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PATIENTLY WAITING
by frederick taylor (in_tha_making@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Comedy   User Review: ***
Romantic Comedy/ Drama


This screenplay is copyrighted to its author. All rights reserved. This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author.



PATIENTLY WAITING

FADE IN:

INT. TELEVISON CONTROL ROOM - EVENING
                                                            
Quentin,32, is a clean cut, urban, all around nice, dark
skinned guy. A graduate of the University of Illinois and a
Television Tech Director for the Chicago Bulls. He is in the
control room, directing the camera crew as the Bulls play
the Portland Trail Blazers. The game goes into halftime;
Quentin takes off his headset and takes a deep breath.
Stacy, 33 a tall, slender, light skinned womanizer,
co-worker and college friend, is co-producing. He approaches
Quentin while checking his messages, and says—
                                                            
                       STACY (O.S)
Shit!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What's up?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
                       STACY
This chick I've been trying to get
at.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You haven't heard from her, huh?
                                                            
Stacy sits on the edge of the table facing Quentin.
                                                            
                       STACY
Nah!, what happened to the good
ol' days? You know, when you would
send a girl a "will you go with
me" note; then later meet her
behind the bleachers and...
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Hey! Hey! That's not what I need
to hear right now.
                                                            
                       STACY
I'm just saying man, those were
the days. You didn't have to work
so hard. You would have six
girlfriends and when you made one
of them mad all you had to do was
give her a Ziploc bag with
kool-aid and sugar in it....You
            (MORE)

2.

                       STACY (cont'd)
remember that?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (laughing)
You're sick.
                                                            
                       STACY
C'mon, don't act like you don't
know what I'm talking about.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin leans forward to adjust the settings on the monitor
in front of him.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Nope, can't say that I do.
                                                            
                       STACY
Yeah, you wouldn't, especially the
way Ashleigh has you under lock
and key.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin looks up.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What? No she don't.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (LAUGHING)
Yes she do. She got yo ass trained
man!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
A co-worker walks in.
                                                            
                       CO-WORKER
Hey, Que...Stacy. Mark wants to
see you.
                                                            
Stacy is still laughing at Quentin as they both get up to
head towards the manager's office.
                                                            
 

3.

INT. GENERAL MANAGERS OFFICE - EVENING
                                                            
Mark Ingram, 42, is a lean, healthy, well dressed,
confident, and fair but firm general manager. He is sitting
at his desk signing papers. He places them to the side as
Stacy and Quentin walk in.
                                                            
                       MARK
Hey you two, have a seat.
                                                            
                       MARK (CONT'D)
You guys have been doing great
work and you both know the
All-Star game is coming up.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy and Quentin begin to get excited. They both start
making a commotion.
                                                            
                       MARK
      (MOTIONING THEM TO
       CALM DOWN)
Listen…listen. The company wants
the best in the industry to run
the production and I told them I
got two men here who can work.
                                                            
                       STACY
C'mon Mark, you know we got this.
Nobody can do what we can do.
                                                            
Mark ignores Stacy and gives Quentin a stern look.
                                                            
                       MARK
Que are you up for this?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (CONFIDENT)
Of course, let's do this.
                                                            
                       MARK
Good. Cause this could lead to
something big. I'll have your
itineraries emailed to you by the
end of this week. Don't fuck this
up.
                                                            
Quentin and Stacy leave Mark's office jumping with
excitement.
                                                            
 

4.

INT. HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Stacy and Quentin are heading back to the control room to
start the second half of the game. Stacey grabs Quentin by
the neck with excitement.
                                                            
                       STACY
Ahh man, the all-star game is
going to be off the chain! Do you
know how many freaks are gonna be
there?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You do realize this is a business
trip right?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (DEVIOUS)
Yeah, yeah of course…
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You do know the main reason we are
going is because the executive
position is going to be up for
grabs. He's testing us to see how
we do.
                                                            
Quentin gets a text from his girlfriend, Ashleigh, saying
"Are you still coming over tonight?"
                                                            
Stacy watching Quentin text back.
                                                            
                       STACY
Hey, who is that?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
It's Ashleigh.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (IN DISBELIEF)
Man, you still messing with her?!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yeah she's my girl. What are you
talking about?
                                                            
                       STACY
How long have you been with her?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Three months, why?
                                                            

5.

                       STACY
How many times you hit that?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Dude, what difference does it
make?
                                                            
                       STACY
How many?!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Twice…
                                                            
                       STACY
What?! Are you serious?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yeah. Sex is not that important to
her. I'm just being respectful.
                                                            
                       STACY
Bullshit! There is no way a woman
is gonna say sex is not important.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yes. Sex, to her, is not
important. She's been through a
lot.
                                                            
                       STACY
You have been with this woman for
three months and had sex twice.
The first six months of a
relationship you should be in the
honeymoon phase. You should be
having sex just to be having sex!
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
      (BEAT)
You told her you loved her, didn't
you?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yeah, she said she loved me.
                                                            
                       STACY
Who said it first?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (BEAT)
Yeah, but that's besides the--
                                                            

6.

                       STACY
Aww man! You're getting played!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SHAKING HIS HEAD)
No...no...
                                                            
                       STACY
Okay...maybe you're not. Unless
you told her before you hit
it...You at least told her after
right?
                                                            
Quentin's face is blank.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (BEAT)
Umm...well...
                                                            
                       STACY
Oh my God…you have got to be
kidding me?!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You have no idea what you're
talking about. Ashleigh is a good
girl--
                                                            
Stacy stops Quentin just before entering the control room.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (STERN)
Good has nothing to do with it.
It's about control and she has it.
She has the upper hand on you. You
have lost complete control of the
relactionship.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
No, that's not how it is. I know
my girl and I have respect for
her. Unlike you, I respect women.
                                                            
                       STACY
Whatever you say, anyway we have
to celebrate.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I'm supposed to kick it with
Ashleigh tonight.
                                                            

7.

                       STACY
C'mon man, you always ditchin us
for her. It's gonna just be us and
Shane. By the way, I have a
surprise for you.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Okay I'm down.
                                                            
Quentin's phone beeps, it's Ashleigh.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Ashleigh's text says, "I can't wait to see you tonight."
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
See, its Ashleigh!
                                                            
                       STACY
Man forget her, it's gonna be like
back in the day, it'll be fun.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (WHINING)
Man, anybody but Shane.
                                                            
Stacy and Quentin walk into the control room to finish the
game.
                                                            
 
INT. OB GYN OFFICE - AFTERNOON
                                                            
In the waiting room there are a number of women waiting to
see the doctor, kids playing with toys in the corner, and
patients filling out paperwork.
                                                            
Shane, an OB GYN, 33, is short, dark, handsome, and clean
cut guy. He owns his private practice. He's smart but very
ditzy and single.
Shane walks out of a patients room and heads to the front
desk. He gives his nurse a prescription slip and tells her--
                                                            
                       SHANE
I need you to set up an
appointment for this patient.
                                                            
He picks up another file and locks eyes with a beautiful
woman who has gorgeous eyes and a pretty smile. She looks
like Alicia Keys. The woman smiles at Shane as he takes the
file and walks back to his office.
                                                            

8.

INT. EXAMINATION ROOM - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Moments later, Shane walks down the hall, takes a file off
the door, and enters the room. He notices that it's the
woman from the waiting area and he tries to be smooth.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (PUTTING ON GLOVES)
Miss Davis…I'm sorry, is it Miss
or Mrs.?
                                                            
                       MISS DAVIS (O.S)
      (SEDUCTIVELY)
It's Miss, I'm not married.
                                                            
                       SHANE
So what brings you in Miss Davis?
Routine checkup?
                                                            
                       MISS DAVIS
      (HESITANTLY)
Yeah, also having a little problem
down there.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
His right eyebrow rises.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (SKEPTICAL)
What kind of problem?
                                                            
                       MISS DAVIS
      (INNOCENT)
Um…it's kinda hard to explain.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (CONFIDENT)
Well, I'm sure it's nothing to be
worried about. Do me a favor, put
your feet in the stirrups for me
please.
                                                            
Shane scoots in, lifts Miss Davis' gown up, and leans in. He
quickly gets out from under the gown, stands up, takes a
deep breath, and backs away from Miss Davis slowly. Shane
begins to gag and catches himself, putting his forearm over
his mouth--
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (PROFESSIONALLY)
Excuse me Miss Davis.
                                                            

9.

                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane quickly shuts the door behind him. He begins to speed
walk and heave at the same time; trying to find the nearest
trash can. Shane makes his way to his office, opens the
trash can, and throws up in it.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Nurses outside his office looked concerned.
                                                            
 
INT. THE CLUB - NIGHT
                                                            
The DJ is mixing hip hop and R&B records on the turntables.
Theres a crowd on the dance floor, men at the bar, and
ladies taking selfies with their cosmos.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin and Stacy are at a table drinking by the bar waiting
for Shane. Stacy notices Quentin looking at his phone.
                                                            
                       STACY
How can you have a good time when
your texting Ashleigh every five
minutes?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I'm trying to make her feel
comfortable while I'm out.
                                                            
                       STACY
What? Man…
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What? She does it for me; it's
only right that I do it for her.
                                                            
                       STACY
And you wonder why you ain't
getting none.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What is that supposed to mean?
                                                            
                       STACY
It means you're too damn
predictable. Why you want your
woman to know your every move? The
thought of not knowing will keep
your woman close to you.
                                                            

10.

                       QUENTIN
What do you know about
relationships?
                                                            
                       STACY
Everything, why you think I don't
want one?
                                                            
Stacy takes his shot to the head, then slams it down on the
bar.
                                                            
Shane enters the club and walks through the dance floor to
get to Stacy and Quentin's table.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Hey, you can kiss my ass. I'm
getting some tonight.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane approaches the table gives everybody love and sits
down.
                                                            
                       STACY (O.S)
What took you so long?
                                                            
                       SHANE
Long story, I had a problem at
work.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
How in the hell can you have a
problem when you look at vagina's
all day?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (CHUCKLING)
Yeah, sounds like cake.
                                                            
Shane raises his hand and gets getting the bartender's
attention, motioning for a refill on his regular drink.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Yeah, you would think that. These
women are nasty out here man.
                                                            
                       STACY
C'mon man, how you gonna say that
when a chick look like that.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            

11.

Stacy points out a gorgeous woman dancing.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (DISGUSTED)
Yeah…bro, she got a yeast
infection.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
How in the hell you know that?
                                                            
                       SHANE
Dude, look how she dancing. She
looks very uncomfortable.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The woman on the dance floor is dancing rather stiff and
uncomfortable.
                                                            
                       STACY
You're full of it.
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
You've seen one you've seen them
all.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Not necessarily.
                                                            
                       STACY
Right, the only kind you've had
was coming out of your mamas.
                                                            
Quentin and Stacy laugh.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Okay, let me show you something.
But, before I do, when you think
of a Blue Waffle what comes to
mind?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (QUICKLY)
It's a drink?
                                                            
                       SHANE
NO.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (CONFUSED)
It's a blueberry waffle?
                                                            

12.

                       SHANE
      (SHAKING HIS HEAD)
No!
                                                            
                       BOTH
      (STACY AND QUENTIN)
What is it?
                                                            
                       SHANE
Get on your phone and look it up.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin pulls out his phone and looks it up on the Internet.
Quentin scrolls through and all of a sudden Quentin throws
his phone on the table while he and Stacy jump backwards.
                                                            
                       BOTH
      (STACY AND QUENTIN)
uuuggghhh!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (CHUGS HIS DRINK
       IN DISGUST)
Yeah…
                                                            
                       STACY
Dude, is this real?
                                                            
                       SHANE
Yes…
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
No way in the world that shit is
real.
                                                            
                       SHANE
That stepped into my office today.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
No way.
                                                            
                       SHANE
I'm done man...I'm done playing
the field I just want one woman.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (SARCASTICALLY)
Hold up, when were you ever
playing the field?
                                                            

13.

                       SHANE
C'mon now, you know where I work.
                                                            
                       STACY
Hey just because you see it every
day, don't mean you get it every
day.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (LAUGHING)
C'mon man leave him alone.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Whatever... I have five on standby
right now.
                                                            
A woman walks up to the table and interrupts.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
      (confident)
I guess not much has changed
Shane...you still lying about how
many girls you got?
                                                            
Shane smiles and Stacy is surprised to see their old friend
from College. Quentin is speechless and looks flustered.
                                                            
                       BOTH
      (STACY AND SHANE)
Hey!!
                                                            
Shawna, 28 is a beautiful, athletic, light skinned
choreographer who graduated with the guys. Shawna is very
book and street smart.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shawna looks at Quentin.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
      (FLIRTY)
Hey "Que".
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SHY)
Hey Shawna.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shawna reaches for a hug. Quentin wraps his arms around her,
closes his eyes, and holds her a little longer than the
other guys.
                                                            

14.

                       QUENTIN (CONT'D)
What are you doing here?
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
I have some projects that I'm
working on. Are you surprised?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin is trying to keep his composure.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (NONCHALANTLY)
Yeah, I guess.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Stace, you didn't tell him I was
coming?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (JOKINGLY)
I tried to tell him, but all he
been talking about is Ashleigh…ooh
Ashleigh.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Shut up Stacy!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shawna laughs.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
I'm not shocked at all. He's been
looking for a wife since freshman
year.
                                                            
Stacy and Shane laugh.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Shut up, Shawna has more game than
the both of you.
                                                            
                       STACY
Of course she does! She's a woman
they have all the power.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shawna looks at Stacy.
                                                            

15.

                       SHAWNA
Not all the power. What's the
matter "Stace"? You don't sound
like the confident player that you
claim to be.
                                                            
Shawna and Stacy continue to talk.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane takes a sip of his drink and chokes on it.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (CONCERNED)
Dude, what the hell is your
problem?
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (GASPING FOR AIR)
Dude she is here!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (CONFUSED)
Who?
                                                            
                       SHANE
BLUE WAFFLE!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What?...Where?
                                                            
Quentin is looking left to right to find this woman.
                                                            
                       SHANE
The picture on your phone,
remember? To the right!...to the
right!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SHOCKED)
Damn, she fine.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane pulls on his shirt.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (INTENSE)
Dude, focus.
                                                            

16.

                       QUENTIN
      (INTENSE)
She's looking over here what you
want me to do?
                                                            
Minutes later a waitress walks over with a glass of
Champagne and gives it to Shane—
                                                            
                       WAITRESS
Compliments from Miss. Davis.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane and Quentin look over towards the bar, Miss. Davis
winks at Shane.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (SCARED)
OH HELL NO!
                                                            
Shane takes the glass of Champagne over to Stacy and
interrupts Stacy and Shawna's conversation.
                                                            
                       SHANE (CONT'D)
You see that girl right there. She
wanted to give you this…you should
go talk to her.
                                                            
                       STACY
Who?
                                                            
Stacy points to Miss. Davis, and smiles at her.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy looks over, and with confidence he winks takes the
glass and sips it—
                                                            
                       STACY
I'll be right back. (He shouts)
Hey baby!
                                                            
Stacy walks toward Miss. Davis, Shane and Quentin watch him
walk away with a disgusted look on their faces.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shawna walks up to Quentin—
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
What the hell was that?
                                                            

17.

                       QUENTIN
You don't want to know.
                                                            
Quentin turns to Shane.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Shane you know you wrong for that.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane sips his drink.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Hey, he shouldn't have been making
fun of me.
                                                            
Shawna finally gets Quentin all to her self--
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
So, how have you been?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (NONCHALANTLY)
I've been good, been
selected…excuse me Stacy and I
have been selected to produce and
direct the all-star game this
year.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Well, that's good. That's why
we're here to celebrate right?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yeah...
                                                            
Quentin's phone beeps. It's Ashleigh asking him "when are
you coming?" Quentin ignores the text.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
      (JEALOUSLY)
Is that your girl?
                                                            
Shawna begins to speak, but is interrupted by a handsome
man—
                                                            
                       MAN
How are you? Would you like to
dance and possibly have a drink
with me?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            

18.

Shawna reaches out her hand, looks at Quentin deviously to
make him jealous.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Sure…
                                                            
Shawna follows the gentleman on the dance floor, but before
she leaves she turns--
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
No matter what you do, or who
you're with, make sure it makes
you happy.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shawna walks away and Quentin watches her dance on the dance
floor. Shane walks to him and hands him a drink—
                                                            
                       SHANE
She's still beautiful.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (UNDER HIS BREATH)
Yeah she is.
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEIGH'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
Ashleigh 27, dark skinned, athletlic and beautiful, but high
maintainance, and self-absorbed. Opens the door wearing
dri-fit yoga pants and a nike hooded sweatshirt. Quentin
enters and immediately reaches for a hug, Ashleigh tenses
up.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What's wrong with you?
                                                            
                       ASHLEIGH
I'm tired...
                                                            
Ashleigh turns and walks upstairs to lay back down.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin looks up to the ceiling, rolls his eyes, and takes a
deep breath and then reluctantly follows Ashleigh upstairs.
                                                            
INT. ASHLEIGH'S BEDROOM - CONTINOUS
                                                            
ROOM IS VERY WELL PUT TOGETHER:
                                                            

19.

Clothing accesories are properly placed and neat. Ashleigh's
bed is carefully creased even though she just got out of it
minutes ago. Extra pillows are placed by the wall sorted by
size.
                                                            
Ashleigh climbs back into bed, Quentin takes off his clothes
and tosses them to the side of the bed. Quentin slides in
bed and attempts to cuddle with Ashleigh.
                                                            
Ashleighis cuddled up like a ball eyes closed. Quentin's arm
wraps around her--
                                                            
                       ASHLEIGH
      (ATTITUDE)
Can you not leave your clothes on
my floor please?...
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Queintin quickly gets up picks up his clothes, and folds
them neatly on the cedar chest.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Ashleigh rolls her eyes and tightens up.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin scoots in very close to Ashleigh and tries again.--
                                                            
                       ASHLEIGH
      (IRRITATED)
Will you stop!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (CONFUSED)
What is your problem?
                                                            
                       ASHLEIGH
I don't feel like it.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You haven't felt like it for
months. What is your problem?
                                                            
                       ASHLEIGH
I don't know I'm just not in the
mood I guess.
                                                            

20.

                       QUENTIN
You acted like you were in the
mood earlier, talking about you
couldn't wait to see me. What was
all that?
                                                            
Ashleigh rolls over toward Quentin.
                                                            
                       ASHLEIGH
Yeah I couldn't wait to see you. I
just don't want to be touched
right now.
                                                            
Quentin sits up with the pillows behind him.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (ANGRY)
Okay...What the FUCK is up?
                                                            
                       ASHLEIGH
What!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You fucking around or what?
                                                            
                       ASHLEIGH
What!...no, why you ask me that?
Are you serious?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yeah, Im serious. Every time I try
to touch you, you tense up. I try
to kiss you, you pull away from
me. I don't get it.
                                                            
                       ASHLEIGH
I told you that sex isn't that
important to me, and I dont like
the way I feel right now.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Bullshit, you workout daily. You
know how I feel about you.
                                                            
Ashleigh rolls back over, with her back to him.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
C'mon babe, I know you not gonna
leave me like this?
                                                            
Silence.
                                                            

21.

Quentin lay's down on his back hot, bothered, and angry.
Quentin rearranges the covers and there's a hump in the
sheets.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
BLACK
                                                            
FADE IN:
                                                            
 
INT. BOXING GYM - MORNING
                                                            
Members are walking in scanning their membership card at the
counter.
                                                            
Stacy and Shane are in their workout clothes wrapping up
their hands and getting loose before boxing class.
                                                            
Quentin walks in still tense from the built up frustration
from last night.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What's so funny?
                                                            
                       STACY
This fool tried to set me up with
the bitch from AVATAR.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Who?
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (GIGGLING)
Miss Davis...
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (THINKING)
Oh, the blue waffle chic.
                                                            
Quentin and Shane laugh together.
                                                            
                       STACY
You knew about this?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yeah, the champange was for him,
and he passed it on to you.
                                                            
Stacy looks over to Shane and attempt to swing on Shane,
Quentin holds him back as Shane gets away.
                                                            

22.

                       QUENTIN
Whoa...whoa...so, what happened?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (DISGUSTED)
What do you mean what happened,
the shit was nasty. Looked like
Mike Tyson punched it.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Eww you actually got that far?
                                                            
SHANE DRY HEAVING.
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
Something wrong with that girl.
                                                            
Boxing trainer rounds up for everybody to begin at their
stations.
                                                            
                       BOXING TRAINER (O.S.)
Okay everybody get to your
stations we're gonna go hard
today. We got three minute
intervals then switch with your
partner...ok!
                                                            
Bell rings.
                                                            
Shane is holding the punching bag while Quentin punches and
Stacy is next to them working on the speed bag.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Shane, he glances over from the back of the class,
seeing the instructor working with a beautiful woman.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Damn...
                                                            
She is in an all pink dri-fit workout gear. sweat is
dripping down her back and patches on her ass and chest.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin is punching and realizes that the bag is getting
away from him.
                                                            
Quentin jabs Shane in the head.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (FRUSTRATED)
Shane! hold the bag!
                                                            

23.

                       SHANE
Damn...that girl fine.
                                                            
Stacy stops working the speed bag and walks towards Shane.
                                                            
                       STACY
Who?
                                                            
Stacy and Shane stop to take a look and see this girl work.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
C'mon man...
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Stacy stares at the girl up and down, not
impressed.
                                                            
                       STACY
Aww, man she alright.
                                                            
                       SHANE
What are you talking about? That
girl is beautiful!
                                                            
The instructor calls to the partners--
                                                            
                       BOXING TRAINER (O.S)
SWITCH!
                                                            
                       STACY
You see, thats your problem. You
give a woman that much credit. You
just made it hard on yourself to
say anything to her.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Man...what are you talking about?
                                                            
                       STACY
No, think about it. Think about
every woman you've dated right?
You think she's gorgeous, you
think she's great, and the sex is
amazing! You wake up one day and
it's the same ol' sex and the same
ol' girl. You have to have that
mindset.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
The mindset of what?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (CONFINDENT)
That no matter how fine, sexy, and
beautiful that a woman may
            (MORE)

24.

                       STACY (cont'd)
be...somebody got tired of fucking
her first.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Dude, have I ever told you how
much of an asshole you are?
                                                            
                       STACY
Hey if you have that mindset, it
gives you the confidence to say
what you feel to a woman.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You're out of your mind.
                                                            
                       STACY
Anyway, Que...you get some last
night or what?
                                                            
Quentin's smile turns into a frown quickly. Quentin begins
to speed up on the speed bag and tries to hit the bag harder
in frustration.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I don't want to talk about it.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (TAUNTING)
Ahh, told you wasn't gonna get
any. All that talking and you got
nothing? What happened?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
She wasn't in the mood.
                                                            
                       STACY
Dude, you need to cut her ass
loose.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Nah...she'll loosen up. Just have
to give her some time.
                                                            
                       STACY
Yeah, you do that. While you givin
her time to come around she done
came somewhere else.
                                                            
Quentin gets angry and pushes Stacy.
                                                            

25.

                       QUENTIN
      (FRUSTRATION)
Man what is your problem!
                                                            
Shane jumps in between them.
                                                            
                       STACY
Hey I'm just trying to help you
out. Cause there is no way a
woman...fine ass woman at that
would go without sex for three
months and she has a man. That's
beyond me.
                                                            
The boys calm down and make the final switch.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Yeah it doesn't make sense to me
either man.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Shut up Shane, nothing makes since
to you. you're the smartest dumb
person I ever met.
                                                            
                       STACY
Okay...Okay let's drop it. Are we
cool?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (BEAT)
Yeah we cool.
                                                            
                       STACY
So, you see Shawna last night? I
forgot how fine she was.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Yeah Quentin was looking pretty
timid when she came around.
                                                            
                       STACY
Yeah you were acting kind of
funny. Whats up?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Nothing just suprised to see her
that's all.
                                                            

26.

                       STACY
Bullshit, something happened
between you two. The last time I
saw you act like that was when
Jamie....YOU FUCKED SHAWNA!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
WHAT? NO!
                                                            
                       STACY
Yes you did!
                                                            
                       SHANE
You had sex with Shawna and you
didn't tell me?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Because there was nothing to tell.
We had a moment and then she was
gone.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (SENSITIVE)
That was the girl you told me
about senior year. Of course...so
how was it?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Stacy, shut up!
                                                            
                       STACY
No, no, no I need to hear this.
                                                            
                       SHANE
You still love her don't you?
                                                            
                       STACY
Forget all that, how was it?
                                                            
Quentin gets grossed out and starts to take his gloves off
and unwrap his wraps.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Hey what time do we have to be at
the airport?
                                                            
Quentin is picking up his bag and heading to the showers.
                                                            
 

27.

INT. MIAMI AIRPORT - MORNING
                                                            
The airplane comes to a complete stop, Stacy and Quentin are
waiting for their luggage at baggage claim. Quentin pulls
out his phone to turn it on.
                                                            
                       STACY
Dude, what's wrong with you?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Haven't heard from "Ash" this
morning.
                                                            
                       STACY
She maybe still sleep?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Nah, she's always up around this
time to get ready for work...
something is up.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (IRRITATED)
Man, will you please give her a
break. We are in Miami...do you
know what that means?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What?...
                                                            
                       STACY
Beaches, basketball, and groupies.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Is there a moment where you don't
talk or think about women?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (THINKING)
No...
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
Hey I am a statistic and I'm cool
with that. Happy to embrace it. I
think about sex every five minutes
have no filter and say what I damn
well please.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You're an asshole.
                                                            
                       STACY
I agree.
                                                            

28.

                       QUENTIN
Oh my God...
                                                            
 
INT. COFFEE SHOP (CHICAGO, IL) - MORNING
                                                            
Shane is waiting in line at a coffee shop and workers are
taking orders, grinding coffee beans, and espresso machine
is making noise in the background.
                                                            
Shane steps up to the counter watching Ashleigh and trying
to place his order for coffee.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (IN A HURRY)
Yeah, could I have a Large Mocha
Cookie Crumble with a pump of
Carmel and pump of Strawberries
and Cream please, and can you
hurry.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane glances outside and sees Ashleigh hugging and kissing
an unknown man as they wait for a cab.
                                                            
Ashleigh is smiling and leans into the guy again to kiss
him. The man grabs her ass.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Shane's mouth drops, and he quickly pulls out his
phone to call Stacy.
                                                            
INT. MIAMI AIRPORT - CONTINOUS
                                                            
                       STACY
All im saying you need to have
fun.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yeah, Im going to look for the
shuttle.
                                                            
Quentin starts to walk down the side walk to look for the
shuttle. Stacy's phone rings.
                                                            
INT. INTERCUT - PHONE CONVERSATION - CONTINOUS
                                                            
                       STACY
Hello?
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (INTENSE)
Dude, you wont believe this.
Ashleigh and this dude is
            (MORE)

29.

                       SHANE (cont'd)
slobbering each other down
outside.
                                                            
                       STACY
What!..."Que's" Ashleigh?
                                                            
                       SHANE
Fool, what other Ashleigh's do you
know?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane's cup gets to the counter, worker slides it to him.
Shane takes a sip of it and suddenly gets pissed.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (ANGRY)
Lady! I said C-o-o-k-i-e crumbles
and a p-u-m-p of strawberries.
                                                            
INT INTERCUT - PHONE CONVERSATION - CONTINOUS
                                                            
                       SHANE
Dude, what do I do?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (DISCRETLY)
Follow her stupid!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane is getting very angry and impatient.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (IN A HURRY)
Lady,if you don't hurry up with my
damn coffee. I'm gonna put my foot
in your goofy lil ass!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin walks back to Stacy. Stacy quickly hangs up his
phone.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Hey who was that?
                                                            
                       STACY
Shane being a dumbass.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            

30.

The worker quickly puts the top on the cup. Shane takes it,
runs out the door, and bumps in to a woman. His coffee drops
to the ground--
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (SCREAMING)
GOT DAMNIT!
                                                            
Shane looks around for Ashleigh, but she is nowhere to be
found.
                                                            
The woman Shane runs into makes herself known.
                                                            
                       MADISON
Excuse you!
                                                            
Immediately Shane is mesmerized by her beauty and quickly
appologizes--
                                                            
                       SHANE
I'm really sorry...
                                                            
                       MADISON
      (WALKING AWAY
       FLIRTATIOUSLY)
It's okay. Just watch where you're
going next time.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (SMILING)
Next time...Next time you'll be
walking with me!
                                                            
Madison is walking further away.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (SCREAMING)
YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!...WHAT'S YOUR
NAME?!
                                                            
                       MADISON (O.S)
      (VOICE SLIGHTLY
       FADING)
MADISON!
                                                            
Shane picks up his bag and attempts to run after Madison to
get her number, but the coffee shop door opens. Shane runs
into it and falls to the ground. Shane gets up and gathers
himself--
                                                            
                       SHANE
Damn!
                                                            

31.

                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
BLACK
                                                            
FADE IN:
                                                            
 
INT. HOTEL (MIAMI, FL) - DAY
                                                            
The hotel is booked, and the pool is full of people relaxing
and drinking.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin and Stacy walks into the hotel, Stacy watching half
naked women walking around to the pool area, Quentin still
disturbed cause Ashleigh is not picking up her phone.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Damn, she still hasnt picked up
her phone.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (SECRETIVE)
You still haven't heard from her?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SUSPECT)
No...something ain't right.
                                                            
Stacy and Quentin both walk up to the counter and check in
to their rooms.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Hi, two rooms for Moses and
Porter.
                                                            
                       STACY
Man it is crazy out here.
                                                            
The concierge gives them their keys.
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
What are you about to do?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I'm gonna take a nap before the
game starts. What about you?
                                                            
                       STACY
Man, I'm bout to go to the pool
and chill out if you know what I
mean.
                                                            

32.

                       QUENTIN
Alright, I'll come get you...
                                                            
                       STACY
Alright.
                                                            
INT. QUENTIN'S HOTEL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Quentin is laying down in his bed, he calls Ashleigh one
more time and it goes straight to voicemail. Quentin swipes
the phone off the bed in frustration, then rolls over to
get some rest.
                                                            
 
EXT. HOTEL POOL SIDE - DAY
                                                            
A male dives off the diving board and into the water.
                                                            
Stacy walks around pool side, dazed by beautiful women.
Stacy bumps into a woman--
                                                            
                       STACY
      (WALKING BACKWARDS)
Damn, I'm sorry baby.
                                                            
Bumps into another female behind him.
                                                            
                       STACY
Excuse me sweetie.
                                                            
EXT. POOLSIDE BAR - DAY
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Stacy notices an NBA player from the Chicago Bulls
at the bar. Stacy walks over and shakes his hand--
                                                            
                       STACY
What up man?
                                                            
                       NBA PLAYER
Stace, what up man? Bout time you
made it to one of these.
                                                            
                       STACY
I know right? I can't even focus
right now.
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
I don't know how you do it.
                                                            
                       NBA PLAYER
Do what?
                                                            

33.

                       STACY
Overcome the temptation, being
married an all.
                                                            
                       NBA PLAYER
Well, I've had my days. I just met
someone that makes me want to be a
one woman man.
                                                            
                       NBA PLAYER (CONT'D)
and...getting jumped by
groupies...
                                                            
                       STACY
      (IMPRESSED)
Nice...
                                                            
                       NBA PLAYER
No literaly jumped...
                                                            
                       STACY
What??
                                                            
                       NBA PLAYER
Yeah, there's always one every
year. Somebody gets robbed and
jumped by groupies.
                                                            
                       STACY
Yeah right, c'mon man your 6'6"
245lbs, and you can't handle a
female.
                                                            
                       NBA PLAYER
Hey don't let them fool you. When
a woman have a plan we're always
outnumered.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy looks at the NBA player unconvinced.
                                                            
                       NBA PLAYER (CONT'D)
Hey Stace I gotta roll man, but
you coming to the after party
tonight?
                                                            
                       STACY
Can you get me in?
                                                            
                       NBA PLAYER
No doubt I got you.
                                                            

34.

                       STACY
      (EXCITED)
Cool, I'll check you later.
                                                            
Stacy sips on his drink and turns around and notices a woman
coming up for air after swimming under water. The woman
sweeps her hair away from her face, wipes the water from her
eyes and glances at Stacy.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Stacy sees her He bites his lip and gives her a
nod.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The gorgeous woman stepping out of the pool is wearing an
all black bikini with two body piercings on each hip. she
has a body tattoo of a cherry blossom from the side of her
breast to her hip flexor. She gets a towel and heads in his
direction.
                                                            
                       SAVANNAH
Hi, how are you?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (CONFIDENT GRIN)
I'm good, what's your name?
                                                            
                       SAVANNAH
      (SEDUCTIVELY)
Savannah, what's yours?
                                                            
                       STACY
Stacy my friends call me "Stace".
                                                            
                       SAVANNAH
Was that (NBA Player)?
                                                            
                       STACY
Oh...(NBA Player)? Yeah that's my
boy. We gonna kick it at the after
party tonight. Are you gonna be
there?
                                                            
                       SAVANNAH
Of course I'm gonna be there me
and my home girl.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Stacy bites his lip.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (GRINS)
Really?...
                                                            
 

35.

INT. CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME/CONTROL ROOM - LATER
                                                            
The arena is packed to see their favorite celebrties play in
the annual Celebrity Basketball game. Fans screaming and
chanting.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Chris Brown catches the ball and then puts in on
the floor rocking the defender. Chris gives the defender a
cross-over to the left and goes back to the right lane is
wide open and he goes in for the lay-up.
                                                            
                                         DISSOVE TO:
                                                            
FOOTAGE-Chris Brown trots back to get on defense.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
It's in the middle of the third quarter of the Celebrity
Basketball game, Quentin has been slightly off his game.
Quentin takes his phone off his clip and looks at it, and
notices Ashleigh still has not texted or called.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Okay camera four give me a wide
shot. Standby camera two.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN (CONT'D)
He's going for the lay-up, que
camera two.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
FOOTAGE-The player goes up and under two defenders and banks
it in for the lay-up. The crowd is going wild.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Quentin is looking through his phone again.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
                       STACY
Que, your gonna have to get Chris
on camera three I think he going
to go for the shot.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
OH...Yeah, standby camera three,
camera two he's gonna take the
three.
                                                            
The camera man misses the shot.
                                                            

36.

                       STACY
Cut back for replay...
                                                            
Quentin turns toward Stacy in frustration.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (FRUSTRATED)
Will you let me do my job!
                                                            
Confusion and awkward silence through out the control room.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN (CONT'D)
Okay...um...camera four wide shot
full length of the court.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
FOOTAGE-player bouncing the ball, takes it through his legs
bounces off his foot and the defender steals the ball.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (EXCITEMENT)
Good....good, okay STEAL!, STEAL!
He's all by himself. Get ready
camera three....cut to camera
three.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Got it, good...good back to wide
shot.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
ASHLEIGH AND ANOTHER MAN - DAYDREAM
                                                            
Ashleigh another man's bed having sex.
                                                            
                                         END OF DAYDREAM
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin blinks and shakes his head tying to focus on the
game.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Stacy looks at Quentin, In concern because he is
missing key shots of the game.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Umm...sorry, camera one, I mean
camera two standby fastbreak
coming. Camera four stay wide.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            

37.

ASHLEIGH AND ANOTHER MAN - DAYDREAM
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Ashleigh's hands gripping the satin sheets.
                                                            
                                         END OF DAYDREAM
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin shakes his head again, placing his index finger and
thumb onto the bridge of his nose. Quentin pulls out his
phone and looks for a message from Ashliegh He clinches his
phone hard and grinds his teeth.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (FRUSTRATED)
That's it, cut to commercial...
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What?...
                                                            
                       STACY
You heard me, commercial!
                                                            
Quentin takes off his headset, Stacy pulls him aside--
                                                            
                       STACY
Dude, what the hell are you doing?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Nothing I'm cool...
                                                            
                       STACY
No you're not cool. You need to
get your shit together.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
She's fucking around man. I know
it.
                                                            
                       STACY
If she is, there is nothing you
can do about her here. Finish this
game out and then tomorrow you
find out what the hell is going
on. But till then, get your shit
together and let's do this.
                                                            
Quentin collects himself, and puts his headset back on and
waits for the commercials to end.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Okay guys, fourth quarter, let's
finish strong.
                                                            
 

38.

EXT. CELEBRITY/NBA AFTER PARTY (CLUB) - NIGHT
                                                            
Stacy and Quentin walk into the club, the music is loud,
it's dark, and there are neon and black lighs around the
dance floor. Celebrities and NBA players are in V.I.P buying
champagne and talking to women. Rappers are on stage
performing as the crowd is getting hype dancing and having a
good time.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy and Quentin walk up to the bar. Stacy is feeling the
music and having a good time. Quentin is moping around and
really not interested in coming out. They both sit. Stacy is
ordering drinks--
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Quentin leans over the bar with his head resting
on his hand.
                                                            
                       STACY
Que, you got one minute to get
that frown off your face, and have
a drink with me.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I'm not in the mood Stace.
                                                            
                       STACY
I told you, I'm not leaving you in
the hotel room by yourself. You
gonna have a few drinks and have a
good time...
                                                            
Stacy takes his shot, brings it toward his face--
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
...with Jamie.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy chugs his shot.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What?...Who's Jamie?
                                                            
                       STACY
Girl I met at the bar the other
day, she got a friend.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Stacy, I don't think you heard me
man, Im not in the mood for
this...
                                                            

39.

                       STACY
Just like you wasn't in the mood
at work today?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What does that mean?
                                                            
                       STACY
You missed key points in the game
today.
                                                            
Quentin pulls out his phone scrolling for messages.
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
That's pretty much your reason.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
So what, I missed a few shots...
                                                            
                       STACY
Key shots.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
It was Nick Cannon, nobody likes
that fool anyway.
                                                            
                       STACY
You're missing the point man,
Ashliegh got you trippin.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Stacy notices Savannah and Jamie walk in. He gives
them the nod to come over.
                                                            
                       STACY
Okay here they come, you shut up
and dont you blow this for me.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You acting like you never met a
woman before.
                                                            
                       STACY
Not a latin one...
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What's the difference?
                                                            
The girls walk up.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (EXCITED)
They are crazy freaks! Hey Baby,
how you doing?!
                                                            

40.

                       SAVANNAH
Hey boo, how you doing?
                                                            
                       STACY
I'm good, glad you made it.
                                                            
                       SAVANNAH
Me too.
                                                            
Stacy takes a look at Jamie.
                                                            
Jamie is 27, gorgeous body and dark skinned. Hair is short
cut like Jada Pinkett in "Set it off". She's wearing red
Levi skinny jeans with a splaghetti strap wilk blouse.
                                                            
                       STACY
So you must be Jamie. Que don't
Jamie look gorgeous tonight?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SHY)
Yes, how you doing?
                                                            
                       JAMIE
I'm good
                                                            
Jamie looks at Quentin, gives him a smile to let him know
she is interested.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Good...
                                                            
Quentin turns back around toward the bar to finish sipping
his drink.
                                                            
                       STACY
Jamie, this is my best friend
Quentin. The Director...
                                                            
                       JAMIE
You directed the game tonight?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I did a little something,
something...
                                                            
                       STACY
He's just being modest baby. He is
responsible for all of what you
saw today. He made Usaine Bolt
look good and he can't play for
shit.
                                                            

41.

Stacy begins to flirt and talk to Savannah. Jamie grabs a
seat next to Quentin.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Jamie and Quentin are sitting together and not talking.
Quentin is playing with his glass while Jamie is waiting for
Quentin to start a conversation.
                                                            
                       JAMIE
So, Quentin...do you go by Quentin
or do you go by Que?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You can call me Que.
                                                            
Quentin takes a sip of his drink, brings the shot glass down
and starts bobbing his head to the music.
                                                            
                       JAMIE
You like this song?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yeah...
                                                            
Stacy walks up and stands between Quentin and Jamie. He puts
his arm around the both of them.
                                                            
                       STACY
We bout to go dance, ya'll coming?
                                                            
Stacy walks away and grabs Savannah by the waist.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy pulling Savannah by the waist.
                                                            
                       STACY
C'mon baby.
                                                            
Savannah gets up, Stacy kisses her on the lips and squeezes
her ass. Savannah gets excited and they both start making
their way to the dance floor.
                                                            
                       JAMIE
Do you want to dance?
                                                            
Quentin shakes his head.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
No, I'm ok you go ahead.
                                                            

42.

                       JAMIE
      (FED UP)
Okay...well you have fun playing
with your lil shot glass.
                                                            
Jamie gives Quentin a pat on the back and heads to the dance
floor with Stacy and Savannah.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin watches her leave, then looks around the club, and
sees everyone having a good time. Stacy is having a good
time with the girls and women and men in VIP are throwing
money in the air.
                                                            
Quentin gets up, pays for his drink, and heads for the door.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Stacy is dancing and flirting with the girls.He
looks over and notices Quentin is heading out the door. He
walks over to him and stops Quentin.
                                                            
                       STACY
Dude where you going?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I'm going to my room man. I can't
do this...
                                                            
Quentin walks away.
                                                            
                       STACY
Que, c'mon man!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You have a good time, I'm going to
bed...
                                                            
                       STACY
What about Jamie?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What about her. Take'em both to
your room I don't give a shit.
                                                            
Stacy watches Quentin walk way.
                                                            
 
INT. QUENTIN'S HOTEL ROOM (SPLIT SCREEN A) - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin is sound asleep and suddenly he is woken up by a
loud commotion in Stacy's hotel room.
                                                            

43.

INT. STACY'S HOTEL ROOM (SPLIT SCREEN B) - NIGHT
                                                            
Savannah is kissing Stacy, Jamie is ripping of Stacy's
clothes as Stacy kisses Savannah back. She she moans and
groans loudly.
                                                            
INT QUENTIN'S HOTEL ROOM (SPLIT SCREEN A) - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin opens his eyes and rolls over to get comfortable.
                                                            
INT. STACY'S HOTEL ROOM (SPLIT SCREEN B) - NIGHT
                                                            
Jamie and Savannah have Stacy pinned down on the bed--
                                                            
                       STACY
      (EXCITED)
I can't believe this is happening!
Get freaky baby!
                                                            
                       JAMIE
I'm glad you said that. Cause we
like to get real freaky.
                                                            
                       SAVANNAH
You're in for a real treat.
                                                            
Savannah pulls out bedazzeled handcuffs. Jamie pulls out a
whip and nipple pinchers.
                                                            
Stacy's eyes get big. He's hesitant about all of this.
                                                            
                       STACY
Hey, um I'm not sure about all of
this. Is this safe?
                                                            
                       JAMIE
Shh...don't worry baby, It's gonna
feel so good.
                                                            
Savannah starts to kiss Stacy long and hard, She caresses
his chest.
                                                            
Jamie clamps on the nipple pinchers and he moans louder.
                                                            
INT. QUENTIN'S HOTEL ROOM (SPLIT SCREEN A) - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin rolls back over--
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You've got to be kidding me!
                                                            
Quentin pulls a pillow over his head.
                                                            

44.

INT. STACY'S HOTEL ROOM (SPLIT SCREEN B) - NIGHT
                                                            
Jamie blindfolds Stacy's eyes while Savannah distracts him
by kissing his chest.
                                                            
                       STACY
Hold up, what are you doing?
                                                            
                       SAVANNAH
Relax baby let us do all the work.
                                                            
Savannah gets on top of Stacy and continues to kiss him.
Jamie reaches in her purse and pulls out a tube sock with a
a bar of soap in it.
                                                            
Jamie gags Stacy and begins to distract him by kissing his
chest again.
                                                            
Savannah slides off the bed and Jamie throws her a sock with
a soap bar in it.
                                                            
Suddenly there is an awkward silence.
                                                            
                       STACY
Uhh...hello?
                                                            
Jamie and Savannah start swinging the socks simultaniously.
Stacy starts to scream and moan.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (SCREAMING)
AHH SHIT!...AHH!
                                                            
Stacy is trying to break free, but has no idea where they
are coming from.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Savannah swings.
                                                            
                       STACY
Ohhhh!
                                                            
INT. QUENTIN'S HOTEL ROOM (SPLIT SCREEN A) - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin is steadily tossing and turning in his bed.
                                                            
INT. STACY'S HOTEL ROOM (SPLIT SCREEN B) - NIGHT
                                                            
Savannah finds Stacy's wallet and opens it up. She takes the
cash out and counts it.
                                                            

45.

                       SAVANNAH
You've got to be kidding me. All
this for a lousy three hundred
dollars...girl let's go.
                                                            
Jamie gives Stacy one last swing on his nuts.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy screams.
                                                            
Savannah and Jamie sprint out of Stacy's hotel room leaving
him naked and screaming.
                                                            
INT. QUENTIN'S HOTEL ROOM (SPLIT SCREEN A) - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin gets up and heads over to Stacy's room.
                                                            
INT. STACY'S HOTEL ROOM (SPLIT SCREEN B) - NIGHT
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Look it's three o'clock in the...
                                                            
Quentin stops and is in awe.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN (CONT'D)
What the hell is this?...
                                                            
Stacy spits out his gag.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (FRANTIC)
Que! Que! Get me out of here man.
These chicks is crazy man!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You're right you are a freak.
                                                            
 
INT. HOTEL ELEVATOR - DAY
                                                            
Quentin and Stacy enter the elevator. The door closes. and
Quentin hits the button to the lobby. Stacy's sore and
standing still. Every move he makes he feels a sharp pain.
                                                            
Quentin looks over at Stacy and closes his eyes, and bites
down on his lip to keep from laughing.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy looks over to Quentin to see if he is laughing and
Quentin stops in an instant. Stacy looks away and Quentin
chuckles.
                                                            

46.

                       STACY
Not a word about this.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Hey man you got it...
                                                            
Stacy and Quentin walk out of the elevator, and head to the
lobby.
                                                            
 
INT. ALL-STAR BASKETBALL GAME - EVENING
                                                            
It's the second quarter of the NBA All-Star basketball game.
Fans in the stands are cheering for the their favorite
players. Players that didn't get picked for the the game are
on the side line with their camera phones taking pics of
dunks. Celebrities are sitting courtside with their kids
watching the game.
                                                            
D.Wade catches the pass and sprints down the court, Wade
looks across the court and notices Derek Rose. D. Wade
dribbles through his legs to shake a defender, crosses over
to the left, lobs the ball up from the free throw line, and
Derek Rose jumps over a defender catches it and dunks it in.
The crowd is going wild.
                                                            
INT. CONTROL ROOM - EVENING
                                                            
Quentin and everyone in the control room lean back ooohing
and ahhhing.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Ooooh that was nasty...okay camera
one standby for replay...camera
four full court.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN (CONT'D)
Okay, que for replay.
                                                            
The General Manager walks in and leans on the wall observing
Stacy and Quentin.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Mark looks over at Stacy talking into his headset.
Mark walks over to him.
                                                            
                       MARK
How's it going?
                                                            
Stacy turns to Mark.
                                                            
                       MARK (CONT'D)
What the hell happened to your
face?
                                                            

47.

                       STACY
Man I...
                                                            
                       MARK
      (SMILING)
You got robbed didn't you?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy looks emabarrased. He tries to ignore Mark.
                                                            
                       MARK
      (LAUGHING)
It was the socks wasn't it?
                                                            
Stacy is silent.
                                                            
                       MARK
How's Quentin?
                                                            
                       STACY
He's alright, why?
                                                            
                       MARK
I got a call from upstairs saying
that we can only hire, one
Executive Producer. Im going to be
honest with you. Quentin is on our
radar and maybe the one for the
postion. That's why I was asking
you how is he doing?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (JEALOUS)
He's good, you know...he's good.
                                                            
Mark shakes his head up and down.
                                                            
                       MARK
Good...keep me posted.
                                                            
Mark walks away to observe Quentin closely. He crosses his
arms and whispers to a tech next to him.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Stacy is fiddling with his pencil and grinding his
teeth as he looks over to Quentin.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin is focused and being productive. He's giving
directions to the camera men and pointing at the screens.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Stacy looks over to Mark.
                                                            

48.

                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Mark is still nodding and talking to the tech manager.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy grinds his teeth again and swallows--
                                                            
                       STACY
Hey Mark, got a sec?
                                                            
 
INT. ALL- STAR BASKETBALL GAME - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Kyrie Irving brings the ball across the court. He puts the
ball through his legs and continue to bounce the ball with
his left. He points at his team mate, give him the signal
for an isolation play. Kevin Durant steps across and gets in
a defensive stance. Kyrie rocks him by dribbling the ball
back and fourth. He hop steps and crosses to the right.
Durant is still in front of him. Kyrie backs up and he
looks at the time. Kyrie gives him the same move. He hops
steps, and double crosses. Durant staggers, Kyrie jumps,
fades back, and shoots nothing but the bottom of the net.
Crowd goes wild.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The east coast side line jumps with oooh and ahhhs.
                                                            
INT. CONTROL ROOM - EVENING
                                                            
Quentin puts his hand over his mouth.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Ooooh, that was nasty. Okay,
camera three follow Durant. Camera
five follow Irving. Standby camera
three...okay que camera three.
                                                            
Quentin is excited and having fun directing the game.
Suddenly his phone vibrates. He takes the phone off the clip
and looks at it. It's Ashleigh.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Quentin looks over and locks eyes with Stacy.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (TO HIMSELF)
Oh shit.
                                                            
Commercial starts.
                                                            

49.

Quentin's thumb slowly moves to the answer button. Stacy
grabs Quentin by the wrist.
                                                            
                       STACY
Dude, don't answer that phone. We
all know what's gonna happen if
you do.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Stace, I got to answer this phone.
She has a lot of explaining to do.
                                                            
                       STACY
I know she does, but Que now is
not the time. You got Mark over
here watching our every move. If
you want this promotion you will
ignore this phone call. and wait
till half time to do whatever you
want... but do not answer the
phone. You feel me?
                                                            
Quentin looks at Mark talking to other crew members.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SMILING)
Yeah...okay.
                                                            
                       STACY
C'mon let's finish this out.
                                                            
The assistant director calls back for commercial
                                                            
                       ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (O.S.)
Ready in five, four, three, two...
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Que camera four...okay, give me
east and west team stats. Okay get
ready camera two for the inbound
pass...Que two and standby four.
                                                            
Quentin's phone vibrates. He looks around and opens it up.
It's a text from Ashleigh.
                                                            
QUENTIN'S CELL PHONE:
                                                            
                       ASHLEIGH
"We really need to talk."
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin takes a deep breath and ignores her message.
                                                            

50.

                       QUENTIN
Okay good...camera five stay on
Kobe. He's posted at the three
ands he's gonna take it so stay on
him.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN (CONT'D)
Okay, que five...
(beat)
shoot it, shoot it!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
FOOTAGE- Kobe catches the ball, plants his feet, jumps, and
releases the ball.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (ANTICIPATING)
UH OH...there it is...there it is!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
FOOTAGE- The ball goes into the basket.
                                                            
Quentin's phone vibrates again. He picks it up and looks at
the message.
                                                            
QUENTIN'S CELL PHONE:
                                                            
                       ASHLEIGH
"Since you're gonna ignore my
message, I don't think we should
be together anymore. I'm done."
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
BLACK:
                                                            
FADE IN:
                                                            
 
INT. AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA (COURT SIDE) - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin is sitting down in an empty arena courtside. where
the players sit. He's leaning down with his hands over his
head, sniffling. Stacy shows up with a 20 ounce bottle of
Coke in his hand.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (CONCERNED)
Hey man, you okay?
                                                            
Stacy sits next to him.
                                                            

51.

                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin lifts his head up, tears running down his face.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN (BEAT)
      (TEARING UP)
She said it's not working out, and
she needs space. You know what? I
don't get it. I give my all to
these women and I just keep
getting screwed.
                                                            
Quentin sniffling and wiping his tears.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I'm tired of giving my all to a
woman and feeling like shit in the
end...and they wonder why we are
the way we are, damn it they make
us this way. We become dogs, were
not born this way.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN (CONT'D)
Why should we show love when all
they're gonna do is stomp all over
it?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy shaking his head back and forth.
                                                            
                       STACY
I feel you man, I understand
completely.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What you mean, you understand.
I've known you for years and I've
never seen you show any woman
respect.
                                                            
                       STACY
I wasn't always like this. Let me
tell you something.
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
Studies say that newborns,
toddlers, and babies need touch to
survive. Babies cry for a bottle,
babies cry cause they need to be
changed, and they also cry cause
they need that love and comfort.
That's where it all starts until,
we grow up in a world that shows
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52.

                       STACY (cont'd)
us differently.
                                                            
Stacy has Quentin's undivided attention. He puts his hand on
his chin.
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
Now take a good look at this
bottle.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Okay...
                                                            
Stacy show Quentin the bottle of coke in his hand.
                                                            
                       STACY
Let's say for instance, this is my
heart okay? You see that it's
full. Full of love, full of
happiness. I met a woman and this
woman made me feel like I could do
anything. I gave her my heart,
mind, body, and my soul. But one
day she cheated.
                                                            
Stacy starts to shake the bottle.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin looking confused.
                                                            
                       STACY
She broke my heart.
                                                            
Stacy opens the soda bottle and it explodes onto the hard
wood.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin is startled and slightly jumps from the soda
squirting everywhere.
                                                            
                       STACY
You see that? That's pain, and
heartbreak splattered all over the
ground. A lot like how you feel
right now.
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
I closed my heart to let it heal
and once I was ready I met another
woman. I Gave her everything. She
faked a pregnancy on me. and took
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53.

                       STACY (cont'd)
me for granted.
                                                            
Stacy shakes up the bottle again.
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
Broke my heart again.
                                                            
Stacy opens the bottle again and the soda explodes once
more, with nothing left inside the bottle but suds.
                                                            
                       STACY
A heart can only take so much Que.
When its empty, you only start
thinking of yourself. You cover it
up so you wont get hurt again.
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
That's where it starts Que. We
become dogs. We become pit bulls
with that pink thing poking out.
We begin to be careless and feel
less. I don't trust or feel
anything anymore.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yeah that's exactly how I feel. I
don't have anything left Stace. I
just don't care anymore.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy stands up and hands him the empty bottle of Coke.
                                                            
                       STACY
Yeah...it's not a good place to be
and it's hard to come back from.
All I'm saying is that you have to
be careful. Stand up for yourself
and your heart. No one else will.
Well, I'm here if you need me.
                                                            
Stacy starts walking up the steps and Quentin looks at the
empty bottle, He turns it upside down, rightside up and then
looks away.
                                                            
 
INT. QUENTIN'S HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin is sitting on the edge of the bed rocking back and
forth. He opens his half dranked Henessey bottle and chugs
it. Quentin grabs his phone and hits the on button. Ashleigh

54.

appers on his screen saver. Quentin stares at it and starts
to tear up, and begins to snif.
                                                            
Quentin screems and throws his phone across the room, and
shatters against the wall.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin starts to throw chairs, pillows, clothes all over
the room. He falls to his knees, sits down and leans back
against the wall.
                                                            
ANGLE ON:Quentin looks at his laptop, he runs over to it.
                                                            
Quentin types on his laptop.
                                                            
ON QUENTIN'S LAPTOP SCREEN:
                                                            
"GOOGLE"
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin's words appear:
                                                            
HOW TO PICK UP BEAUTIFUL WOMEN
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
"How to pick up beautiful women."
                                                            
Quentin finds a website on how to pursue beautiful women, He
reads testimonials. Quentin leans back in his chair shaking
his head, he chugs his Henessey and begins to smile.
                                                            
 
INT. DINER (CHICAGO) - DAY
                                                            
The cooks in the kitchen are flipping burgers, cracking
eggs, and frying bacon. Waitresses are picking up their
orders and taking them to their assingned tables.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy is sipping on his soda with sunglasses on and Shane is
sipping on his cup of coffee, waiting for Quentin to arrive.
The waitress walks up to Stacy and Shane's table--
                                                            
                       STACY
Where is Que at?
                                                            
                       SHANE
I don't know, I told him to meet
us here. You haven't heard from
him?
                                                            

55.

                       STACY
I haven't heard from him since we
got back from Miami.
                                                            
                       SHANE
How did it go? Saw the game. It
was good.
                                                            
Stacy takes his glasses off.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Damn, what the hell happened to
your face?
                                                            
                       STACY
It's a long story I really don't
want to talk about it.
                                                            
                       SHANE
You went up to Miami and got your
ass whooped didn't you?
                                                            
                       STACY
Shut up Shane.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shawna comes in and sits down at the table. The waitress
returns with Shane and Stacy's food.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Hey whats's up ya'll?
                                                            
                       WAITRESS
Can I get you anything sweetie?
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
No, I'm fine thanks.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shawna looks at Stacy's face. She leans over to touch it.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA (CONT'D)
      (CONCERNED)
Ooooh, what happened to your face?
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (SMILING)
He got his ass whooped in Miami.
                                                            

56.

                       STACY
I'm fine. I don't want to talk
about it.
                                                            
                       SHANE
There's Que...
                                                            
Quentin walks in the diner. He hasn't shaved, or had a hair
cut. He looks as if he just got out of bed. He has been on a
drinking binge since Miami.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin sits down. and the waitress walks up to the table.
                                                            
                       WAITRESS
Can I...
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Bacon, egg, cheeseburger, onion
rings. Buttermilk pancakes with
bacon, southern comfort and a bud
light tall.
                                                            
                       WAITRESS
Sorry sir, we don't serve alcohol
before noon.
                                                            
Quentin slams his fist against the table. Everyone in the
immediate vicinity jumps and waitress gets scared.
                                                            
                       WAITRESS (CONT'D)
I can see if I can make an
exception.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Everyone looks at Quentin.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What are ya'll looking at?
                                                            
                       STACY
You. You haven't been at work all
week.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yeah, I need some time off. Mark
knows.
                                                            
                       SHANE
So what really happened in Miami?
                                                            

57.

                       SHAWNA
Yeah, me too. It looked good. You
did a good job.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Thanks...
                                                            
The waitress puts Quentin's food on the table. Quentin is
getting ready to take a bite of his sandwich.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (PETTILY)
Ashleigh broke up with him.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (STERN)
Really Stacy?
                                                            
                       STACY
Dude, I'm sorry. You are that guy.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What you mean by that guy?
                                                            
                       STACY
You are that guy that every woman
wants, after she's done being a
hoe.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (DEFENSIVE)
Oh yeah? You got a lot of nerve,
after a week you've had.
                                                            
                       STACY
No...no...hear me on this.
                                                            
                       STACY (CONT'D)
I'm just being real, women take
advantage of the nice guy I'm just
looking after you.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
So I wasn't looking after you,
when you got your ass beat, left
handcuffed and butt-ass naked.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Everyone starts laughing.
                                                            

58.

                       SHAWNA
      (LAUGHING)
Are you serious?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (LAUGHING)
Oh hell yeah! I got the pictures.
                                                            
Stacy leans back in his chair.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (LAUGHING)
That is hilarious, a lot funnier
than Ashleigh kissing that dude
the other day.
                                                            
Stacy kicks Shane under the table, everyone stops laughing,
and Quentin stops mid bite to register what Shane just said.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What did you say?
                                                            
                       SHANE
I saw Ashleigh kissing some dude
the other day...Stacy knew.
                                                            
Stacy kicks Shane from under the table again.
                                                            
                       SHANE (CONT'D)
Ouch!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Hold up! You knew Ashleigh was
fucking around and you didn't tell
me?
                                                            
                       STACY
Look man...I knew if I would have,
you would have been worried about
her, and we would have lost our
chances of the promotion.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
So a promotion is more important
than our friendship? And me
looking like a dumbass?!
                                                            
Quentin is embarrassed. Suddenly there is an awkward
silence, he looks at Shawna, and then storms out of the
diner. Shawna runs after him.
                                                            

59.

EXT. STREET - CONTINOUS
                                                            
Quentin walks up the street. He covers his head with his
hoodie over his hat, sticks his hands in his pockets, and
heada down the street.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shawna walks outside looking for Quentin, she turns left and
finds him walking up the street. Shawna runs after him--
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Que, Im sure he didn't mean
anything by it. He is trying to
protect you.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Protect me from what Shawna? The
promotion? She wanted (beat) I
don't care if I get the position
or not.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
She wanted you to get the position
didn't she?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin puts his head down and doesn't say a word.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA (O.S.)
      (SMILING)
Well you're better off directing
music videos and movies anyway.
                                                            
Quentin smiles.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You remembered huh?
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
How could I not?...
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (VULNERABLE)
Yeah, we should....
                                                            
Quentin is interrupted by a voice--
                                                            
                       MAN (O.S)
Shawna!
                                                            

60.

The man that Shawna was dancing with from the club runs up
to Shawna and gives her a hug.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Hey, how you doing?
                                                            
                       MAN
I'm good...
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin gets jealous and backs away from them both.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Hey Que, this is my friend....
                                                            
Quentin interrupts her.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I'm going to go...
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
No wait.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I'll talk to you later, I got to
go.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Shawna watches Quetin walk away.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
                       MAN
You ready to go?
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
      (HESITANT)
Yeah...
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin walks down to the subway to catch the blue line. He
paces back and forth with his head down waiting for the
train to come.
                                                            
 
INT. DRAKE HOTEL (DRAYDEN'S SEMINAR) - EVENING
                                                            
Quentin walks out of the train and walks up the steps on to
the street. He makes his way down Michigan Ave. Quentin
comes to the end of the street and stops in front of the
Drake Hotel where a sign says, Drayden Jackson's "Be On Her

61.

Mind Seminar" for men. Helpful ways to build the confidence
and self esteem to meet beautiful women.
                                                            
Quentin is hesitant, but walks up the steps and opens the
door.
                                                            
Quentin walks inside the conference hall. He stands by the
door with his arms crossed. Drayden comes out and there is a
huge round of applause. Quentin makes his way down to find a
seat. He sits in the first row in the only seat available.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I
am Drayden Jackson and yes I know
what you're thinking. How in the
hell does this scrawny looking guy
know about women? This guy is only
five eight, what the hell do he
know? Its okay. I may have a short
man complex, but when the lights
go out we're both the same size
right?...right?
                                                            
The crowd laughs.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin doesn't find it funny and he is not impressed.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN (CONT'D)
It doesn't matter what you look
like, how tall you are, or how
much money you have. It's about
attitude, being confident,
assertive and that famous word
from cheerleaders be aggressive.
Women want you to try harder, do
something different, say something
different. I have the inside track
and its all about body language.
You could be missing out on a ton
of opportunties to talk to women
because you are missing the simple
signals that women give to let you
know they like you.
                                                            
Quentin utters--
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
This is bullshit.
                                                            
Quentin attempts to get up.
                                                            

62.

Drayden turns around.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
What did you say?
                                                            
Quentin is standing and everyone is looking at him
uncomfortably.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I said, this is bullshit.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Oh really? Let me guess, from the
look of your five o'clock shadow
you broke up with your lady.
Matter of fact she broke up with
you.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin is put on the spot looking embarrased. He puts his
hands in the pockets of his hoody and puts his head down.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN (CONT'D)
She told you that she needed some
space to figure things out, you're
a good man and I'm sorry right?
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN (CONT'D)
I don't come up to your job take
the mop out of your hand, and tell
you this floor is bullshit do I?
What you need to do is sit down
and pay attention. You may learn
something.
                                                            
Quentin collects himself and slowly sits down.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Now give me a show of hands if
you've seen an asshole with a
beautiful woman knowing...they can
do way better?
                                                            
Everyone in the crowd raises their hands.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
A man sitting next to Quentin elbows him urging him to
participate. Quentin gives him a look and finally he raises
his hand.
                                                            

63.

                       DRAYDEN
What you need to know is that the
reason why women choose these
assholes is...structure, stabiliy,
and security. At the end of the
day, when its all said and done,
they're gonna want to feel
protected. Women also know that
these guys don't give a damn about
anyone but themselves. That
outweighs more than love ever will
and they always think they can fix
them. You guys are lovers,
emotional and you show compassion.
There's nothing to fix. Thugs and
assholes are selfish. They have no
filter, say anything and
everything to a female and they
love it. A woman will tell you
they want a relationship, they
want a man who knows what he
wants, and treats them like a
queen. When you give them that
they treat you like shit, and tell
you those condesending words
"you're a great guy, I'm just not
ready." That's why they pick you
later rather than now. I can help
you incorporate both by giving you
the knowledge and confidence to be
that one.... to be that now.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The crowd is getting revved up, as if they're in church.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
I want you to be the one to have
the courage to go up to a gorgeous
woman.
                                                            
                       THE CROWD
YEAH!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin is looking at all the guys shaking his head and is
getting a little convinced.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
To say what you feel and not hold
back because that woman is so damn
beautiful!
                                                            

64.

                       THE CROWD
YEAH!
                                                            
INT. DRAKE HOTEL (LOBBY AREA) - LATER
                                                            
Drayden is standing by a table of books and dvd's signing
autographs and taking pictures.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Drayden looks over and sees Quentin looking at his
books. Drayden signs another autograph and walks towards
Quentin.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
You still here?
                                                            
Quentin is flipping through Drayden's book.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
It appears that way.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Why are you here?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You should know, since you know me
so well.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
That's about fifty percent of all
the guys that show up to my
seminars.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
This is a good gig you got here,
giving guys hope with your Al
Pacino speech...you can't help me.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
      (SMILES)
That's funny, but you still
haven't told me why you're here.
Girlfriend did a number on you
didn't she?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (REVVED UP)
Not just her. All of them! I've
let women be my downfall for
years. From my mother to Ashleigh,
and I'm tired of it, I'm tired of
being hurt. You got a book or a
dvd that can help me with that Mr.
Jackson?
                                                            

65.

Drayden remains quiet and looks at Quentin as if he's
looking at himself.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN (CONT'D)
I didn't think so...look I got to
go.
                                                            
Quentin attemps to walks out the the door, Drayden calls out
to him.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Hey!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin stops and turns around.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Hey, what if I told you I could
help you?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Why would you want to do that?
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Well, maybe, cause I can't stand
to see someone in pain, and just
maybe someone has gone through the
same struggle you're going
through.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Drayden reaches out his hand to give Quentin his book and
dvds.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Here, take these. If you're
serious you be at this address day
after tomorrow.
                                                            
 
INT. SHANE'S CAR - AFTERNOON
                                                            
After a long day of work, Shane gets into his car. His
favorite song comes on. "She used to be my girl" by the
O'Jay's.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Oh, this is my jam!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            

66.

Shane starts to sing and dance in the car.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Shoop, shoop, shooop, shooop
Shoop. shoop. shooop, shooop
                                                            
Shane is making hand jestures as if he is in an old school
music group.
                                                            
                       SHANE (CONT'D)
Oooh good loving, girls got plenty
good loving. Ask me how I know and
I'll tell you so. She used to be
my girl.
                                                            
Shane turns onto a busy intersection, both hands on the
wheel and shimmy's forward and shimmy's backward.
                                                            
                       SHANE (CONT'D)
      (DANCING)
Aaaahhhh, I respect her when she
was mine I used to neglect her
aaaah, she wanted more than I
could give but as long as i live
shee'lll be my giirrrlll, sheee
used to be my giiiirrrrlllll. She
used to be my girl.
                                                            
Shane approaches a red light and comes to a comeplete stop.
Shane is singing his heart out veins coming out of his neck.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
A gorgeous woman in a sports car pulls along side Shane's
car.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: The woman looks over to see Shane singing and
dancing with his eyes closed.
                                                            
The woman laughs.
                                                            
                       SHANE (CONT'D)
      (DANCING)
She had a charming personality,
she was alright for meeee, she's
my girl, and if I had the chance,
I'd take her back. As a matter of
fact right away like today. Not
only good looking, the girl was so
smart. Can't beat her cooking.
AAAHHHH, ask me how I know and
I'll tell you soooo, she used to
be my giiirrrllll. Deep down
            (MORE)

67.

                       SHANE (cont'd)
inside I still love heeerrrr!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane opens his eyes and sees the woman smiling at him.
                                                            
Shane is slightly embarrased until he looks closely and
notice that it's Madison, the woman out side the coffee
shop.
                                                            
Madison waves at Shane and takes off as soon as the light
turns green.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (SCREAMS)
Wait!...Madison.
                                                            
Shane hits the throttle and chases her. Madison is switching
lane to lane and Shane is trying to keep up.
                                                            
Shane is dodging cars left and right. as she starts to get
close.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The traffic light turns from green to yellow.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane starts to yell out the window and honks his horn.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Hey, Madison!...
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The light turns red and Madison drives through it.
                                                            
Shane notices that the light has changed, and a garbage
truck pulls out in front of him.
                                                            
                       SHANE
AHHHH!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane quickly turns his wheel to the left and his car
spirals out of control.
                                                            
                       SHANE
      (SCREAMING)
Aaaahhhhh!
                                                            

68.

                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The car finally stops. He looks around and punches the
wheel.
                                                            
                       SHANE
DAMN IT!
                                                            
 
INT. DRAYDEN'S ART STUDIO - EVENING
                                                            
The elevator opens and Quentin hesitantly steps out into an
empty and dim art studio filled with portraits and statues.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Hello?
                                                            
Quentin starts to walk around and looks at the art work.
Quentin looks at his watch and notice that Drayden is late.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin comes across an interesting painting. He notice how
dark and hollow the colors are. He crosses his arms and
becomes facinated with this painting.
                                                            
                       ELLE
Beautiful painting isn't it?
                                                            
Queintin looks behind him.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
A woman steps into the light.
                                                            
Quentin notice her and is mesmerized. She is tall five nine,
and slim like a model. Not, too skinny but coke bottle shape
with Erika Badu hairstyle, wearing low rise jeans, high
heels, with a designer shirt cut off at the neck where the
left shoulder is open showing the black bra strap.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (CLEARS THROAT)
Yeah, it's a...it's nice.
                                                            
Awkward silence.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The woman looks down twiddles her thumbs, and bites her
bottom lip waiting for Quentin to speak.
                                                            

69.

                       ELLE
So...what's your name?
                                                            
Awkward silence.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SHY)
Quentin...my friends call me
Que...
                                                            
Awkward silence.
                                                            
Suddenly Drayden appears.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Stop!...Damn it stop! I can't
watch anymore.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Drayden walks over to Quentin.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What?...
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
We got a lot of work to
do...follow me.
                                                            
They walk to his office.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN (CONT'D)
Que this is Elle...
                                                            
                       ELLE
Hi...
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Elle is my assistant. and she'll
be assisting me through out your
training.
                                                            
Quentin follows Drayden in his office. Elle sits down at her
desk to answer the business phone.
                                                            
                       ELLE
Thank you for calling the Drayden
Jackson Art Gallery, how can I
help you?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Drayden sits down at his desk.
                                                            

70.

                       DRAYDEN
Que, have a seat.
                                                            
Quentin sits down. Drayden looks at him, shakes his head and
grins.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (CONFUSED)
What was that? A test or
something?
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Yeah, and you failed miserably.
The other day I couldn't figure
out what your case was. Not until
I saw you out there with my
assistant. Hey, you're an
attractive guy, way more
attractive than me.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin leans back in his chair and smacks his teeth.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN (CONT'D)
I'm serious You just lack
confidence. and you don't pay
attention to women. My assistant
gave you signs that she was
interested in you.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin looks back.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Really?...
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Calm down, I told her to do that.
So, have you read my book?
                                                            
Quentin looks away.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Um...yeah.
                                                            
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Drayden's eyebrow rises and he leans back into his chair.
                                                            

71.

                       DRAYDEN
      (SUSPicious)
You did?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SHRUGGING HIS
       SHOULDERS)
Yeah, what?
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
I'm glad you did.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Why is that?
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Your going to show me what you
learned.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What?!
                                                            
 
INT. DANCE STUDIO - EVENING
                                                            
In the studio there are male and female dancers making
converstations amongst each other.Some are just waiting for
auditions to start.
                                                            
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Shawna walks into the room and everyone gets quiet.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Hey everybody! Welcome to the
(Artist) music video audition.
First and formost I would like to
thank all of you for coming out
this evening. I know you are
coming from all over the world for
this moment. Initialy we are going
to set you up individually giving
us your best freestyle moves. If
you get this paper we will ask you
to come back for the second phase
of the audition. With that being
said we are going to get started.
Will the first dancer step forward
and the rest of the dancers wait
outside please. Thank you and good
luck.
                                                            
INT. COFFEE SHOP (SPLIT SCREEN B) - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            

72.

Customers in the coffee shop are in line waiting to place
their order. Other customers are sitting down reading a
book, typing on their laptop, and couples are just sipping
on coffee and eating biscotti.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Drayden and Quentin walk in. They find a table and sit down.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (NERVOUS)
Man, what the hell we doing here?
                                                            
Drayden is looking around the coffee shop trying to find a
potiental candidate.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Drayden finds a pretty girl in the corner reading
her book.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN (O.S)
      (WHISPERING)
Drayden.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Drayden nods and turns back around to the table.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Get her number...
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What? Get who's number?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The girl flips a page in her book. She uncross her right
leg, crosses her left one and then twirls her hair.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
The girl over there in the corner
reading "50 Shades of Grey"
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What? No, I can't...
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
You said you read my book. Show me
what you learned. Go!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (PRESSURED)
No...no...I...
                                                            

73.

Drayden get frustrated. He leans over the table.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
      (ANGRY)
Look, do you want my help?
                                                            
Awkward silence as Drayden and Quentin staredown.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (BEAT)
Yeah...
                                                            
INT. DANCE STUDIO (SPLIT SCREEN A) - AFTERNOON
                                                            
The Director, the producer, the artist, and Shawna are at
the desk rating the dancers on their freestyle dance moves.
Shawna nods and stops the music. The dancer stops--
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Thank you, thank you that was
great. We are looking for
something unique, something more
versatile. We have auditions next
month. Hope to see you back. Send
the next dancer in please. Thank
you.
                                                            
Shawna takes a deep breath leans on the table and starts to
massage her temples.
                                                            
                       PRODUCER
Shawna, you okay girl?
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Yeah, I'm okay. Just have this
headache. I dont know why.
                                                            
                       PRODUCER
      (LAUGHING)
It's probably these dancers, oh my
God.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
      (LAUGHING)
You are so mean, but man I know
what you're talking about.
                                                            
Shawna starts to lean on the desk to massage her temples.
Another candidate walks in. Shawna sips her water and pick
up the remote to start the music.
                                                            

74.

INT. COFFEE SHOP (SPLIT SCREEN B) - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Quentin gets up and walks over to the woman's table. He
quickly puts his hands in his pockets.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Drayden drops his head and shakes it in disappointment.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin looks back at Drayden and turns back--
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (CLEARS THROAT)
What are you reading?
                                                            
The woman looks at the cover of the book and then looks back
at Quentin.
                                                            
                       WOMAN
      (SEDUCTIVLY)
Whats your name?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (CONFIDENT)
Que...
                                                            
                       WOMAN
      (FLIRTING)
Oooh Que, Where did you go to
school Que?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (BOASTING)
University of Illinois, graduated
at the top of my class.
                                                            
The woman calls Quentin over with her index finger.
                                                            
                       WOMAN
      (IRRITATED)
Come here Que. You graduated at
the top of your class and can't
read a book cover. Get the hell
out my face.
                                                            
Quentin slowly walks back, embarrassed. He walks past
Drayden and heads out the door.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Que!
                                                            

75.

Drayden runs after him.
                                                            
EXT. OUTSIDE THE COFFEE SHOP (SPLIT SCREEN B) - EVENING
                                                            
Drayden grabs Quentin by the arm.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Que, where you going?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (ANGRY)
You think getting embarrased is
helping me?! I knew this was
bullshit I don't know what the
hell im...
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Hey!...Shut up! Now I did that so
you can learn something. Look at
her and tell me what do you see?
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Quentin looks at the woman still reading her book
and playing with her hair.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SHRUGGING HIS
       SHOULDERS)
I don't...
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Okay first off her appearence. Her
hair is pulled back, she's dressed
comfortable, but not dressy and no
make up. What does that tell you?
                                                            
Quentin looks clueless.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN (CONT'D)
      (EXCITED)
She is single, she has no need to
dress up and she is reading "50
Shades of Grey" for goodness sake!
If you want this girl you have to
do everything I say.
                                                            
Quentin is encouraged by Drayden's pep talk and begins to
listen to his instructions.
                                                            
INT. DANCE STUDIO (SPLIT SCREEN A) - EVENING
                                                            
It's the second phase of the audition. Shawna gathers the
group up togrther the first round of eliminations.
                                                            

76.

                       SHAWNA
Okay people, I want to start off
saying welcome to the second phase
of the audition. We are going to
do is a number of sequences and I
will demostrate twice. The first
time you will watch second time
you follow, and then you are on
your own. If you are tapped on the
shoulder or pulled to the side,
thank you for coming and we will
have more opportunities.
                                                            
Shawna turns on the music.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
      (DANCING)
Okay we're going to start this.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shawna starts to do a number, dancing sexy, and every move
she makes is precise.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The group is watching and trying to mimic her movements.
Shawna stops to get the group on their feet and get them
set.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Okay, everybody let's go....5,
6...5, 6, 7, 8.
                                                            
The group is following along with Shawna. Shawna stops to
watch everyone, she looks at her assistant and give her the
nod and points to a dancer. The assistant walks over and
taps the female dancer on the shoulder. The girl is
disappointed and walks off.
                                                            
EXT. OUTSIDE OF THE COFFEE SHOP (SPLIT SCREEN B) - EVENING
                                                            
Drayden and Quentin walk out of the coffee shop, Quentin is
shocked that he got the girls number.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (EXCITED)
Oh shit, I can't believe that I
got that girls number. How did you
know she was going to go for that?
                                                            

77.

                       DRAYDEN
You're going to figure out a lot
of things. First off you have to
start paying attention to women.
Their body language, eyes, and
everything. When you see these
you'll know what to do. Right now,
read that book. What we did is in
there so read!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SMILE)
I will. I'm going to read it.
                                                            
                       DRAYDEN
Okay, now your homework I want ten
phone numbers by next week. Now go
home.
                                                            
Quentin leaves and heads to the subway.
                                                            
INT. DANCE STUDIO (SPLIT SCREEN A) - EVENING
                                                            
Shawna demonstates another dance sequence. The group follows
her again and she starts to eliminate dancers once more.
Shawna starts to show signs of being a little fatigued and
rubs her head.
                                                            
INT. SUBWAY (SPLIT SCREEN B) - EVENING
                                                            
Quentin enters the train and sits down with a smile on his
face. Quentin takes the book out and begins to read it. The
train comes to a stop. A woman enters and walks past
Quentin, she gives him a smile and sits down a few rows away
from him. She's gorgeous, tanned and caucasian with soul
(urban). She's wearing skinny low rise jeans a Chicago Bulls
letterman's jacket and Jordan retro 1. Quentin puts his book
away. and he looks over and locks eyes with her again. She
smiles pulls her hair back behind her ears, and puts her
headphones on.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin reacts to her sign. He gets up and sits in front of
her.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SMOOTH)
Hi, I'm Que.
                                                            
                       ALEXA
      (SMILING)
Hi, I'm Alexa.
                                                            

78.

                       QUENTIN
I see we already have something in
common.
                                                            
                       ALEXA
      (INTRIGUED)
Oh yeah? What's that?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin takes out his headphones, same brand and same color.
                                                            
                       ALEXA (CONT'D)
      (HARD TO GET)
Mmmmhmmm, same color and
everything.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
They say you can figure out a
person by the music they listen
to.
                                                            
INT. DANCE STUDIO (SPLIT SCREEN A) - NIGHT
                                                            
Shawna is dancing while the finalists watch. Shawna spins
and suddenly develops a sharp pain falls down hard on the
hardwood floor. Shawna's assistant and others rush over to
help and revive her.
                                                            
INT. SUBWAY (SPLIT SCREEN B) - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin and Alexa are vibing and he's making her laugh. She
taps him on the shoulder. Quentin smirks and whispers in her
ear. Alexa eyes gets big. She licks and then bites her
bottom lip. The train comes to a stop and Alexa gathers her
things and heads out but stops at the door and motions him
to come with her.
                                                            
INT. AMBULANCE (SPLIT SCREEN A) - NIGHT
                                                            
Shawna is being hoisted up in the back of the ambulance. The
EMT puts the oxygen mask over her nose and mouth. Shawna is
coherent, but has to go through the procedures.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The ambulance doors shut and they drive off leaving her team
concerned.
                                                            
INT. ALEXA'S APT (SPLIT SCREEN B) - NIGHT
                                                            

79.

Alexa and Quentin burst through the door. He's kissing her
long and hard. Alexa peels off Quentin's clothes forcfully
as they make their way to the bedroom.
                                                            
INT. HOSPITAL (SPLIT SCREEN A) - NIGHT
                                                            
Shawna is in the emergency room. The nurse is drawing blood
and doing a series of tests. Shawna reaches for her purse,
pulls out her phone, and dials Quentin.
                                                            
INT. ALEXA'S APT (SPLIT SCREEN B) - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin's phone rings and Shawna's picture and number
appears on the screen. While Quentin and Alexa have sex in
the background.
                                                            
INT. HOSPITAL (SPLIT SCREEN A) - NIGHT
                                                            
Stacy arrives at the hospital to pick Shawna up. She calls
Quentin again but it goes straight to voicemail.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (CONCERNED AND
       CONFUSED)
Hey, what's up?...You okay?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shawna slides off the bed and puts her jacket on looking
fatigued.
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
      (DISAPOINTED)
Do me a favor. Don't tell Que
                                                            
                       STACY
What?...Why?
                                                            
                       SHAWNA
Would you do this for me, please?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (BEAT)
Yeah, sure.
                                                            
INT. ALEXA'S APT (SPLIT SCREEN B) - NIGHT
                                                            
Alexa and Quentin are sleeping. Alexa rolls over facing him.
Quentin opens his eyes and smiles as he watches her sleep.
                                                            
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80.

He starts to place his hand on her hip so he can pull her
into him and cuddle, but suddenly he stops.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
He frowns grinds his teeth and he pulls away. He gets out of
Alexa's bed and stares at her with disgusted look on his
face as he gets dressed. He picks up everything and walks
out of her apartment.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
He closes Alexa's door behind him, takes a moment and grins
with confidence. He walks to the train station.
                                                            
 
INT. QUENTIIN'S APARTMENT - EVENING
                                                            
Stacy and Shane are playing cards and watching the
basketball game at Quentin's apartment. Quentin's apartment
is definitely a bachelor pad with his Bulls, Bears, and
White Sox memorabilia. There are football jerseys of Brian
Urlacher, Michael Jordan, and Scottie Pippen and autographed
basketballs, footballs, bats and helmets.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The guys are playing poker. Stacy just won a round and is
collecting the chips.
                                                            
                       SHANE
Man don't you get burn't out on
watching these damn games? Just
had a home game the day before
yesterday.
                                                            
                       STACY
Has, anyone ever told you, that
you're very metrosexual?
                                                            
                       SHANE
What is that supposed to mean?
                                                            
                       STACY
Have you seen the way you order
coffee?...cookies and cream with a
shot of strawberry?...Dude it's
just coffee.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin is texting somone on his phone with a grin on his
face
                                                            

81.

                       SHANE
Oh yeah, and what man sleeps on
silk sheets?
                                                            
                       STACY
There satin. A player does.
                                                            
                       SHANE
On a waterbed though? You're still
in the nineties.
                                                            
Quentin is dealing cards and smiling.
                                                            
                       STACY
Im stuck in the nineties?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yes, cause you still think light
skinned brothas is in.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN (CONT'D)
C'mon man, you got to admit. You
suck with women.
                                                            
                       STACY
So you know everything about women
now?
                                                            
Quentin gets a text message.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I learned a lil something.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin unlocks his phone to look at the message.
                                                            
ON QUENTIN'S PHONE
                                                            
                       GIRL 1
You should come see me tonight!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin smiles and starts to text back.
                                                            
Shane throws a card down and Stacy follows.
                                                            
                       SHANE
C'mon man, you gonna play or text
all day?
                                                            

82.

                       QUENTIN
Hold on...hold on.
                                                            
QUENTIN TYPES ON THE KEYBOARD
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I'm with my boys tonight.
                                                            
Quentin throws down a card.
                                                            
                       STACY
So Que, you were saying...
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
What?
                                                            
                       STACY
You were saying you can get more
women than me.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (CONFIDENT)
Yeah and?
                                                            
Stacy throws down a card, Shane tosses his chips in and
throws down his card.
                                                            
                       STACY
You really wanna go there Que?
                                                            
Quentin gets another text message.
                                                            
ON QUENTIN'S PHONE
                                                            
                       GIRL 1
What will it take to get you over
here?
                                                            
QUENTIN TYPES ON THE KEYBOARD
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Surprise me...;-)
                                                            
Quentin puts his phone back in his pocket.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
You wanna go there Stacy?
                                                            
There is crazy tention at the table and Shane tries to break
it up.
                                                            

83.

                       SHANE
C'mon ya'll let's just play the
game.
                                                            
                       STACY
Shut up Shane. Your boy over here
thinks he can get more women than
me...
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (COCKY)
Wait, I didn't say that, I said
you suck...
                                                            
                       STACY
No...no...no You think you better
than me. I want to see it. I bet
you can't get a chick and hit it
by the end of the week.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Is that it?
                                                            
                       SHANE
Can we just play the game?
                                                            
                       STACY
Yeah, lets play the game. Make it
seven by the end of the month.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Why not ten?
                                                            
                       STACY
How bout ten?
                                                            
                       SHANE
The both of you are nuts. Que
you're really serious?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Look, I'm tired of having women be
my downfall and and getting hurt,
I don't give a shit anymore!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN (CONT'D)
When do we start?
                                                            
                       STACY
Tomorrow.
                                                            
Quentin's cell phone goes off again.
                                                            

84.

                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
He unlocks it, his eyes get big and then grins.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (COCKY)
How bout now?
                                                            
INT/EXT. MONTAGE (VARIOUS LOCATIONS)
                                                            
INT. BARNS AND NOBLE BOOK STORE - EVENING
                                                            
Quentin is in the book store. He walks through the aisles
looking at books and potiental women to talk to. Quentin
finds a woman and has locked eyes with her. He picks up a
book in a non-fictonal section. Quentin opens it and
pretends to read.He bumps into her and drops his book to
engage in a conversation with her.
                                                            
INT. MERCHANDISE MART (FOOD COURT) - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Quentin in the front of a cash register paying for a drink.
A beautiful woman next to him is digging in her purse and
looking for money to buy her drink. She can't find any
change. The cashier takes her drink and walks away. Quentin
watches her walk away disapointedly.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin buys the drink and takes it to her. She smiles, sits
down, and he starts talking to her.
                                                            
INT. CLUB SCENE ( SPLIT A) - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin is at the bar with Drayden having some drinks.They
both notice a woman being approached by men every five
minutes offering drinks and conversation. She shows some
irritation. Quentin gets up, sits right next to her, and
orders another drink. The girl, is anticipating Quentin to
say something but he doesn't say a word. Quentin gets his
drink and goes back to Drayden's table. Drayden pats on
Quentin's shoulder and points to the girl.
                                                            
ANGLE ON: Quentin looks over to the woman and she calls him
over. Quentin gets up and as he approaches her he takes her
by the hand and she follows him to the back of the club.
                                                            
INT. THE GYM (SPLIT B) - MORNING
                                                            
Shane, Stacy, and Quentin are at their boxing class and are
all stretching. They all see the beautiful girl they drool
over every week.
                                                            

85.

                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin couragously walks over to her and there's immediate
chemistry.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy shows signs of jealousy.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin smiles and winks at Stacy.
                                                            
EXT. WALKING DOWN THE STREET - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Stacy is walking down the street. He suddenly gets a text
message from Quentin. He stops and looks at it.
                                                            
ON STACY'S PHONE:
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Got 1 :-)
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy grinds his teeth with jealousy.
                                                            
INT. CLUB SCENE ( SPLIT A) - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin and the girl he met in the club are locked in the
womens bathroom. The woman wraps her legs and arms around
him and they begin to have sex.
                                                            
INT. BEDROOM 1 - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin is having sex with another woman he met.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
ON STACY'S PHONE:
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Got 2 :-)
                                                            
INT. BATHROOM - EVENING
                                                            
Quentin is at a women's apartment. The woman opens her
bathroom door. Quentin is there to meet her. He forces her
back in the bathroom and turns her around with her back to
him and he lifts up her dress. He makes love to her in front
of the mirror.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            

86.

ON STACY'S PHONE:
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Got 3 :-)
                                                            
INT. BEDROOM 2 - NIGHT
                                                            
Quentin is in the bedroom under the covers with the woman
from the gym. He is giving her pleasure.
                                                            
INT. THE GYM (SPLIT B) - MORNING
                                                            
The boys are at the gym getting ready to start boxing class.
A girl walks up to say hi. He gives her a nod and startes
talking to the guys.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The woman looks offended, and hurt as she walks to the
punching bag.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Shane and Stacy look at each other in confusion as Quentin
nonchalantly wraps up his fingers.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Stacy's phone beeps and he reaches into his bag to check the
message. It';s from Quentin. He opens it.
                                                            
ON STACY'S PHONE:
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Got 8 :-)..lol
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Quentin is confidently continuing to wrap up his hands and
looks over to Stacy winks at him, and smiles real big.
                                                            
END OF MONTAGE
                                                            
 
INT. QUENTIN'S APARTMENT - MORNING
                                                            
Quentin is asleep in his bedroom. He turns over and realizes
that someone is in his bed. Suddenly an arm wraps around
him. he rolls over and puts his arm around her and she gets
closer and snuggles into him. Quentin grins as if a light
just went off in his head.
                                                            

87.

                       QUENTIN
Baby I got something I need to
tell you.
                                                            
The girl curls up into him with her eyes closed.
                                                            
                       MYSTERY GIRL
Yeah...
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
I like you.
                                                            
                       MYSTERY GIRL
I like you too.
                                                            
The mystery girl pulls him closer to her.
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Now, I know I just met you. It
seems like a lifetime though.
There's something about you, I
can't think of what it is.
(beat)
I think I'm falling in love with
you.
                                                            
The mystery girls eyes open big and quickly.
                                                            
                       MYSTERY GIRL
      (AWKWARD)
Wow, really?
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
Yes absolutely. How do you feel
about it?
                                                            
The mystery girl slowly slides out of Quentin's bed.
                                                            
                       MYSTERY GIRL
      (UNCOMFORTABLE)
Umm...great!
                                                            
                       QUENTIN
      (SMILING)
Good, now hop your fine self back
in this bed.
                                                            
Quentin pats on an empty space besides him.