Thursday, May 07, 2009

Rough Cut Fairy Tale 2nd Pass Scene Three

(Same Night at the SNAILMAN'S club. BIRDY is just inside the door in the midst of a gang of girls and transvestites trying to push their way past the bouncers. The BIG BOUNCER yells barely audible over the music)

BIG BOUNCER
Bitches and He Shes... step back!

(General dismay and cat calls from the group. BIRDY pushes her way to the front and makes eyes at the BIG BOUNCER)

BIG BOUNCER
What? What?!

(BIRDY cups his balls and whispers in his ear. BIG BOUNCER lets her inside the club. Along the back wall of the club is a dangerous glamorous gang, the SNAILMAN'S gang.
One of SNAILMAN'S gang is juggling what appears to be baseball sized pills or capsules. Two club girls are trying to get him to lose his concentration on drop the capsules. A small crowd has gathered to see who will prevail, the juggler or the club girls. The girls dance for him, then they kiss a little bit. Finally one of them takes off her top, and the juggler drops the pills. The crowd goes wild. The girls rush the floor for the pills. There is a man with a video camera and another with a boom mic. They've been broadcasting the whole thing onto flat screen TVs hanging throughout the entire club. They hand out t-shirts to the two club girls and another other women in the immediate vicinity that will take off their tops.)

VIDEO GUY
Laaaaaast Teee shirt!

(The girls descend like piranhas, except for BIRDY who is entertained but still remaining out of the fracas. By the time it is over, the VIDEO GUY and the BOOM MIC GUY are a little beat up, equipment damaged or broken, and stripped down to their underwear. They are bleeding, laughing and rolling on the floor with the remaining girls too high to give a damn. BIRDY is able to snag a t-shirt from a girl who is hysterically laughing and limping for the ladies room.

Sudden light and sound cue. The SNAILMAN is making his entrance. Everyone turns to look. All eyes and the video cameras are aimed at the SNAILMAN standing regally over his nightclub realm. The SNAILMAN is wearing a king's floor length cape. All one can see is his glammed up eyelashes and his ears one of with is adorned with an earring in the shape of a snail's shell. The SNAILMAN'S BOY BITCH pulls the cape off like a magician might. Sudden music cue. Everybody tries to go back to what they where doing. Let pretend to dance and mingle. Let try not to look at the SNAILMAN as he moves across the floor in slow languid motion. With the cape gone we can see he is shirtless, wearing roughed up blue jeans. His belt has a western buckle shaped like a snail shell. His fingers are unnaturally long yet still graceful. Rings on all his fingers, again in the shape of snail shells. He is also wearing crocs that have been bedazzled. The whole appearance is a mash up of iggy pop punk and bowie-like glam. As he passes people on the dance floor, they all attempt causally to touch his fingers. His fingers secrete a hallucinogenic resin. He lets some people touch him, others not. Once he has decided not to allow someone resin, it seems the bouncers are already pushing them towards the exits. BIRDY is mesmerized. She drops the t-shirt. She is the only one not pretending to not look. She turns her ankle to look at the tattoo, then she pantomimes a hollywood clapboard.)

BIRDY
Action!

(SNAILMAN continues toward her. Then her notices her, how she is looking right at him. She is different than the rest of the gang/harem. She is fresh meat. He stops watches and waits until she approaches him. BIRDY puts her hands on his waist. He lets her.)

SNAILMAN
What's you're name?

BIRDY
Birdy. What's yours?

SNAILMAN
Really?

BIRDY
Don't be an asshole. Tell me your name.

SNAILMAN
Snail...I'm the Snail and this is my club. You really didn't know that?

BIRDY
Did I hurt your feelings?

SNAILMAN
No. It is just I never met anybody who didn't know that.

BIRDY
This place is great!

SNAILMAN
I know

(BIRDY is starting to get a little put off by his condescension. She begins to move away, but he holds her wrist.)

SNAILMAN
Don't go. Not yet.

(One of the club girls tries to sneak up from behind and get some resin from SNAILMAN'S fingers. He rejects her. The BIG BOUNCER throws a bag over her head and takes her away.)

BIRDY
What was that?!

SNAILMAN
She shouldn't have snuck up from behind.

BIRDY
Why'd she do that?

SNAILMAN
Put my finger in your mouth

(Birdy does. She is amazed at how much she likes it. She starts making little noises of pleasure.)

SNAILMAN
That's why. How does it taste?

BIRDY
Slow, languid.

SNAILMAN
It tastes languid.

BIRDY
Slow spring bloom. Summer rain that wont hit the asphalt

SNAILMAN
It cant man. It cant. Why would it want to

BIRDY
I beat my wings and fly fly fly, but this is different

SNAILMAN
Float Birdy, Float like cool whip.

BIRDY
Give me your other finger

(He teases her with it. But eventually he does. BLACKOUT)

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