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Susan & Quasar
by Roy Gonzales (rgonz26@aol.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Drama   User Review:
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Sex, drugs and high school in the 1980's. Two girls deal with their past and learn to live in the present in one night and find out what being a best friend is all about.


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SUSAN & QUASAR

FADE IN:

INT. MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL - MUSIC ROOM - (1986) - DAY
                                                            
The music room is set up with chairs surrounding three
pianos in front of the room. SUSAN SILK (16) beautiful,
fresh faced, blond girl, plays a snappy jazz tune on the
piano for the class
                                                            
She is playing to the class. Two handsome young men watch
Susan closely. She is wearing a short skirt and at the
angle they are looking at her it appears the is not wearing
a skirt at all.
                                                            
Susan notices the two young men looking at her. Slowly she
crosses her legs and give them a glimpse of her underwear.
One of the young men suddenly gets up and leaves the room
with his math book in front of his crouch.
                                                            
ROBERT LOPEZ, (17) handsome, smiles at Susan smiles at him.
She opens her legs slower this time as she crosses them
again. Robert shakes his head at her. Susan winks at Robert
and keeps on playing,
                                                            
 
INT. MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL - ART ROOM - DAY
                                                            
The art class is filled with STUDENTS. Each one of them is
working on a watercolor painting. QUASAR MORRIS, 16 year
old, rougher around the edges. With her heavy make-up and
sexy clothes, QUASAR looks like she could be in her
mid-twenties.
                                                            
The painting QUASAR is working on is that of a woman, in
what looks like a party dress. The painting is very
detailed and took a great deal of talent to do. Some of the
other STUDENTS look at her painting and just about turn
green with envy.
                                                            
The ART TEACHER walks up to QUASAR'S painting he looks
closely at it and nods with approval.
                                                            
 
EXT. MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL - - DAY
                                                            
Mountain View High School during lunch, a beehive of
activity. STUDENTS walk from the cafeteria to the Quad.
Music can be heard from a boom box. Susan walks across the
campus holding her lunch bag.
                                                            

2.

Susan walks past a group of young men, all of whom are
wearing football Letterman's jackets. They all look at
Susan's legs. One of the boys falls off the bench as she
passes by.
                                                            
The STUDENTS at Mountain View High are mainly the blond hair
blue eyed set. With a few Hispanic STUDENTS now invading
this white-bred suburbia high school.
                                                            
 
EXT. QUAD - DAY
                                                            
Susan scans the quad area which is filled with STUDENTS. She
finally spots Quasar sitting alone.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Where have you been all day?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Why? What did I miss?
                                                            
Susan sits down on the bench next to Quasar. Quasar takes a
bite from her sandwich.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Tina was looking for you.
                                                            
Quasar almost coughs up the sandwich she has just taken a
bite of.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What did you do?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
She didn't say what she wanted?
Did she--
                                                            
Susan takes her sandwich out of her brown bag.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
No, all I know is that she was
really pissed off.
                                                            
Susan turns around and looks at Quasar who has a wide smile
on her face.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You wouldn't know why she suddenly
turned into the She-Hulk would
you?
                                                            
Quasar sits back and thinks a moment.
                                                            

3.

                       QUASAR
Mmm...it might be because I was
with her boyfriend. Not just with
him, I was with him.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Are you kidding?!! I didn't think
she let her boyfriend out of her
sight.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
      (A breath)
No, I'm not kidding. Everything
was going great, till one of her
stupid friends caught us at the
movies last night.
                                                            
Quasar laughs.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Her friend freaked out too. You
would think we were having sex
inside the theater.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You weren't were you?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
No.
                                                            
Susan eats her sandwich.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What did her boyfriend do when he
got caught?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
He fucked my brains out in the
back seat of his car. As a matter
of fact, I'm still a little sore
from that ride.
                                                            
Quasar rubs her hips.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You're such a slut.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
We started making out and before I
knew it, he had my blouse off.
Then my bra, then--
                                                            

4.

                       SUSAN
I get it.
                                                            
Susan shakes her head and puts her half eaten sandwich back
in her bag.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
So...since you were already that
far, what the hell right. You
might as well just fuck the guy.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Yeah, something like that.
                                                            
A young woman is storming though the Quad. By the look on
her face something is going to happen. TINA D'AMICO, (16)
very pretty, marches through the quad searching for Quasar.
A STUDENT passes in front of Tina, she pushes the STUDENT
out of the way.
                                                            
                       STUDENT
Hey watch it!!!
                                                            
Tina keeps on walking. Susan looks up to see Tina stomping
towards them. Susan taps Quasar on the shoulder.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
It's showtime.
                                                            
Quasar spots Tina.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Shit!!!
                                                            
Tina stands in front of Quasar.
                                                            
                       TINA
You fucking whore!! You'd better
stay away from my boyfriend!!
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Who are you calling whore? You
fucking cow!!
                                                            
Quasar looks at Susan. Susan nods her head in agreement.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I would back up if I were you.
                                                            
                       TINA
Who the fuck are you?!! You'd
better stay out of my business.
                                                            

5.

                       SUSAN
I warned you.
                                                            
                       TINA
When I'm done with her, I'll deal
with you!
                                                            
Susan jumps up and punches Tina with a hard uppercut. Tina
falls backwards knocked out cold. Everyone in the Quad
stand in shock. Some of the Students clap.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
You did warn her.
                                                            
 
INT. HIGH SCHOOL - OFFICE- - DAY
                                                            
Susan and Quasar sit in the office waiting to see their
Counselors. Two girls walk by and whisper to each other.
Susan gives them the middle finger.
                                                            
                                         END OF DREAM
                                                            
 
INT. EL MONTE - 1998 - POLICE DEPARTMENT - CELL - - DAY
                                                            
The drunk tank of the Police Department, Susan lays on a
dirty jail cell cot. She wakes up from the sound of the
cell door opening. She looks up to see a female Police
Officer at the cell door.
                                                            
                       FEMALE POLICE OFFICER
Wake up!! Wake up Princess!!
                                                            
Susan slowly begins to sit up. She looks around the cell.
Two other females are inside with her. One sits on the
other cot rocking back and forth, the other female is
throwing up in the toilet.
                                                            
                       FEMALE POLICE OFFICER
Come on!! Do you need me to bring
your slippers and robe? Or should
I just drag your ass out of there.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I'm up...I'm up....
                                                            
                       FEMALE POLICE OFFICER
Hey!! You in the toilet!! You
get any of that shit on the floor
and you're gonna be eating it.
                                                            

6.

Susan pulls herself together and slowly walks out of the
cell.
                                                            
 
EXT. EL MONTE POLICE DEPARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
The front of the Police Department. Susan Silk walks
through the front doors and the bright sunlight makes her
rub her eyes. Susan is dressed in a short top that shows
off her flat stomach and tight white shorts.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
That was a long night.
                                                            
Susan walks away from the Police Department and heads down
the street.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O)
I need to go home and clean up and
get some sleep.
                                                            
The City of El Monte, a run down, poor place, with old
stores on the verge of closing, hole in the wall
restaurants, it could be compared to the slums of East Los
Angeles.
                                                            
 
EXT. GARVY AVE - DAY
                                                            
Most of the worst crime ridden parts of El Monte are located
along the Garvy Strip and the many streets it crosses.
Located on the strip is the Skylight Motel. This and many
others like are located along this street.
                                                            
Susan looks down the street at the local high school. She
sits down on a bus bench and keeps looking at the school,
deep in thought.
                                                            
                                         FLASHBACK:
                                                            
 
EXT. GARVY AVE - 1986 - DAY
                                                            
The street is lined with new shops and restaurants. The
traffic is heavy and people are everywhere. Not like it
looks in 1996. The city is alive and doing well.
                                                            
 
EXT. MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL - PARKING LOT - DAY
                                                            
The parking lot near the school is filled with student's
cars. Two people sit inside one of the few trucks in the
lot.
                                                            
 

7.

INT. TRUCK - DAY
                                                            
Susan and Robert Lopez are inside making out very
passionately. Robert appears to be trying to unbutton
Susan's top. Susan moves Robert's hand away from her top.
His hand slowly moves back to what it was doing. This time
Robert gets her top unbuttoned and his hand inside her top.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Is that all you want me for--sex?
                                                            
                       ROBERT
No, I love our long conversations
on the phone in the middle of the
night.
                                                            
Robert starts kissing Susan's neck.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
      (panting)
I like them too.
                                                            
Susan starts to kiss Robert feverishly.
                                                            
Robert goes back to trying to unlock Susan's top. He gets
three buttons off and is about to take it off. Susan turns
Robert's wrist and looks at his watch.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Shit!! We're gonna be late, come
on!
                                                            
                       ROBERT
What time is it?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
It's time to go. If I'm late
again they'll call my Mom.
                                                            
Susan picks up her school books from off the floor of the
truck.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
Come on, let's leave. We can go
to the beach.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Are you crazy?
                                                            
                       ROBERT
Come on, I have to see you in a
bikini.
                                                            

8.

                       SUSAN
When you come over after school,
I'll put one on for you.
                                                            
Susan opens the door to the truck.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
I just want to see how fast I can
get you out of a bikini.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Your crazy.
                                                            
 
INT. HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
The bell rings through the halls. The doors to the
classrooms burst open. Students rush out of the rooms
trying to make it to their next class on time. Susan
quickly walks through the hallway. Quasar rushes up from
behind.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Hey Sue, come with me for a
minute, I want to show you
something.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I can't be late for history. Mr.
Hundly will have my ass.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'm sure that old fucker wouldn't
mind having your ass.
                                                            
Quasar looks around.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Come on.
                                                            
 
INT. GIRL'S RESTROOM - DAY
                                                            
A couple of girls see Susan and Quasar enter the restroom.
Quasar gives them a stern look and they quickly leave.
Quasar checks the stalls to see if anyone is inside.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What's the big secret? Please
tell me your pregnant.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
That's real funny.
                                                            

9.

Quasar takes out a small folded piece of foil from her
purse.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What the hell is that?
                                                            
Quasar opens the foil and snorts up half of the powder in
it.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Here try it.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Are you fucking crazy?!
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Just do it! What are you worried
about? I did it, and I'm fine.
                                                            
Quasar stands in front of Susan to show her that she's still
normal.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Come on.
                                                            
Susan looks at the powder in the foil.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Fine!
                                                            
Susan puts the foil up to her nose and breathes in the rest
of the white powder. Susan suddenly begins to have trouble
breathing.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Are you trying to kill me!!
                                                            
Quasar pulls out a soda can from her purse and quickly opens
it.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Here drink this.
                                                            
Susan takes the can and slowly begins to drink. Susan keeps
drinking the soda and starts to breathe normal.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You fucking bitch!!! You almost
killed me. I'm gonna beat your
ass right now!
                                                            
The second bell rings.
                                                            

10.

                       QUASAR
I don't think you have time right
now.
                                                            
Quasar looks at her watch.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
In a few minutes you won't even
care. You're late for class.
                                                            
Susan turns and rushes out of the restroom.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Have fun.
                                                            
 
INT. HIGH SCHOOL - CAMPUS - DAY
                                                            
Susan runs across the campus and into another building.
                                                            
 
INT. CLASSROOM - DAY
                                                            
The class is wall to wall Students, most are falling asleep.
The TEACHER is in the middle of a long speech about the
American Revolution. All the Students are nodding in and
out of the speech. All except Susan, who is very awake.
                                                            
Susan looks around the room at the other Students. She
burst into laughter for no reason. The TEACHER turns around
and gives Susan an angry glance.
                                                            
                       TEACHER
What is so funny Ms. Silk.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I don't know.
                                                            
The more she looks around the room, the louder she laughs.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Is it hot in here?
                                                            
Susan takes off her blouse. She is just wearing a tank top.
                                                            
                       TEACHER
Ms. Silk, do you have a problem?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Yeah, I'm hot. You're not hot?
                                                            
Susan starts to unzip her skirt. The Students in the
classroom start to laugh at her.
                                                            

11.

                       TEACHER
Stop! Keep your clothes on.
                                                            
Susan stops and sits quietly.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
But, I'm still hot.
                                                            
                       TEACHER
Go to the nurse.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You got it.
                                                            
Susan gets up and heads for the door, but before she can get
there, she slips off her skirt and lets it drop to the
floor. The Students burst into laughter. Susan bends down
to pick up her skirt and walks out in her underwear.
                                                            
                                         END OF FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
INT. SKYLIGHT MOTEL - ROOM - DAY
                                                            
The motel room is like a small apartment. A bed in the
center of the room, a kitchen in the corner, a metal table
that looks like something from the 50's and a single metal
chair to match it. In the sink we can see a stack of dirty
dishes. The bathroom door opens and Susan walks out holding
her head in pain.
                                                            
Susan frantically begins to search through her jeans that
are on the floor. She throws the jeans across the motel
room in anger. Susan begins to search through her white
shorts till she pulls out a small folded piece of paper from
the pocket. She quickly unfolds the paper and snorts the
powder inside of it.
                                                            
Susan stands up and looks in the mirror where we now get a
closer look at the older Susan Silk. The blue eyes and
blond hair are still there; but, Susan now has a thin strung
out body with just enough to give her a nice shape. She
starts to put on her make-up as if she is getting ready for
a job she hates.
                                                            
 
INT. MOTEL ROOM - MOMENTS LATER - DAY
                                                            
Susan stands in front of the mirror and with her make-up on,
she looks half-way decent. She looks down at her black mini
skirt and black half shirt. Susan lifts her skirt up
another inch. Now the skirt is very short, just below her
perfect ass.
                                                            
 

12.

EXT. GARVY AVE - DAY
                                                            
Susan steps out of the SKYLIGHT MOTEL'S parking lot and
heads for a donut shop at the end of the block. As soon as
her foot hits the sidewalk, cars pass her and honk their
horns. One of the cars turns around so sharply that it
almost hits another car.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
And this is how it starts. They
almost kill themselves to get
laid.
                                                            
The car pulls up next to Susan. Susan checks out the car
first before she walks up to the passenger side.
                                                            
 
INT. CAR - DAY
                                                            
RYAN MARTINEZ, 18 years old, thin, handsome, and very
nervous. He grips the steering wheel tightly. Susan sticks
her head inside the car.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Hey, can you give me a ride?
                                                            
RYAN is thrown off guard.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Sure, get in. Where are you
going?
                                                            
Susan climbs into the car.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Okay, go to the corner and turn
right.
                                                            
Susan looks around checking for Police cars.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You are very cute. What is your
name?
                                                            
                       RYAN
My name is Ryan. What's yours?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Susan.
                                                            
 

13.

INT. CAR - GARVY AVE - DAY
                                                            
Ryan's eyes grow wide at the sight of her body. Susan sits
back and crosses her long legs. Ryan can't keep his eyes
off of Susan's legs. She moves to the side a little and her
skirt goes up a few more inches where we can just see her
panties.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Honey, do you want a date?
                                                            
Ryan appears even more nervous then he was before.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Okay, what do I need to do?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
It's gonna be okay, just turn
right up here.
                                                            
 
EXT. GARVY AVE - DAY
                                                            
The car turns quickly into an out of the way alley. The car
then stops behind a large trash dumpster.
                                                            
 
INT. CAR - DAY
                                                            
Susan turns to face Ryan. Ryan nervously looks around the
alley.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Are you sure we're okay here.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Don't worry, I come here all the
time. How much money you got?
                                                            
                       RYAN
Twenty bucks.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
That's just enough to give you
head. Now, if you had forty we
could fuck.
                                                            
Ryan pulls out a twenty dollar bill and hands it to her.
Susan looks at the twenty and sticks it into her shoe.
                                                            

14.

                       SUSAN
Okay honey, lean back and relax.
Don't worry,don't be nervous,
we're gonna have fun.
                                                            
Susan takes off her half shirt and unclasps her bra, letting
her breasts flop out for Ryan to see. Susan unbuckles
Ryan's belt and unzips his pants. Susan's head goes down
towards Ryan's lap.
                                                            
 
EXT. ALLEY - DAY
                                                            
LONG SHOT of the alley along with the rows of giant trash
dumpsters and Ryan's car. Ryan's head can be seen inside
the car moving up and down.
                                                            
 
EXT. EL MONTE - COFFEE SHOP - DAY
                                                            
From the windows inside the coffee shop, Susan is reading
the newspaper and drinking a soda.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
I have never seen someone more
nervous in my life. I mean, he
must have lasted all of two
minutes.
                                                            
Susan takes a sip from her drink.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
Just how I like them, clean and
quick.
                                                            
 
INT. DONUT SHOP - DAY
                                                            
Susan sits at the table going through the newspaper when she
spots a police car. Before the police car reaches the donut
shop, it turns the corner. Susan slips the newspaper higher
to cover her face.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
The fucking police, they don't let
a girl work for a living. I have
to eat and pay for my room
                                                            
Someone sits down at the table with her. Susan quickly puts
the newspaper down. MAX BLACK sits across from her with a
wide smile. MAX, thirty years old, very thin, almost
sickly, he looks like he's about to die from AIDS. Max puts
a small envelope down in front of her.
                                                            

15.

                       MAX
Susan, I have your snack, do you
have the money for this little
bite to eat?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What do you think?
                                                            
Susan takes out a small stack of bills which are folded very
neatly.
                                                            
                       MAX
I guess you do.
                                                            
Susan and Max push their transaction across the table at the
same time. Max stuffs the money into his pants pocket.
Susan folds the envelope and sticks it into her shoe.
                                                            
                       MAX
Watch yourself out there. You'd
think the whole police force is
out there today.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Don't worry about me.
                                                            
Max leaves the donut shop. Susan waits till Max is out of
sight before she gets up and leaves.
                                                            
 
EXT. GARVY AVE. - DAY
                                                            
Susan is heading for the Shell gas station at the corner. A
freshly polished black Ford mustang pulls up and cuts off
the path Susan is walking down.
                                                            
Susan stands for a moment as the passenger window rolls
down. SANDY MARTINEZ, (24) a beautiful, Mexican woman. She
looks at Susan from her head to her feet.
                                                            
                       SANDY
Hey bitch! Kevin wants to talk to
you.
                                                            
Susan keeps on walking. KEVIN ANDERSON jumps out of the car
and runs after Susan.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Susan...Susan...where are you
rushing off to in such a hurry.
Hey...come here!
                                                            

16.

Kevin, a tall, 30-ish man with black hair, razor-sharp
features, accented by long jagged sideburns and pointed
goatee, he resembles nothing short of Satan himself. But in
direct contrast to his evil face are his clothes--a priest's
suit and collar, used to throw off the police, because Kevin
is a pimp.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Susan...damn it. Will you stop.
What is with you? I just want to
talk to you.
                                                            
Kevin runs in front of Susan and blocks her path.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What do you want Kevin?
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Respect. Please call me Father
Kevin.
                                                            
                       SANDY
Yeah bitch, show some respect.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Shut up!
                                                            
Kevin gently takes Susan by the hand and leads her back to
his car.
                                                            
                       SANDY
I don't see what's so fucking
special about her.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (to Sandy)
Will you shut the fuck up!!
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Susan, come and work for me. I
will take care of you. You're to
beautiful to be out here on the
streets.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I don't want to work for you,
because you treat you're girls
like shit. Oh yeah, and I like
being my own boss.
                                                            

17.

                       KEVIN
Then we can be partners, how about
that? You can keep my girls in
line.
                                                            
                       SANDY
What?!! Hell no!!
                                                            
Kevin walks up the Sandy and back hands her hard across the
face. Susan has seen enough and walks away again.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (to Sandy)
What did I tell you?!
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Little things like that, keeps me
from wanting to work with you.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Susan, you know you can't work the
streets without my help, so just
come with me.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I won't be doing this forever.
                                                            
Kevin grabs Susan by the wrist and doesn't let her go.
                                                            
                       SANDY
Why don't you slap her around?
                                                            
                       KEVIN
You don't want me to do something
ugly do you? It would be a shame
if something happened to that
pretty face of yours.
                                                            
Susan yanks her wrist out of Kevin's grip.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
In time, you will learn to respect
me.
                                                            
                       SANDY (O.S.)
Baby, I'm sorry. Don't be mad at
me.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
You and your stupid friend better
watch yourselfs.
                                                            
Kevin adjusts his collar.
                                                            

18.

                       SUSAN
Stay the fuck away from Quasar and
stay the fuck away from me!
                                                            
Susan turns and rushes away. Kevin stands and watches her
walk up the street. Kevin slowly pulls out a large knife as
he walks back to the car. He climbs in and drives away.
                                                            
 
INT. STRIP CLUB - DAY
                                                            
Miss Kitty, a strip club in El Monte. This club has seen
better days. Dark, run down, and in need of another coat of
black paint on the walls. It is the only strip club left in
the city of El Monte.
                                                            
The bar is large and empty. The BARTENDER is sleeping
through the loud, blasting music. The D.J. booth lights up
and a darkened figure begins to move around inside the
booth. The D.J. changes the music. The D.J. booth faces the
small stage.
                                                            
The stage is surrounded by four small tables each with two
chairs around them. Two drunken business men sit at one of
the close tables to the stage. At the other table, there is
a man who looks like he could be the Uni bomber.
                                                            
                       D.J.
And now...let's make some noise
for our own beautiful bright
star...Quasar.
                                                            
Quasar Morris appears from behind the red curtain on the
stage. She walks out wearing cut off blue jean shorts and a
red, white, and blue T-shirt. The song American Woman
starts and Quasar goes into her stripper routine.
                                                            
With every dance move and every spin, she takes off another
piece of clothing. Quasar jumps up onto the stripper pole.
She swings from it like a performer from Cirque du Soleil.
Quasar spins from the top of the pole, to the bottom with
the grace of a ballerina.
                                                            
One of the drunken business men stumbles up towards the
stage waving a single bill of money at Quasar. Quasar moves
towards the edge of the stage. She takes off her bra and
lets it land on the businessman's head.
                                                            
The drunken businessman slips the money into Quasar's thong,
then he grabs her ass. Quasar slaps the businessman,
knocking him down to the floor. The song ends and she walks
back behind the red curtain.
                                                            
 

19.

EXT. GARVY AVE - STRIP CLUB - DAY
                                                            
The back door to the Miss Kitty strip club slams open.
Quasar Morris walks out into the empty parking lot. JOHN
MILLER, (30) handsome, muscular, the owner of the club. He
follows Quasar into the parking lot.
                                                            
Quasar now older, in the bright sunlight she is not as
pretty as she was in high school, however, she still has her
killer body.
                                                            
                       JOHN
If you pull that shit again,
you're fired.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
The guy grabbed my ass. Other
clubs don't allow that. He needed
to be slapped.
                                                            
                       JOHN
He's one of our best customers.
                                                            
Quasar puts on her sunglasses.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
He gave me a dollar. A fucking
dollar. He wanted to touch my ass
for a dollar.
                                                            
                       JOHN
You're the oldest stripper I have
working here. You want to make
real money?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'd make more money looking for
aluminum cans than working in
there.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Why don't you try Vegas? The
drunks don't care how old you are.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'm not that old. I still have it
where it counts.
                                                            
A car pulls into the empty parking lot. EVA LEON, (19) tall
and pretty, She looks like she could still be in grade
school.
                                                            
Eva walks to the back door, she glares at Quasar.
                                                            

20.

                       EVA
Grandma.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Don't you have homework to do?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Okay girls knock it off.
                                                            
                       EVA
She started it.
                                                            
Eva sticks her tongue at Quasar before she goes inside the
building.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
It doesn't bother you that a
fourteen year old is stripping
here?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Eva is not fourteen. She just
turned nineteen.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
What's the difference?
                                                            
Quasar starts to walk away.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Just because you were some hot
shit stripper in Europe doesn't
mean a fucking thing around here.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'm still hot shit and don't you
forget it.
                                                            
Quasar keeps on walking.
                                                            
 
EXT. ALLEY - DAY
                                                            
Susan quickly walks down the alley, stepping over trash and
empty cardboard boxes. She walks inside the food store part
of the gas station.
                                                            
 

21.

INT. GAS STATION - FOOD STORE - DAY
                                                            
Susan waves to the GAS STATION ATTENDANT (18) thin and a
face covered in pimples, he is working behind a tall glass
booth. Susan points to the back of the store where the
bathrooms are located. The ATTENDANT slowly nods.
                                                            
 
INT. GAS STATION - BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
Susan opens the envelope and carefully takes out a small
piece of folded foil. She opens the foil and snorts the
white powder inside it.
                                                            
Susan puts her head down and waits for the drug to hit.
Susan rubs her nose and breathes deeply, trying to get the
rest of the powder.
                                                            
                                         FLASHBACK:
                                                            
 
INT. JAMES KING'S HOUSE - BATHROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Quasar and Susan stand in the small bathroom exchanging
powder and getting very high. Extremely loud music can be
heard pounding on the other side of the bathroom door. The
two look in the mirror and check their make-up. Quasar
adjusts her bra and lifts up her breasts to show off how big
they are.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
There...that's better.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Watch it with those, this bathroom
isn't that big. You can poke an
eye out.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I wish they were bigger.
                                                            
Quasar looks in the mirror and starts to jump up and down to
make her breasts bounce.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Then we could put you in the
circus.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
But they're fun. Boys put their
head in between them and they make
motor boat noises.
                                                            

22.

                       SUSAN
What?!!
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'm kidding. That only happened
once.
                                                            
Susan lifts her skirt about an inch higher.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
There, now I'm ready.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
You are wearing underwear?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I am today.
                                                            
 
INT. HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
The furniture is moved out of the giant living room. Most
of the teenagers at the party are dancing or standing around
drinking beer. Susan and Quasar cut through the crowd.
                                                            
JAMES KING, (18) thin build and shoulder length blond hair.
He looks a bit like Gilligan from Gilligan's Island. He
walks up from behind Quasar and grabs her ass.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Hey!!
                                                            
Quasar realizes that it's James.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Oh! There you are. Happy
Birthday.
                                                            
Quasar kisses James on the cheek.
                                                            
                       JAMES
What did you get me?
                                                            
                       JAMES
You can give me something else, if
you know what I mean.
                                                            
James takes Susan by the hand and leads her back to the
living room to dance. Quasar stands watching Susan and
James dancing and she notices that right behind them is
Robert.
                                                            

23.

Quasar walks up to Robert. Robert keeps a close eye on
Susan.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Are you having fun?
                                                            
                       ROBERT
Sure...I love watching Susan dance
with every guy here.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
She's been dancing with James all
night.
                                                            
Robert watches as Susan kicks off her shoes and keeps on
dancing. Robert now takes a step forward as he watches
Susan dancing more seductively with James. Quasar can tell
that Robert is getting angry.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Oh, Susan is just a little drunk.
Let her have her fun.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
She's been having fun all night.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'll have fun with you.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
What?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Come on, let's get some air. Come
on, come outside with me.
                                                            
Quasar grabs Robert by the hand and leads him through the
crowds of people.
                                                            
 
EXT. HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
The street in front of James house is filled with cars. The
house next door has a For Sale sign in the front yard,
however, the lights are on throughout the house as if
someone is living there.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Do you want to go swimming? Come
on, let's go. No one will know.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
I didn't bring my suit.
                                                            

24.

                       QUASAR
I didn't bring my suit either. We
don't need suits. Come on it will
be fun.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
Quasar, are you being bad? Wait
till I tell Susan.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Come on, I'll just tell her I was
taking care of you.
                                                            
Quasar starts to walk towards the house with the for sale
sign.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
This house has a swimming pool.
James has the key to the gate and
he unlocked it. Come on, no one
will see us.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
You're serious.
                                                            
Quasar slips her hand down Robert's back all the way down to
his ass.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
Hey! What are you doing?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Oh come on! Robert are you that
fucking blind? Susan is already
looking past you.
                                                            
Quasar starts to unbutton her top.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
What do you think? Do you really
think you're the only one she's
been with lately.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
What do you mean lately? What the
fuck are you talking about?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
      (laughs)
She tells me everything. Even
about you.
                                                            

25.

                       ROBERT
You're full of shit!!
                                                            
Quasar puts her arms around Robert.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Come on...no one will know. I'm
not blind, I see how you look at
me. I'll make you forget Susan.
                                                            
Robert pulls away from her.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
What is wrong with you? I love
Susan and I plan to marry her
after I come back from the Navy.
You wouldn't understand.
                                                            
Robert starts to walk back to the party. Quasar buttons her
top back up.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
She won't marry a fucking dork
like you!!
                                                            
Robert keeps walking all the way back inside the house.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Damn it.
                                                            
 
INT. HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Robert walks through the crowd of dancers searching for
Susan. Robert scans the living room looking at every couple
in the corners making out. He looks closely at every couple
sitting down and talking to each other.
                                                            
Robert spots the stairway leading to the second floor of the
house. Slowly, Robert walks up the flight of stairs shaking
his head.
                                                            
 
INT. HOUSE - SECOND FLOOR - NIGHT
                                                            
Robert walks by a few couples making out in the hall. He
stands in front of a door with a sign that reads 'The King'
Robert grabs the door knob and opens it with a hard thrust.
                                                            
 

26.

INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
The bedroom is empty of anyone. The bed in the center of
the neatly kept room is still made.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
I knew that dumb bitch was full of
shit.
                                                            
Robert turns and walks back down the hallway. He stops at
the door to the bathroom. Robert reaches down to his zipper
and opens the door.
                                                            
 
INT. BATHROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Robert opens the door to find Susan on her knees with her
head buried deep into James' crotch. James stands with his
hands on her shoulders. Robert stands for a moment shocked
at what he sees.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING!!!
                                                            
Susan jumps up at the sound of Robert's voice.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
YOU FUCKING BITCH!!!
                                                            
Robert turns and quickly leaves. James finishes putting on
his pants and walks out of the bathroom without saying a
word to Susan.
                                                            
 
INT. TRUCK - NIGHT
                                                            
Robert opens the glove compartment and takes out a handgun.
Robert slaps a magazine into the gun. He sits in the truck
and in his mind he plays out what he wants to do to Susan
and James.
                                                            
                                         DAYDREAM
                                                            
 
INT. HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Robert storms back into the party with the gun at his side.
He walks up to Susan who is standing next to James. Susan
now sees Robert walking towards her. She turns her back to
him. James steps between them.
                                                            
Robert brings the gun up and Fires point blank at James,
blowing the left side of his head onto the wall behind him.

27.

Susan screams as blood and brain tissue spray her face.
Robert turns and Fires at Susan. The bullet strikes her in
the chest killing her instantly.
                                                            
Robert looks at the two dead bodies. The people at the
party look on in shock. Robert puts the gun up to the side
of his head and pulls the trigger.
                                                            
                                         END OF DAYDREAM
                                                            
 
INT. TRUCK - NIGHT
                                                            
Robert is still sitting in the truck looking at his handgun.
He day dreamed everything about killing Robert and Susan.
Robert shakes his head and puts the gun down on the seat.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Robert...please...I'm sorry. I'm
sorry Robert, please don't leave.
                                                            
Robert just keeps looking straight ahead.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
You know what really pisses me
off? It's the fact that everyone
was right about you, and I was
wrong.
                                                            
Robert turns the key and hits the gas. Susan screams out
Robert's name as he speeds away.
                                                            
                                         END OF FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
INT. GAS STATION - BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
Susan slides down the wall of the bathroom crying. She sits
on the floor trying to control her emotions. Someone starts
knocking at the bathroom door.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Keep your pants on!!
                                                            
The knocking now becomes a pounding on the door.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Hold on!!
                                                            
 

28.

EXT. ALLEY - DAY
                                                            
A black Ford Mustang slowly drives into the alley. It
drives around dumpsters, crates, and piles of trash. The
Mustang stops, the passenger door opens.
                                                            
Sandy Martinez's lifeless body falls out into the alley. She
lands on a piles of trash and newspapers. Her eyes are cut
out of her skull. Kevin reaches over and grabs the
passenger door and closes it.
                                                            
The Mustang disappears down the alley. Sandy's body is
quickly covered by trash and few old newspapers, a wind gust
blows down the alley. Her body disappears as it is covered
with more trash.
                                                            
 
EXT. EL MONTE - GARVY AVE - NIGHT
                                                            
The traffic is now growing heavier on the strip and with
that comes more and more police. Susan spots a police car
coming towards her so she ducks inside a nearby video
arcade.
                                                            
 
INT. VIDEO ARCADE - NIGHT
                                                            
The video arcade is very loud and blasting with the sounds
of explosions and lasers being fired, all coming from the
different video games. A group of teenagers in the back of
the arcade spot Susan. The leader of the group CHARLES
CROSS walks up to Susan.
                                                            
The oldest of the group at eighteen with the others being
thirteen and fourteen, CHARLES looks much older because of
his short hair and thin body. He is wearing dirty blue
slacks and dirty blue button shirt.
                                                            
The three other teens are similarly dressed. They look like
a homeless boy band.
                                                            
                       CHARLES
Hi Susan...how have you been?
                                                            
Susan looks at the front entrance to the arcade. From the
entrance you can see the street. A Police car slowly passes
the arcade. Susan ducks between two video games.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
      (cold)
Just keeping out of sight for a
while.
                                                            

29.

                       CHARLES
Do you have a couple of dollars I
could borrow?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
      (acid)
No, I don't...I just had enough
for a soda.
                                                            
The rest of the group now pays closer attention to what
Charles is about to say.
                                                            
                       CHARLES
Susan...do you have any drugs with
you? Come on, you always have a
little something on you.
                                                            
Susan looks around the arcade searching for a way out.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Listen...I'm not your fucking
mother okay. Give me some fucking
money and I'll get you some shit.
                                                            
                       CHARLES
Come on...you always got some.
What's wrong with you?
                                                            
The other street kids now look at Susan with sad faces.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I don't need this fucking shit.
                                                            
                       CHARLES
Susan...please...don't make me beg
you.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Get some money, I'm not a free
ride anymore.
                                                            
Susan turns and walks away from Charles and his group.
                                                            
 
EXT. GARVY AVE - ALLEY - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan quickly walks down an alley searching for a place to
hide. She runs up to a large trash container, opens the
lid, and climbs inside. The Police car turns on its high
beams which light up the alley. The POLICE OFFICER uses his
flashlight to search the area closer.
                                                            

30.

                       SUSAN (V.O.)
Why do they always bother me?
There are other girls out there
doing worse things than me. Why
is it always me they fuck with?
                                                            
The POLICE OFFICER flashes his light on the dumpster Susan
is hiding in. The light stays on the dumpster for a few
minutes.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
Oh come on...come on. Just keep
going.
                                                            
The Police car slowly leaves the alley. Susan climbs out of
the container and brushes off some of the trash from her
clothes. Susan takes out a small bottle of perfume and
sprays herself all over.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Thank God for Avon.
                                                            
 
EXT. GARVY AVE - INTERSECTION - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan stands at a four way intersection where two gas
stations sit across from each other. At another corner is a
flower shop and at the corner across the street from Susan
is a mini mall.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
I need to find me some cash. I
need a few more dates. Where the
hell is everyone?
                                                            
Susan crosses the street and as she does, a couple of cars
honk at her. Susan turns and waves them to come back. The
cars keep on driving. Susan turns and keeps on walking.
                                                            
A CAR turns around quickly and pulls up next to Susan. At
first Susan doesn't turn around, she lets the man inside get
a good look at her. Slowly Susan turns around to see a man
in his late forties sitting behind the wheel. She walks up
to the passenger side of the car.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What can I do for you?
                                                            
                       SCOTT
You need a ride somewhere
sweetheart?
                                                            

31.

                       SUSAN
I don't need a ride. I'm working.
If you're giving rides keep
going.
                                                            
Susan looks closer inside the car for any clues that this
person might be a POLICE OFFICER. She backs away.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
Well, what do you need?
                                                            
Susan steps forward again.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Are you a cop?
                                                            
                       SCOTT
No...I'm not a cop.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Show me the inside of your wallet.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
My wallet?
                                                            
Scott shows Susan the inside of his wallet. He doesn't have
a badge inside it.
                                                            
 
INT. CAR - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan quickly gets into the car and flashes her best million
dollar smile. Scott puts the car in drive and speeds away
from the curb.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Go down the street, I know a
place. What do you want to do?
                                                            
                       SCOTT
I want to fuck, that's what I want
to do.
                                                            
Susan looks around at the inside of the car, and at the
small back seat.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
The back seat is kind of small. I
have a room we could go there.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
Don't worry about it.
                                                            
 

32.

EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT
                                                            
Scott's car slowly pulls into another alley and stops in the
darkest part so it won't be seen. The lights of the car go
off and you wouldn't even know it was there.
                                                            
 
INT. CAR - NIGHT
                                                            
Scott reaches around and pulls a roll of hundred dollar
bills.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
Take off your clothes.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Don't you want to get in the back
seat?
                                                            
                       SCOTT
Just take off your fucking
clothes!
                                                            
Susan now feels that she is in danger. Scott pulls out a
hand held electric stun gun. He presses the button and we
can see the electricity arc between two metal pins on the
stunner.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What are you gonna do with that?
                                                            
Scott presses the button again on the stunner.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Please...don't hurt me. I'll do
what you want. Just don't hurt
me.
                                                            
Susan begins to take off her top. Scott puts the stunner
away. Susan looks around for a way out of the car.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
If you don't hurry...I'm going to
fry your ass.
                                                            
Susan now unclasps her bra. As soon as he sees her breasts,
Scott zaps her on her side. Susan shakes violently and
passes out from the stunner.
                                                            
 

33.

EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT
                                                            
The dark alley is suddenly lit up every-time Robert zaps
Susan. From the back window of the car we can see the light
from the stunner. The light flashes a few more times.
                                                            
 
EXT. CAR - ALLEY - NIGHT
                                                            
The door on the passenger side opens and Susan's body rolls
out onto the sidewalk. Robert throws her bra and shirt at
her, both of which land on her back as she lays face down on
the ground. He then throws four-one hundred dollar bills on
her, which also land on her back.
                                                            
The door of the car slams shut and speeds away leaving Susan
laying on the ground.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
Susan sitting on the ground counting her money.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
That mother fucker could have
killed me. Who knows how many
times he shocked me. What do I
do...call the cops? They don't
care.
      (a moment)
You wouldn't believe how many cops
I've done just to stay out of
jail.
                                                            
Susan slowly begins to stand.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
I'll tell you what, four bills
makes up for a lot of things. I
need to get home and clean up.
                                                            
                                         FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
INT. SUSAN'S MOTHER'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Susan opens the front door carrying her school book bag.
PAUL BUNNEL sits in the living room alone, watching Susan
walk in. She throws her books on the chair. Susan doesn't
notice PAUL sitting on the lounge chair in the living room.
                                                            
PAUL BUNNEL, late fifties, heavy, and very creepy looking.
He has four empty beer cars on the floor next to his chair.
                                                            

34.

                       SUSAN
Mom!!! Are you home?!!
                                                            
Susan begins to fan herself with her hand because of the
heat of summer. Susan turns on the fan that is sitting on
the kitchen table.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Damn, it's hot.
                                                            
Susan pulls off her sweater and walks around the house in
just her bra. Susan now spots PAUL in the mirror on the
wall.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What the fuck!!
                                                            
Susan covers herself with her sweater.
                                                            
                       PAUL
Your mother's not here, she went
to get more beer. I've got one
more, do you want it?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
No thanks.
                                                            
Paul tries to stand up but falls back down in his chair
because he's so drunk. Paul stands up again and begins to
walk towards her.
                                                            
                       PAUL
Why don't you keep me company till
your mom gets back? Tell me how
your day was.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I don't think so, I have homework.
                                                            
Susan heads for her room. Paul follows Susan to her
bedroom.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Stay away from me!!
                                                            
Before she can close the door to her room Paul pushes the
door open. Paul stumbles into the room trying to get at
Susan.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Get the fuck out of my room!!
                                                            

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Susan takes a swing at Paul who avoids the punch and shoves
Susan onto her bed.
                                                            
                       PAUL
You're such a great piece of ass.
Just like your mother. Do you
move like your mother?
                                                            
Susan sits on her bed still covering herself up.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What do you mean move?
                                                            
                       PAUL
I mean your ass. Does your ass
move when someone is fucking it.
                                                            
Paul back hands Susan across the face, sending her flying
back onto her bed. Paul then slams the door shut. Susan
can be heard screaming from behind the door.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
The door to Susan's bedroom slowly opens. Paul puts on his
dirty tee-shirt. Susan can been seen from the doorway
motionless on the bed.
                                                            
Paul closes the door and walks away.
                                                            
                                         END OF FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
INT. SKYLIGHT MOTEL - MOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan steps out of the bathroom after another shower. She
lets her towel drop and changes into another skirt which is
just as short as the first one. Susan also puts on another
small top. She sits down and brushes her hair.
                                                            
Susan gets up and walks towards the corner of the room and
picks up the rug. Her money is folded and laying on the
floor. She puts it into her skirt pocket and walks out of
the motel room.
                                                            
 
EXT. GARVY AVE - NIGHT
                                                            
The street is now quiet since it's later in the evening.
Susan walks down the street drinking a soda from a paper
cup. Susan spots a young woman sitting at a bus stop bench.
                                                            
Quasar sits crying to herself. She watches Susan approach
her and she quickly pulls herself together.
                                                            

36.

                       SUSAN
What's wrong with you?
                                                            
Quasar wipes away the tears from her face.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'm so damn tired. I'm tired of
all this shit.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Who the fuck isn't tired around
here?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
The older I get, the less I can do
this. I can't do this anymore.
                                                            
Susan sits down next to Quasar and lights a cigarette.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You talk about this all the time.
What are you going to do? This is
all you know. You want to start
flipping burgers for a living?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I know more than this. I used to
make clothes when I was younger. I
used to draw and paint.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You did what? When did you draw
and paint?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I made my prom dress.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
      (thinks)
You didn't go to the prom. Didn't
Cliff stand you up?
                                                            
                                         FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
INT. QUASAR'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
The inside of the bedroom looks like a fashion designer's
studio. There is a beautiful prom dress hanging on the door
to the room. Quasar stands in her underwear crying. She
walks up to the prom dress with a giant kitchen knife.
                                                            

37.

Quasar starts to hack at the prom dress, putting long cuts
into it. She screams at the dress as she rips the dress to
pieces with the knife.
                                                            
The posters on the wall start flying everywhere as Quasar
rips them from the thumb tacks. She rips up perfect
drawings of women wearing clothes that will never be. Quasar
falls to the floor crying, in the center of her destroyed
bedroom.
                                                            
                                         END OF FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
EXT. BUS BENCH - NIGHT
                                                            
Quasar starts to cry again.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
That was when everything changed.
I was going to get what I wanted.
If I had to use sex to get it, oh
well.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You used so many boys back in high
school. I hope you got what you
wanted out of them.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Most of them got what they
deserved. And most of them got
what they wanted.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Why don't you just go home? Your
family isn't that bad.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
My family doesn't want me there.
Not if I am still on drugs. It's
to hard to get clean. My Mom is
still mad because of my Dad--
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What about you Dad? He was an ass
hole. I'm sorry he died. But he
was a terrible person.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Never mind. It's not important.
                                                            
Quasar starts to fix her make-up, with what little she has
in her purse.
                                                            

38.

                       QUASAR
I'm just not as strong as you.
You're the strongest person I
know.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Trust me, I'm not that strong. I'm
the weakest person on this street.
                                                            
Susan looks around the empty street.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
And that's saying a lot. There
are so many weak ass people around
here.
                                                            
Quasar stands up and straightens her clothes. She pulls
down on her short skirt that moved up past her ass when she
stood up.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I hate it when it does that.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
That's because your ass is so big.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
No ones complained about my ass
yet.
                                                            
Quasar starts to wiggle her ass.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
How did you squeeze that ass into
that skirt? That's what I want to
know?
                                                            
A car passes them and honks. The car turns around.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
This guy's mine. Just sit there
and keep crying.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I don't think so. This is one of
my regulars.
                                                            
The car is a late model Ford Thunder bird, and we can see
that a middle aged man with a bald head is sitting behind
the wheel. JOHN TATE smiles a wide grin at the two women.
                                                            

39.

                       QUASAR
Hi honey, how are you? It's been
a long time.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Hi baby.
                                                            
Susan moves in to give John a better look at her.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Hi there sailor. Looking for a
good time?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Quasar...who's your friend?
                                                            
John now looks Susan over from head to toe. Susan begins to
stand like she is posing for a picture.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Get a good look honey.
                                                            
Susan strikes another pose.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You're cute, in a Fred Mertz sort
of way. You want to go somewhere
and be alone?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Leave John alone. He wants
someone sweet like me.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Quasar knows what I like.
                                                            
Quasar opens the door and climbs into the car.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
That's right baby...and I'm going
to treat you good. Let Susan go
back to her low-lifes, that's
where she belongs.
                                                            
Susan watches as Quasar drives away.
                                                            
 
EXT. GARVY AVE - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan is now further down the Garvy Strip where there are
less stores and motels. However, the further down the strip
the more cars at the intersections. Susan watches a group
of teenagers with a boom box walking towards her.
                                                            

40.

The music is a loud rap tune. Susan opens up another small
packet of foil and snorts up the powder. As the music get
closer and closer, Susan begins to dance.
                                                            
The four young men can't believe their eyes. Susan starts
to dance more and more like some kind of stripper. Susan
begins to slowly take off her top, when she suddenly stops
and waves her index finger at the teens.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
No...no...no..little boys. This
is not for you.
                                                            
The teenagers now start to plead with Susan to keep up her
show.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Sorry...I don't work for free. You
boys have any money with you?
                                                            
                       TEEN 1.
How much to do us all...Bitch!!
                                                            
Susan knows now that she is in trouble.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Too much for you little boys.
                                                            
Now the four teens begin to surround her so she can't walk
away or run.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Well, maybe we can work something
out.
                                                            
                       TEEN 1.
Grab her!!!
                                                            
Two teens grab her from behind and drag her down a dark near
by alley.
                                                            
 
EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan is thrown onto a pile of cardboard boxes. All we can
see are hands tearing away Susan's clothes. First her skirt
is ripped off from around her waist, then her top is ripped
from her chest.
                                                            
One of the teens gets behind her and holds onto her hips. He
quickly pulls his pants down and rips off Susan's panties.
Susan screams out in pain with each thrust. Another teen

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gets behind her and begins to thrust. Each one of them is
getting a turn.
                                                            
Susan screams and tries to break away from the tight hold;
but, she is held down tighter. One of the bigger young men
gets behind her. He also takes his turn and his turn is no
joke.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Oh my God!!! Please stop!!!
                                                            
The thrusts become harder and faster, Susan's screams become
louder. One of the teens tries to cover her mouth. Suddenly
a car pulls up into the alley. The gang of teenagers drop
Susan and run.
                                                            
Susan lays on the ground naked and shaking. The door to the
car opens and two people rush out. Susan is scared at
whoever might be coming now and tries to crawl away. Quasar
kneels down next to Susan.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Hey...hey..it's me. It's me.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Is she okay? She needs to go to a
hospital.
                                                            
Susan sits up and tries to cover herself with scraps of her
clothes.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Don't take me to the hospital. I'm
better now.
      (low voice)
Thanks
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Who were they?
                                                            
Quasar helps Susan to her feet.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I don't know...they were to busy
to give me their names. They were
a bunch of kids.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Come on, let's get out of here
before the police come.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Are you sure she's alright?
                                                            

42.

Quasar helps Susan walk towards the car.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'm taking you to the hospital.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I said No! Just take me to my
room.
                                                            
John holds the door open to the car. People can be heard
coming back.
                                                            
                       JOHN
We'd better hurry.
                                                            
 
INT. HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan lays on the bed still recovering from her ordeal.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
This has only happened to me one
other time. After Robert broke up
with me, I was in P.E. and the
track team threw me in the
equipment room and raped me.
      (pause)
What was different that time is
that the track team took their
time with me. I guess they were
in better shape.
      (pause)
Each one of those boys was kicked
out of school. After that, it
didn't matter. I was a marked
woman. Every guy I went out with
thought I was going to let them
have their way with me.
                                                            
CLOSE UP ON Susan who slowly closes her eyes.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
The girls in high school were
worse. Mostly because I was
friends with Quasar and she was
screwing every guy with a heart
beat.
      (pause)
Me and Quasar have been friends
since the third grade. I don't
know how we met. I don't know why
we stayed friends.
                                                            

43.

                                         FLASHBACK:
                                                            
 
EXT. MAXSON GRADE SCHOOL - PLAYGROUND - DAY
                                                            
The play ground is filled with second and third grade
STUDENTS. A third grade girl wearing a pretty blue dress
sits down on the giant swings. She is drawing in a small
note book. This is Quasar at the age of 7.
                                                            
Quasar is slightly chubby, but very cute, almost doll like.
She smiles at a cute dark haired little boy. The little boy
smiles back and runs away. She turns and looks at a little
girl also swinging on the swing set.
                                                            
Sitting three swings down from Quasar is a skinny, blond
hair, 7 year old little girl. We are looking at Susan as a
little girl. Susan sits wearing boys blue jeans and a boys
black tee shirt. She could easily be mistaken for a little
blond boy.
                                                            
Quasar is busy drawing in her notebook, she doesn't see the
four little girls approaching her. Susan sees them and
watches closely.
                                                            
The leader of the group of girls is AMY DAWES, 8 years old,
wears glasses and brand new clothes. Her girlfriends laugh
and do whatever she asks of them. Amy stops and looks at
Quasar.
                                                            
                       AMY
Look girls, there an oomph
loom-pa. I didn't know we had one
going to our school.
                                                            
The three little girls start laughing. Quasar looks up from
her notebook not hearing what was said to her.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Hello. Do you want to swing on
the swings?
                                                            
                       AMY
Oh my God it talks.
                                                            
The little girls start laughing again. Amy picks up a rock
and throws it at Quasar. The rock hit her in the chest,
making her drop her notebook.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Hey! What's wrong with you?!!
                                                            

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The other little girls now start to throw rocks at Quasar.
Susan picks up a rock throws it and hits Amy hard on the
shoulder.
                                                            
Quasar puts her hands in front of her face as the rocks keep
hitting her. She looses her balance and falls to the
ground.
                                                            
                       AMY
My arm!!! You broke my arm!!
                                                            
Quasar sits on the ground still being hit by rocks. Susan
picks up another rock and throws it at one of the little
girls. The rock hits one of them in the legs.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Get out of here!!! Leave her
alone!!!
                                                            
                       AMY
I'm gonna tell my Mom on you!!
You're going to jail!!
                                                            
Susan throws another rock at Amy, hitting her hard in the
stomach. She yells out in pain and runs back to the school,
screaming her head off.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
      (to Quasar)
Are you okay?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
      (catching her
       breath)
Why did they throw rocks at me?
What did I do to them?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
They're just mean.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
And they're ugly to.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
And they smell to.
                                                            
They both start laughing at what Susan just said.
                                                            
                                         END OF FLASHBACK
                                                            
 

45.

INT. SUSAN'S HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan still lays in bed looking at the water stained
ceiling.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
High school was the worst time in
my life for me. I was always in
trouble.
                                                            
                                         FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
INT. COUNSELORS OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Susan sits inside the small office. The window in the
office overlooks the hallway and a red brick wall. It makes
it look like she's in jail. MS. DEININGER, late thirties,
blond hair, with glasses too big for her face.
                                                            
                       MS. DEININGER
Susan...what is going on with you
lately?
                                                            
Ms. Deininger opens a file in front of her on the desk.
                                                            
                       MS. DEININGER
Within the past two months, you've
gotten into four fights, you had
some kind of break down in your
English class
      (keeps reading)
And you've been sent to me, just
about everyday for talking back to
your teachers.
                                                            
Ms Deininger closes the file.
                                                            
                       MS. DEININGER
You were the top of your class in
math, history, and English, Music,
there is nothing you can't do. Do
you still want to become a writer?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I still do.
                                                            
                       MS. DEININGER
Now, you've turned into Mountain
View's number one trouble maker.
What's going on with you?
                                                            

46.

                       SUSAN
I don't know. I've been going
through a lot in my life lately.
                                                            
                       MS. DEININGER
You want to get into a good
college don't you?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
      (a moment)
Yeah...of course.
                                                            
Quasar walks passed the window of the office. She stops and
points her finger at Susan. Quasar waves her finger as if
she is the one giving the lecture to her.
                                                            
                       MS. DEININGER
You need to focus the rest of the
year, if you want to turn this
around.
                                                            
Susan keeps looking at Quasar who is now making faces at her
through the window.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Okay.
                                                            
Ms. Deininger turns sharply around towards the window.
Quasar ducks down without being seen.
                                                            
                       MS. DEININGER
Don't let your friends keep you
from going to college. Maybe you
could join a sport or you could
join the newspaper.
                                                            
The bell rings for the next class. Susan stands up and
grabs her book bag.
                                                            
                       MS. DEININGER
Think about getting into some kind
of activity here at school. It
may help with getting into a good
college.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I will.
                                                            
 
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL - QUAD - DAY
                                                            
Susan sits eating her lunch in the busy Quad. Quasar cuts
through the crowd, two girls pass her and whisper to each

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other. The two girls don't hide the fact they are talking
about Quasar.
                                                            
Quasar looks around the Quad area and most of the girls are
looking at Quasar. She sits down next to Susan.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What's wrong?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
How do you know that something is
wrong?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Because...something is always
wrong. So what is it?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I didn't even say anything, all I
did was sit down.
                                                            
Susan puts her sandwich back in her brown bag. Quasar
starts to eat her salad from her Tupperware bowl.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
--are you gonna tell me?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I was thinking...maybe we can
change our image.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Our image? What are you talking
about?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'm tired of being treated like
we're wearing the Scarlet Letter.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Scarlet Letter?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I know what it means. I saw the
movie.
                                                            
Susan throws her bag into the nearest trash can.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
We might as well be wearing a
Scarlett Letter with all the shit
we've been through.
                                                            

48.

Susan starts to tug at the clothes she is wearing.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
The way we dress doesn't help us
either.
                                                            
They look at each other, the only real thing that sets them
apart from the other female students at the school is that
they have some fashion sense.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I think you look cute. And I know
how we can look cute all the time.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
How?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
We try out for the cheerleading
team. I love the colors of their
uniforms.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What? No way. Not cheerleading.
                                                            
As if on cue, the Cheerleading squad walks past them.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Come on Sue...most of them are
undercover whores anyways. We'll
fit right in.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Funny...I only see one whore
around here.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
--does that mean you'll do it
then?
                                                            
Susan watches the cheerleaders and how much attention the
boys are giving them. No one is whispering behind their
backs.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Okay...I'll try out with you. We
are gonna need to practice
everyday if you want to make the
team.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
No problem...we can practice at my
house after school.
                                                            

49.

                       SUSAN
Maybe this will get Ms. Deininger
off my back.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
So..we'll meet at my house after
school and go over the routine.
                                                            
 
EXT. QUASAR'S HOUSE - FRONT YARD - DAY
                                                            
The large ranch style house is surrounded by a freshly cut
lawn. Everything about the house is very neatly kept. Susan
sits on the front porch waiting.
                                                            
Quasar steps out of the front door holding a portable stereo
cassette player, she sits it down next to a box of cassette
tapes. Quasar starts to search through the box.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What song do you want to use for
the try outs?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I have no idea. I was thinking
something we can dance to.
                                                            
Quasar finds a cassette. She turns the volume all the way
up. Quickly she gets up and gets ready. The music comes on
and it is The Cars, Shake it Up. Quasar goes into a typical
cheerleading routine.
                                                            
Quasar is about to finish, when she does a back flip and
lands with a hard split, and her arms up in the air. Susan
starts clapping.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
How was that?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
That was good. How did you learn
to do a back flip?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
My Mom put me in gymnastics when I
was a kid.
                                                            
Susan unzips her sweatshirt and throws it onto the porch.
She stands ready.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Do you want to use the same music?
                                                            

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                       SUSAN
Yeah.
                                                            
The music comes up loud again and Susan goes into her
routine. She does more hand movements with her arms and has
a wide smile on her face. She does a few swings of her hips
and a back flip of her own.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
When you do the back flip you
might want to land with a split.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I don't want to copy you. What if
I do a couple of running back
flips?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Can you do that?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You're not the only one who was in
gymnastics as a kid.
                                                            
Quasar puts the music back on and Susan starts to dance. She
is swinging her hips hard like a professional cheerleader. A
car passes and honks at her.
                                                            
Susan and Quasar look at each other and start laughing. The
front door to the house bangs open and PETER MORRIS. 60 ish,
tired, and looking very angry.
                                                            
                       PETER
      (angry)
Do you have to do this now? You
know I just got off work. I need
my rest.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'm sorry Dad. We're done.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Hello Mr. Morris how are you doing
today?
                                                            
                       PETER
      (cold)
I don't know you, so why are you
talking to me.
                                                            
Peter starts to cough, he clutches his shoulder.
                                                            

51.

                       QUASAR
Dad, are you okay?
                                                            
 
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL - FOOTBALL FIELD - DAY
                                                            
The field is busy with high school girls lined up waiting to
try out for the cheerleading squad. A table is set up in
the middle of the field, a hand painted sign hangs from the
table that reads 'Try Outs'
                                                            
Standing among the pretty wannabe cheerleaders are Susan and
Quasar. Sitting at the table like it's some kind of desk in
a high rise office is LISA RICHMOND. LISA checks a
clipboard filled with notebook paper.
                                                            
LISA stands up to check out the line of young girls waiting.
She spots Susan and Quasar in line and shakes her head.
LISA RICHMOND, 17 years old, extremely beautiful, with the
body of a Penthouse model, still she is very uptight.
                                                            
The group of girls is watching a girl struggle through her
try out. When the girl is finished, LISA reaches over and
turns off the music coming from the boom box next to the
table. She looks at the girl and writes something on her
clipboard.
                                                            
                       LISA
Thanks...we will be in touch.
                                                            
Lisa flips through her clipboard.
                                                            
                       LISA
Jaime Medina, you're next.
                                                            
JAIME MEDINA walks up in front of Lisa. Two other
CHEERLEADERS sit down at the table to watch. Lisa flips on
the music, JAMIE goes into her routine.
                                                            
Quasar and Susan watch from the side. JAIME isn't that bad,
and she finishes with a standing back flip. Lisa and her
CHEERLEADERS clap at the performance.
                                                            
                       LISA
Very good. We will be in touch.
                                                            
Susan now walks up to the front of the table, since she was
the next in line behind JAIME.
                                                            
                       LISA
Excuse me! You're not next.
                                                            

52.

                       SUSAN
Like hell I'm not. I was behind
her.
                                                            
Susan points to JAMIE who is walking away back towards the
campus. There are just three more girls left including
Quasar.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
      (to Quasar)
I guess your next.
                                                            
                       LISA
No...she's not next either. She's
next.
                                                            
Lisa points to the girl behind Quasar.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Are you kidding?
                                                            
Lisa looks at a page in her clipboard.
                                                            
                       LISA
Kristin Brook, you're up.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Who cares, so we go last. Think
of it as saving the best for last.
                                                            
Susan watches as Lisa talks to the other CHEERLEADERS before
the next try out.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Wait a minute! We've been
standing in the hot sun for two
hours while you bitches sit in the
shade.
                                                            
Lisa stands up.
                                                            
                       LISA
Why are you even here? Did you
really think you were gonna become
a Mountain View Cheerleader?
                                                            
The GIRL who was about to go next starts to back away.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Every girl out here today, except
for a select few have sucked dick.
                                                            

53.

                       LISA
You think you're better than
them...then prove it.
                                                            
Susan does a back somersault and lands with a hard split.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Go ahead Quasar.
                                                            
Quasar slowly goes into a back bend. She does the splits
while in the handstand position. To show them a more
advanced degree of difficulty, she also flexes her leg.
                                                            
Quasar does a front flip from that position and stands
                                                            
                       QUASAR
      (hands in the air)
Ta Da!!
                                                            
The two CHEERLEADERS sitting at the table start to clap.
                                                            
                       LISA
Stop it!! Stop clapping!! She's
not making the squad.
                                                            
One of the CHEERLEADERS tries to talk her into changing her
mind.
                                                            
                       LISA
She slept with my Dad.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You did. Damn...are we gonna have
to sew your knee caps together or
what?
                                                            
                       LISA
I saw you two at his work.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I didn't have the money to pay to
have my car worked on. We worked
something out.
                                                            
Lisa jumps up on the table and leaps in the air straight at
Quasar. The two girls fall hard to the ground. Susan steps
forward but the two CHEERLEADERS hold her. Lisa is punching
Quasar hard.
                                                            
Susan breaks free and punches one of the CHEERLEADERS across
the face. She runs over and kicks Lisa in the head knocking
her off Quasar.
                                                            

54.

Quasar stands up and she starts to kick Lisa in her side.
Susan and Quasar are both kicking Lisa as hard as they can.
Out of nowhere two TEACHERS rush up and pull Susan and
Quasar off Lisa.
                                                            
 
EXT. SUSAN'S MOTHER'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan stands in front of her house dressed in a very short
skirt and an even smaller top. The sound of a car honking
makes Susan quickly turn around. Quasar sits behind the
wheel of an old Dodge family car.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Damn whore, you look like you're
ready to walk the streets.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Yeah well, I want to get some
attention. You think this will
do?
                                                            
Susan opens the door on the passenger side and we can see
Quasar is also wearing something similar to what Susan is
wearing.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
We look like the hooker sisters.
                                                            
The door closes and the car speeds away.
                                                            
 
INT. CAR - NIGHT
                                                            
Quasar turns the radio on louder. Susan fixes her make-up
in the mirror.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What's the plan for tonight?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
The movies.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
The movies!! I got dressed like
this for the movies? Turn the car
around.
                                                            
Quasar turns the music down.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
We're going to the Mill.
                                                            

55.

                       SUSAN
Oh...the Mill. Turn the fucking
car around.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
We can look around a little and
check out the guys. It'll get
your mind off of Robert.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What is that supposed to mean?
What are you trying to say?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I didn't mean anything. Why are
you getting mad?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Forget it. Don't try and make me
feel better, okay.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Okay!
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Okay!
                                                            
                       QUASAR
      (under her breath)
bitch.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE MILL SHOPPING CENTER - NIGHT
                                                            
The parking lot is filled with cars as far as the eye can
see. The shopping center resembles a Las Vegas casino
because of all the bright neon lights and crowds of people.
On one side of the parking lot is a building like a gigantic
brick block that came out of the ground. On the other side
of the building is the entrance to the movie theater.
                                                            
The shopping center has it's own movie theater attached to
it. That is where we find Susan and Quasar looking over the
scene. The two women cut though the crowd of people heading
for the rows of ticket counters.

Above the ticket counters are large electronic boards with
the times of all the movies showing. Most of the movies are
sold out. Susan looks at Quasar and shakes her head.
                                                            

56.

                       SUSAN
Great idea, everything is sold
out. I didn't even want to see
half of these movies.
                                                            
The only movies that are not sold out are after midnight.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I guess we could walk around the
mall for a while.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Yeah...we could do that. Or we
can sit and guess what kind of
underwear each guy is wearing.
                                                            
A couple walks by holding hands and as they pass Susan and
Quasar, the guy turns around to check out Susan's body. His
girlfriend catches him looking at Susan and quickly lets go
of his hand, angry at him.
                                                            
 
INT. SHOPPING CENTER - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan and Quasar walks though the different stores.
                                                            
MONTAGE OF SCENES:
                                                            
We find Susan and Quasar inside a clothing store trying on
different outfits.
                                                            
Susan and Quasar inside the record store talking and
laughing loudly. Some of the other teen-aged girls look at
them with disdain.
                                                            
Quasar and Susan inside the book store hiding a Playgirl
magazine inside a Vogue magazine. With every turn of the
page they laugh, another page they stop laughing and Quasar
starts to fan herself with her hand. The people behind the
counter watch Susan and Quasar every few minutes.
                                                            
Quasar and Susan inside Fredrick's of Hollywood looking at
underwear. Susan picks up a thong and lifts up her skirt to
show Quasar that she is wearing the same pair.
                                                            
 
INT. SHOPPING CENTER - FOOD COURT - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan and Quasar walk towards the food court when Quasar
notices two young men following them. Quasar bends
completely down to adjust the strap on her shoe. The two
young men get a full view of her ass.
                                                            

57.

                       QUASAR
I want something to drink.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
We'll be in line forever.
                                                            
The food court is filled with lines of people in front of
the different fast food restaurants. All the tables are
filled with people.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Where are we going to sit?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Don't worry about it. It'll be
okay.
                                                            
Quasar turns to see the two young men still watching them
and smiling at her.
                                                            
 
INT. FOOD COURT - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan and Quasar sit at a table with a basket of french
fries and two large drinks in front of them.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
We have a couple of fans.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
The two cute guys behind me.
                                                            
Susan takes a peek over Quasar's shoulder where she spots
the two young men in there early twenties smiling at them.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I'm gonna tell them to fuck off.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
No...don't do that. They've been
following us around the whole
mall.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
There a couple of creeps, tell
them to fuck off.
                                                            
Quasar turns around and flashes a smile at the two young
men.
                                                            

58.

                       QUASAR
I'm gonna call them over here.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Are you kidding?
                                                            
Quasar turns and begins to wave the two guys over to them.
The two young men sit shocked at the first but then stand up
and walk over to them. MARK BECK and RICK GREEN smile down
at Susan and Quasar.
                                                            
MARK and RICK are dressed like 80's rock singers, right down
to there thin black ties.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Have you guys been following us?
                                                            
MARK and RICK look at each other.
                                                            
                       MARK
No...we just happen to be in the
same places.
                                                            
                       RICK
Yeah...isn't that strange?
                                                            
Rick is now looking at Susan.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
My name is Quasar and this is my
friend Susan.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Hello.
                                                            
                       MARK
      (to Quasar)
You have a cool name.
                                                            
Quasar and Mark start to make eyes at each other.
                                                            
                       MARK
What are you guys doing later?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
We're going to the movies.
                                                            
                       RICK
See, now that's strange, because
we're going to the movies too.
                                                            
                       MARK
Can you imagine that?
                                                            

59.

Susan and Quasar look at each other and laugh.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
What time does your movie start?
                                                            
                       RICK
What time does yours start?
                                                            
Under the table the four are sitting at, we can see Quasar
slip off her shoe. Her foot moves up Mark's leg, all the
way up to his crotch. Mark sits up in a hurry and looks
across the table at Quasar who smiles back at him.
                                                            
Susan looks down at Quasar's leg and shakes her head.
                                                            
                       MARK
I'll be right back, I have to go
wash my hands.
                                                            
Mark gets up from the table without taking his eyes off of
Quasar. Mark gives Quasar a look telling her to go with
him. Only Susan and Quasar noticed the look Mark gave her.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Can't you keep them closed for
five minutes?
      (a beat)
Don't take all night. I don't
want to miss the previews.
                                                            
Quasar gets up from the table and follows Mark. Susan and
Rick are left at the table looking at each other.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What school do you go to?
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
Susan and Rick are still looking at each other and we can
tell that time has passed. The food court is not as busy
and there are empty tables where before there were none.
Rick looks at his wrist watch and shakes his head.
                                                            
                       RICK
If they don't come back soon,
we're gonna be late.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I'll go look for them.
                                                            
                       RICK
No, I'll go.
                                                            

60.

Susan quickly stands up.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I'll be back.
                                                            
Susan heads for the restrooms.
                                                            
 
INT. SHOPPING CENTER - HALLWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan opens the door to the hallway that leads to the
restrooms. She walks down the hallway looking for Quasar
and Mark. At the end of the hallway on both sides of the
hallway is the men's and the woman's restrooms. She waits
there for a moment. Suddenly, two young girls burst out of
the women's restroom and rush past Susan.
                                                            
 
INT. WOMEN'S RESTROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan steps inside the restroom and checks under each stall.
A woman checking her make up in the mirror watches Susan.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Where the fuck is she?
                                                            
 
INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan stands for a moment but then hears someone moan from
behind the supply door. Susan opens the door to find Quasar
standing with Mark on his knees and his head buried deep
under her mini skirt. Quasar sees Susan and waves her away
from the room.
                                                            
Susan stands and points to her wristwatch. She then points
to the outside of the room. Quasar gives her the okay sign.
Susan turns and closes the door.
                                                            
 
INT. FOOD COURT - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan cuts across the shopping center back towards the food
court. Rick stands talking to two young women who appear to
be very angry. AMY SULLIVAN turns and spots Susan walking
towards them.
                                                            
                       AMY
Is this the person you were
telling me about.
                                                            
NANCY CROSS turns to see SUSAN.
                                                            

61.

                       NANCY
Where's Mark?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What the fuck is going on here?
                                                            
                       AMY
I'll ask the questions bitch!! You
and your fat friend are messing
with our boyfriends,
                                                            
Quasar and Mark walk towards them.
                                                            
                       NANCY
Who the fuck is she?!!
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Excuse me!! Who the fuck are you?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Rick, who are these girls?
                                                            
                       RICK
      (a breath)
They're our girlfriends, they must
have followed us here.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I don't fucking believe this shit.
We're out of here. Hey Mark,
thanks for going down on me.
                                                            
Amy walks up to Quasar and slaps her across the face
practically spinning her around.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You ready to die bitch?!!
                                                            
Susan rushes up to Amy and punches her hard under her chin.
Amy however just shakes off the punch and throws a counter
punch at Susan. Amy swings wide at Susan allowing her to
duck the punch leaving Amy wide open for a straight punch to
the face from Susan. Amy falls to the floor with a splat.
                                                            
Nancy now rushes to help her friend. Quasar puts her foot
out and trips Nancy as she goes by her. Susan looks down to
see Nancy slide by her. Nancy quickly gets up from the
floor and runs at Quasar with her arms up, ready to punch.
Quasar turns and runs away.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Hey!!
                                                            

62.

Nancy stops in her tracks.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You want a piece of me?!!
                                                            
Nancy looks down at her friend Amy.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Come on!!
                                                            
Amy begins to stir and come around. Amy looks up at Nancy.
                                                            
                       AMY
Get her!
                                                            
Nancy rushes at Susan with everything she has. Susan stands
her ground as Nancy comes at her. Nancy hits Susan's head
and they both go crashing to the floor. Nancy is busy
punching the side of Susan's stomach.
                                                            
Quasar comes to Susan's aid and runs by, kicking Amy as she
passes her. Quasar pulls Nancy off of Susan and pushes her
to the side.
                                                            
MALL SECURITY rushes to the food court and separates the
four women.
                                                            
                       SECURITY OFFICER
Let's go ladies!! Get out now!!
Come on!!
                                                            
The Security Guard pushes the women towards the exit.
                                                            
 
EXT. SHOPPING CENTER - PARKING LOT - NIGHT
                                                            
Quasar and Susan stand next to the car. Susan is looking in
the compact mirror checking her face. Quasar looks around
the half empty parking lot, she quickly pulls out her
panties and slips them on under her skirt.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I hope it was fucking worth it.
That bitch could hit.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
We could still see the movie. We
only missed fifteen minutes of it.
They're probably still on the
previews.
                                                            

63.

                       SUSAN
The previews are the best part. If
the movie sucks, at least you've
seen a couple of good previews.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Okay.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Let's go to the dance.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
No.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I need to see Robert. He's there
with his friends.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Who cares. There's plenty of guys
out there. You could have any guy
on this planet. Why are you still
hung up on Robert?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
      (pause)
He makes me laugh. Or at least
her used to make me laugh.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
He doesn't want anything to do
with you. What are you going to
tell him?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I just have to get him away from
his friends. I'll think of
something.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
You'll think of something. Or
you'll suck his dick?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Whatever works.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Fine.
                                                            
 

64.

EXT. MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL - CAMPUS - NIGHT
                                                            
The campus is filled with STUDENTS dressed in their best
1983 going out clothes. The young men look like they walked
out of a 'Miami Vice' television episode. Most of the young
women are wearing black mini skirts. Hanging above the
entrance to the Gym is a sign that reads Dance Tonight
                                                            
Susan and Quasar walk through the crowd of couples waiting
to get into the dance. They make their way to the front of
the line and walk inside.
                                                            
 
INT. GYM - NIGHT
                                                            
The gym has been transformed into a dance club. The gym
floor is filled with STUDENTS dancing and talking to each
other. Along the side of the gym floor, tables are set up.
At the far end, the DJ is playing records. Susan searches
the gym and spots Robert dancing with another girl.
                                                            
Susan moves in for a closer look.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Well, I see that didn't take long.
And how did he end up with her?
Didn't she just win a beauty
pageant or something?
                                                            
Quasar turns to see who Susan is talking about.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
You mean Lilia Martinez? Wow...I
don't know. I'm not a guy but I
would do her. Don't you think
she's a little out of his league?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
She's out of every guys' league.
She a fucking beauty queen. She
looks like a fucking supermodel.
                                                            
LILIA MARTINEZ turns and we can see that she doesn't look
like any of the females at Mountain View High School. She
has an innocence to her that makes her very sexy along with
the fact that she looks like a young Paulina Porizkova.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Go kick her ass. She doesn't look
like she'll put up much of a
fight.
                                                            

65.

                       SUSAN
She doesn't need to fight me.
She's already kicking my ass.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
She's not that pretty. You're
better looking than she is.
                                                            
LILIA turns and laughs, her hair flows and stays perfect,
the light hits her and makes her even more beautiful than
she already is.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Wow...how did she do that?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You're not making me feel better.
                                                            
LILIA notices Susan watching them dance. LILIA smiles and
starts to whisper into Robert's ear. LILIA then turns
Robert's face to hers and kisses him.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Fucking bitch!! She did that on
purpose.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Come on. Just let him go. Let's
just leave. Fuck him.
                                                            
Susan keeps watching Robert and LILIA and doesn't hear a
word Quasar is telling her.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Susan...fuck that asshole. He has
his damn beauty queen. Let's go.
                                                            
The music stops and LILIA walks away from Robert with a
group of her girlfriends and heads for the restrooms. Susan
now sees her chance to approach Robert. Robert starts to
head off the dance floor when Susan taps him on the
shoulder.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Hi Robert, how are you?
                                                            
                       ROBERT
What do you want Susan?
                                                            
The music suddenly starts up once again.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Can we dance?
                                                            

66.

Robert takes Susan by the hand and begins to dance with her.
Other couples join them on the dance floor. Susan holds
Robert tight in her arms. The music playing is a sad love
song and Susan wipes tears from her eyes as they dance.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I'm sorry I hurt you.
                                                            
Robert doesn't say a word as the two keep on dancing.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Please don't do this to me.
                                                            
The music stops and Robert pulls Susan away from him.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
Susan, the song is over...so
please go away.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Why?
                                                            
                       ROBERT
I came to the dance with someone.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I know, I saw her. Where did Miss
Friendly El Monte 1984 go?
                                                            
                       ROBERT
She went to the bathroom, but
she'll be back any minute.
                                                            
Quasar stands at the other end of the gym watching what is
going on. LILIA now walks out of the bathroom and heads
back to Robert.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
This is gonna be good.
                                                            
LILIA steps in front of Robert and Susan.
                                                            
                       LILIA
Excuse me, I think he's heard just
about enough from you.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Oh really? Well, I've only just
begun.
                                                            
                       LILIA
Leave us alone you whore. I know
what you did at that party.
                                                            

67.

Lilia grabs Robert by the hand and tries to lead him from
Susan.
                                                            
                       LILIA
You don't deserve someone so
wonderful. You don't understand
what you had.
      (pause)
Or, maybe you understand now. But
now it's to late.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
Lilia, come on.
                                                            
                       LILIA
      (To Robert)
I'm sorry about that.
                                                            
Robert and Lilia start to walk off the dance floor. Susan
rushes up and grabs Robert's hand to pull him back to her.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Robert, I love you. Please
forgive me. I want you back.
Please.
                                                            
Robert slowly shakes his head.
                                                            
                       LILIA
You're a whore, and you'll always
be a whore.
                                                            
Susan turns and quickly punches Lilia hard across the face.
Lilia is punched so hard that she is thrown off balance by
the blow and trips over a broken heel. Lilia keeps on
moving off balance for a good five feet, till she lands head
first into the D.J's giant speaker.
                                                            
Robert runs over to her. Before he can reach her, she is
fried by the electricity running through the speaker. The
lights in the gym start to flicker.
                                                            
The Students in the gym stand in shock at the sight of Lilia
being zapped like a fly in an outdoor bug zapper.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
Oh my God! You killed her!!
                                                            
 
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL - PARKING LOT - NIGHT
                                                            
The POLICE lead Susan handcuffed to a squad car. The whole
school is out in the parking lot watching Susan.
                                                            

68.

                       SUSAN
It was an accident! Someone tell
them it was just an accident!
                                                            
                       QUASAR
She didn't do anything. The dumb
bitch fell on her own! Susan
didn't kill her!!
                                                            
A POLICE OFFICER puts Susan into the backseat of the car.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Since I was a minor, I ended up
spending four years in C.Y.A.
                                                            
The POLICE car slowly pulls away from the school.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
That's the California Youth
Authority, which is a prison for
kids. When I came back,
everything had changed.
                                                            
                                         END OF FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
EXT. VIDEO ARCADE - NIGHT
                                                            
The front entrance of the arcade is quiet. From the
sidewalk Charles can be seen talking to the street kids.
Kevin sits inside his car watching Charles closely.
                                                            
Charles walks out onto the sidewalk. The street kids follow
in single file. Charles doesn't notice Kevin standing next
to his car.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Hello Charles.
                                                            
                       CHARLES
      (surprised)
Kevin.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (frowns)
Why do you disrespect me. What if
there was a police officer close
by?
                                                            
                       CHARLES
Father Kevin. How have you been?
                                                            

69.

Kevin reaches into his pocket and pulls out a small zip-lock
style bag. It is filled with white powder. He shows it to
Charles.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
You and your friends can have
this. I just want to ask you a
few questions.
                                                            
Charles looks at the street kids, who are all nodding their
heads.
                                                            
                       CHARLES
What kind of questions?
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Don't worry. I'm not gonna ask
you to do math. Just meet me
around back.
                                                            
 
EXT. PARKING LOT - REAR OF VIDEO ARCADE - NIGHT
                                                            
The parking lot is empty, Charles is standing with his
group. The black GEO pulls into the parking lot and parks
next to Charles. Kevin gets out.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
How long have we known each
other--four years? I think of us
as friends. What about you?
                                                            
                       CHARLES
What do you want to know?
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Where does Susan Silk stay? I
want to know what motel she's in.
                                                            
                       CHARLES
Why?
                                                            
                       KEVIN
If you want what I have in my
pocket, you'll leave the questions
to me.
                                                            
Charles looks around the parking lot, searching for anyone
who might help him.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Do you know or not.
                                                            

70.

                       CHARLES
She won't come work for you. She
has a lot of friends that will
take care of her.
                                                            
Kevin reaches into his pocket. Charles smiles.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Friends like you, and your little
midget entourage here.
                                                            
                       CHARLES
Susan helped me, when I needed it.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
I will give you one more chance.
Do you know where she is staying?
                                                            
                       CHARLES
      (long pause)
No I don't
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (frustrated)
Very well then--
                                                            
With the blink of an eye, Kevin pulls out his .45 caliber
pistol from his pocket and shoots Charles in the face. He
turns the gun on the street kids and shoots them as well.
                                                            
Kevin stands looking at the dead bodies for a few moments.
He slowly walks over to his car, gets inside, and drives
away.
                                                            
 
INT. MOTEL ROOM - BATHROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan steps out of the shower and we can see bruises on her
back and a small cut on her lip. She turns around and looks
at her back.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Son of a bitch.
                                                            
Susan picks up a wet towel from the sink. The bathroom
looks like someone took a sledge hammer to all the tile.
Susan begins to dab at the blood on her face with the towel.
                                                            
Susan puts on a clean shirt. She then slips on a clean pair
of panties.
                                                            

71.

                       SUSAN (V.O.)
What's worse is that Quasar had to
come and help me. Quasar and I
have been going at it since I came
back.
                                                            
Susan keeps dabbing at the other cuts on her face.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
I've known Quasar since grade
school. But she is the biggest
whore I've ever met. She just
can't say no.
                                                            
Susan sits down at the foot of her unmade bed. She turns on
the small television which sits on top of her dresser. The
picture on the television screen is hard to watch because of
the snowy picture, but Susan keeps watching it. Susan
starts flipping the channels and the only channel that comes
in clear is the one with the porno movie on it.
                                                            
Susan puts her hands over her face and her head down. She
wipes away tears from her face.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
This life sucks. It fucking
sucks.
                                                            
Susan rises and starts to throw her clothes around the room.
She goes around and throws the trash from the small trash
can next to the bed. She throws everything she can get her
hands on. Susan falls onto the bed breathing very heavily.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I don't want to be alone anymore.
                                                            
Susan begins to cry again.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I don't want to be alone anymore.
                                                            
Susan gets up off the bed and begins to search the clothes
she threw on the floor. She goes through the pockets of the
clothes she is wearing.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Damn it!! Where is it?!!
                                                            
Susan finds the envelope and opens it to find it empty.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Shit!! Shit!!
                                                            

72.

Susan opens the drawer of the dresser and takes out a small
wallet. She opens it, turns it upside down, and nothing
falls out.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Goddamn it!!
                                                            
 
EXT. GARVY AVE - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan runs across the street which is empty from any traffic
or people. It looks like she's the only one in the whole
city. She looks up the street and can see nobody.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Where is everyone!!
                                                            
Susan slowly walks back up the street towards the donut
shop. Two cars race down the street and honk at Susan.
Susan stops and puts her hands on her hips. She then begins
to move her hips from side to side, trying to entice whoever
is in the car.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Stop and pick me up!
                                                            
Quasar jumps out of the shadows in front of Susan. Susan
jumps back in fright.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
BOO!!
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You fucking bitch, you scared the
shit out of me!!
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I've been looking all over for
you. Were you in your room all
this time?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I wanted to get cleaned up. Who
knows where those guys have been.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
They were all up in you.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
That's not funny. Fuck you!! Just
because you get gang raped every
night, you think it's no big deal.
                                                            

73.

Susan begins to walk away from Quasar. Quasar shakes her
head and walks behind Susan.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Do you think if you married
Robert, your life would have been
different?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Yeah, It would have been a lot
different. I would at least have
a couple of kids and a house.
                                                            
Quasar is now walking along side her.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Kids, yuck!! I never ever want
kids.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You never, ever thought about what
it might be like to be a mother?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Hell no. I can't even take care
of myself, let alone take care of
some kid.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Are you trying to make some kind
of point to all this?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
You've been through the worst
thing that could ever happen to a
person, but you're numb to
everything.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Maybe it's the drugs, fucking me
up and not letting me care what
happens to me. The drugs got me
into that fucking mess.
                                                            
Susan walks away shaking her head.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Where are you going now?
                                                            
Susan just keeps on walking. Quasar stands a moment and
then walks after her.
                                                            
 

74.

INT. DONUT SHOP - NIGHT
                                                            
The donut shop is quiet except for a radio playing behind
the counter. MA, 60 years old, a small Asian woman waits to
help customers. She also watches the people who are sitting
at the tables in the back. Susan walks into the donut shop
and looks around.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Hi Ma. A large coffee and one of
these.
                                                            
Susan points to a glazed donut behind the display.
                                                            
                       MA
The usual..uh.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I always get that , don't I.
                                                            
Quasar now walks into the donut shop. She approaches Ma
with a wide smile on her face.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Thanks for waiting for me.
                                                            
Susan turns back to Quasar.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Do the words, eat shit, mean
anything to you?
                                                            
Susan pays and walks away with her coffee and donut. Quasar
turns and smiles at Ma.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Hi sweetie...can you get me a
large cup of coffee?
                                                            
Ma just stands behind the counter with no expression on her
face. She slowly turns and fills a large cup of coffee. We
get the feeling that she doesn't like Quasar.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Quasar, we're not friends anymore,
so go away.
                                                            
Quasar sits down regardless.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Susan, let's get out of California
and go to Las Vegas. We could
work in one of those casinos. We
could even make some money on the
            (MORE)

75.

                       QUASAR (cont'd)
side.
                                                            
Susan sits quietly eating her donut and shaking her head.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
There's nothing in Vegas for two
old women like us. Maybe ten
years ago. What happens when they
do a drug test?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
We clean ourselves up before we
go. You can go two days without
using can't you?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Hell no!! How the fuck do you
think I get through living in this
shit hole of a life.
                                                            
Susan sits back and drinks her coffee.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
This is our life now. We have to
deal with what we have.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
You never know, I could meet
someone with money. He could fall
in love with me and take me out of
here.
                                                            
Susan sits shaking her head.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
A man with money doesn't want
someone like you. You're not all
that anymore. You might think you
still are. Someone with money can
find that ass and those tits
anywhere.
                                                            
Quasar looks hurt by what Susan said.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Why are you such a bitch to me?
Remember, I'm the closet person
you have to family around here.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I can be a bitch to you for all
the fucking shit you put me
through.
            (MORE)

76.

                       SUSAN (cont'd)
      (pause)
This is all because of you.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
      (angry)
What?!! Don't blame your life on
me.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You destroyed my life. I would've
never gotten into what I'm into
now if it wasn't for you.
                                                            
Quasar now sits back in her seat.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
So...you're pissed off about
something that happened ten years
ago. I didn't know you'd get
hooked on that shit.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Where were you when I got out? I
didn't see you for a whole year
after I got out. Your Mom said
you were in Europe.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I was. I almost got married to.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You, married? What happened? Did
he come to his senses?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
No...one night when I was
sleeping, he got up and left. I
was stuck in Paris. I had to
start stripping just so I could
eat.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Wow, Paris. That must have been
something.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Paris is not fun when you have no
money. And everyone hates you
because you're American.
                                                            

77.

                       SUSAN
Well...while you were being dumped
and stripping, I was working for
Lisa Richmond. She almost got me
killed.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
How did you get hooked up with
her?
                                                            
 
EXT. TRAVEL LODGE MOTEL - NIGHT
                                                            
A 1987 Ford Mustang pulls up into the parking lot of the
motel. It waits for a moment, then the driver side door
opens. Lisa Richmond steps out of the car, she is wearing a
long coat.
                                                            
This is the same Lisa Richmond that gave Susan and Quasar
shit when she was a Cheerleader. Now she runs an escort
service.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
I hooked up with Lisa because I
had no one else. It was easy
money, and Lisa showed me the
ropes.
                                                            
Susan gets out of the passenger side of the car. Susan is
also wearing a long coat. Susan looks around the area. The
parking lot is almost empty except for a few cars.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
We were gonna meet this guy who
wanted two girls. I didn't know
it was a set up. Lisa was setting
him up.
                                                            
Lisa checks her make-up on a small mirror she took out of
her purse.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
I guess the guy we were gonna do,
killed her father, remember him.
You fucked him to get your car
fixed.
                                                            
BACK TO DONUT SHOP
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Someone killed him. He was so
nice.
                                                            

78.

Susan takes a long sip from her coffee.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Can I get back to my story please.
                                                            
 
EXT. TRAVEL LODGE - PARKING LOT - NIGHT
                                                            
Lisa opens the truck of the car and takes out a gym bag.
                                                            
                       LISA
Where is your bag? Do you have
everything you need?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
How long are we staying here? What
do I need a bag for? I have
everything I need under this coat.
                                                            
Susan opens her coat to reveal that she is wearing a French
maid costume.
                                                            
                       LISA
That's nothing. Check this out.
                                                            
Lisa opens her coat to reveal she is also wearing a French
maid costume, however, Lisa's French maid costume looks like
it barely fits and if she took a deep breath she would fly
out of it.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Damn Lisa, he's not gonna know
what hit him.
                                                            
                       LISA
You got that right.
                                                            
 
INT. TRAVEL LODGE - MOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
There is a knock on the motel room door, An older heavy set
man in a bathrobe slowly opens the door. DAVID FALLON
stands looking at Lisa and Susan waiting in the hallway.
                                                            
Two heavy set men in suits are sitting at the table in the
room playing cards. They barely look up at Susan and Lisa
as they enter the room.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Guys...it's time for you to leave.
                                                            
                       THUG 1.
Are you sure you're gonna be okay?
                                                            

79.

Susan takes off her coat and lets it fall to the floor. The
two Thugs almost trip over themselves as they pass her.
                                                            
                       DAVID
--I think I'm gonna be just fine.
                                                            
Lisa now takes off her coat and lets it fall to the floor.
David's eyes almost pop out of him head.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Oh yeah...I'm gonna be just fine.
Why don't you guys go get a bite
to eat or something.
                                                            
                       THUG 1.
Okay boss.
                                                            
The two large Thugs leave the room.
                                                            
                       LISA
Get on the bed handsome.
                                                            
David climbs onto the bed, while Lisa digs into her bag.
Lisa pulls out some rope and a couple of pair of handcuffs.
                                                            
                       DAVID
What are you going to do with that
stuff?
                                                            
                       LISA
Trust me baby. It's gonna be real
good. Relax.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
I knew something was up with I saw
all the shit she had in her bag.
She usually only had a change of
clothes in there.
                                                            
Susan helps Lisa tie David's arms and legs to the end of the
bed. Lisa places the bag on the side of the bed, as she
climbs up on top of him.
                                                            
Lisa takes the top part of the French maid costume off and
throws it on the floor. Susan sees this and she starts to
get undressed.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Oh my God...you have great tits.
                                                            
                       LISA
      (shakes her chest)
Thank you sweetheart.
                                                            

80.

Lisa moves in closer to David's face so he can get a good
look at her breast.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Oh my God. You're so beautiful.
                                                            
Lisa reaches down into her bag and pulls out a handgun and
places it under David's neck.
                                                            
                       LISA
Don't move fucker.
                                                            
Before David can yell out for help, Lisa stuffs one of
David's socks into his mouth.
                                                            
                       LISA
How does it feel to know you're
about to die. I wonder if this is
how my father felt before you
killed him.
                                                            
David tries to break free. He yells out, but the sock keeps
the sound down to a muffle.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
I saw this and put my coat back
on. I didn't care if I was naked.
I was getting out of there.
                                                            
                       LISA
Don't move Susan. You're not
going anywhere.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What did I do. I didn't kill your
father. I'll wait for you in the
car.
                                                            
Lisa pulls the hammer back on the hand gun.
                                                            
                       LISA (O.S.)
No, get over here.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
I guess his bodyguards must have
forgotten something, because they
came back.
                                                            
                       LISA (O.S.)
Susan get over here where I can
see you!
                                                            

81.

Susan walks up to the door before she can open it, the two
Thugs walks in and don't see Susan who is behind the door.
As soon as they walk in, Susan slips out. Susan runs at full
speed down the hallway.
                                                            
 
INT. MOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
The two Thugs draw their guns, and point them at Lisa. It's
a standoff with a beautiful topless assassin. David is able
to spit out the sock that was stuffed into his mouth.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Shoot this crazy bitch!!
                                                            
The two Thugs step forward.
                                                            
                       LISA
Don't move!!
                                                            
                       DAVID
Shoot her!!
                                                            
The two Thugs take a step back.
                                                            
                       LISA
I want you to know, what my Dad
felt. I want you to see your
death.
                                                            
Lisa jams the gun deeper under David's neck.
                                                            
                       DAVID
No!!
                                                            
Lisa fires, blowing the top of David's head all over the
pillows and blankets on the bed. Thug 1. fires at Lisa and
misses. She turns and shoots hitting Thug 2. She hits him
in the chest killing him.
                                                            
Thug 1. shoots Lisa again, this time hitting her in the
shoulder and making her fly off the bed. She comes up from
behind the bed and fires, hitting Thug 1, twice square in
the chest, before he dies he is able to get off two shots.
                                                            
One bullet hits Lisa between the breast and the other in the
middle of her forehead. Lisa is dead before she hits the
floor.
                                                            
 

82.

INT. MOTEL - PARKING LOT - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan is running as fast as she can, not looking back.
Gunshots can be heard coming from the room, and then
suddenly stop. Susan stops and turns back towards the motel
room.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Shit!!
                                                            
Susan runs through the exit and into the parking lot.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
I knew they all died. I wasn't
going to go back to find out what
happened. Lisa had her plan and
she went through with it.
                                                            
LONG SHOT of Susan getting into the car and speeding out of
the Motel parking lot.
                                                            
 
INT. DONUT SHOP - NIGHT
                                                            
Quasar sits looking at Susan.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
They didn't come after you? What
happened to Lisa?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
She died. But she took them all
with her.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Oh my God. You were almost killed
right along with her.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Crazy huh. I really kind of liked
Lisa. She didn't take any shit
all the way to the end.
                                                            
Susan reaches over and slaps Quasar hard across the face.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
God that felt good.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
What the fuck is wrong with you?
                                                            

83.

                       SUSAN
You destroyed my life. I would've
never gotten into what I'm into
now if it wasn't for you.
                                                            
Quasar rubs her right cheek.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
You're pissed off about something
that happened ten years ago. I
didn't know you'd get hooked on
that shit.
                                                            
Susan begins to get her things together.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I'm getting out of here. You will
never know how you made me feel.
You will never know what you did
to me.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
If I did that to you, I'm sorry.
But you could have stopped, you
knew what you were doing.
                                                            
Susan stands up to leave.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
My fucking mind was already gone.
My mind had turned to mush. You
try living my life. You try going
away for five years and come back
to nothing.
      (a pause)
Then my mother and her new husband
kick me out into the streets.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Everyone turned their backs on me,
when I got out.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
What do you want?!! How many
times do I have to hear this?!! My
mother loves you more than she
loves me!!
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What are you talking about?
                                                            

84.

                       QUASAR
My mother hates me because I
killed my father.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What? You did what?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
It started after they found my
drugs.
                                                            
                                         FLASHBACK:
                                                            
 
INT. HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
The front door opens, Quasar walks in and throws her books
on the couch. Standing in the middle of the living room is
PETER MORRIS and MARY MORRIS. PETER MORRIS, late 60's, warn
out, and angry. He looks at Quasar with disdain in his
eyes.
                                                            
MARRY MORRIS, in her 40's, still looks like she's 27, but is
clearly very nervous.
                                                            
                       PETER
What is this Quasar?!
                                                            
Quasar jumps at the sound of Peter's voice. She can see he
is holding something in the palm of his hand. It's the
packet of drugs.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
It's make up.
                                                            
                       PETER
This is not make up. Do you think
we're stupid?!
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Why are you going through my
drawers?
                                                            
                       MARY
I was putting away your laundry.
                                                            
                       PETER
What do you have to say!! How
long have you been on drugs?!!
                                                            
Quasar picks up her books and starts for her bedroom.
                                                            

85.

                       PETER
Where do you think you're going!
I'm not finished with you!!
                                                            
Peter pushes Quasar's hand to the floor. Peter takes off
his belt and starts striking Quasar with it.
                                                            
Quasar tries to cover any exposed part of her body. The
belt comes down like a leather whip.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Stop please!!! I won't do it
again!! Don't hit me!!
                                                            
Peter keeps hitting Quasar with his belt and we can now see
red marks appearing on her body.
                                                            
                       MARY
Peter Stop it!!! Stop it!!
                                                            
Mary pulls the belt from Peter's hand. Peter is breathing
heavy and turning red. Quasar stays on the ground crying.
                                                            
                       MARY
Quasar go to your room.
                                                            
Quasar crawls in pain down the hallway to her bedroom. Peter
sits coughing violently, trying to catch his breath.
                                                            
 
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL - QUAD - DAY
                                                            
The quad area is empty. Quasar sits quietly looking
straight ahead. A few STUDENTS rush past her. Susan walks
up to Quasar and sits down next to her.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Where have you been all day. I
didn't see you in any of your
classes.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I was walking.
                                                            
Susan spots a red slash across Quasar's neck.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What happend to your neck?
                                                            
Quasar quickly covers the mark with the collar of her shirt.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
It's nothing.
                                                            

86.

Susan pulls the collar down on the shirt to expose more red
marks on her back.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Oh my God!! What happend?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
My Mom found my stash.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Your what?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
My drugs...they found where I hid
them. My Dad beat me with his
belt.
                                                            
Quasar slowly takes off her jacket. Susan can now see the
damage the belt did on Quasar. Red marks cover Quasar's
arms and back.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Honey...I'm taking you to the
hospital. You have to have a
doctor look at you.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
No...I don't want to go to the
hospital. I'll be okay.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
You need a doctor.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I'll be okay. Just sit with me.
Just don't leave me...okay.
                                                            
Susan moves closer to Quasar. Quasar puts her jacket back
on and places her head on Susan's shoulder.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
It's alright, I'm not going
anywhere.
                                                            
 
INT. HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Quasar comes out of the bathroom and drops her towel. She
starts to get dressed. There is a knock at the front door.
Quasar grabs her robe and heads for the front door.
                                                            

87.

LIVING ROOM
                                                            
Quasar opens the front door. RON STEVENSON stands holding
rolls of blueprints. RON STEVENSON, late 50's, still very
handsome, he looks like Kenny Rogers.
                                                            
                       RON
Hey sweetheart...is your daddy
home?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Their not home. It's just me.
                                                            
                       RON
Well I just got these plans from
the city. I'll just leave them
here for Peter to look at.
                                                            
Quasar moves in closer to Ron. She opens her robe slightly,
just enough to give Ron a view of her black bra and panties.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Why are you leaving? I told you
no one was home.
                                                            
Quasar lets her robe drop to the floor.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
It's okay...I won't tell anyone.
It's okay...you can do whatever
you want to me.
                                                            
Quasar reaches down and lets her panties drop to the floor.
                                                            
                       RON
I can't. Your Dad's my best
friend. I can't do this to him.
                                                            
Quasar reaches around and takes off her bra. She puts her
arms around Ron and begins kissing him feverishly.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
You smell so good.
                                                            
Ron picks up Quasar and takes her to the couch. Ron quickly
takes off his shirt. Quasar starts to unbuckle his pants
and she pulls them down.
                                                            
The front door opens and Peter and Mary walk into the living
room. Peter and Mary walk into Ron and Quasar having sex.
Ron jumps up off of Quasar.
                                                            

88.

                       PETER
What the fuck is going on!!! What
are you doing to my daughter?!!
                                                            
                       MARY
Quasar what is going on?!!
                                                            
                       PETER
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!!
                                                            
Peter grabs his chest and falls to the ground. Ron rushes
over to him and starts to give him CPR. Peter is having a
heart attack.
                                                            
                       MARY
What have you done Quasar?
                                                            
Ron keeps on giving Peter CPR.
                                                            
                       RON
Come on Peter!! Don't die!!
                                                            
 
INT. DONUT SHOP - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan and Quasar sit looking at each other.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
My mother never treated me the
same way again. She couldn't even
look me in the eye.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Did you do that on purpose?
                                                            
                       QUASAR
      (pause)
What on purpose? You mean kill my
father? No...I didn't.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I'm sorry. Your father was crazy,
he used to beat the shit out of
you. Heart attack or not, he
deserved what he got.
                                                            
Susan grabs her things and heads for the exit.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
He was my father and I gave him
the heart attack.
                                                            

89.

                       SUSAN
You gave him the heart attack
because you can't keep your legs
closed.
                                                            
Susan shakes her head as she leaves the donut shop.
                                                            
 
EXT. GARVY AVE - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan slowly walks back up the street. Quasar rushes up
behind her.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Now...where are you going?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Go away.
                                                            
Susan just keeps on walking. Quasar follows close behind.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I'm going to my room. If you want
to follow me, be my guest.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Please don't walk away from me.
Will you stop walking away.
                                                            
Susan suddenly stops. Quasar backs up a step as Susan now
stands facing her.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
What do you want me to do? What
the fuck do you want me to do?!!
                                                            
                       QUASAR
I want you to be my friend again.
I just want you to be my friend.
                                                            
From around the corner a car begins to approach the two
women. The GEO Metro pulls up in front of them. Kevin gets
out of the car.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Ladies, I'm glad you're both here.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Kevin leave us alone. It's been a
long night and I want to go home.
                                                            
Kevin walks up to Susan.
                                                            

90.

                       KEVIN
No...you don't understand. I'm
not asking anymore. I want the
two most beautiful pieces of ass
on the street working for me.
                                                            
Quasar turns and looks at her ass. Susan shakes her head.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I already gave you my answer.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
The two of you working the streets
is taking money from my girls. My
money. I can't have that anymore.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
The street is big enough for all
of us.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
No, that's not good enough. You
two come work for me, or I will
have to take care of things
myself.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
My answer is no.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Sorry. I like being my own boss.
And I like spending my own money.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
I'm sorry too.
                                                            
Kevin walks back to the car and starts to look for
something. Quasar turns to get a closer look at what Kevin
is doing. She suddenly sees what he was looking for.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Run!!!
                                                            
Kevin fires his gun at the two women from inside the car.
BULLETS WHIZZ past Susan and Quasar who scream and run for
their lives.
                                                            
Susan and Quasar sprint down the street being chased by the
lone car. The BULLETS keep flying at them as they run for
their life.
                                                            

91.

                       SUSAN (V.O.)
The worst part about this is that
Quasar can't run for shit.
                                                            
Quasar and Susan turn down a dark alley. The car stops at
the opening to the alley. A gun slowly comes out of the
driver's side window. The gun begins to FIRE a hail of
BULLETS at the two women.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
Come on!!
                                                            
Quasar is shot in the shoulder and falls down next to Susan.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Quasar!!
                                                            
Susan stops in her tracks to pick up Quasar. Susan kneels
down quickly and grabs Quasar by the arm and pulls her up.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Come on!! Come on!!
                                                            
Susan is practically carrying Quasar down the alley.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Move your fat ass.
                                                            
The car hits the gas and speeds down the alley towards Susan
and Quasar.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Quasar move!!
                                                            
The GEO begins to close the gap between Susan and Quasar.
Susan looks over her shoulder to see the car getting closer.
Susan spots a ladder hanging down from the fire escape on
the side of the building.
                                                            
The car guns the engine and speeds up. Susan pushes Quasar
to the side of the rushing car.
                                                            
Susan is now the main target of the car. She leaps up into
the air and onto the ladder and climbs up. The CAR hits the
wall next to the ladder.
                                                            
The front end of the GEO is smashed. Susan looks down to
see Kevin looking up at her. In the distance we can hear
Police Cars rushing to the scene.
                                                            
 

92.

INT. GEO METRO - NIGHT
                                                            
Kevin takes the pistol and FIRES up at Susan. The BULLETS
strike the metal fire escape and ricochet around the alley.
Susan keeps climbing up towards the roof of the building.
                                                            
 
EXT. ALLEY - - NIGHT
                                                            
A Police car appears at the entrance to the alley. Quasar
slowly stands up near the wall to the building. Kevin points
his gun at her again, ready to fire. Susan watches from the
roof of the building.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Quasar!!
                                                            
The Police fire at Kevin killing him instantly. Susan
reaches the top of the ladder and climbs onto the roof of
the building. The Police didn't see Susan climb onto the
roof.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
Later. An ambulance closes it's doors with Quasar laying
inside it. Susan watches from the other side of the street
with a group of other people.
                                                            
                       SUSAN (V.O.)
I have to go see her. I have to
make sure she's okay. Where did
they take her.
                                                            
Susan scans the area and spots a pay phone across the
street. She crosses the street as the ambulance pulls away.
                                                            
PAY PHONE
                                                            
Susan looks through the telephone book and flips past a
couple of pages. She finds the number she's looking for and
dials the number.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Yes, hello...my name is Susan
Downs and I'm the producer at
channel seven news. There was a
shooting in El Monte tonight.
                                                            
Susan waits a moment.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
For our morning edition of the
news, we need to know if anyone
was killed or sent to a hospital?
            (MORE)

93.

                       SUSAN (cont'd)
We want to send a camera crew down
there.
                                                            
                       DISPATCHER (O.S.)
One young woman was sent to
Greater El Monte Hospital.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
How serious is her condition?
                                                            
                       DISPATCHER (O.S.)
Her condition is serious, that's
all we know.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Thank you very much.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan walks through the entrance of the dark and empty
hospital. She quietly walks down the hall towards one of
the waiting rooms. Susan turns a corner and sees Quasar's
family. Susan is just about to turn around and leave when
Quasar's brother DAVID spots Susan.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Susan!! Susan!! Is that you?!!
                                                            
The entire family turns at the sound of David's voice.
                                                            
                       DAVID
You're here!!
                                                            
Quasar's mother Mary also rises from her seat and walks over
to Susan. Susan stands in front of Mary, not knowing what
she is going to do.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Hello Mrs. Morris.
                                                            
Mary puts her arms around Susan and hugs her tight. Susan
is surprised by the show of affection.
                                                            
                       MARY
It's so good to see you.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
It's good to see you too.
                                                            
Even the rest of the family is surprised by what their
mother is doing.
                                                            

94.

                       MARY
Quasar told me that you're the one
who takes care of her. I just
wanted to thank you personally.
                                                            
Susan takes a step back.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I don't know why she said that.
                                                            
Mary looks shocked at what Susan said,
                                                            
                       MARY
She said it because you're her
best friend, that's why.
                                                            
Susan looks at the rest of the family who is smiling at her.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
How is Quasar doing? Is she going
to be alright?
                                                            
                       MARY
She's resting right now.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Where have you been Susan? I
haven't seen you for months.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I've been around.
                                                            
Susan is about to open the door to Quasar's room.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Can I go inside and see her?
                                                            
Mary looks around the waiting room to see where all the
Nurses have gone.
                                                            
                       MARY
They don't want anyone in there
because she's asleep. The police
wore her out with all their
questions.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I just want to take a look inside.
They won't see me. I'll be right
back.
                                                            
 

95.

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Susan quietly walks into the darkened room. Quasar lays on
the bed with an I.V. hooked to her wrist. Her shoulder is
wrapped up from the gun shot she took. Susan sits down in a
chair next to the bed.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Why did you tell your mom that I
take care of you? You know how I
am to you. Why would you do that?
                                                            
Quasar just lays there sleeping.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Why do you put up with me?
                                                            
Quasar begins to stir in her bed. Susan doesn't see Quasar
moving around because of her head being down.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
      (weakly)
You're my best friend. That's
why. Friends forgive friends. You
bitch.
                                                            
                       SUSAN
How does it feel to get shot?
                                                            
Quasar tries to move her injured arm but gives up.
                                                            
                       QUASAR
It feels like a hot knife is in my
shoulder. What happen to Kevin?
                                                            
                       SUSAN
Let's just say he won't be
bothering us anymore.