,"tell

. them about ' later, and make damn sure they come. The other guys I ,11 be wai tin'g for us to join them at:

Huck's ..

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qh, shit, ·.speak;ing of'. which,what "hapPE:!ned' with you arid Nate 'last night?

Arlene starts to recount last nights' hook up with her tough girl way of talking.

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Wel"l,notmuch,: yoU.khbw-,:',w~, just fuckin' met each other'., '!'mean, if you don't bust their balls a little

. hit, they, never, ,gonna respegt ya' •

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Okay ,we' re pre'tty~lear on what yqu didn~tclo. How 'bout~-<

. enlightening us on what yoU < did do,?

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Awww •. ·.no-thin 'rt:o write home! 'about, we just made outonttie"cbucll for about twenty minutes •

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Dressed, half-dressed~or na.ked?

ARLENE"

Dressed. I saidwe-:made:otit, we didn't do, "the thing".

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JUNGLE JULIA

E:xcus~ .. 'me for Ii vin!, . butrwhat; ' s

"th~. thing" 1, ;

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"~h~y callr.thc:tt, "the thing"?

ARLENE

. I callit "the1:hing".

SHANNA

Do . guys like,,'the .thing"?·

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The girls lcmgh.~.

JUNGLE JULIA . .

Okay, I V?anIlq; ,get back t.O what it .Ls you 41d <1,01; SQ.you~rei1iaking out with Nate 'on the couch, right?

correct.

JUNGLE JULIA·

Whose· qquch, his or ,theolie ·in your

hotel r.oQm? .

ARLENE

What am I, stupid over here, mine.

SaANNA.-

Were Y911.ma:Kingout sitting up, or lying d,,9wn?

ARI$NE

:. ~t,9;l:'tedsitting up, worked our way . t", lying,. down.

JUNGLE JULIA

Hummm, the p1:ot·.gets thicker, who

wa.S Qn top? .

ARLENE Iwasstraddlin' .' him.

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Oh yo.u kno.w Neate. had to. lo.ve that. What else?

ARLENE .

'Well, no.t much~tha:t. was it. ' So. we made out; a lit:tl~ .. while on the co.uch.· and' '.1" stJ.Y;. ;'Ok~y ,:I~TR.lugo.nna go:1:0:ped"s().it,',~ .•. tiIne :+o~>yo.u to.

leave~':. Ariothen he wh.tne~;" Awww, right no.w"? And I say, "Yep, right no.w , let's go.:' ..'l'h~n.<l1~. s:ays i<:

"Wait a nrlnute,how ,'bo.ut this"? .And 'I say,' "No..'~ ' •. ,' -, And he says; "-What'd yo.u Ill~~rinO? ,Jou don? t 'even:kitbw whatI'mgo.nna say". And I say,· "I alre~4y.kno.w what yo.u're

go.nna say.·.. '..

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••• and 'the .Clnf3:w:~:r:'s, no.". And he

. says; "Ho.w paJi 'you say, yo.tikno.w what I!'m 'gohnCl .say" ?'- ,·.Andl·,. s;ay, "Because yo.u're gonna'say, let's just go. to. bed. to.gether ~ we do.n't go.tta do. rio.t~:iri':-;;justcucld.le - sleep next t6eCl<::h.o.th~r .~ wake up

.in: the·· morning . ·tbg~the:r:: - .

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Yo.u're go.nrta lea:v~.

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But, I'll see yo.u to.mo.rro.w".

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so>what abo.ut tdn;ig~t?

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Well{j-' we'll·'See., ·t.o'o~,.··.:Ilik~ ,Nate •. He:l:tcute .. ,h~isa:I1ipe9uy, h~'sa prettY9oC><i,kiss.~r ~ •• ,

.but, i,', it.:ain',t:.·.~· -. d.qri~, .clea,l.

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JUNGLE J"tJL:(A'; Yeah;)' fijck.Nat~. '. lm,ean, .;Va,ah,

he' scute. an all, butJef3·si~ Leadbetter's go.nna be allover her.

ARLENE , .. ".

Jessie Leadbetter, the Austin directo.r who. did "I>o'theads"?

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JUNGLE.JULIA He's agoodfrierid •

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Remember freshman year, getting stoned and going,.1:o "The Dobie" to see "Potheads',,? "',

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·Just think, play your'c.ga;t:9s.right, ·you'llbe·suckl;.llg.hj..s diqkwithin

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SHANNA

'Hey, . Jess:ie 's"got' a.' big. dick.

ARLENE

You went'down on him?

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. Half the' ,girls :i,Il',AufiJtin have . 'suckedJessie' sdick.

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might not flakes.

SHANNA'

don+t; •. get y09r hopes up Christian and Je'ssie even 'show up, they're big

JUNGLE. JULIA, .

I'll kick his ass he doesn't show up.

SHANNA

·But remember,. we ira. not hoqking up tonight. 'We're gonna hang· out at Huck's with ' el,ll., •..•.. :yoq can make out with I ern, but.fio hOQkin I up, .cauae we 're driv.i,.ngtot.·akeL. B • J. t()nj;ght~ and my daddy'spr~tty clearabbllt cmethiri<j. ~e,sai.d; "I"m'lettingyou'and'your girlfrie[lds stay at my lake house •

. . Not you Ci1i(i .. ~: buricll~h9rnyboys ttY-in' to;get th~ir fuck9Il with my

daughter" • . .

\ ARLENE

Your dad talks like that?

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SHlWNA .: .'

It' s not.:tik~!li·e'r~j..-fl't/ gonna.' know

;e'fth~f. ·>aecaus(~;;w~eP I'J;l\iaiP.ayin' at th~*~ke 'hQ~s~wl'th 'my.giL:x:';1.cfiJ:iends, in bui biki'his, daddy has a tendency to just pop uE):(·,a.t;ld make sure we

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we got everything: :.:we need. And if you flirt shamelessly wit:;l1hinl like this on€i!inthe ·.!.?aqJq:leat; . you've got· a pupPY:<l.ogfQI:',~~~e~··

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I have my own relatiQI;lsliip with Ben, and you're just jealous~ because i 1::. ,doesl;lq:: include you •

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You call. hel:' qa;d, Ben{

~GLE;Jcii,IA.

I'm not a ch.ilci, and that's 'his' name.

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WheI:'e's thisbai'we're going to

later?

Huck's.

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. It's a dive,but:. a' fuckIng cool dive.

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SHANNA" Yeah, no more.qol*~ge kid Sixth str.eett>ullsh;i.t;liuqk'iS i;s, a~out 'drinking booze. 'No . cosmos, nothing with a blender, just beers, booze and shots.

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And great music,' don't forget about

the music. '.

SHANNA.'

Yeah,; ·Warren/theguy wh90wi:tS 'place, has··'this"great classic ·.·jukebox • He calls. ,itAm:r. .

the

ARLEN-E

He's got a ·class.ic:j:u.k.ebb~ 'that plays CD's?

JUN~~~ .·JULIA .

No! That's what' s so coo L about it, dummy~': It'·sflI:L.e:d w,i th '.' classic Decca" andREi<:ij:>ird 45:' s .

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',. - . JUNGLE JULIA And Cabo 'Wabo tequila •

. Arlene's trying to . forget -Julia just called her a dummy two seconds ago. She could' beth~.,hurt girl, or the cool dude chick and has decided in 'her 'lasttwo dCiYS in Texas to be

the dude chick. . . , .

ARLE:NE What's CaboWa.bo?

JUNGLE JULIA . -"~'

Sammy Hagar's own ,personal brand of

tequila. '

ARLENE

When are ~~ boys showing up?

JUNGLE JULIA "

We're gonna maet;. them at Huck's.

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ARLENE

Maybe they dan bring some·pot.

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Fuck those gUys .~ -, ' I don" t want to be either, A, depending oh tlleir fucking as~, 01:"., H" dependent on their as's';" If' we 'don ' t score ourselves, W(,{' ragoing'to' be stuck with them all fuc;Jcing night.

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Try Lanna--Frank.

JUNGLE JULIA

Best idea you'v~.~ad all clay.

Julia takes out her cell phone, pushes one button.

JUNGLE JULIA

Lanna-Frank? .

(pause), Julia.

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Is··Steve . with you? (pause)

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Yes!

(to the other girls) steve's with her.

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Look, Shanna and land our friend

from out of town, ArlElne, are going to Guero ' snow aridvtihenHuck 's' later. Maybe yotl'co1l.1dmeetus at either one of those places, and if Steve's arouIlc::!,.bring. hj,m aloQg.

steve is obviously these girls id~aof a secret code' for

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So ••• you're thinking,midnightish?

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NoW dontt flakeOtit, "'bitch, we're

counting on you.

(pause)

Bye ..

(she hangs up and lo6kstetheother girls) ;.

Mission accomplished.

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Hey we're passing by your'

billbOard.

··JUNGLE JQL:tl\.

O'h' . i • b k

C mon, g~ve, me a. re?l .•

SlIANNA

C'mon, we said:~v~ry time.

JUNGLE JULIA

Okay.

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. EXT TEXAS ROAD- DUSK

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A billboard of Jungle Julia Lucai;,. the discjockey of the

.: local classic rock station, AUSTIN HOTWA.X.. 505. . The billboard shows Julia dressed as aJ.,~opard spotted Julia of . the Jungle, Tarzan type surrounded bY-stacks. of records.

Different styles of Jungle Julia ,billb()ardsare allover

. town.

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As the gir;Ls pass by it they scream. .~~they pass by down the road •••

~ •• empty road, just billboard •••

•.• then a menacing looking muscle car with a powerful thumping engine ••• passes by.

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INTMUSCLE CAR (MOVING) - Dusk

Out6f the windshield oftl1e p~werful scary muscle car. Trailing the girls from way far back.

The unseen· DRIVER eyes, hidden bebin4 dark glasses, glances up at Jungle J':1l.ia'sbi6lboarq asit;.pael13es· ~t.

A bluesy early seventies rock tllneplCiYl? ~:nJ.t, his thumping speakers.

All we can see of the DRIVER is, he wears a Silver satin Jacket with an embroidered "ICY HOT". patch on the back, wears his hair in a greasyhaifassed pompadour, and he smokes Chesterfields like a chimney, indicated by the

overflowing ashtray. .

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As the music, plays, we see var:i..otis,INSERTS cfthedash Jot this mechanicalmonster~ .. .: Including one of ,the .ca'r keys.J, iii' the ignitienwitha sparkplug keychaln.

His heed ornament is a muscle bound duck flexing.

INT - THROUGH WINDSHIE·LD (M,OVI~G).r DUS~

The girI.g'havestopped infrent ef th.e· Mexiqanrestaural1t Guere's, and are piling eut' e~ the car.

His ,heavy,boot'easeseffthe gCl~ pec}al.

We see the arrew on the speedometer'fall to ,a crawl.

OVER THE DiUVER "s sheulder ,leok,ing;eut the passenger si.de windew, we see the ,girls bul,lsb:i..ttin,g as<~bey walk f'z om car

to, trent deer. ,. . .

DRIVER'S POV: SLOW MOTION sbot .ofc;tll the girls .;lnd each ene individually.

The girls Christiari'name aIidfirst initial of their last name appears beside each. girl d.urin9their slow mction .single.

JUNGLE JULIA L.

SHANNA S.

ARLENEM.

We see rubber banded to, the sun.viser a Polaroid of Jungle Julia, Shanna, and. Arlf3ne,we(iringd;fferen1;iclothes •. This . stalking is not randem •. ' He aid~'1:'1jiist.find,themtoday.

This is one part of a longer process.' '.'

CU The DRIVER

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Just as the music reaches,~ .. crescendo" w~ out, to a

Sergio, Leone CU ef the Drive,t:",sfui+i-ng •• :..t~en •••

••• the :badassvehicle speeds eff, making ,racket.

EXT - GUERO'S;,..DUSK

Julia and Shanna eblivious, walk into, the restaurant. But something makes Arlene step, and give the muscle car an investigative gaze, as it hauls ass dewn the road.

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Like "the final girl" ina slash~rfilm, her: look says;", "some1:;h.:j.;l1g'snot right. 'But that's just silly". She < shrugs,.it off" 'arid enters the ,restaurant t.orcatrch .Up·with C her friends.

INT - GUERO'S - NIGHT

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The three- ladies sit at abigbOotlt, post dinner, the dirty dishes have been taken away, but the table,~tiilishowsthe

mess the, girls made. ' ,

Shanna pours out the last of the-marga;r:ita from their last pitcher.,

The bill _comes ,already' paid by "Jungle Julia •

ARLENE

Julia. Youand'Shanna have been pay.tngfor everything.

JUNGLE JULIA

Hey, my town my rules. - But when r come to New York to ,visit you, I don't pa:yfor ,shit.,

ARLENE'

Deal. -r mean; in that case we

won' t be doing a bunch of shit, but the shit we do, deal.

While they went back and forth about the check. Shanna:'s phone rang, she's answered it, talked and hung up.

,,' SammA , ",'

That's Pete and,NateanCi1:;hem,

they-'re-at Huckts... -, ,

Jungle Julia whips out her cell phone, and dials Chr.iistia:n Simonson's -, number. His vof.ce mail ,picks , up~,and an_ outgoing message, that Ch!-"is made while l3itting at the Hemingway bar in the st. Regis hotel in Paris. In fact, you can hear Colin the bartender, expl,.ainipg, a, drink" ;!.nthe background~

CHRIS (VO)

This is Chris, ••• leave a message.

Julia leaves her message.

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JUNGLE ·"JuLIA .,., (into'ph()n~J .... ~

. Okay, .' you didn't make cuaro ' s ~ but that's /pk~¥,:l.expected that.. But ¥e.:~~ 1,.~ayin_gJq:r:IIl,lck;\s.! right now •. It· would be a w()nder_fu;l:~urprise if

you beat us there. But in any case I' 11 se~y<:>llintAenext_::few-:hours.· Don't disappoint me.

She puts away her _ cell phoIl~'~ "_.'

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Shanna picks 'up her dr;i.IllC:.I'. a_pd.ypr9poses a toast their last margarita- befo:t;E.!movillgon -to ~fIJ;u.clG_~s" ~.'"

with their glasses raised, Ju.llai6oks across to Arlene •

. Ar Lene smileEfsw~etly anq - oblivi()us!~y ~.

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Julia gets a devl..lish smi.l~~

She looks over to Shanna, who looks over to Julia, and does her famous Shanria giggle, as Jll).:ia spreads her devilish -.smi.Le ,

It's obvious theyjl;"e.bbthinonsomethingthat Arlene is in the dark about..; .-

Arlene sees thi.1? too, and .!>uts ',.!l:er.igla_I?S. down.

.~NE_

okay, what's up.? .. - y'ou two ~~e

acting r.eatly fisb,y_.

As Shanna uncontrollably giggles, she manages to say;

_ s-HANti.A .'

What makes you think that? .

ARLt~ "'-,

Well, you're gJ.ggll.gg.so:much,

you're gonna piss your pants.

As she giggles;

PHANNA

I already did piss ~~ pants. A little.

The other girls laugh e ,

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ARLENE (tdJul±a) ..

And you look'l..J:ke~~:- the devil.

.. ·'JUNGLEJULIA

II.It\; not <the devil, . I'm SllnP:LY

,·deviQish'. ,,).

Arlene continues with:"hermock·' cencerfi',

ARLENE Okay, what's going on?

,-.,., JUNGLE" JULIA

If you Ifsten~d;to'my show this morning, you'd know.

ARLENE

I know, ,honey /IiYn so.try, ·T ··fi;lept in this morning··- we been sta;yin' out. sofuckin' late every night',

. but l'msorry r missed Lt.,

JuNGLE JULIA·

Get a sense of humor, lady, I'm. just kidding. Of course we been

staying out.late~aridof course. you're gonna sleep in. You were a sweetheart to get.up and. listen to it,· forthe.lastfew days. But I predicted you'd start getting sick of it today ,ana slE;!ep in. .so that's why I said a little somethinsomethin about you· on the air

today~

ARLENF;.

What did y:OUSt!i"1? i

JUNGLE JULIA

I didn't use your real name, I used a code name.

This stops Arlene's momentum just a little •.

ARLENE Wha:t's tny.codename?

JUNGLE JULIA

Butterfly. I told them that you were in from out of town. And that we were going out somewhere in Austin tonight.

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JUNGLE JULIA'

AI;ld if they we:r:e .out on the town, maybe they'd see us, and I .. described you. And told tliem your name was Btlttet'tly. And I said if they spottedybuwhi;tewe,w~:re out, if' they'd do s6meth±ng~ you'd do. something.

ARLENE

Oh my godr wh,?-t .the fuck did you sar?'

JUNGLEmIA

Chill out, ..•. Baba:r:lno, ha.v.:~·~nbther sip ofmat;9~rita.

ARLENE

I don't want another drink,' I want to know, . - Y09- .know that '·s probably not a bad idea:' ..

She takes a s~p of her ve:ry ,good margarita •

. ARL:em: .

Okay, now,Julia:, I'm serious. What did you say, ciIidwhat did you say I'd do?

JUNGLE. JULIA

Anywho, I. ,co:nldexplain wllat I

said, whichw6uldb~boring, or·we can act it grit. Which I think will give you a'better ide~c:tboutwhat you're in sto:t:efor tQfi.:i.gljt .:

ARI!E~E ..

Just tell me.

Jqngle Julia grabs her friend's hand and say~;

.' oIUNGr,.:e: ,J"ULIl\

I'm a. raconteur ,,'it' a wll~t:r: ido for a Ii ving ~Hbney ,; Ycl'got:ta let me

do my thing. . .,.

ARLENE

Okay, Ikno~',TkIlow,I'm e;9rry. I love' the way Yc.>u· 'tel-I- stO:r: fes •

Tell me your way. . .

JUNGLE JuLIA'" So we'lla,ct it put?

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ARLENE

Sure.

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JUNGLE 'tJ;pLIA . pkay; glmme,your dri;nk.

Arlene slides her·margarita over to Julia, who now has two.

JUNGLE; JuLtA

So you're in a club or a bar, and I'm.kin~a cute, ,or kinda hot, or kirid~.sex:Y, or better be. fuckin'

"hysterical·IYf~nnY,· but, ~6:t·funny looking, guy, who you could fuck.

Arlene salutes.

ARLENE, '

Got it.

Jungle Julia gets all c()ol guy approaching a girl.

JUNGLE JuLIA, (dude voice)

Hey.

Arlene busts out laughing.

, JUNGLE ,JULIA

( oWIl.voice) ,.

d'Inon, growup,st.ayin the ,moment. This a.in't imprQv, You don't get pointsforbreaJeing the scene.

ARLENlf

Okay, ' sorry.

, (she "gets. very sexy)

Hi. there. ,,',

JUNGLE JOLlA

Excqs¢ me, but your name .weu'l.dn ' t beButterfly,would it?

ARLENE

, ,',' ( allfll.rty)

Yes it ,is ,'and it'seeInS you have me at a df.aadvantiage., ,

Jungle Julia extends heJ; hand like a him •

.JUNGLE JULIA

Barry.

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. Arlene folds her hand feminineiy.i.J;ltQ Julia ~,s big hand.

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ARLEN]!., .Pleas~'t6 meet yqu;'Bat::x:y.

SIiANNA ". " .

. Y"'allaregerttihg>'fu~ hot.

They both turn to Shanna andsaYi SSSHHHH!

'l'he two girls turn back to eaqh.other and pick it'up'again.

'JqNGLEJUttA,'. " .

Is Butterfly' your) real". Iiame?

She shakes her head sexually, "Ndi,.

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ARLENE

<How': did, you knowf(ly n~e i ~~;-:r;y?

JuNGLE JuLIA .' .... '

I listened to Jungle Jril1a~s show this morning.

ARLENE

Oh you did, didy6u?

JUNGLE JULIA

Oh,yeah, I listen t6 her show every :r:n,orning.

ARLENE ' Ohyou do, db you?

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. JUNGLE' !JUJ,:.IA

Yecih, she's theco91est'ladyin town.

Arlene leans in, and says confidentially;

ARLENE

Don't you·tliink'sh,e's .·got aB~~ ass?

" JUNGLE' JULIA

No, I like herass'ihat way. . She's got a black 9irJ,~,a,I3,s.

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ARLENE

You know that's' what she 'always says, but in actu~l fact, she doesn't reallyh,ave a black girls ass, she's just got a big ass.

Using both of her hands sp;t:"eadwide·. f<?;t: emphasis • . Julia breaks character

JUNGLE JULIA'

Okay, what the fuck are you doing?

. ARLENE

Oh , Look.who wan1::s .to get to the point all Of asiidden.

JUNGLE JULIA '" '.

Okay, I'll get. to the. point. But just for your inforIJ\ati.pn, skinny-bitch, Black men .ang a few .whi te men have had·

:plenty' fun adoring my 'aas , I don' t wear their teeth.nta;rks.in my butt for

nothing •.. ' .

Shanna laughs and raises up her hand'.

Yougotta give me some. on that one.

SHANNA

Shanna and Julia high five.

ARLENE

If you're not goi~g to buy me a drink, can I have mine back?

·JUNG{,E JULIA Okay OkayOkay~

'. (in character)

So Butterfly, can I buy you a drink?

ARLENE

. (in cha.l;acter) , .

That would be nice, Barry.

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JUNGLE.~IA . ,What can I get you? '.'

ARLENE

I'd love a margarita.

She slides it ove~.

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JUNGLE .' JuLI!\

Here ya' gO.'"

Jungle Julia raises. h~1:"",glass_:t~;t;.q~s,1:;,.A+J.~ne does too, then . Julia says looking AJ;:lene ,<;l;eaqi~t';t1te;~y~;",,~.ith glasses raised;,'

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'. '. ..' JUNGLE! ,.JULIA

. •..• .(,breakiil9·~hc;lr act~:t;)

. So af1:~r the}T'}:)uy ¥()YeJ >. d;r, zip~, when they :t~~set1;l~i1:"' glct!?I3,<:.to ~@ilst, they . !90~you:,q.eafL in1;g~ f)y~, and rep~at 1:h1s POelllJ.· [' "The. wqoQ,s' , are;l6v~ly

·da;gCipd.}:Jeep. ....• . <. • . ..... ;

·And+·h.a'V~ Pfpznises tR~eep;d

Ang· .iijile~·. to' go .,pefore.;Y .. ;, 131eep" •

DidYQtlpe~r jne Biitt.erfJ_Yi'riLi.les to go·' b~1:q~e Y9\l~leep. "\~. . illl<:l. t~en •••. :Lf lie' ~~ys .. that: ••. 'yov' 9Qt&Cl /gi ve

him' a lap.<:l~Ilqe.~· .... '.' .

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What!

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If they call you Butterfly, buy you a dririk, 'and say that poeII\,~ you gotta give 'em a lap dance •

. . lffiLENE'/

That's bul1Shit. I a.init..gi~in' t.hem-not.hdn ' •

"i JUN~r.E .:rtrr,J;A.. . ,'j . .

J:,ook ~ youca,n do .1 t Or not.·.But: if you don "tclR"it:, '.' eveqb6,dy'Jp A:ustin" s gonna"thihkyou' re a chicken shit, and I don't think you want everybody in Austi·n·tl1in~ir~/ you're a chicken shit.

1\RLENE

I.~:th't <j1v~~r: ripbodYIlo i~p cause of what you said~

JUNGLEJ1,1LIA, .. ,. ," .'. i';

Yousoubdecljlist. 'Ii~~; an .au<;l¥enq~ member on liTyra" them.

ARLENE

I I m about ready to lose my . motherfuckin' mind up in here like an audience member. on "Tyra".

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. ···Yeah, .ev~:t:ytlii~g "s ;t}Ptlytq ,yoll:<

'jwherr'it 'sh~lI?penin'gtO 'me.

JuNGLE JULIA

Be .. that ·as'Itil\ciY,'..;lqok yoq don '·t . have'tb . dovL t~i t.ll an¥~Qdyy6u

··don 't·wan:t •• · I;sai(fy~tf'll'ao it

. for the flr'st'guy ,whc:tsaya.'it.so some geek comes oye+)a~dt~ies to be cool jllst· tetl'~IJf'y6u'already did it. at an0'therl)l~Ge, ear.lier .

. Ntr·harm, .. ,no' fOuli. Bllt:y{J,' , .. g~t a "f:tee'dtink,o\ltpf '. i't'~,. ,B.ut'~~ybe a l~ttl~'later in' 'the ~yeni:ng:·~' .

.; ~ybu.'ve had clfew.5tt'ln~s, ••• yotiire klrida lObsey:~Q6sey.~~ you're· safe with your·girls~:. then some kinda cU'te." kinda hot,kinda sexy, hysterically funnY,1::>ui:. not

.. funny looking, guy comes .riP and says it. 'l'he.I,l".J maybe you did it earlier:'. . ..• ~ '. ~Inaybe ~you,.didn 't.

They stand up to leave.

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JUNGLE .. JULIA It IS gonna·be:ftihhy.

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ARLENE'

I'm gonna have{fuckin' guys .buggin I ·mei:all night •

.:ruNGL~ .• JULIA

Ain't nobogy gtjtlnabe puggill" ya', that's ',whyyou; gdt.ma.nta, h9fe to ,shoothern fli~s .. ?lWa,y~ .

EXT . GUERO ' S '-'-NIGHT

We see POV from the Driver in ,the.muscle car, the three girls walk out of GUero'.f;I •.... The·s.pln~ bluesy rock number that was playing as thE.l9irTs went in is ),ti11 playing as

they walk out ." " . '." > '. " .: ;:C ....•

One of the girlS!, t:rips a' ;l.itt,~ebi:t·.()nthe . steps going down. IndicatingtheY'vep.ol,.~:sll~d 6~f~t¢w margaritas.

We hear the Driver laugh off screen.

FADE TO BLACK:

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OVER BLACK . As the song continues ••. The TEXT APPEARS:

"TWC> . HoUr$'

at!'"

,FADE UP

EXT' __ 'nUCK'S>:SAR ..;_ NIGHT

A different billboa.~dof:)Juri:gi~Juiia:,thi:"s: tlme'dress~dup as a roller derby'queen,.h.Qlqing,a record player, and placing the, needle on aspinnirig'L~P. "AU.;:?'r1:~ HO,T WAX 505".

Then we see "Huck' s" ; it sure~s pE.dl (s a dive, but in the words of Julia,. "a .. fucking. cocilgive" • ,May}:)~ 'the audience notices the girls white Honda and ,the Dtive:,ti's muscle car in the parking lot, maybe they don't~

INT HUCK'S - NIGHT

,The song from before continues on 'Huck'sext.remely·cool

vintage jukebox. , "

Jungle Julia, 'pint of beer in'one hand 'and .iit cigarette in the other, does a verYse:xy danq~to the bluesey rock classic. 'For theaudien~e in:f.IU)c~'s as w~JI .as the, movie theatre she's puttingon;a one.;...hd.;.:_show.

Our tru:-ee'f()x:j'po~se,ha:s ')ooilectedsoIne {s'tra:Ysniff1.o9 dogs. The aforementioned NATE and OMAR and PETE~'"

Omar' s talking up Shanna>;i!tt th~j_f.beerspilled , 'peanut shelled strewn table. Pete's drirlJCiog. sA~n9:r Bock beer from a pitcher, admiring Julia 'sd~nc-a~ "1ttleme and Nate are dancing together ', (he's holdiJighetfrpm.Rehinq and their ' pelvises are movirigtbgetlien:'J ~""'lfu:i:ohi;hows Arlene's not a goody two shoes, she' sout'.:t:bparty ,she's just not 'clear about the neW dyn~? withherplci co::q .. ege pals.

Needless to say, everybody's drunk.

The song ends, and Warren, the ownerpperatqr of Huck's, yells to Julia;

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WARREN

Now, Julia, if you wanna carryon like the main attraction at a

cathouse with four floors of" .

whor.es_, carryon. But, if I gotta tell youqne more;Gocidamn time, to put outt:ha:t fucki"ngcigarette, I'm

'gonna treat you. just like any other belligerent drunk, and climb across' .this bar and llitya upside the head with a horse coCk.

Every'one in the. place laughs •

. . Julia rolls her eyes. to heaven, blows out a dramatic stream of smoke (ala Joan Crawford), and bitchy'grinds out h~r' cigarette Ln the table t.op .. ,( ala.J3ette·Dav.:\-l?l1 ;

JUNGLE.rotIA .

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WAR.Rl!!N

1\$ a clam.' YOllitlay continue yo~r ooe-h6::'show. .

Julia s,its down next to. :pe.te,.

SHANNA

Whe~'s Lanna-Frankget.tingA~:r:e?

JUNGLEJOLIA -. "

Tha:tis agood.:fuc:::k,ingquestio~~

She takes out he.l;' qe'llphooe, .and pushes a .. but;ton~'cqlliIlg\

Lanna-Frank.' <.,.- , ...... ", ,'", -- ,., . I

. . JUNGLE JUL+~, . ..';,Xp~~~e) Whete' a.re "YOu?

. (pauae} '; '.' . .:

. ..... 'weIIQpmeov~r .·a1feaclY.,· .

w,a.it1ng foryqll. '. '.'

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No,. we're not coming over there. You come over here like. you. aa i.d

you would. . ....

... (paus.e)

Chris simonson is con1ing. (pause)

Jessie Leadbetter too.

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JUNGLE JULIA (pause)

Well. not yet, but'the¥' re on,J:heir .wg_y.So you:getdI1.you:F wai, too. (pause)

Okay, hurry.;·tip';.

She ~:a~9,'~'pp .tpe.phone..,.:., and ihi tS·TEXT'Mtfs'SAGE,,:.

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"I can't wait tose'e you.

Hurry!!!!!!"

Goes to the nameChJ::':is Simonson, and hits .serid.

"Y'0ulrmessage hasbeen:fient"

. appears on her screen.

shanna schools Omar as· she dri'tlksa huni'brtgbus'· Long Isl.and Ice Tea •.

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SHANNA

Now there's. one thing, that every girl in the wholewor ld whose .. name is . Shanna, has ':'-inconun6ri with 'each other. We all hate the· name Shauna. .:And'we·really hate it whem people callusShauna.··

OMAR

So t.l:lc,tt was',abadmove on ·····'·art?

. my.P:.,

. SHANNA .

OIl' yeah. ¥ourfuckabilitystodkis plummeting. Just remember/ it's Shanna. Banana, not Shauna:·Banuna.

Julia's phone rings with a ;text-xne'ssage~ She'hits the menu, and it says a message from; Chris Simonson.

She opens up the electronic mail. It .reads;

"Me Too"~'

She smiles and texts back;

"XOXO J.J."

She hits send.

Pete arrives with shots of Cabo·Wabo tequila.

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PETE

Okay everybQdy, tim~ for shots.

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Everybody groans, but they do them.

We see,' CU' s of all,.tb,;ree gj.ilsknocking ba6kthe 'tequila., and making. faces" . and having an alcohol tremor. '

Arlene stands up, and takes out a pack of cigarettes

called; "CAPITOL W -. r,.ights". '"

ARLENE

I'ID9oing.ou,t to.have asmdke~

Arlene walks out.s Lde bYllel;"self to t.he- ·f.ront porch of . Huck ta ,

EXT. HUCK'S fRONT PORCH - (RAINING')N.IGHT'-

Upon hitting the ni,ght air, Arlene immediately sees it's , fnrckfn ' pissin' cats and doqa ,

MLENE,

Whoa, when thefuck did this start?

F~MALE.VOICE (OS)

About ten, minutes ago.

Arlene turns towards the voice,she sees a pretty girl, late twenties, (same age as ,the other girls' raitting on a porch ,swing, smoking a cigarette. 'Even though they won't get around to-introducing themselves-to each other for awhile, this angelicloo}cing"blonde haired sassy little -hippy chick, is. named PAM.

PAM

Are your w;i..PdQwsrolledup?

, ARLENE

Yeah.

PAM

Lucky you.

ARLENE How's it going? '

PAM

It could be better.

ARLENE Havin' a bad night?

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PAM

Welt I'm on a date';, the, 'highpoint of which, is me right IlOy£, smoking,

this cigarette. . . .

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ARLENE

So ta~king tom~ is the best part of your date?

PAM ,

Well. YOU'fi:! behindthg, ,c;igarette in popu Lar.L ty, but you "re 'd~:fin:;t tely

way above' my date. ,.... "

Pam was venting and doean ' t.,ll,.kEi how that makes her sound.

PAM

Awww , he' s okay,- he cou.Ld be okay~

ARLENE Stuck with agee~.

PAM

NO. - r mean yes, but r don~t care about that. rima, big girl, r said yes, .. • . but he's' just so' fuc~ing shy ,it' sstartihgto creep ',me out.

ARLENE., ..

Oh, you're strick with a.dateless wonder.

.PAM

I like the sotind9fthat. What I s that?

ARJ:,E,NE,

A'dateless woticleris.a IDlYW'ho thinksal>outgirls alot but 'doesn't have much aoc.LaL .. ~~ills. So he doeen+t; go out· c;tl(jt.!':But .b.e'.s not like' hl.s geekyf:r;iep?s'/ or.'his fat friends, or hie cori-fused sexualitys friends, he goes out ....eYery .. once in awhile .. ' EV~ry onc¢ih ,}l·.~hi1.e he gets the balls to ask a "girl' , out. Now dat.e.Leaa wonders usually make it a po;ntt.b asJc.girl~,out of their league. Since theyclQt:l't expect to get. the date. anyWay, why

not a.im high. . .

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ARLENE

And every once in a while, they get their .shit togeth~r long enough to be Cl1:arz,ningenongh, to get a pretty

girl to's~y yes. Andy()u.~re that

'pretty girl.' . ",' '.

Pam· puts out her cigarette;

PAM . ". ".,.

Okay okay.. . it's" h~lp!' 'th~handicap week, 1 gues s . :l'hanks to you, 1 'm ready.to.go back in there.all9 g~ve h.iinandther¢hanpe·~p geth~s shit

together. . .....

ARLENE

'Can' you point·himout.'t.6 m~~

PAM .

. He's cutei actually. ,1 me~~ :you know, in that way. But no, he's genuinely cute .

. They opent.he door to 'peer .:in,but when Pam looks towards her t~le, new people are sitting at it, and her date is nowhere to, be se.en.

. .. ,PAM

Wed t a min.qte~, where the tuck is . he?

ARI$NE

. Wasn't he at your table?

PAM

Yeah, tllat .'s whCi.t.· I'm talking about, that's where he was.J3tlPposed to be.--

~. :0':.'

Whicn one. ~~:YOl.lr t~Je?

. 'J..'p~.6ni3J"t:~hell~w J?~ople: ~itting

down is our table... . .

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\

.J.

She looks around±'rit.iine·;tose~· her dates C.a.r leaving the restaurant park.iB,glo1::..: .i"

PAM

,ij_~y;that ; smy datE!J3car... bhat' s

mydilte... ' .

. ..... , (she shoutJ3to hint)

Scott!

. , : .

.:,- - .

She starts walking"'1:owards th~ car~ bftt~~~~ps because of the rain.

PAM ..

. -"",'"

J ..•. ,;, •. ,

Scott!

The car takes off ••• leaving her stranded'at thei:>~+ •

. : _ .. ', .~"". ,," .

F'AM .

(to h~i-S~lf).. . .' .. '

.1 ·ddh' t . fu:ck:i:rtg -. l:>elie-ve· 1;:~ls: "'( tnen . yelling ill

.. ., '·fi-.llstr .. atfo.· .. n.).. . ....

Id6n ' tfU;cking l:>~lieveth.i:f?!

. ... '",;'0;.,'" .,-.

She yanks out her cell ph9Il~ Clnd.angrily dials Scott. We lose Arlene at :.this po!nt,andsta.Ywith· Pam.

The other end of ·the oe Ll, phoneJ_:)iqJcs ,up.

SC()'I'T"(OS)

Hello.

PAM

Having fun? WheJ.:"e the~uc~ you. think you're going ,scott r': ..

SCOTT '.' (OS)

Look, I didn't th,ink it was' going' well •••

PAM :'.,.:

.That happens 'little boy, Cillc:l;.You deal with it like a man, you don't abandon me like a sniveling little fucking 'form.

SCOT'l.'.<PS)

I ,didn't thirik,You'cl have a

problem - .'\~ ".'

PAM

..... shut the. fuc~u,p ancl liste;n. You 'neyer abandoIla.W-bmaIl like. t.liat·.

In"a fucking bar; 'no' le'ss ~ .: ~n the fU9king rain! .. You take g ~()$an 'out, safet:ywl.se I 'mempposeclto be

in your care. . ., '

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--.: .-.

- -. __ . ,;:. :.-_ .-_'. -:

PAM

Or are you such apathetic little fucking. aof ]; cock tha,t.you d.;l<in,' t 'know that was partot the date contract?

SCOTT"'COS)

,Do you ,want me to turn around, I can still take you homE;!. , " ,

.Yeah , I Wa.:~Y6J. tb come:'6ack h~re, so I can kick yoqI;; fucking ass in front of eVleryhoqy ,qt this bar, thCit' s ,~hCitl·',want.:,; I .' m~ctni t,

'scott,., if ;r'evei- s~~;youagain, l'm gonna kickY9ur fuoking .aas so bad, and you knOw" I cap do itt.oo, and I don't care whoy-eu 're with e .

'-'/'~

SCOT,Teosj

.Pam, I'm,sor!;y, I,fucked uP"J: kn.ow

Oh .j list ~rft:your phone nUmber o~ a gay bar PCithroom wall, and fuck,

off. ' ,

She ha.ngs up.

She storms back inside 'the ',bar ~

She goes up to the barte1,"lder, PAM:

Can you fucking believe that shit?

'what?

PAM

squiddly fuckin' bails 'On me •

. WARREN '

You mean :you' weren' t: thrqu911c with your date?

: ,.,' Pi;\M ", .. , i, ",":; . .: ','; ;

No. " '.', r was()llt~idehavinC;;l"ct,,~moke while' 4~' s;,<paylng'1:.b.~ che,9k and

sneakillg out,the;fugkiz:1gJ:;>.~ck. At leastr' hope . he paid t,he Check. Did 'he 'pay the cllec~?'

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./

WARRE~f' He didn't pa:tIite; •

She can't believe it, her cellphone rings. She lifts it to her ear;

PAM ijelld,Scott.

SCOTT '(OS)

Pam, I feel really 'really bad aboUt what I did. Please Please Please let me come back and give you a ride home.

PAM

Well. I 'Pi sozzy you feel "really really bad". But let me ask you·a question, when .you W~l;~. coward,lY·,. sneaking but tH~' back door, diclyol1 stop long .enough to pay the check . at least?

There's .silence ....

Then •••

. ....

S'COTT' .' (OS)

••• Ohshit ••• I'm ~o sorry, Pam

: She hangs up the phone.

. PAM

Warren, i tlooks iike I owe y~)U

money, .c,

WARREN

No kidding, h0'W mucp?

PAM ,

. Not much. We j uli?t had .;l 90qp+a beers'and ·somenachos.

;-:

WARREN

Want.me to·close.you out?

PAM

No, I' 11 stay ~ I' 11 have ·.aIlother . drink, or two.

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WARREN

Well Ln that case., !:low 'bout your next drink and the nachos on us.

PAM .

That's why 1: like thi~place.

WARREN·

MeInbership has .it.'s privil.eges. What ca:t;l I get ya'?

BACK TO ARLENE on the porch

Arlene~s .by·herself on the.porch sviing smoking·her

c.igarette. • • .

. When •••

Her eyes land on them.usCle ca.+ from earlier, sitting in the parking· lot •

. Her face shows she recognizes the car, that seemed suspicious before.

Something .about this car makes .her uneasy.

A hand comes up behind her touching her shoulder and making·

her jump. .

It's.Nate, he laughs at her reaction.

ARLENE

It's not funny, you shitty asshole, you scaredthe:fuck outtame! What, you think scaring girls is cute?

Nate, palms out ,pleading his· case. .

NATE

'I'm sorry, oAr lene, ° I swear I .. 0 wasn ' t trying to scare you, I just got lucky.

ARLENE .

Oh llardy-fuckin'-1;lar.

She tosses her cigarette out intp.e rain.

ARLENE Let's go inside.

.. .: ;.

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NATE Wait a-minute.

::.'.

r ::;

ARLENE

'NATE I wasthitikin "'we dould 'ltihke -out?

,.'~ : .. , r:,;;e· -'.'1. ;,~> .

What?

--,[ARLENE What on the porsh _._ swing, in the bar, but --- in front entrance? Forget it.

: ,,'5

not even pt .. the

NATE:!' -No, in my car~ ··:·f.:;':··

AF.t$N~-; (referrirl<J'to-tH~ rain)-

What, out th~re? I1;:. 'Os wet as shit

out there. --~-

NATE

Not in my carrit"s not.

He takes out an umbrella that <?P~:ns on cue.

-NATE You won't-get wet, I promise you.

ARLENE You know most guyswouldn'tl:>rag abbut-,that ...

She gives him a look.

- Nate smiles.

NATE'-

. I mean, you won'tgetra.inedon.-

She still gives him a look.

NATE

c'mon'; I knoW you 'guys 'a.re'g6in' '-E6 Lake L. B. J. and we _ can' t come , - (whining)":;";

T - wannEl 'make out.-·

ARLENE

Okay, just stop~it.h the whip.e, it's not attractive.

· .'. '.:. ., _.,.' ~~.~. .' ~ .. _ ..

She contemplates for- a moment ••• -:

Nate waits for his fate to be (i~~'fded •••

. ".j ... ;.>~

ARLENE

Okay, but I don' t want it super - obvious to ever,yP0.dy in_ the bar ~~/ve .been g.Rpe.,:;:::§o we gO} in your_ cat; and make out for six minutes, and that' s it;. _ Deal?

NA~E

Great.

ARLENE

No no no no nono,_ d~a.lorno deal. If you're gonna whine when I pull the plug at six Jlli.nutes, we canjust 'talk bacic.iq~,~ge the fucking bar right:now. -'- -

NATE Deal. No whining.

'. ARLENE

And no begging. _---

NATE

No begging, wheIl-YOu say done, it's

don~. -

ARLENE

I'm gonna remember you said that. Okay, let's go.,

As she gets under his umbrella, _ and,they,.walk _ in the rain, she says;

ARLENE

You got two jobs-;to kiss good and makesure1ll.Y hair don' t ,get; wet. -

BACK IN HUCK'S

- Pete and OInar at.and up tpget IJlo¥,e drinJc,s ...

,,_';'

PETE

I'm getting moze d~i<Il,k~,~ _What can I get ya'?

OMAR Shanna -Banana,?,

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SHANNA·'

Another big ass'LOng Island Ice Tea.

Pete pointing co,oLlike at JUliaf

PETE

Bombay Shapphire!ahd tonic"Ilo,ice.

, Julia nods her head approvin<J;I.y. ,

JUNGLE-JULIA

Good boy.

As a new, 45 falls on.. the vinta:g~'turntaJ:jie'~ ~ • -and;tli\~ needl~ lowers •••

We go behind' a customer sitting-at the ,baf.·; tTsing'1:)oth. hands,' he's eating the Huck's Huckin " .: NachoGranq.er,Pl.;it:t,e,r ~ Whicll: c0l!le~ withdouble"everything,'::s'~urcr~am',Il\e+teq ,,' ..

chees.e,qlile~osailce",enchilada:s'atiCe; 'andch.ilisa"Q.ce~'

. .' ~',' ..:.

While the customer is not wolfishly, devouring' it, ,yet, , _ ,

using both of his bare hands, he's eating it in a~a'ythat expresses his hearty appetite. And apparently these nachos

are finger licking qoodv '

Due to the Silver Satin Icy Hot Jacket we can tell the Customer and the Driver are the same'. But weca:nteT1'rnore now about him. He appears middle fifties, but. aC-t:,qa}ly .' ' might be older. His body is in good, if well:_worn/shape.

He wears a' beat up pompadour in place _ ()f.' a, l>~at up cowboy hat" which he keeps:afloatwitha healthyiniXture of Aqua'

Net and Tres Flores pomade • .

,His body language carries tliat bertain hr~eed,of redneck elegance, that only RodeoRidersand'Profess'±onal Stuntmen have. . He listens to the music. on the. jukebox , as .. Jieea.t~ his nachos, and drinks his glas'S,of,'clearliquid>"'" .

We have yet to see him full on/but one more thing we can

tell.. . ,._

••• he has a big scar running down his face.

Pete and Olnar showup'atthe bar rie*t·t6t1JteCustbthe:i/Oi-iv~f.

OMAR

Two soldiers of Shiner. One bigass Long J;sland ice tea.

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PETE·.,-

And. one BoIf,l9,aY",Sg.pphire: and , tonic .

WARREN

Sure'you don't :want another pitcher of Shiner?

PETE .

Nope, we want the soldiers.

WARREN

Three soldiE:!rs., comi.n ' up.

INT. NATE'S CAR J P1UU{ED) 7"' RAJ;liING - NIGHT .

Arlene and Nate.make out, as the car radio plays, and the .

. rain splashes against the WihcioW's.

Asthe:Y.kiss:, in. thE:! backs~at, .. Arlene raiLseshe:c as's off the seat a ·littlebittos:rj.deh~rshorts"off here:totcl},:: and 'doWJl'to her kriees.

She·ta]ces'his hand, as theyk{'ss, and puts it between: her legs, .•

They kiss longer •••

. •••••• - e . ••••••• till ...

•• • She breaks, .. the kiss and. the'I1lo·()cl by: sa¥ing;

:-" ..

ARLENE

Goddrnallit. Do ,Igctual.ly h~ftasay the words; "finger f.Uc~me?!~

NATE: oh r, I'D,l s<?:t:+Y-:

. She ir-radiatedlywav~s,- hbn.;aW;fily,.

AIU:lEN:e:

Forget 'it.

She slides her pants, .back ,up ..

Nate'swin.dow ofqpportufJ.;:i.ty -ha§Jslammed:shut.

CUT BACK TO

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INT.' RUCK'S - NIGHT

The Customer/Drivereats his nachos near the two young men wi thoutei the-riooking or e'Veng.l,aricing~1nt.p.eir direction ~

· .. .'<.'·,·,,·'·.'·0.. : .

Omar in pussy pointers mode.

OMAR Lookt, you cant,t,' Ib()k r.ike ypu're t'Dying- to get her 6ut'of here before Christian Simonson shows up. But you gotta g~t"ll-er outta here before Christ:iari,$imon~qIl"ll3b,9.WS up.

." '-.' " .. -- .-, _

• PETE

Yeah, but theY'r~going,to Shanna's daddys house on :La,ke "L .~.:J .. and it's no guys', 'absolutely" Iloguys.

'OMAR,

So after we bring the girls'the drinks, in faiI:";t.yrapid order, but not obvious, weol;'der ",two more round of shots.

PETE

'She ain' t gonoa fc;tl1 ,for .t.hat.,

OMA.R ,

We'll be vel:Y convincing. And now's the time to turn up the volume. No more fuckin' around. We go to,Jager§hqt:~.

PETE

Oh man,' they're n.otgonnCl. drink that ~hit.

OMAR

Dude, as long, as g." guy' ~ b~y:!-n~" :the booze,-a. b±tcih'lldrink anything. Look, we can at least get one Jager shot down these bitches throat. ' After t~at shot", w6~.11 see, if they :have another: Jager shqt lH' '.~. Ydunever know.' That could be the shot.t~atputst:heIn.pas:t.1?hepoint offtlck-it. But Lknow, I can, at least, get s4annC\ .to do a buttery nipple shot~ WhC\t:/s Jp.lia'ss-weet shot?

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PETE . Key lime pie.

OMAR

,q'Inbn,.·)7oqpa.ll -: ge-t he,rtQ: :;dQ,one' more' for dessert..

Arlene and' Nate walk back in the bar •

.• '."0 . ')

The Customer/orive.r looksover'h.is. shoulder, at Pete and Omar handing the Long;' Island,ice 't.eaand. t~e'} gin and tonic' to the ladies.,

·.i ;;':'PETE' .···'oh';qreat;:'I'"'in·;Jhst gettirtg'more

drinks, what 'can I get ya'?

NATE :·;Anoth~r Shiper.

Arlene notices Pam at the bar, drinking a drink out of a glass cowboy boot.

"J\RLEN$! ·(topam) .

What's that?

PAM

It "13 "a Cadillac margarita on the rocks made with C~o Wabd tequila. Have a sip~

Arlene takes it.

ARLENE

Uuuumm, that's gQ04.

. . (t9 'Pe.te) ..

"1 'II have this •

(to Pam) Would you like to jQin our party?

Pam takes a look over at their table,. seee;Jungle Julia, and says;

PAM

No that:} s okay,. I/i:tjU$"t:s,.4-:tat'

. tHe ha.:ran<i. plaY1:gebar(1..y vixen.

Arlene and Nate sit "badk down at ',their tcit>l~~ •....

JUNGLE JtiLIA ,

And where did you two disappea,;. to?

~ . ".".'. .

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. . ,. - - . ~. . -~.-- '" , .: .. _ . .

ARLENE',·, "

"'I·· had toget>s.ofu~thing6at·8~ the car, ana' Na'tie was gentlemanly eneugh te escert me with his

umbrella.'" .le,,, ,

,JuNGLE'·'j:ULIA Geed fer yet1,Nate'~

ARLENE':' ',}

,$ee'that pretty girl by herself at

the bar? "',

Julia' meews •.

JUNGLE JULIA who:" the dirty hippy?

,Meow.

ARLENE (lallgl}§'), ' ,

she I sC'not a l>..f,l?PY.

JUNGLE JULIA

She might as we'ilbe a hipPY'.

ARLENE

De yeuki10w wha:t.Just happened te her?

JUNGLE JULIA·

No, . but I knew she's a skinny fake .: . blende bitch.

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I

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Everybedy at the table l~ughs.

JUNGLE JULIA

Oh, I' inserrY'le~were tellin9 a

story. Whatabout'h,er?" .

The. old pep and crackly 45 centinues it~s'revolutiens en. " the vintage . jukebox .. The bass' heavy speaxer at' the bettom,' booms •

. Referring te the recerd en the ju~ebex, the bartender Warren, yells .out;

WARREN

Stax recerc}s, bestgeddamn label

ever.

(heyellste the girls table) Jul.ia, yeu play this?

, ... ,: .. :. ~ ~"'" ...... : .... ': .:'

.: : ,,:~.,.~:, .. - ~. ' .. , ~ .

JUNGLE. · .. JULIA

Ypu. know I<l . .ici,(,WC,li~ep,. I know how to take care' of rilyjnan,.

Julia holds up her"g.;i.n and't.onic,;~n.4saYSJi'i

JUNGL~ JULIA Here's to w~r;l;-~n'~·jukel?ox.

Everybody at the table raises;th,eir giass.

/

should do a shot of Warren's

OMAR, You know what, we of Jager in honor jukebox.

, Julia and the girls arere~p()pd.i!l'lg negativ:ely to Omar' s id~a.

JUNGLE ·· .• ·olULIA

,Uh-huh, I.ain't'drinlCin' no goddamn Jager shot.

Why 'not?

JUNGLE JULIA

Because I don't wanna fuck·. any of y'all, that's why.

The girls laugh.

She puts her hand on Pete's shouider.

JUNGLE JULIA Not tonight'anYW,c;lY.

Arlene glass c.owboy boot ifl;.,harid,tl;lrnsalldcatches· eyes with Pam glass cowboy poot in hand.

'. They smif~ and silem.tly che~rs each <;>theracrQ,ssthe,room.

Pam turns away, to Warren the bartender.

PAM

SO Warren, is there a'nyone here at the bar you'd •. vouch for to give me a ride home?

The key to the muscle car withthe.sparkplugattached is tossed onto the bar in front of her with a loud thud.

She looks up and sees the Driver seated' one seat away.

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" -~ . '~

We see him clearly POW,QoIn9r~cibscJJre:bullshit. He, has a big scar on his' f'acetr9nl wll~t-'lO.Qks liJ<e a previous accident. But the scar'd:oesD't make him look grotesque.

It makes him look kinda cool.

DRIVER

Fair lady, YOBr <?harj,ot awaits.

PAM

You' ve peen~avesclroppiFlg:o~,me'?;

:bntVER

Well there' !\I.,~ave,sdropping and can't he.+pJ::>.q:the~t;~: ::;,rth~:t'lk I be;t0Hg ih'tij~late.rc~tegpr-7f.

"PAM

You offering me a ride- home, Icy , Hot?

_ ",' ",,' " ,I_9Y'~()T"

I',In-offering:yo~ a'litt,,- i:f when

I'm ready to leave, Y0U:;§lretoo.

PAM ,,'

When are you think~ng'about leaving?

, ICYijP'l' ",

Trtltll~ullY, ':r'mnot thinking about, it .-'But when I do, you' 11 be the

- first to know.

PAM

,Will you becU;>;I.e to drive later?

""" "Ie.YHO'!', , ""f,

I know lookscari be deceiving, but

I I m a teetotaler',. I've been clrinJcing ,club ,,~6da,and , .lime.,all night. "I'm building up to ,my big drink.

PAM What's that?

ICY HOT Virgin pinaColada.

PAM

Why would a person who doesn't drink, spend hours in a bCil; drinking water?

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ICY HOT ". j

You know ahar6ffers ali k.inds', of things other tpan.a,icbllol?" .: ' .

.. i;. : .." :;"':"; . r

PAM Like what?

Women.

Icy Hot flirt.i'hg,but not putting'the bitt;; 'on Pam, he's jnstbeing flirtatiously in1;1;"igu;i.ng •

.. - ..--;

fcylfOT

• • .' . '. ..,: - :, " c' .' ... ~ • ,,' ..... : ; ''.."' -.:;

Nacho . Grand;e. Plat.ter'l:f.·· .. 'l'bEf

fel1i6ws'hipofsorne fascinating individuals, like. Warren here •

. She ·laughs.

ICY HO'!' ...

The,' alcoholi~ just .Cilubricant for the individuaieric.<:>url;tersthat a barroom' offers.

PAM

Is that cowboY'wisdo~?

ICY: .HOT

I'm not a cowboY"I'm.a,stuntman. Very. easy mistake to mg,]{e, Pam.

~ - .. ' ,: .. : _.

PAM

How do you know my name?

ICY 'HOT

When you were talking to Warren, I couldn't he.+p' but1;le~r.,

PAM Fairenough.Wh.at.'syou±:.nCWle, fcy?

ICY HOT stuntman Mike.

PAM

stuntman Mike's~ you:r;nCime?

STUN~ MIKE Ask anybody~

Pam turns to Warren.

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PAM

" .,".,

Hey,. Warren ,who is . thIs guy?

wA.:RRENU That's stuntman Mike.

PAM

And who the hell 'ssturrtmari Mike?

WAR.REN He's a atuntman •.

PAM .... "" .

... If;he/;gives' me: a lift home later,

would youvouchfor·hirit?· .

WARREN

,~ll.I·can say;is he'~ IlE3,~~:tiaped me .;Andit 'snotlike <I haven" t .worn provocative clothing in front of him either.

oui girls table.shouts for Warren;

JUNGLE JULIA

Warren, six shots of wild Tqrkey.

(to the ,·guys)·

If we're doing shots, we I ze •• gQI,lI)p. do Junior Bonnerstyle'grownfoik shots. No college ." kid Slurpee shots. And ifyotlwant to do a shot.after this., iwe'do' E.arlYTime.

Got it? ,.,' ..

PETE

Got :it ie..

JUNGLE' JuLIA (with' a smile) . .

Now go fetch me' ntY'\':Turkey •

. six shots of wild Turkey shots'are'potired by Warren on' the bar. st.untman Mike not.Lees it and Pete and,Arl.ene c8min9 to theP9:rto . pick up: 4:heshots .'

",ARLENE

We 're -. alL doing Wild Tu.rKey shot.s, do one with us?

.Pam looks over at the table, and sees Julia and shanna.,

Arlene·comes up to Pam.

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45.

PAM

What's your name, honey?,

,/

. ,Arlene.

ARLENE

-':,'. _" .'

" PAM

Hi 1\rleme,I'm J?am~

~l!:NE What' s up', Pam~"

PAM

.. Nowl,:Qok, you're Vf3:ry sweet'" and, .. ' you're ;t;9t'ct1lycQol •• <.

, ,

As Pam tells her this, Arlene.·'nQtices Stuntman Mike, on the bars tool next to Pam. She'instantlyknowsne'sth,eDriver 'of the muscle car from,before and the/one parked right: outside.

, .

He smiles at Arlene.

A chill runs through her.

PAM

Arlene, party of one.'

Arlene reali?es, :s4~ Just spaqeclout.,.

ARLENE.,.

em .! 'm 1;l0rl:":Y, I just spaced. What , :d.fd you say? .

PAM

I said; I hate your fuckin'friend . Julia.. So no offence to. you, I'm just gOn,n~sit at: the bar. '

, ·,ARLE.NE

Oh that is okay, none taken. l:1aybe, "I '.1,1· ,see you around.

Arlene carries the; 'shot.s backto<her <table • Everybody takes them.

After Arlene does her ,. Wild Turkey shot., her eyes come up on Stuntman Mike by the bar. He!slooking right at her, watching her do her whiskey shot.,. ,He turns casually and continues talkIng to Pam.

This character makes Arlene feel more and more uneasy.

INSERT'

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A finger punchel3 a buttoRw~tllithe.l3ytnb919:E a phone on it.

CELL PHONE SCREEN. h:. say::;.;

: ,~I d~al.j.Jlg .

chr'Ls Si~()~E?on"

JUNGLEfJcJLIA

. {,into phone)

Get.your.asl3·Qver here ..We're . fuckln' bored. .

(pause)

e'mon, I'mmiss~~g you. You're

k' 't . "'d' . 't'

:rna, . l,J7lgme wa~ · .. ·an. ·~ .. ;:am:ean~

...". ·(p;~llse).:{, WiaIltheJ7l,:prove·, i:t,. .

D .. 'tal' ..... (p,~'l.lse) .. '"

.... me when you':r;~ on your; .. way.

BACK TO PAM

'BACK TO 'PAM

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;"".',.": ..-I"::' PAM",: ,,:cC:,,' )';':";' ' "_r,

W~:t;J. .' St~htmBnMik~I .. ,si:nce,;:E .haveva "tab h~'re,' can I buy. YOli,thg:t virgin Pina Colada?

STUN~.MlKE· We'li'thank yoU,?~,{tllatwould be

Love Ly , . ... '"

,'. P~,." ','."

"warr-eri,"a virgIn )?ina Colada .for my

Stuntman .friend~u:and I'll have ,i:lpcjtlI,er;, pad~lLc;t.q,: -¢~aQ9 Wabo. 'margarita:. , .

STUNTMAN MIKE So Pam, what doyc>,u do?

PAM

That's,a,yerygood question, StuntmaIlJUke~ Att.lli.:smo;rne:nt, un:Eort1.1nat.ely, not a fuckin' thing.

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Their drinks arrive, stuntman Mike takes ·a sip of the tall foamy white cocktail .

STUNTMAN MIKE

Well let me put it .. this way".; when l~stit was youdl.d·~<?met~.trig, what·

'did you 'do?'" ... ".;......... "":' .

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PAM

The lasti.;job' I had', I was a.. personal assistant~

_'.

. Really?

STUNTMAN MIKE .

Whose. personal, qs~istant?

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'PAM"

. Do you' know who Jessie; Le'rid15etter

is? ". '_"

STUNTMAt-l MIKE

The Au.stirld:i,.rectc:fr who ·did "Potheads"?

. PAM . ..... ,.

Yeah, . well X' workedov~r at his company Roadblock for. a ;J..it:f:.:l~ -. while, then I became his· personal assistant for a couple years, 'then we start.ed making out, then we had a little thi'ng; and then it was best to leave.

STUNTMAN 'MIKE

He cou Ldn'<t; afford t9'have ¥pur ass a:t;ound, huh?

PAM:

No it wei-sn it that, you jti~t;ban' t -' get coffee for a 9uywhosec;i,ick you're suckin'. .. It' s - 'one o:f those things that -can't h~lp but zub you

-the . wrong way • .

STUNTMAN' MIKE

Is that the kind of job you want next?

PAM What,suckin'dick?

STUNTMANMIKE No, personal assi$t~mt.

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Weil tihat; 'stlie'million ;;doll'ar-:' ..

questionI'veigbt Tess;than'fiv~ weeks to decide.

"I' , :STUNTMANMIKlf' ;2;

Well it's. funny y0,u should bring

;' that.;! up, ··bec:atl1S'~ you know, t·, was thinking about hiring a perspnal

assistant. ."

PAM (la ugb.:iiigf . Nokidd.ing~ .

STUNTMAN MIKE .

Yeah, I think itcbuld really help relieve stress inmy'life~if' I'had an assistanthelping"~e cope:~

PAM

(with a smile' on her

.face) ., . '. .'. . '. .. :. . '.

Well.what·kindof·things wOlIld,You

need a personal assistant t9'dO?

STlfflTMANMIKE

OhI don't' know, you' kriowmore about how this stuff works. What 'do you think you '. 'shoUld do fat me?

PAM

That's not the way itworks~

STUN'1'MAN MIKE

Okay, what did yoU: do for J~ssie?

PAM

Well if he waS ;shooting I would wake . him up, .and'have acup6f coffee ready -- .

STUNTMAN··MIKE' You did that?

PAM·

yeah •.• ·

STUNTMAN MIKE (laughing)

Baby, you're ". hi1fed.

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Looking like she was caught ou"\:);i.n the· rain, white trash pot dealer LANNl\.:E'_~,. fpJ-.lqW~dby,two other BADASS LOOKING GIRLS, .. (no, colleg~ ki<is> these')' walk.: through the

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Julia, Shanna and thE7;,~ys,:g:r:eetthem with a big 'cheer •

Lanna-Frank walks 6Y~1:">. to'the~bar'>to,gi VEr Warren some love •

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She even knows p~, . and kisses her'~< t.hen heads to Julia's table.

STUN'l'MAN; fMIKE

This Lanna:"'Frank ~oul'd,seern to be : quite a popular young Lady,

, PAM.'

.(meqw) .

When .. YO\11:" .drl:lg.<;lealer.finally . a.rrives,you're usually.very happy to see them.

Stuntman·Mike looks over in the tables direction and sees Lanna-Frank and her friends being introduced to Arlene and joining thet~le.·

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She takes a bag of weed.out of. her pocket, and shows it to the table. s'tuntman 'Mikeclocl~s;all of this'.

Pam says to Stuntman Mike:lqoltingQver:at; J·u.1ia' s table;

PAM

Take a picture, ." it lasts longer.

STt1:N'l'~ MIKE

What?

PAM

'l'h.;it table seems to. keep getting you;r -, attent~op,"iF

STUNTMAN MIKE

.Is that.jealousyI·detect, little 'one?

PAM

Hardly. But if you want to hook up with JUngle Julia, there's a easy

way to .dothqt .• ;.· .

S'l'uN~·.MIKE

Really, and what would that be?

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PAM"· Get famous. Then!"!you wO:h(t'have to find her, she".!1 :fj..nd you. You don't even wanttO·kno:w.wl1atshe did for that billboard. J- .....

,:);~t·( PAM

·Enjoy:.tti,b±tch/ :foUiV~ earti'Eid it.

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STUNTMAN MIKE 'f :.·,f What did. she ever to do' yoU?'

,p_AML' .

·.we.werlt ;throti(jli scnool t.qg_eth~r, from kindergarten throughhi'9h school, that's. ,what. she did ~ She was her .h.eigh~::rig1it nO'tl.iat twelve • . She W(fsa m:dnster .!'-Hal:Fthe guys

she still fucks·from the·oldclass, she use;.to:~.eatupand 1:erro:d_ze

them·in tlle·5thgrade. . ,

STUNTAAN MIKE

I' see. Slie'useFtb b~atydu up' and take your·chocdla.te m±llc,huh?

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··PAM

That pitu1tatrycase, might, of kicked myast;;.acouple of times -

. sorry , I 'm>bu:tlt'like agir;L .. - not a black man- britlwQuld die before I ever gave Julia Lucai my chocolate milk .. TI've kiss.eda lot

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of ass in. my . day, . butI/ II"pe'

damned I kiss that bitches ass.

JUNGLEjur,IA and ARLENE

ARLENE

So Julia, hava'ydubooked all the bands for SXSW yet?

,'JUNGMi":JULIA .

Here it comes.

What?

JUNGIiE,,:JUr,IA

It's pothihgp~rsdrial; honey, it's just everybody knows a band.

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JUNGLE JULIA

, And every band wants to play SXSW.

And everybody thinks it's as easy as pieifor me, ,,0':'

.". '. ,."le ARLE~~,

'Look' I 1m ,~8i;l':Y =

JtJNGLE JULIA cs .... ~

- I get crabby,butthe truth is I've found someg.Q9d bands that >~a.y ~.;. Vclhat's ,tqei:r: ,naIll.~S 1':

, ARIJ.iIl'lE

,what?

JUNGLE 'JULIA ~h.Ef:~~flndYOu, l~~e ,'what ~s, .. the;ir ,&m .. '

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,ARLENE r dfdri'tsaiI,.li~~ them.,·;

'. . .. ."JUNGLE.J;ULIA

Y6U don't: If,kethem? '

, ARLENE

I've neVe;r hea.rer them. It·'s a friend· from works band.' I mean I have their CD, it's been sitting on, my kitchen cou~ter for months, but I'haven't listened to it yet;;

,JtJNGr,$JV[.IA Bpt yo.~ want me to?

i

ARLENE

Would you? ' "

Sure. group?

JUNGLE JULIA

What's the name;.o~the·,

,ARLENE "The Idols."

JQN~~I!:JULIA ~'The Eyeballs?"

ARLENE "The Idols."

·LANNA-FliANK

, Who'.s,comiqg outside .tio smoke out?

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All three of the guys stand 'up.

JQNGLE.Jill"IA

Look, we can" t all go out there in mass exodu~.,P~t.~, you stay and watch th'e 'table.," ,

Pete is crestfallen.

ARLENE'

No that'sqkaYfI'll stay.

" , ,"" ',_ ",( to:Shann_a) .

Cali ;r-speak wit!:l you;~for a minute?

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S~A"""'<'

Sure' honey.;,

(to the others) I'll seey'alloutthere.

Julia,' Lanna-Frank, herfiiemd's, and the boys head for· the door,

-INSERT: The lever of a cigarettf! I!laC:.:bine is pulled out.

A pack of Red Apple cigarettesf~lls to the machines catchall.

Julia takes it and leads' her little entourage to the porch when a female I3AR PATRO~appl;p9:-%l1:~s her.

BAR PATRON

~ic'u~eIlle" .areY9.1.:l 'a.:ung Le Julia Lucai?'

JUNdtE JULIA

Yes I am.

BAR PATRON

You know I;was,lis;t~Jling to you+. show once and you were talking about -

J.Jm''#JE! JIJLJ:~;:

I'Jllstlre I don't remember. What 's

your name?

Peg.

JUNGLE JULIA

Well J?eg , Il}yfriel1ds and I are gdingout fpr a smoke.

=>,

Peg holds up a silver digital camera.

,"" :

PEG

I hate to ask you--

J'tlMGLEJULtA

- no· you don't~·

PEG - I'm sorry?

. 'you you you

JUNGLEJ"ULIA

want me to take a pictqre wi~h· -fine~ butdon'ttelime how hate asking ~e.

PEG

Can I take'·· a .·picture?

JUNGl;..E JULIA

Sure.

PEG

(to Lanria-F'rank) Would you take it?

Peg and Julia pose smiling, while Lanna-Frank fumbles

around with the digital camera. .

JUNGLE JOLlie

I hate th~se fuckin' digital pieces

. of shit cameras, nobody knows' 110w to use. Those. dispos8.blefilm cameras were the bomb. Pitch the digital shit and ,get a real camera.

Lanna-Pz-ank takes the. phot;o ,

EXT - BUCK'S PORCH --(RAIN)""NIGHT

The ·rain comes downpissing.

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. ·INSERT: oil imbedded in the highway is b~ing. brought up by

the rain. .

StuntmanMike, now outside having a smoke, watches the rain, and the wet highway, as he smokes his, Chesterfield.

You can tell he's really enjoyiIlSJthe rain.

Julia and Lanna-Franksi tOn the ppryh s¥in~;~ The guys ·hover around them, sharihg~the· joint~

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'stuntman Mike turns in her directiorr.

: ',. STUNTt-iAN.-MlKE

Are 'yoU famo.US 'o.r' something?,

1,~~i.E;.JULJ.:A 'orSOir\e;thirig. ' ' ' ,

, STUNTMAN MIKE

No. really, what;,\cl() you do.?

, " ,JuN<;.LEJuLIA

Really?' 'What' Ido. .is' wo.rk my ass

o.£f to. get my ,.o.~reco.rd label of'f ',t.):le ,9:rpund.,:, ,But.w!.iy, ,that girl ,watrt.ed" a p-tcture of ~e is because I'in a,lo.GCil D. J.,

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s+untman Mik~<1Er';::s up' and .moves ,to.wCir<l:tbe .po.t smoking cro.wd.

STUNTMAN MIKE

W.:l,it, . .:l,inin~te,' you ,go.t 'a billbo.ard by , "Big Ka,huna BU:r:ger" ',' don ' tcha?

Julia turns' to' Lanna-Frank.

JUNGt.E"" • .:ruL-IA

See I told yo.U, I'm not reCilJ,.y that

famo.tls, ,I 'nt justthatrec;ognizable. J:f you kl1o.vi what I, :too.klike,

'Yo.J.l'11 kIlow me when, yo.U !::lee'me.

, (ho.:J-Qing,o.u:t her

hand] ,

J1,l,i19;:te Julia LUCCii~ --'

'STUNTMAN 'MIKE

Stuntman Mike Mikki •

.JUNGLE' JULIA

,Well it's go.OQ'to. meet you t' Stun:t_InanMike." No.W my fri.-ends and I are go.ingto' ,CQ.[),tlIlue ,to' <Jet our weed on. 'Wo.uld you ~.::trefor some?

STUNTMAN .M,:[;r<E

Thank you, Julia, but just the same, no. thanks,.

JUNGLE' JULIA Suit yo.Ul;self.

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tNT - GIRLS BATHROOM - NIGHT-'

'Arlene and Shanna talkL±h't_ne ladies room.

ARLENE

She juE:tmCl.d~'rrte·:feel li,ke all idiot for asking her about 'her stupid sxsw.

SHANNA······

It's just that t:,ime of year where that ' s-\all'~riyb6dy asksh~;f about.

ARI.E:NE'

That's all,she.ever talkS_-(lPollt.

But that d6esn.'t mean she-"f?gotta

be a shitty ass- abOlltit~ •• look . I'In here for four days, I'm j\lst: .' ,_ getting· a little sick of the Jungle . Julia show.'

SHANNA

Look Julia's-always given h~rself complete pebiiissioll toboe a bitch, , it's one of the' cool thingsabQut her. And now she's a star -

, . ARLENE

. Nigga' pleas'a ,she's 'not a .B.tar ! At the.ll1ost,yOU.C9uld.consicler.her, a. local celebrity... Fuckin' ~uperhead is ,more famous ,than h~r • Arid what's th:j.s-bulllshit about Chris simonson putting her in a IIlovie?

·Am I theonlYdnewho rernelnber how bad she suck~q ill. ,that play?

SHANNA Hey, that toqk.balls.

ARLENE

In' a cast 'of arnateu.rseihe . distinguisned hers~lf as "p$i_ng the lousiest.

They both burst out laughing, and say in unison; ARLENE/SHANNA

Thank you Grace.

Obviously a private jokeonlythey>get.

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SHANNA

Give' her' a break, not everybody was born to play Tbsen.

; ;:>

ARLENE

Least 0.:1:. ;ailthatbitch .•

They laugh again~

ARLENE

Don't worry, I'm not·: rea:ny·,:·;:" mad-mad. I ;m'just havin' a little Julia .d~t.est:festto get the irritatedness out of rnysys'tem •.

BACK ON THE PORCH

Julia takes, .a ,hit o~the porch swing; 'her "lqng legs out in front of her, ,her bare.tee:t,up 'on' the wood<t;)orch rail, the rain is splashing on them •

. stuntman Mike stands up and heads over to them aga.i:.n~

Julia says to the group.

JUNGLE JULIA

Uh-oh don't look.nowbutc:annonbail Run.'s coming over.

STUNTMAN MIKE

You know there's a T.S.·Elliot poem about .rain just like tonight •

. " JUNGLE JULIA

We'ie,:highMi~e,c .spare us the T.S. - Fuckin' Elliot.

Lanna~Frarik laughs.

(

STUNTMANMIKE·

Okay no poetry and I'm going. back inside, but before I go,tn.ere ifr one thing-I'm afraid I must point out. You,:l:"-,teet are going to get wet.

J\WNGLE JULIA

I haven'tg±ven youpernlission to concern yourself with my feet.

Lanna-Frank and her :friends laugh.

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Stuntman Mike gets cold. LookEt at them, then to Julia.

STQNTMAN .. MIKE come again? .

. .. ,JUNGLE ' JULIA

You told me my feet were getting wet. Yes they are. Now I'm"'" telling you, don't worry about it.

Stuntman Mike gets a . little scary."

·STUNTMAN,:·.MI .. KE'l .. , ,You ·.p1~'Yin' me 'fora 'fool,'

She. comes ba9k the same.

JUNGLE JULIA

"T1mean . .it.·Don't worry about my. teet. l:'qon't.evenwant'· you to think about them.

·He looks ~t her.

JUNGLE JULIA

I said, stop thinking about them.

A moment passes. between the two.

Then Stuntman Mike turns back into the flirtatious old fool.

. . STUNTMAN MIKE

Well we could fight about this. aut. asa. rule., : 'X/usually pay women ~o:beat ·;the .. crap outta me ..

. This makes Julia laugh •.

JUNGLE JULIA Yeah, you 'wish.

She holds out. her b.and ..

, JUNGLE.'JUI,IA·

You may kiss it.

. STUNTMAN MIKE Whydfcourse my dear lady •••

JUNGLE JULIA

That doesn't mean a soliloquy, just· kiss it.

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He kisses it, till she yariki:f it away.

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Jt1NGLlfJuLIA .

en'oti9'h j'no~' 'b~" 'g6h~:

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STuNTMAN······Mlifu ; As youwishl1lyf:air'l.ady.

BACK IN THEJBAR Pam's bullshitting with Warren, stunt:-man Mike r~~(>in~ them.

PAM (referring·to

Warren)

You got some voucher here. I asked him what movies you worked" 6:H~ no fucking clue.

'WARREN

Well:teclillically, -i: do~'itk~OW he's ever done anything fdrsure'.' He shows me a old episod~ .of "High Chaparral", ag\l¥' fails off a: hoxae, he.fiays it's' him. •• okay •••

could be.. ',~.'

STUNTMAN MIKE Do you know th~ show "The '. Virginian"?

Pam shakee her head no.

STUNTMN'MlKE ·'There"·was a actor ·.oothat'sb.¢w, Gary Clarke ,Ikirida '1,,06~~~like

'. him .ab'it. Obviously}je:;fSSre~ 'I cut - i(:eeferringto ' th~ . ',scar on hls" face) ,

myae Lf shaving. '

PAM

I like it.

STuN'l'MANMIKE

Well damn ifyouaiti;' f1:s8 sW~et you make sugar taste just like salt.· Well anyway,. I. did alot of ..... Virginians dbUbllilg fdr Gary"

Clarke ~ then that show turned Lnt.o> "The Merio! Shiloiiandthey .prought Lee Majors on, andi :doUbled'him.

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STUNTMAN MIKE

Then from that point on, I mostly specialized in CCir' atiunt.s, .1

worked almost the whole third

season of. "Vegas" •• ' r was Robert Urich' s .dr~yj_Ilg dO.ul),le .. ' BOD' did another show, "Gavilan", he brought . me on:;1;9,.·tp.atc:me~ Till •••

•... , (hel:~focu~es( • .on.

'. "'Pant) .

, Do you know any of these shows or people I~m talkin' about?

She apologetically sha.kes'h~r head "no".

PAM

·Sorry.

Warren appr()adh~s~

. WARREN

I hate to tell you this, Mike, but droppin.g GaryC],arke.' s name ·,don 't, ge.1:,Gary.·Cl~rke pU$syno more.

Stuntman Mike and Pam .Lauqh,

STUNTMAN MIKE Nq'I suppose it don't.,

PAM

So' how exactiy doeson~ become a . atiurrtmanz

STUNTMAN MIKE

Well in,Hol;lYWOOQ anybody fool ,.enough to throw themselves down a fli,glri!-pf ,stair$, 'canusual'ly find , sofilel:>c;>dYrtc> •. pay.ya 'fe:r; ,it. But

" reallYt..Igo1: into the business the way mQst, pe9PJ.e gert;:in the stunt

, business -~, .

PAM And how's that?

" STUNTMAN MIKE

-. J(1ybr9the,;r:gbt/ me in it.

'PN1 Who's ¥()_lflrbr9't,her?

STUNTMAN MI.KE· 'stuntman 130P·

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Ask a atrup.Ld qllest~on., get astupicL answer.

stuntman Mike notices Arlene' aria 'spanna, wqlk out to the

porch. .

STUNTMAN MIKE

I tell ya' Pam, I-think it's gettin' to beabgu,t that. But why don't Iorderyouone.In9rETPoot,

and I'll go out 'on the>poi:t:li' and have one more smoke •

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. ..l?AM

. Sounds !'good to me.

He smiles' and slides offthe.pa,rstool.

STUNTMANMlI<E

Hey Warren, + t.hi.nk my little hippy . friend here's' thirsty.

BACK ON THE PORCH

The rain suddenly stops, they-all notice it except Julia who's busy textirig briher cell ph6ne~

INSERT: TEXT MESSAGE SCREEN

·"Your aasshole".

·Then •••

"Your rnessage has . been -s~ntt'.

Julia and Pete s1"';- c;>n the porch swing, surrounded by their posse, passing.a Jo~nt.

Lanna-Frank leans close to Jul~a, and' whispers in her ear,

:L.ANNA.;..FRANK

Can my friends come up ~o the lake?

Julia says, louder than ahajreeded to;

JUNGLE 'JuLIA

I didn't inv-IteCtnE:imbi!tches.

LANNA ... ::E'RANK Well I kindatdle I em. '.,-

JUNGLE JULIA

- well then you just untell them.

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Arlene and Shanna walk out on t~e porch.

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Julia slaps Pete on the arm, and sifys r

JUNGLE JULIA . ;',' . ,_ .

Get ,up and offer the lady your seat.

Pete stands up.

JtJNGL~ JULIA

Gome ,here, l:>aby.

:Ar lene 8'i tsnext to Julia on the" pore:b:' swing, and hugs her waist, putting her head on J. J .·'s: shoulder • JUngle Julia wraps her long arm around her, ta;l.~j_Ilg:,lqwt:o Arlene like' a

lover. . '

JUNGLE 'JULIA How's my,g~l:lholding. up?

ARLENE

(in a pouty voice)

I'm okay. But you were mean to me.

JUNGLE JULIA I wasn't mean, I was rude, t1{lE3re's a difference. Any who, ''r'm sorry. Do you forgive me?

Arlene exaggeratedly nods. hez head yes.

ARLENE

But.you hafta,be real nice to me for the whole rest of the time I'm her~.

JUNGLE JULIA

:promise. (pause)

Are you r~adyto9oto the lake?

She nods her head, yes.

JUNGLEJ1mIK

How' , b911tyour little friend, you want to '1?ring "hj,m,?

ARLENE I thought, no·boys?

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JUNGLE "JULIA .. .'

If ;yoli :teally want him t'o come, shanna won ' tmincl., So how,"" bout»

itt bot~"q7L:j.~kt:.':·i.i~:gii:Lis?> .

,c'

ARLENE

Us girls ~ '"

JUNGLE JULIA Good idea.

Then two beers come into FRAME.

Ladies.

VOICE (OS) .".

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Both Julia and Arlene take the b~~~s,.w:ithoU'b:looking up.

We in the audience noticethe.hando,i.f.eringrthe beers wea.rs:

a black leather glove. ' .' ..,,' ;

VOICE (qs) Cheers,' Butterfly"" .

They look up to cheers, and see;

Stuntrnan Mike, sitting on his~~un9hes.

STUNTMAN'MlKE'

"The W9C\d;:;, are .. 19vely dark anCld~ep .

And .... I ... have i.. prQmi~es to ~~ep' Andiniies·to go before I sleep"

) Did you h~c;lrm~;e.p.;tterfly" niiles to

go ;.bef()l:"~ YO\l sleep ~ .

JUNGJ,Ii:"JJJLIA Sorry stnmtman ··B~.r;t :-

" ... STUN~MAN>MIKE - StuntIt\anM:i.~~~

.. 'x;;',

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. JtiNGLE ;~IA ." .. ; ..

'-Mike, shea.li-eady;bro~~ pff .that dance.

stuntman Mike looks at Arlene,;:;p~';:; still a little frightened of him.

But for whatever reason, he's not as scary now. In fact there's something rather intimate about his manner, that actually has a strange effect on the drunk Arlene.

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STUNTMAN MIKE

Is that true/ did I mis,s my chance?

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She doesn't want' to 91 ve him" a lap danG~,~he' s still creeped by him, but ;'for.whatever reason" she can' t bring herself to lie to him .. So she doesn't answer at: all. She

just looks back at 'him, fragiley.··· .... ," .... .

STUNTMAN'MlKE Do I frighten you?

She nods her head yes.

STUNT~'MlKE IS.it my scar?

She shakes her head, no.

ARLENE It '-syour" car.

S~untman Mike smilesapbtogetically.

STUNTMAN MIKE

Yeah, I know. ,Sorry, it's myrnoms car.

This makes Arlene smile.

:ARLENE

Have you beeJl .. 1:01lowing. us?'

. STUNTMAN MIKE. . .:

Nope... But that's what, i ,lik.e about Austin. It 's80 damn small. .'

JUNGLE'JtJLIA ' ...

You've seen't!its guy before?

ARLE:NE~ ..

I saw himouiside:bfGue;ro t·s•

iSTtJ:NT~ MIl<E '.': .. "

'1 saw you outside of Guero's, too.

Yqu saw my qa.r ,:I,saw your legs. I ain't stalJUn.'y '.al]." putI~idn' t

. say .1 :;wasrf' t··aWdlf ~ .

ARLENE

So you really weren't following us?

'STtNTMMif"Mt'i<E .•. ' .: '~ .• .

I W~Sh't. follow:t,n9,,-¥94, But,terfly,

r just got' luqlcY~ . .

.<-':.fi' ",';' . ',. ~ .'\ ." c;

This makes the ,pr~tt¥dri.lbkigi~:1 ~~l~ .. ,

',.t'.;

STuN±MAN"M!KI!;

So how 'boutthat.lap . dance? .:

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JUN.GLE.JULIA

Sorry ,·ft, ~a'S:a8ti~. ,time., only offeriandshei~id.'.itat·Ahtoine's earli¢i:" this eyeni;ng. " .. ' .

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ST~TMAN:M:tkk No she d.idil 't~ . . , .

ARLENE How do youknBi-i?'

r, _';>

STUNTMAN. MIKE

I'm good that way. You look a little touched.

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. ARLENE 'What's touched?

STUN~ MIKE Wounded, slightly~

AR!J~~ "

Why shollldI·bewol1p.ded?

STtm~ MIKE

Because youexpect~g,,9qys t9.be

pestering .• Y9u~;Ll,l1i~1l~.,B\i;t from YO\lr <look'Ica.Il't¢:q.'\'Ppb84Y,; ,.'

pestered you at , c:tl,:t _~" ',11; :;k.j:,nga hurt

. your feelings a Tit:tle bit didn't it? Th~+E;!a:r§t:ew:things .as fetchinga.sabruised eg()on,a

beautiful angel. .'.

(pause<il .. ."

So how 'bout~at 'l9:P '. Q<;J,nce? .

ARLENE

I think I'm gonna have to give you a rain check.

STuNTMANMlKE

Well since you're leavin'iIl,the next couple of days, that rain check'll be worthless.

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STUNTMAN MIKE

But that's okay, I uJ:'lderstand if I make you .uncomror-cab.Ie, You're ertill anid~girl~ I still like you. However,. I .. must wain you of aometihf.n ", You know;how'people say; . "You '~e okay in.IllyboQk", .Or "~n my book that's no good" •. Well, I actuallYh~y~·abook.

He takes out a small little book.

STUNTMAN MIKE '.

And, ev~rybbdy I€!v~r . meet ·.goes in thfs·book~An.d now:r'yemetyou, you ire' going in the' book.' AIld I'm goin' . tpwrite .. pnly nice things, except, I will be .. f;o:r::-ceq t, to file you under, ·chicken.shi t •.

ARLE~

And what if I' df.d it?

He gets" real quiet.

STUNTtWlMIKE

Well, I definitely couldn't file you under chicken· shit then, now . could I?

AR.l:$NE What's your name?

STUNTMAN .MIKE Stuntma.n Mike. '.'

, ... ARL~ -.' .

we;1 stuntinanf.!ike~ ;r.' m .. B.utterfly,

'mY·frieIld.Juhgle. Juli~.ove~.here te.l~s 'me that jpkebQx.j,nside is

J?re~tY':i.mi?re$sive~ .

S':PUNTMAN1-1II<E ',

It is.

ARLENE .....

pick out Cl good" song-for your lap dance.

He smiles.

ARLENE

Mike?

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Yeah?

ARLENE

No touch.

I know.

ARLENE'

I touch you. You don't touch me.

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He nods his 'head , 'yes.

BACK INSIDE

StuntmanMike,puts'a quarter in the ;jukebox.

A cool fifties oldiecomesfrofil thevilltage jU:keb0x~

, '

Hetakesa,Ghair ,and 'puts ,it in the middle '()~ the room •••

• ~ .then sits down on it.

Arlenestfutsup to him and, as all eyes are on them, , performs a srookin' lap dance.

Her girls, and the part with "the possi,ble exception of Nate, cheer her on.

Pam and Warren can't'wipe the sniiles 6ff ,of their faces.

By the end, Jungle Julia is taking photos with her instamatic, as Arlene and Mike do funny sexy poses.

Before the song ends, Arlene finishes up, she doesn't give Mike a kiss, but very lovingly holds his face in her two hands, like the sweet Italiah,mama>thatshe 'La ,

, And as the song concludes, without another word, the girls, dance out the door of the bar and}leave.

Leaving stuntrnan Mike smiling, sitting on his chair.

~

When he stands,WarrenandPam app!taudhiln ;,:

'WARREN,'

You knew, maybe it was Yo.u ~lib fell off that horse.

PAM

You ready to go, FOllzie?

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STUN'fMAN MIKE

I do'believe'it'sabout th(it time.

EXT HUCK', S - NIGHT

Stuntrnan Mike leads Pam out "of the bar ,towards his car.

In 'the b.g., the girls are arguing who's sober enough to drive, leaving their male admirers whining to go with them.

'JuNGLE JULIA

Yeah, keep it up, nothing makes me wanna ,f'uck more then men whining.

Lanna-Frank wins the I'm the less drunk ar~ent, t;:.he7most, stoned, but less drunk. So she gets behind,the wheel, and the other g;iI:'ls; ,Julia, ,Arlene§\od Shanna,pi'le in.

But that'sil1 theh .. g.~ We staY1i,lith Sturitman Mike and Pam. He leads her up to his' wicked automobile.

Pam is taken by the sight of the badass black muscle car.

PAM '

Wow. That's fuckin' scary.

STUNTMAN MIKE

WeIll wanted it to be impressive, and scary tends toirnpress.

PAM Is it safe?

STUNTMl\NMlKE '

It's 'bette:i:; ,,'ensa;fEh ItJg·, Death Proof.

PAM

.. How do you make a car death proof?

STUNTMAN MIKE

,That',swhat stuntrnen.<io. you've seen a movie where a car gets' into some smash' up' th(it.! there ain' t no way in hell anybogy's walkin' away from?

PAM

Yeah.

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, STQNTMAN MIKE ',' ','

How do'you'think they'accdmplish that?

e.GI?

STUNTMANMlKE' ,

Well unfortunately, nowadays" more offen than not, you're

right. , But back in the all or nothin' days • The VanishinSJ., .:

Point days, the DlrtyMary critzy" Larry ,days., " They were , ,real", 9p.:t"1:J " crashin' .' into real cars ,"wi th '

. real dumb" real peopledr:i.-yin" ,. 'em •. $0, you giye;theistllntt~cl1n the .caz .you want' to smash: up ,: ' they take 'er, reinforcetlliit fucker everywhere, .and' Wa"':~a~',

, You got yourself a death proof

automobile. '

PAM

That makes sense. I just didn' t know you could make a car death proof.

<,

STUNTMAN MIKE

I could drive this baby into a brick wall at a hundred and twenty-,

five miles a hour, just for.the '

experience. ' "

PAM I'm impres'sed~"'"

She peers into the car to se~the i3ntire I;>assengerside is enclosed in plexiglass.

PAM

Why is thepas13enger seat'ina box?

STUNTMAN MIKE

Well this is:a;movle car.' Ancl' s,ometimeswhen;yqu're shbotirfi' a

. prash"thedirector wants a samera in the car ,shootin I .' the cras'J:l: from the inside • That '~' s "where you put the camera 0. They call it a crash box.

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He opens the doorto1:h~pleJtiglass bOxf'offering Pam to climb in.

STUNTMAN MIKE

Don't worry, . pam, you'd hafta choke to death on a ham sandwich to die behind the ,,?heel'pf this baby.

Pam climbs.

Stuntman Mike$h~ts, Fh.~' dooz,

As he walks ai-build' to .thepa~~enger side~

He watches th~. oth~~girl~ .P~e'i.out., .showeribg gravel. They make a l~ft qtlt9-j:h43 high,w~y ,aIld disappear.

He smiles after. them ?tshe cli.mbs behind the. wheel of his death proof vehiclEa.

'INT - DEATH PROOF

NIGHT

Stuntman Mike is in the driyersseat.

Pam is in the plexiglass box.

. .

A plexiglass 'wall with.s·omeilQlest.otalk.through, separate

them. ..

'Mike has a few different seat belts to snap in place for himself.

Pam doesn't even have a car seat.Sheha,sapost that sticks ou1;: of the floor, that you would attach a camera to, that she has to balance herself on •.

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~AM

You know,· when YQuasked to d;rive me home., you . .qiclntt; mention your car .. didn't have a passenger seat.

S~TMAN MIKE.:

, Actual~y, I' (j.:i.<;ln,'(t .. asktodrive you . bornE:!. ,You asked for-a 'ride , and I saici, yes • LOOk 'at ,the br.ight.

. side ,I won I tl:?e'gettin ' -.fresh ~ . putt in ~ my . .ha~d .on your· .. knee.

Pam smiles.

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PAM ".

That .is a bright'side.

Stuntman Mike'srnflesibttck'thr6ugh the plexiglass.

STUNTMANMIKR,.

I' thb'ught'; so.' .. , ..

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He y~nks.a· hbm~de "In€i-i:all,ev~r ,1:;ha.ts;lidesp nteo1;a,;:J_bar rinto plade," locking ,both doors. ..

Then starts up his powerful machine.

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Pam ···smiles "at ':the' excit.Eim~Ht· '~~.: ·~hi~~emblJ.p.g ·nt~qh~ne,.,j

He slides the car into ·Fira,t·,·,aI,ld. pulls up to the highway.

STUNTMANMlKE

. wh:tch'\oiay Yd.u' goin', left, ,pr' right?

PAM

Right .

. ;oh~thaf.,~?~~.MlKE

Thriller music sting happ~n.f3.or,t soun<itraqk. still smiling.

PAM

Why is that too bad?'

STUNTMANMlKE

Beca.use, it Wa,sa fift,y fiJt;¥s.h<?t. onwhetheryol,l" dpe9'9ini 'l.eft;,or right. Yoti see we're both goin' left, . and you couldQ~just. .aa . easily been goin' left too, and if that w.astlle(::pse, then it would of been awhile "be~oreYQU wpulcj, of started gettihg sc,qr~(i •.. ". But,' since you're goin' the other way,I'm afraid you're gonna h.:J,fta get

scared immediately. . .

Pam's smile fades away, as a look of Oh Shit terror replaces it.

As the look of panic appears ...

Stuntman Mike jerks a har'd left on .t;o the r9,(id.

She's maybe scared sh;i.tlef?s, ye;t.Pam is one tough chick, and she lets loose with aViolerit st~eam of curses aimed at

the Driver. "~;

He'shuts her up, by turni~g up the radio real.,lomi, (i:ri9- drj_vingreii:tl crazy, tossing her helplesslyar9und,the plexiglass box, crashing like a'ragciol1 :fi-6m wall to

wall. '

He does things like, drive straight "towards ,.telephon~ :pO~E!S'

at full speed then narrowly ndssthem.' . ,'"

STuNTMAN MIKE

'member ,~hE:m I$aid, this car was death,proof? ,We]:l, that.waa,R't,a lie.-· 'This c'ar i8100 percent death proof. Only, t9.get the benefit of it, you ,really hafta be sitting in

my seat. '

, '

He slams on the brakes andPcung¢es flyingface'first into the 'unpaved dashboard. Her face might as well have exploded.

,Stuntman Mike busts a gutlal1ghing.

STUNTMAN MIKE

Boy, ya gotta love. them unpaved dashboarda ; ' Ya get into a wreck, ya just hose it off, and sell it to

somebody ,else.. '

Pam's nose is smashed <left-css he,t"faqe, her front teeth are knocked out,andherjaw is bus1;:e<:l. ' '

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But she's still'coIisciotls.

ST~M1I<E 'Now:I gbtta' 'batch 'it\e'my 9ther

girlfrieIi<;l~,. ' , ,," '

..' -.~.,

He speeds down the road.

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INT - SHANNA'S CAR (MOVING) - NIGHT

Lanna-Frank is driving, Julia sits in thepa;s~Ein~~r, side front: se,at , stre.tched out with herbaJ;efeet up .on t4e, dashboard and Pb~ssedintothe,w.ii1d~hielcr.' , ,0'

Shanna and Arlene sit'in the back.

Julia's on the phone.

JUNGLE JULIA , (into phone 1 Thanks, honey,

(pause)

You'll play it next song, r!ght? (pause)

Good boy.

, (pause)

(she does a tiger growl)

Bye bye.

The song Jungle Julia requested' comes on the radio. ' The girls move and shake to the beat of the song. StuntmanMik.e's car catches up with them.~ •

•• • And then he passes them •••

••• Hitting the gas going even faster so he cq.n pul"l ahead and leave thembehitid. I

I

We . cut .,. back and forth between,th~ .'. gir Is and S:t:untrilCt.I1Mi*~" driving, 'and Pam, 'whose nose issinashed, 'her'jaw;isbJ::"9:t<:ent: and part of her upper teeth are knocked out, but her eyes ' still work •. She watches, and pleads to the Driver ontl1e other side of the plexiglass box.

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Then stuntman Mike, makes' a u-turn.

The car stops, hut the engine runs.

He watches the girls car far off in the distance come forward.

He turns off his headlights.

He revs up the engine.

He hits the gas.

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The girls move to the song obliviously • He heads towards them •••

Pam watches in terror.

The otlier girlFi a:ie'obi;9u§~y6bllvi0us()fwh.at /'~. ~~\1.t;.;t;Q happen to them. . '. ... . . .

They continue to chair dance. His car is almost on them •••.

Then ....

He' hits the headlights. The girls see'th~ car ..

He swerve's head on. into their lane going about a' hundred and thirt:;.y.

The'Moment Before IMPACT.

JULIA

with her feet up on the windshield sees the gril1 .of the car head right for her.

Her face registers.

As she's. bathed in fast harsh approaching headlights.

LANNA-FRANK .

Sees Pam' s blood. face };li:paqt~y aqr()s~ . from her ·Q.~Cilcl~:p.~, f9r,

a qollision. . . . ..

STtiNTMAN MIKE Lets out a heehaw type of yell, as he "heads toward~ Juiia and her feet.

SHANNA'S

Smile disappears.

ARLENE

Sees Mike's face as she heads towards collisionand'softly closes her eyes.

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CRASH

A~,much, as, we! 11 show' thecarS'<¢l;ash:irig't~~~hQrribite: , ,,'" 'co.llision, welll alsb' cut 'back "and forth wha1:i~'~ happe~in9c inside the automobiles.

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J:.t_' 11 , be,a : slow motioh ec.hilvaierit'<:>fthe c~Clsll, t~9t dUrtuni:es footagewe,'veseen bef'ore, but with real people.

The steering wheel is push.ed',thrc)t19P Lannq'!7Frank' s chest as

she folds around it. :,;, '

Jungle Julia is, pro}?elled fe~~,:f,i;rst :t.hrpM911 the windshield. Like.beingsnot;if,l::,om a,9~ 01;11:., of a sharks mouth only to be ; squashed bytb;ecoll;«:lin'g,.9ar., ,

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stuntman Mike's front tires tea~ "into the roof of the girls car, and the spinning front tir,e ,hits .. Arlepe. square in the face, ripping her face off.

STUNTMAN MIKE

Just enjoys the ride~::

Stuntman Mike crashed into . the girlS' on £h~,highway that ' was part of an' overpass ,so thetwotw,is:te~:fMrecks tumble over the side crashing' onto the '. highway be.1r0w.

Shanna looks up and sees stuntman Mike's car,falling on her, she's pulverized.

,Another car, also driven by a woman, sees the twisted cars' fall into 'the road in front of her, it'~ loo late to do ,anything.

She crashes into beth of them at 'severity·miles an houz. Destroying hercaralld he£sslf'~

The highway j;,s: deserted' exceptf9r,£ll.e1;>uste~ broken cars, and the blood and glass, andflesn'afidbody parts that litter the highway.

We see a tape putina tapeplayel:"~'

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Mike alive and well' and upside doWhin his 'car, comes down off his rush, as, he rocks out ,t:o the music.

No one's alive to witness his' orgasm,put'boy did he have a good god damn tiIrie.

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INT - HOSPITAL

DAY

We fade up on a hospital door.,.Th,~,dqoI,"open"S·".we see'two' detectives questio'ningstuntrnan, ,Mike. Wllo"J3 .convalescillng·\iti

a ~hospi:tal bed:',;' ,.,.. . '. . ... " .. , . .

Texas. Ranger, EARL M9GRAW walks out; of . th~ rOOInj . he's Joined in the hallway by his son, 'Tex~s R~.pg·~~, EPGER .MCGRAW.~;

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EDGER .. JiJC 'SoP6'p, what ~ dya think?

EARL, . c ... '''. ','

Whatdolthirik? ,',Well, ,SQn , number'

one, :what :t't"hink, isc, .~.<:>' .. ghoulish· hesitate to s'pea]~,it out loud •.

EOGER Give it a sliot.

EARL

Well Son, what we got h~:r:e isa case of vehicular homicide. I ,think that, 01 'boy in . thE;!:re 'murdered thempretty.littl~ gals. "He: uaed a car not; .. a hatchet, but

they' dead justthe'same.

'EDGER'

What are you gonna do?

EARL

Not a damn thing. b:A. says ain't no crime here. Every. damn one of ,thetn ga'1:s was swimming in alcohol, and floatin 'onw~eq!·~'.lIooper" .Ln there was clean as'a whistle.

EDGER

'You actual:l_ythink hepr~edita:tedly;: inurderedtb,o~e 'girls~;,

EARL

I can't prove ",it, but since i, thinkin' dOll'tcost.nothin', lean think i.t,~nd l,do •. '

EDGER

Yeah., but .. Pop , he go;\:. p:rettybanged up hisself? .

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EARL

Yeah, he' got banged up. But them poor girls looked like a giant chewed 'em up and spi-t ' eItlout. .

EIDG~R

EARL .

I'd guesstainate it ,'~ a sex thing, only way I cahfigure it. High ve Loc.i, ty ·~pact.TWisted metal.

: Bustiri' glass •. Four souls takin' at exactly.the same time. Probably'the only way that diabolical d~geherate can shoot his goo. only thing we can even dre~,Qfgettin' hifn cniis vehicular manslaughter for that hitchhiker in the death box. Tbat was just plain goddamn reckless

• endangerment., But I Jgotme a bartender owner operator ·that':ll testify that Stuntman Mike didn't drink ~ drop all night. . Arid. his passenger was left stranded by her

. date, in thegoddamn rain. no less, and she asked him for the ride.' On paper looks like' he was just helpin' her out,' that' swhat.·ajury's· gonna. seean¥W~y.: •

EDGER

So what are.you gOrina.do, Pop?

EARL

Well, I eQuId take it upon myself to continue workin' the case in my off· hours. Keep searchiz;t' for evidence to prove my t:b.~or:y ..Keep tabsonotn-at . bastard. Alert authorities. Dog' em. Wherever he,gQes; T go. 'Or. ,,;'~ .

• •• 1 ,·.cQuld .spend,.tha.t aame amount' of time" and energy followin' the NASCAR circuit. Now, I've thought alot about it,,". and I.,thiI).~ 'I' 11' h~veia happier life, if I do the later. 'But even through I can't punish Frankenstein for what: he "s· dohe.c'If heeverdpes Jt agai-n~ ,I .. 'can make godclamnsu,re hedQn'tdoit in Texas.

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FADE UP

EXT - HIGHWAY SIGN - DAY,

, We, fade up on a Big Highway billboard that" says "Welcome to Lebanon, Tennessee".

A SUBTITLE APPEARS on the screen;

"14 Months' 'Later;'

The subtitle fades off.

We look at tpe "sign'" for a ,moment.~'.

WHEN

from off screen. Anewbadass muscle dar; makes a' jump and CRASHES through the sign.

The car lands9n,the highway, arid just keeps on going.

INT- CAR (MOVING)' "'-DAY

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Stuntman Mi.ke,' back in ship shape, in a brarid, new Death ,Proof muscle car, ,drives down a Tenhesseerbad, blaring hillbilly music from the radio, on the hunt.

He pulls the car into a "CircleAii60nveriiemce store parking lot. He turns the engine off as the radio, continues.

When •••

• • • in the Pa1J;'king apace next; to him.· .. · •

••• a yellow 2006 Mustang with black trun:{Kill Bill colors) with three' girls" in their 'twenti'es pulls up 'in front of the Circle A.,

These girls "are .part of .,afilin crew ,that "are shooting on location in Tennessee~

Behind the wheel, is a, ,pretty hlack:g1rlwi~h a solid athletic bu±ld,dressed:injeans'and' a ttghtgreen camouflaget .... shirt, nmnedKIM'(a stuntwbmah).

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Beside her in the passenger. seat, is a.;you~g pretty starlet, LEE, who 'by the way just happens to be dressed in a cheerleader uniform. And laY.:iIlg down in the backseat, with her bare feet out .the car .. door wi:ncloV1r "is the sleeping

,ABERNATHY (make ::up an'd;nair).·· " .. '

It being early dawn,' :rt"';soB~,i()ifs'til.~se girls have been 'out partying all . night, . and have;-tul;l1.edi.i.~;tQ"v~pires 'by the

early morning:'light •.. ;.. . ',,' X '~"J

,-:':,~._.' '.:',~,~, _";': .-::',: ,'~': ,,":Yi::,~·:::·:,_.'·:i •

Like somebody 'wouldwatch"fasd:inat'~q, pretty colorful fl.sh

through the windows'- of an' aquarium','Stlintman Mike watches his new 3 Girls 3 Posse through . "tqe windows of his

. . automobile.' . '. :' ,:," ,;

He watches them talk silently through the window, with only the· sound of his· tape players music. '. He.:t,ur:ns off the music .and rolls down the window a crack so he'can hear them .

. KIM

So'are' you. ()nthe'fJ~e . floor .as him?

LEE

;No, T'mon thef fO-cirth, and he's on the seventh.

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. INSIDE The GIRLS'CAR .... MOBNIijG

KIM . '.'

And who's in whos~ j:oo:m?

LEE He's in fdne.

KIM

And so what happelled then?

LEE",. ','''. "......... .

'w~11 ijt:ha.twas',t>r~t:ty mllcll ;l:~.-,' . We made out in ·the'hall·for about ten minutes, then I· sJi!n~ him off to his room.

KIM "

So how's the Rocka,s a kisser?

LEE

Oh, he I s damn good. He I s got them. mushy lips, an them fingertips.

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. KIM

Uuumnun, :trloye.thern mUfi:lhYlips.

And he"s around ; (she<:l~monstrates by

.. ' . 'P9P'tO~~)'i:'> . . .....

'S6 my' ha:ckis up' againstijim" ~,he . takes his big hand, puts it on my

. throat, tilt~ •. roy. .head back ,:;lowers over' me and kisses m~ from··p~hi:nd •. ,

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LEE. .;

a "big ~Y" •. ~o .•. ~~ s,pin~

KIM

Damn, that sounds sexy.

'LEE

'It ,wa:s sexy.

KIM

But'then that was,itJ;yotisent him ··off? How'd he take it?

LEE

wait a mirtute, what are we doin' here?

-. \.

KIM

If I'm gonna power through and pick Zoe up.at the airport, I need a big ass cup off coffC?e ~' .' , . But finish up about the Rock, how'dhe take .it?

LEE ....

Well, naturally, he tried to talk me into it.

KIM What'd he say?

LEE

You know, the whole thing about let's just sleeptogeth~r, we. don't

haftado n()thih' •• • .

KIM

Yeah, right, nigga, you (got ta go.

LEE

But I told him. look on the bright side.

KIM

If there's a bright sideta sending a nigga off to hia room alone to jack off wi thtlieso~p,}d9n ' t know ,that side.Whaf' ,side would that be?

LEE'

r', told hlin, if wehadsex'fonight, I'd want to avoid him tomorrow on set. Now, the waY'lt'stands,I

'can't wait to see him.

KIM

ooohhhgirl, 'th~t' S ago64 one , you good. So, 'dId you?

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LEE

Hell yeah. It was fuh smiling at him across the set, all day.

'Kim'turns'to leave the car, to go 'into 'the store and get her coffee •••

LEE

Wai,t a minute, what time is it?

'KIM

six thirty in the morning.

LEE

You can buy alcohol in the morning in Tennessee, can't you?

KIM

If by you, you mean alcoholics,' then yes" you can buy ,liquo:r;in the

morning. ' " " ,

LEE

Shut ·up. Look, I'm the ()nly one here drinks gin, and I drunk the last of th~gin, last night ... " 89,i1:we're gonnapa:tty tonight~ I need :' me more gin • Bombay if Y0ll:,J(,le~s_e,.

KIM

'Bombay Sapphir~, and toIliG, ",got it •

She.., opeililsthe door.c..',

LEE

And some Capitol W's Lights.

•. ' _ ••.•••••• <.

KIM

Got it.

LEE ..,

.J ,Arldsom-e'iS1irin:y ti', i~ t.hey,g.ot it.

KIM

Damn girl, I just"stopped to get some coff_ee ,not a,;pa.~n in the ass.

The sleeping' Abernathy ,p.ipe~ Ln t· w~thout getting up or opening her eyes. .

ABERNATHY

Since .. l'0y. 're '.' g,etting. il;:hat, .get some . more vodka and 'some ~ore sugar free Red Bull.

The two· girls look to the ba.ck seat.

KIM

We didn't knq.wyou WE!.;reawake.

ABERNATHY

I'm not awake, T'm asleep, but get the vodka and sugar free Red Bull anyway.

They laugh. Kim gets out, then say to Lee; KIM

You remember how to get to the airport,don'tcha?

LEE

Uh-huh •

. Well . theng~~sho~J..d sCQoil:·· ove~, cause you should drive .' .

Kim goes, as Lee scoots over tot'he drl,;v;ers seat •

. INT - STUNTMANS MIKE'S:CAR -MORNING

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H~watches theciiteblctck'gii:-r:with the oh so fine behind, walk into the convenience store and do her business. .

. .

His eyes go' to the car'neXt toh.i.m,Leein the drivers seat, . plug gin ' her iPod earphones into her earholes. And th.etwo bare feet sticking out of the back seat drivers side door.

,He looks intently.

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Kim is by the colcidrinks c09Ier",sh7,getsth~Sunny;. Delight i'but'they 'don"t. have," sugar '.' fi:~~ )te,q BHil:~ ,.,,~o):~\4e

. walks tothefrontcdoor,'o}?ens.it,andYells to the Car .

from where she'. is.' .

·"KIM.····

. ;:', .

(yeiling) ,

They ain'~' gbt'sugarfree ItedBull. They got regu).a:r Rec::l. ~ull and. fre'e "G.O~ Juice". .

Lee turns to the ,eyes closedsleepirig bea.uty reclining in the backseat.

LEE

I'm aware you're'not awake, and'not .t.o bother. you, but; .. t.lley .. don.~ t .have. sugar free' Red Brill •..... They' ye got'"

regular Red Bull and sugar free "G.O. Juice".

Without opening her eyes, Abernat:h:ysays;

ABERNATHY.

G.O.

INT - STORE

Kim hears this, gets theG.O. JufcEi,~alks up to the counter, places the sunnY'. Deligh1: .on _1:hecplln,;ter, and~sks

the guy behind the counter'; '.'

KIM

Pull me down a bottle of Boilibay Sapphire, and Galileo .. Voclka~, ... And a pack of "Capitol W Lights", and a. pack of Red A,J?ple T~7'!

The COUNTER'-GUY pulls down ,the .bottle!3 apdtlle .,smoke,~, .. as Kim goes over to the coffee area and proceedst6 make.,E:l. bf9 ass cup of coffee, called; "The Big A Cup of Coffee". »

INT/EXT - STUNTMAN MIKE'S CAR (PARKED)

Stuntman Mike ,examines her through'his windshield.

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His eyes then go to the two bare feet of the sleeping girl

. propped up on the car door window"Slnd her~riendin' the

drivers seat zoning out on her iPod. .

He at.epa out; o~ h.i.a car,. ~pd appi9?c~efl;thetwo . bare feet ~ .. ' Peering insid~~. he '.' fl.e~~ .' AberIiat.qy· dead.1:o .. thewqrld.

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. He 'glances back at the store, Kim's not Lookfnq in this direction,t06 involved in creat.i.ng the right inixture for her big ass cup of coffee. Lee, back to hini, ear phones in. her ears, singing. along with tier. i1?od ..

': .. " .. _, ',." .. ". ' .

He.looks· back tdslee:ping:bei:l.uty, and the: pretty bare feet

he's close. enough to touch. . .

. Stuntman Mike removes' the blacJel.eathergloyefrom. his burnt right hand. Taking his index finger, he runs it down '" the' bare sole of Abernctth:y'sfoot.

'He watches her.

She doesn't' stir.

He then takes his'finger ahd.light~yrune; it up her bare sale, from heel to pig toe.

CU ABERNATHY'

the sleeping woman twitche.s, •••

CU TOES

.•• and curls hel;' toes quickly, but doesn't wake up.

CU'STUNTMAN MIKE

Smiles. He looks towards the store.

The black girl inside still. ocoupd.eds ••

• ~ • The girl directly in frO:nt:ofh±nt., ()~l.tyi.ous~ s.inging out loud to the song on her ipod •.••

••• so far, so good.

Time to press his luc~~"

He takes his index finger arid runs it across her toes. This makes AbernathYf'jtir, "and, remove her feet,f;r·om thE! window.

CU ABERNATHY

·her eyes pop open, and she sits up abrJlptly •• ;.

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stuntman Mike has blasted pass and waiks around·theh()()d of his car to h.i,s driver side door < . He doesn it hurry like he's guilty and fleeing, but l.tke he's .. a.bf?J~ntmindedly rushing to his ccir, and·maybe;he.acc:ide1rt.ly. brushed pass her feet on' his way', \as'well asJ,"ee rS, ~lb()ws that was

sticking out the . drivers' 'side c.i:r:ao6i "~{ndow. :

with ear phones . still. in)l.er,e~f~., s.heye.l*,~. after him;

LEE Excuse you!

She turns around and see"'sAberh.athY sitting up in the

. backseat • She smi.Les and zemcvee t.he iJ;?0Q. :from hez ears •.

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LEE

Sorry, I didn't.mean to give you a conCert.

, .

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ABERNATfi¥' .',.

No, it wasn't yoti; . That. guy bumped into my. feet when h~. w~lkedby~,

. (pause) ',"..', ..

I' don't know why, but it kinda creeped me out.

Just then stuntmanMike'smusblecar,RQMS to life, he REVS IT Up,vib:ratingnextto~~e,twb girls.

Lee smiles and hold~u;pher two fingers making a small pinch gesture to Abernathy in the back seat.

LEE

Little dick.

She smi.Lee till she :looks over .'cl't\,~tuntman~ike (for the first time) sta:r.ingbackat,' her 'SIn1~j_ng •

Upon seeing his face,' her smile fades and she says to herself;

LEE 'aciJ.;y £ucklri'i"shit.

Her nextcardoor neighbor, sl"aIl\Sthe car into reverse, and peels out of there layin'" rubb:erout to the road.'

ABERNATHY

What?

LEE

Did you get a load of that fuckin' dude?

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She shakes her head;., no.

LEE

He 100~ed li)tehe feil~u.t1;..a'a..n ugly; .:tree:p.ncl hlt f#vei:.y .branch on " . ~h~~ ,jiay doVlIl. ~ ,

1\BERNATHY

Where ab you'get all·theseolci sayings?

LEE

·1 watched "The Jeffersons" alot.

; ;,: .

Then they'riotice kim staildingat the store 'froIl~ door, yellin~ at them again.

':'KIM' (yelling)

·Hold·on a ,minute! I gotta take a f.uckin 'pi~~! '

Botih Abernathy and tee smile, saying to . themselves quietly .in unison.

ABERNATHY and LEE (quietly to the.mselfJ That's a little more information tha:nwe 'needed; Kim. •• .

(then yelling back

. to Kiln) . "

••• 13ut you go right' ahead!

Kim.does.

: .. ~ERNATHY ,

well sinc~ :r 'rnup I might as .. well

hit the ATM. '. "

INT .;., STORE

Abernathy gets her money when. he'£- phone riI1gs. It's whistling Bernard Herrmann's 'theme 'from "Kill Bill".

ABE~ATHY (into "phone)

Hello.

LEE'S VOICE (OS)

It's me.

)"

Abernathy looks out thewindowahd aee' s Lee in the car talking to-her, on her celi <,phone.

ABERNATHY

Miss me?

>-,; .. <.

LEE'S VOICE' (OS') -"

I think I might be inside this months issuedflUlure.

She turns towards the Counter Guy.

_ ,ABERNATHY

Do you" have Alluxe?' ,>

: COUNTER GUY

"Mq:gazines by-.the window, ifashion ·-.section-uptop.

An Allure magazine' is toss,edonthe' -countier ,

The Counter Guy rings it up.

COUNTER GUY

Youlmow. we sellothei' fa-shion magaz,d;n.es behind' tnecollhter.

ABERNATHY

Nco- th~t'sokay, this'll be all, tl'lanksal<:>t anyway.

_ She turns her back to him and heads for the door.- ••

r.

••• when he says to her back;

COUNTER -GUY

I have,t.his,·months, issue - of· Italian Vogue.-_.-

••• she stops in-her tracks ••.

• • • then slowJ.y,turllis-.l;terhead-tolookath:Un; 1\aERNA'fRY ,This mon'ths?

INT - LEE IN CAR (PARKED)

TIME CUT

Listening to her iPod, when Abernathy comes out to her. She removes her headphones.

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:ABERNATHY , Okay, listen to<this. clerk has this months Vogue.

The circle A Italian

LEE

No W,ay?

'ABERNATHY

Way.

LEE

I can't believe ,this fuckin' Circle A caries Italian' Vogue.

ABERNATHY

It doesn't.: It's hi-sown personal copy. He'll let it go for 'eighteen bucks.

LEE (incredulous) Eighteen bucks?

/

ABERNATHY

What do you care, we're talkin' about fuckin' per diemnere. ,Look, we found an issue of It-al'lJan Vogue lnLebanon, Tennessee, we're lucky he's not asking for fuckin' Krugerrands .. I'm getting it and we're ' splitting' . it threeiways ,.

LEE

What, ,me you and Kim?

ABERNATHY

No, Kim doesnttgive a shit about Italian Vogue. But Brandy; 11 come in with us and if she won't, Tyson, her assista~ will.

LEE

Oleay ~ but ifanybody,tears:'outah:y sheets I want, you haftamakecolor Xerox of tho,s·ei;pages. ,And I'm not talkin' about no fuckin' Kin:ko's either. You go to the art department and have 'em do it fuckin' right.

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Abernathy, . who '\v'asleaning lrito the cart:o,speaJc :withI,.ee.;; straightens ups to walk backiri the storeandseesStuntman Mike's car parked dov{n he road~ When, she Ipoksd;ireptJ;y at it, the automobile s'peeds away •.

This troubles the young Lady but she';s no1:.c~J.lreWp.y.,·

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. TNT''':;; AIRl?C>RT (TENNES.SEE)·· - DAY··~·····

A group of passengers,.p.re. dIsembarking from an airplane, and filing out into the ai,iport. ,( .

Kim, Lee, arid Aberriatlly . areW'atph.frig .;t:hem, disembark,

searching. for a recognizable face. . .. , i···· , ....•..

Wbich.iswhat they see when the bouncy, athletic, and, cute as a bugs ear Kiwi, ZOE BELL', exits the airplane.

Upon seeing the waiting friends, Zoe lights up, and bounces OVer to them, passing out hugs.

It's also obvious that while Kim and Abernc3.thy.know ~<:>e, Lee doesn't.

It's. also equally obviolJs that Zoe and Kim are very close, whichwill.make'sense when the audience realizes both gals are stuntwomeri.

ZOE (to Kim)

I see you.still wear camouflage to all occasions.

KtM .'

Hey cain,O:Uflage is thenewOl.ack, it ·goe::;. with everYthing.~.,.

After the girlfiierids~xchange huge(' and gr~~tings •••

Kim and Abernathy introduce their ne"" location buddy Lee to Zoe.

Zoe shakes the B:ctrEil¢ses haqq sttong' a.n~:lV".i~orously, 'like a bloke, her New Zealanaaccent singing f3~rig~ng a greeting.

EXT - AIRPORT - DAY .

From a long distance away, we see the 'four women, complete with'Zoe's baggage, exit the airport.

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We SNAP ZOOM to a medium of Zoe,' then a CLICK SOUND ,off screen and the ima'geof Zoe: FREEZES·.-' ,

SergiO'LeoneCU 'ofStuntInah Mikebbf;ervirigth~ gil:'l~

through the shutter of his camera. '

SNAP ZOOM and FREEZE FRAME to each 'gfrl in turn.

.....

StuntmaIi Mike lowers the camera from .Ln "f~9nt Of. his .face l' smiles a shit eating grin (he's back 'in business).

, .

STUNTMAN MIKE (to himself}

Hello Ladies •. We're gonnCihave a good time •.

H~ exits· FRAME.

CUT TO

INT - CAR (MOVING) - DAY

The four girls are packed· in'the car.

l$ERNA'l:'HY

••• y.our,timing coulcfu't be bett.er, Zoe. It just so happens, we're al+, three off duty for the next three days of shooting.

ZOE

Fuckini hell, how does that happen?

ABERNATHY

Well, I'Ill,doing Lindsey Lohan's make up,'and "she'erOff fOJ,:",.the next three days. There:' s no st.unts . being filmed during that time, so

. Kim' s free, and Lee's on a will .notify for the nextf9Ur days.

LEE

Yeah, " but if it,:r;ainsthat ',1+ ~ll change for me , th:~ir cover f3et,..t~ the .' c~fEateria scene between me and Brandy.

ZOE

Brandy, the girl that plays Moesha?

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s.

90.

KIM

Oh hell n6'"tliey show Mbe'sha_, Ln New .: Zealand?" ",". :

ZOE' Hell yeah, ;\,'

(she sings the 'theme) "Mo-to-the-E-to-the ••• "

'They all laugh.

KIM Oh: tha.t' sgi-eat., Nowi t's,gonna be one hf· 'them.: day~ft' can "t'get the Moesha theme out,of my-head'.

ZOE S6'how's'tlleshootgoihgc?"

ABERNATHY

Great. ." We're ,hchrfng the best time. The dir'ector,Cecil.' Evans, is so much fun, we're':m,aking the coolest movie and partying all the, time.

The 'name Cecil is pr0nouIlc~dJ:.ike ,Cedil Bi-bWn and rhymes with vessel. Not like "BeanY'arid'ce~il" and zrhymi.nq with diesel.

KIM

Hell yeah, the'h~xt job after this 'is defin.ftely gonna'suck. .

ZOE

SO let's hear it ladies, set, ,Roptances, who's:.Q'etting it ·off?

KIM'

.That would be Lee and Toolbox.

ZOE

;·Ohhhh,.Toolbox/ thenalne' :sorinds proniising.

'ABERNATHY" He's a grip.

LEE

'What he is, is a pervert.

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ZOE .

Well he ke.epssouriding better' and better. What'shis,peryersipn?

j

LEE ..

He likes to watch mep~e.

The girls laugh.

Kim and ,Abernathy chant;

,ABERNATHY and KIM

(singing) ,

Lee's, sitt;ing on-~hetoilet.and Toolbox .is. watch,i..rig her_pee" P~J:":'SS';I-N,,""G. "

KIM

Yeah"but, not no moz e., -Now she's' gitt1n' it oli with The Rock.

. .ZoE-

Your h,aviIl'one off with The Rock?

.,:'\

LEE

. Not . the real Rock. He's electrician named Bruce. calls hllrl' the Rock . cause

: '-. -'. . -.~.' ' ", '.

ll.ke him, and now we al-l

him The Rock.

a

But Kim he lo.oks just call

-KIM

Yeah, th;i.~:is anallsta~ c):"ew. We gotta guy looks like -Nic Cage, and a guy who looks like Pee Wee Herman,t9C? •

ZOE

Kim - dick department - let's he-ar it?

KIM

,No . dic~this ' trip" I gott~ man.

ZOE

Is he comingJ~.peyery couple of weeks and visiting ya?

KIM

Yep, ••• that's, WhY' .. IlO ·.diclcthis trip.

The girls laugh.

They laugh.

LEE

JustrerneIl'lber:r<irn, whoever,you do in Tennesse'~; stays in TeIlIlessee.

'ZOE How long' ha~e' yoti had aU b6\yft-iend?

KIM

. About three months~

ZOE

Who'd y<:>u steal Him :from?

The other. 'gir Is laugh.

They laugh.

KIM

Nobody.

ABERNATHY

.. Kirn.~ .he tota;Lly had c;t. g~rlfriend.

ZO:E.. .c. .

All of Kirn's bc>yfriends, .. started out as' somebody elses boyfriend.

KIM

I didn't steal hili. I di4n't steal any of them. •• they just ~ •• jumped ship.

ZOE

What's your story, Abernathy?

LEE ..

Abby's,gotthebigKEihllha.

ABERNATHY

I had a set crush on Cecil •

. : .~ .~

KIM

Set crush, nigga please. You were his set wi:fe. .

ABERNATHY

Were and had.beillg. the key words heze ,

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KIM

B;itch.you two are still into.each

other arid you' kn()w r • 'j_t~·"", ., .

ABERNATHY

Oh yeah, well if he's sq in love with me, then why did he fuck Daryl Hannah's stand in?

;::'.

KIM ,

( sm:arta~fi) ."

Because he's a mari?

ZOE

Yeah,' was that a trick question?

ABERNATHY

Yes, men are dogs, oh ·it's so funny, oh it's so funny~

KlM

Oh.stop actiIl', like yqu all hurt, y6urass is just·mad.

, ABERNATHY

Yeah, heis a stand-in fucker.

KIM

Bitcll, you' need to get over that shit, t.hat; w.as two weeks .. ago,~

ABERNATHY (sarcastic)

Oh, well now you put it like that.

The girls laugh.

ABERNATHY

Oh I 'l;laven't tolcfyou the/,1;)~st part. He 'fucked her, on my birthday ..

ZOE

Oh. That's a horse of a different· qolor.

ABERNATHY

f .

Thank you.

. ZOE .

Did he know it was your birthday? He is the director, he's kinda busy.

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ABERNATHY

He ate a piece ,. of my birthday cake, and he got me a present. Yeah, I think he knew~'"

': ,ZOE

What did he get you·? "

ABERNATHY He made me a tape.

LEE

He made YOUi·a tape?

,Yeah.

~ERNATIIY;' .

LEE He d±dn"tJSurn you aC~'D. ,he made you a 1.tape?

>ABERNi\THY Yes, and I knCiwwhat you~regonna say, so don '·t even go there ..

KIM

Sounds like the tieat.. of true love. ' to me.

ABERNATHY'

Look I know you guys like him, he's likable. But he' fucked another ' woman on my birthday, how can you not be on my side?

ZOE

Well I admit that sounds: bad~

ABERNATHY It is bad.

~ ...

ZOE

It just sOllndslliik\e a little more to it than that. ,wereyotitwo fucking?

KIM

Hell no.

ABERNATHY (to Kim)

Hello, is your name Abernathy?

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KIM

Sorry.

ABERNATHY. ,

· (to 'Zoe)

The answer to your. question is no, of course Rot.

ZOE'

What do you mean.,"no, of course

· not';?

" ;"

. ABERNATHY .

. The reason Cecil hasn't had a girlfriend in six" years,· is because

· girls wili fllCk him. And ;.if.you fuck Cecil, you don't 'become one of his girlfriends ~~ not to say I . want . to be his girlfriend ..•. ::-- but if I did want to be his/girlfriend, . if.

'. 1 fucked him, I wouldn' t be' his girl.friend,' .I'dbe one of his regulars. And I 'm just getting too ·fuckin' old for thatshit.-

ZOE

.. How about blow Jobs?

ABERNATHY Nope, no b10w jobs.

ZOE

You've at least made:out""right? .

ABERNATHY

Zoe, no. He' does that shit with

too many ,other .girls., I'm; .Dot going .

to be that gir 1. .

ZOE

You've never even kissed?

ABERNATUY We've kissed.

ZOE · But no tongue?

ABERNATHY

No, no tongue. Not that he hasn' t tried.

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"'," ZOE ,"

Havey6u let, him"'do a.ntthl..ng?

ABERNATtly Yes'~';I/velethimigive'me'a; foot message,' and<wheh'wego't() the movies ,I~velet'>h,irit' hold;,imy, hand .

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:KIM,

, 'lsi teh, y6tfr irtlay' he :!~c1;:'iJl'. ,like'

'~oti~ re t~elve. yea'rs 'dl,a,!,l)u~ he's Just act.Ln ' Li.ke a man~;'Ybu need . to be break that nigga off a piece.

. ~Qr

. ZOE "

So let me get this straight, you're 'not fuckin' em, ybu':re, not ",uckin' emryou·Jre notgivin~,:'11ll,U 'ahy tongue,; ,But Dartl' 'I:iaIlIlah's stand ·10 is; You knowsortle"cultures might say he ma,!,e' tne wiser 'choice.

, ABERNArJ?HY '

Try being m~lltl:iedt:0.~r·prickwho cheats ony6u, ,and 'see, if you're , still singing' thes~e;tune. '

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KIM

We ,ain't talkin' abou~marriage, we're talkin' ~6ut you and cecil, you and Cedil ~,:rried? '

No.

KIM ,,'Marriage/is diff~rE!!ri.t:., Wh~n a man finally breaks 'down tihd:marries

your ass , he' smade the" decision to

"settledown.Tha!f:?,'ff WhYrij;;cj'ga.s 'try to hold that shit' 'off to the 'l.ast ' possible minute. Not only that, he's even made:·c;ii vow to' God, and in

'frontr'of;,' his,pe~Fil¢s'tT t~at,"; he's 'gonna 'settle' dOwn~""Nowh(:>'w that' shit works in the"10&onq tun

'remains to be seen. For both

y' all ~ 'Bu't':-th.ett's a, whole, different)thiIIg .'!:But ,this, I'm your girlfriend y.ou're my,boyfriend Mickey Mouse mE!s's?

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97.

KIM

All that means is I got a.date on Saturday night; and on my birthday and Christmas,. that nigga better go deep in' pocket'. . And by the way, what the tUGk.al:'e we talkin' about cm~ay.You 'reneither married to Ceqil.orll.i~.g,irif:t:iend. ,That Il;L99c;l.CCl,1l dowbat he please.

'. Before you can claim a nigga, .you got to claim anigga. And you can

. start . by .. givin' . that. motherfucker a· halld. dop,inthe pack. of . the van on jbI~sdaYi.T .

ABERNATHY

: I'm hot gonna dortihat; •.

:t ·k.Iiow .YOU~!"t .J;lut ·.youknow who .w:ill..,:t:1l,~ bitch that ends~ livin' in. tll.atbigas~~~ion of his.

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LEE

You know~ I gotta say, I haven't ~l:l~;ir~ly .. agr~ed .9n everyth.i,ng Kim said •.. But it' s t~e. when you . sti;etch shit out as long as you have .with Cecil" If' you suddenly ge.t dirty on ' em, it blows their mind.

. K;(M

.Look baby, I love you, but you better recpgni:ze.,. Cecil's a good man. You give him a hand job on Tuesday,. and he'll write your ass a poem on Wednesday. . And when s' all

,gElt ~F;i~dt at yourw~<:lding, you

g;iye'mEi p~esents. .

Abernathy has'~1;Opped cgguiIlg,andsits' back thinking' a bit about what herfiri~nds.aid.

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'. · ... ·KIM

. Mark· my.wp:r.a.s, ~hen. thi~ movie's [9v:~r·aIld q<?J:l~·.w:i1:h; ·them ·two gonna . i.get .··tnal:;~ .i.e.<:i.

AIlERNA;TH:Y

I ' In not,gonna ··marry him.

~KIM Mark-my-words!