Monday, April 20, 2015
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In Chapter 36 of SPIRAL, Andy's friends from Playboy throw him a goodbye party where he's been house sitting in Bel Air, but he's still haunted by the memory of his former friend, porn star Savannah. Meanwhile, Savannah calls her actress 'friends' in the adult film industry to see if they want to hang out, and gets the cold shoulder ...
EXT. ANDY'S HOUSE - BACKYARD - DAY
Andy's having a barbecue. Tons of GUESTS
are enjoying the food, the drink, the music.
A large banner strung along the side
of the mansion reads "Goodbye, Bel Air!"
A group of Playboy employees
pose for a group photo.
PHILLIP, late 20's, thin, good-looking,
holds a tiny dog in his arms.
He's missing the picture.
The dog SQUEALS.
It's okay, Mary, it's okay.
Okay, everybody, gimmee a smile
like you just got laid!
The group freezes, grinning wildly.
A flashbulb POPS.
A round wet stain slowly expands.
The dog is PEEING.
Jesus Christ, Mary, you fucking bitch!
INT. ANDY'S BATHROOM - DAY
The shower is on. A murky figure
stands behind the rippled glass.
Phillip comes into the bathroom.
The door opens a crack,
Andy sticks his head out.
Why are you taking a shower?
What's that on your shirt?
Mary peed on me again. Fucking bitch.
Phillip grabs a towel,
it in the sink, dabs his shirt.
I told you not to go to the pound.
What are you doing in here?
You're missing your own party.
All those people...
in the jacuzzi... you know...
Well, get your ass out of there
and come join the party.
Everybody's wondering where you are.
I'll go fix you a plate.
The water stops. Andy grabs a towel,
wraps it around his waist and steps out.
A beat. He looks in the mirror.
I couldn't stop thinking about her.
Sometimes I felt she was
in the bathroom with me.
I kept wondering how she was doing,
if she was okay.
INT. BEDROOM - DUSK
Shannon lies on her bed wrapped
in a towel talking on the phone.
She sips a beer and pets Daisy,
who's sleeping nearby on the bed.
INT. BATHROOM - DUSK
MINA FOXX, young, gorgeous, and brunette,
stands naked in her bathroom talking on the phone,
a single fake eyelash just applied.
Oh, sorry, Shannon. I can't.
I gotta work late tonight.
Two girls called in sick.
I gotta do a couple extra shows.
SPLIT SCREEN OF SHANNON AND MINA
Oh. Okay. Call me tomorrow?
Mina hangs up the phone.
Shannon dials another number
INT. BEDROOM - SAME
Shannon dials another number.
Takes a swig of her beer.
Hey, howya doin'?
SPLIT SCREEN OF SHANNON AND LEENA
LEENA, young, blonde, curvy, stands in a bathrobe
rummaging through her costume-clogged closet
talking on the phone.
I've been better. Wha's up?
I was wondering if you
wanna hang out tonight. You busy?
Yeah, I got an outcall.
And I've got nothing to wear.
Okay, have fun. See ya.
The both BANG down their phones.
Shannon sips her beer and pets Daisy.
Fucking bimbo. 'Nothing to wear.'
She's just gonna take it off anyway --