LEILA AND THE ARISTOCRATS ACT ONE THE PARTY
EXT. SERA’S HOUSE- AFTERNOON
17 year old blonde LEILA MAY HOWARD is exiting boyfriend
CASEY REYNOLD’s truck. He is exiting the driver side.
Everyone experiences in their life
at some point in time something so
wonderful and beautiful that they
pray they never forget even one
second. Something so positively
wonderful that nothing can bring
them down, even if for that moment.
Then there are the ones you wish
you could forget but yet you
remember every detail more vividly
then you could ever imagine.
SERA PRESCOTT, a beautiful brunette 19 year old EXITS the
truck behind Leila. She is followed by blonde 19 year old
LEILA (V.O.) (CONT'D)
And Normally it’s the moments that
you can’t forgot. Moment’s for
years to come that you’ll will
replay over and over again
wondering if maybe, just maybe you
did something different it would
have played out with better
results. But that’s the thing you
can think that but you never can
change what happens. Sometimes you
make the right choices and
sometimes you don’t. And if you
don’t that’s how you’ll remember
what happened. And what happens
next no one could have predicted.
COLTON HARNOIS,20 years old, follows behind Scottie. They are
approaching the house.
I’m sorry for dragging you guys
into this mess Leila.
INT. THE ARISTOCRAT’S ABODE- FRONT DOOR- AFTERNOON
Sera walks into the house followed by Casey, Leila, Scottie
and then Colton. Leila’s eyes go wide. Casey stops walking
Oh my god. Melissa.
FADE IN ON:
INT. TAYLOR COMPOSITE HIGH HALLWAY- DAYTIME
FIVE MONTHS EARLIER- Words appear and then fade out.
It is a Friday Afternoon, lunchtime. The school is bustling
with students running around class to class, place to place.
We Follow Leila down the hallway. She is dressed casually,
hair pulled up carrying a bag of chips and pop.
EXT. TAYLOR COMPOSITE HIGH BLEACHERS- DAY
CASEY REYNOLDS,17, is sitting on the bleachers waiting for
Leila. He is good-looking in the shy softspoken sense. He is
sitting beside Leila’s best friend, MELISSA CARTER,18.
Melissa is Asian, thin and attractive always wearing tight
clothing for attention. They don’t have to wait long as Leila
is walking towards the bleachers from behind.
One day that girl is gonna be on
time I swear it.
I wouldn’t bet on it Casey. Why
speak of the little bitch now.
Melissa waves to Leila who is now stepping onto the bleachers
from the other side of where they are sitting. Casey smiles.
Not very nice to keep your best
friend and your boyfriend waiting
Leila laughs and nods, agreeing.
I know, I know. I’m sorry. It was
Miss. Halliwell. She’s such a
bitch. She made me wait after class
to come tell me I was talking too
much in class and if I didn’t stop
she’d have no choice but to
transfer me to lame Mr. Barton’s
Casey and Melissa nod. Leila kisses Casey and sits beside him
opening her can of coke as Melissa continues applying her lip
gloss, or reapplying.
That’s Miss. Halliwell for you.
She’s really nice to me. Maybe
that’s because I actually listen to
her when she’s talking.
Leila and Melissa look at each other. They shake their heads.
Oh, Case. When are you gonna let it
sink in that the only reason she’s
nice to you is because you have a
Casey Blushes and shakes his head, flattered but in
I’ll admit that when you admit you
talk a lot in class.
Fine, I talk a lot in class.
Leila smiles and Casey again shakes his head.
Say it Casey.
I don’t think it’s true but Miss.
Halliwell thinks I'm cute.
The two girls laugh at him. He blushes again, embarrassed.
My, My. Mr. Reynold’s. Aren’t we
full of ourselves today.
Casey nods and laughs. Melissa is also laughing. Leila is
watching Casey squirm.
Ha Ha! You’re Funny.
Melissa takes an Black and Yellow colored invitation out of
her purse. It has a Big Yellow Thunderbolt on it.
So, Lookie what I snatched from
Katrina today when she wasn’t
Leila takes the invitation and stares at it.
NO WAY! HOW DID YOU DO THAT?
Casey takes the invitation from leila and examines it.
Well it was pretty easy considering
she has the attention span of a
Casey is confused as Leila takes the invitation back.
I don’t get what the big whoop here
is. It’s an invitation to a party.
Melissa and Leila both look at Casey. He is confused.
No Casey. It’s not just A party.
It’s THE party. An Aristocrat
Casey, now catching on furrows his brows.
Who cares. Kellie went to one of
their parties last year and she
said it was pretty lame.
Melissa and leila laugh. Melissa takes a chip from Leila’s
bag of chips. Leila is sipping her coke.
Kellie would say that, that girl
wouldn’t know fun if it punched her
in the face.
Little Miss. Oh I like to play
Board games and eat Vanilla ice
That girl is nauseating.
Ok. So let me get this straight.
Kellie is nauseating. Miss.
Halliwell is a Bitch and the
Aristocrats are cool?
The two girls nod.
Whoa, Can’t stump you babe!
Well we wouldn’t actually know if
they’re cool. This is the first
time we have ever had an invitation
to one of these parties.
Casey Nods. He then remembers something he must have forgot.
When is this party? Tonight?
Leila examines the invitation and then nods.
Yeah. Oh my god. I can’t believe
Aren’t we going to Robbie’s party
tonight? I kind of told him we
Leila looks at Casey, pleadingly.
Casey, come on do you know how long
i’ve wanted to go to one of these
parties? I mean come on. We like
have to go!
Casey looks at Leila who is pleading with him and then at
Melissa who for some reason is also doing it.
You two are retarded. Yeah fine.
Whatever, but you owe me Leila!
Is that dirty talk Mr. Reynolds?
What? How was that remotely dirty?
Leila Laughs. Melissa stands up and Casey looks at her.
Well as fun as it was waiting for
most of lunch to show you that I
have to start getting my shit for
class. So I will see you two
lovebirds after school!
Ditcher! OK. See you.
Melissa Kisses her palm and blows it at them. She starts
walking off the bleacher.
After school! Don’t be late if you
want a ride anywhere!
Whatever you say love muff!
Leila and Casey look at each other and smile.
Finally I get you to myself.
They kiss for a few seconds, getting more heated with each
one. Then the bell rings.
Well look at that we’ve been
kissing for thirty minutes.
Nice. Another lunch down the tube.
Leila takes Bobby’s hand and looks at him.
Honey, we have like a million more
lunches to go before we graduate. I
wouldn’t think about it so much.
Beside we can do more of that
tonight after the party.
Casey nods, agreeing. He stands up and stretches kicking his
sub wrapper underneath the bleachers and starts walking down.
Leila grabs his hand and he pulls her by the waist towards
him as they walk slowly towards the school.
EXT. TAYLOR COMPOSITE HIGH BACK EXITS- DAYTIME.
Sera Prescott is standing with 17 year old BEN KRAMER, 16
year old FRANKIE JAY LOREN who is a newcomer and MALLORY
CHURCH, 17. Mallory is a beautiful free spirited brunette who
barely attends classes except on days to hand out
invitations, Frankie is a red haired vegetarian who likes the
wheat parts of Lucky charms.
Leila and Casey walk down the steps. Leila is laughing.
Sera looks up at The couple descending the stairs towards the
Leila laughs again and Casey shakes his head.
Sera is looking at Leila and Casey.
Ben looks over at Sera and shakes her by the arm.
Well, are we inviting Matty or not?
Sera shakes her head and then looks at Ben and Mallory.
Uh, not. He’ll probably bring his
stupid friends and ruin everything,
Well we can’t have that. Colton
would be pissed if Matty and Co.
ruined his bday.
Leila and Casey approach Sera, Mallory and Ben.
You may pass!
Mallory and Ben laugh as Casey and Leila pass by and disapear
into the school.
Sera shakes her head at her friends.
You two need to lay off the pot at
school. It makes you stupid.
Isn’t that pretty much why people
Sera Shakes her head and walks away with Ben and Mallory
following her away from the school.
INT. THE HOWARD’S KITCHEN.- LATE AFTERNOON.
MRS. JOY HOWARD, 42, is wearing her curly brown hair up and
an apron as she is cooking dinner in the kitchen, very much
an old fashioned wife.
Leila, Casey and Melissa enter the kitchen.
So what’s cookin’ good lookin’.
Joy turns a shade of red never seen before by Leila.
Oh you know. This and that. Hi kids
so how was school. TGIF?
Joy looks at Casey and smiles.
Mom. I told you never to say that
out loud. That’s an in your head
kind of expression.
Leila rolls her eyes. Joy shakes her head.
Sorry Leila I must have forgotten
who the mother around here is.
Won’t happen again!
Alright I'll let you off the hook
Any plans tonight? ‘Cause I was
thinking we could stay in and play
yahtzee with your father!
Melissa, Leila and Casey all look at each other.
Tempting as that sounds we’re gonna
go watch a movie at Robbie’s place.
Casey’s face goes red and Joy looks over at Casey. He is the
obvious signal that Leila is telling her a fib. He becomes
Is that true Casey?
Oh, yeah. Don’t worry I’ll have her
back by ten!
Leila, Melissa and Joy look at Casey. Joy opens the oven and
prods at the roast inside.
Ten, are you kidding?
Joy turns back around, closing the oven.
OK. Deal. Ten sounds good and Since
tomorrow is Saturday we can play a
mean game of Yahtzee.
Oh man. Yeah OK sure.
Joy nods and turns around to continue mixing the cookie dough
she had been working on moments earlier.
Melissa, Casey and Leila walk out of the room and Leila
pinches Casey really hard.
INT. LEILA HOWARD’S BEDROOM- LATE AFTERNOON
Melissa walks into the room and flicks on the light she is
followed by Casey and Leila who storms in smacking Casey in
the back of the head.
What the hell were you thinking?
Ten O clock, on a Friday night?
What are you stupid or something.
I’m sorry. I don’t know what
happened it just sort of popped out
of my mouth.
Leila looks at him as Melissa begins to brush her hair in the
mirror in the background.
What do you not think before you
say something anymore? Because last
time I checked that’s what normal
people do. They think before they
talk. And I realize how worked up I
just got and feel bad and am now
calming down! And Sorry.
Casey smiles at leila. And Leila walks over to him.
No Leila, I’m sorry. Next time I
promise I'll say Ten thirty.
They laugh and Leila playfully punches him softly on the
Shut up .
Leila walks over and sits on her bed. Melissa turns away from
the mirror to look at the couple.
So what are we gonna wear tonight.
Oh and I'm borrowing an outfit if
you don’t mind.
Your my best friend why would I
care if you borrowed any of my
clothes and don't mention the
Halloween costume incident.
What, I don’t see how that was a
big deal you said I could borrow
something to wear.
Melissa looks at Leila.
It was Halloween and I didn’t think
you meant my costume.
Well you said you weren’t going to
wear it to school.
Leila shakes her head.
OK so not a big deal like a year
old. Just go ahead and pick
something out. But if I want to
wear it your gonna have to choose
Melissa gets up and walks towards Leila’s closet and opens it
up. She immediately begins tearing through Leila’s wardrobe.
Meanwhile Leila and Bobby begin kissing. And they lay down on
Keep it PG 13 bitches. That’s some
shit I don’t want to see.
Whatever you say mother!!
Leila and Casey smile at each other and continue necking as
Melissa pulls out a short dress.
That’s what I'm wearing.
Melissa groans and throws the dress onto the ground.
Melissa continue rummaging through Leila’s closet and she
finds a dress she likes and she makes a giddy squeal.
INT. THE ARISTOCRAT’S ABODE -EVENING
Standing by the front door near the stairwell is The ditsy
blond, 17 year old HILLARY O’SHAYE. She is dressed to the
nines holding a clipboard and a pen.
Across from her is her boyfriend 19 year old KURT RAMSEY. He
is blonde and athletic and dressed fairly casual. He is
holding a glass bowl with invitations ripped in half.
Loud music is playing and we see different colored lights
bouncing around the room and Hillary’s face. Two girls are
standing between Kurt and Hillary.
Hillary is checking the invitation list to see the invitation
name on it.
There you are. Have a good time.
You know it.
The two girls run O.S And we see Hillary and Kurt look at
each other annoyed.
Hillary nods as a boy walks up to the door. He hands Kurt his
THE STAIRCASE AND FOLLOWS UP THE STAIRS PAST THE RED ROPE
INTO THE UPSTAIRS LIVING ROOM WE HAD SEEN AT THE BEGINNING.
There we see Sera, Mallory & Frankie Jay sitting on the
couch. They are clad in Shiny metallic costumes.
They are drinking from odd shaped glasses with bright colored
liquor in them. (Reds, Oranges, Greens) There is a Mirrored
Silver tray sitting on the small side table in front of them
with cocaine on it.
You know we could make a lot more
money if we started charging
I think we’re making enough money
Frankie nods as Mallory gets up and begins twirling holding
the edges of her skirt.
I feel so, good.
Sera and Frankie Jay look at her. Frankie smiles and begins
to laugh as Sera leans over and begins prepping a line of
cocaine for herself.
Yeah, Coke will do that to you.
Mallory stops twirling and runs up to Frankie.
Dance with me Little Jay.
Yeah, Yeah. Why not!
Mallory drags Frankie by the hand until she is standing up
beside her and they begin to dance together playfully.
Obviously enjoying each others company.
Sera sniffs her line and then sits back rubbing her nose. She
watches the two girls dancing for a few seconds and then she
glances up at the wall to see the time.
Go get the others, it’s almost
Mallory instinctively stops dancing and she looks excited she
runs off around the staircase down the hall and barges into a
It is Ben and Colton’s room. Colton is putting his shirt back
on as Colton is smoking a cigarette lying on the bed.
Mallory smirks knowing what was going on.
Ben and Colton look at each other and then Colton looks at
Cool. We’ll be out in a second.
I love this song
Ben nods his head to the music and puts out his cigarette.
DOWNSTAIRS BY THE FRONT DOOR.
Kurt and Hillary are checking over the list for the invite
and nod. Leila, Casey and Melissa are standing in the
You sure look different today
Leila Casey and Melissa look nervous and Leila nods.
It must be the nose job.
Well have fun.
Leila and Melissa look at each other again and smile.
Oh, we will.
The three begin walking down the hallway towards the main
room (downstairs living room). They see a huge crowd of
people. They walk slowly passing a couple making out in the
hall. Casey grabs Leila’s hand as they enter the room.
The room is immaculately set up. With Streamers, flashing
lights, lights swaying across the room in many colors. The
guests are all dressed prim and proper. There is a makeshift
sort of stage in the back of the living room with a wind
machine and confetti machines set up around it.
Wow, this is pretty snazzy.
Yeah, apparently they go all out
Casey looks around a male couple is kissing a couple people
away. Two girls are dancing sexually with each other. He
obviously feels out of place as he’s glancing around.
Casey reaches over and taps a girl who is standing in front
of them. She turns around.
THE GIRL WHO KNOWS
Do you know where we can get
The girl nods as Melissa and Leila look at him talking.
THE GIRL WHO KNOWS
Over there by the sink. There is a
girl who will make you some drinks.
She extends her arm and points to where 18 year old MANDY
JONN is standing dressed in black. She is mixing drinks for a
Thanks. OK girls I'll be right
back. Fuck is that Mandy JONN?
THE GIRL WHO KNOWS
I think that’s her name.
Great, I used to date her in grade
nine. This should be fun. I’m
OK. Make mine something fruity.
Casey nods as he takes off in the direction of the sink.
So, should we dance now or wait
until we’ve had a few.
I guess it wouldn’t hurt to start
busting a move
The two girls laugh as The girl who knows turns to them.
THE GIRL WHO KNOWS
I wouldn’t do that yet. They’ll be
coming down soon.
Melissa looks at the girl.
Whose coming down?
The girl who knows just smiles at them.
THE GIRL WHO KNOWS
This is your first time isn’t it?
Yeah, is it that obvious?
THE GIRL WHO KNOWS
Definitely. The aristocrats.
They’re coming down.
Oh, I just thought that was the
name of the parties.
Who are the aristocrats?
Two bright spotlights turn on with Kurt’s help and shine into
the hallway. THUNDERSTRUCK by AC/DC begins to play and the
crowd goes silent. Leila looks at Melissa as Casey begins to
walk back over to them.
THE GIRL WHO KNOWS
You’re about to find out.
WE GO DOWN THE HALLWAY TOWARDS THE STAIRWELL SLOWLY .
HILLARY AND KURT ARE PULLING THE RED RESTRICTION ROPE OFF OF
THE STAIRWELL. WE PAN TO THE STAIRWELL WHERE WE SEE
“THE ARISTOCRATS”. WALKING DOWN THE STAIRS LAUGHING AND
Colton, Mallory, SCOTTIE HAYES,19, Frankie Jay, Ben, & Sera.
They walk past Kurt and Hillary who after they pass begin
returning the red rope to where it once was.
THE DOWNSTAIRS LIVING ROOM.
We can See Leila, Melissa, and Casey in the back against a
table. Colton Leads the way into the living room.
The crowd parts like the red sea making way for the six of
them to reach the “stage”.
They begin climbing up onto the stage and turn to face the
crowd. The crowd cheers. The room goes dark for a few
THEN BAM. The music kicks up louder and silver lights begin
to shoot around the room and they begin to dance on the
stage. The wind machine turns on and the crowd cheers again
and begins to dance as well. The confetti machine is going
now and it falls slowly onto the crowd beneath it.
Leila, Melissa and Casey all look at each other amazed.
Sera searches her eyes through the crowd and her gaze lands
upon Leila. Sera smiles and looks at Ben who is beside her.
Uh-oh. I’ve seen that look before.
They smile at each other.
Melissa runs to the crowd and begins dancing so leila joins
her dragging the hesitant Casey with her.
Leila and Casey are dancing together. Leila takes a drink out
of her cup. She grimaces and then downs the rest. Leila turns
and faces away from Casey and looks up to see Sera. Sera is
looking at her. Leila Is dancing and watching Sera Dance.
Sera smiles and looks away continuing to dance with Ben and
Mallory. Frankie jay and Colton dance
Leila turns and begins dancing with Casey a little bit more
provocatively. She looks to the side at Sera. Sera looks her
right in the eyes and Leila returns the stare. Then Leila
breaks eye contact and looks back at Casey. Casey is smiling
now enjoying what he assumes is all her attention.
I THINK I NEED ANOTHER DRINK!
ME TOO. I’LL GO GRAB US SOME MORE!
Leila nods as Casey walks off and Melissa, who had been
dancing with a stranger walks back to leila.
THIS IS INSANE LEILA. WHERE’S
The song changes to a softer girly rock type song about
getting someone’s attention. Leila looks at Melissa.
HE’S GETTING US ANOTHER DRINK.
GOOD. THE FIRST ONE WENT DOWN
Leila nods smiling as Ben and Mallory walk towards them.
Melissa turns around as the guy she had been dancing with
calls her back to dance.
I’M GONNA DANCE SOME MORE TELL ME
WHEN THE DRINKS GET HERE.
Leila now notices the two headed towards her. Sera and
Frankie Jay walk down the hall towards upstairs as Kurt and
Hillary come into the room carrying a cashbox and head
towards the stage where we can now see a big black box beside
Leila watches as Mallory and Ben approach her.
She wants you to come upstairs.
Sera, you dummy. Come with us.
Leila looks around at Casey who is waiting for his drinks to
I have to wait for my boyfriend.
He’s getting drinks.
Mallory and Ben look at each other.
No you don’t. Come on.
Leila is surprised as Ben and Mallory each grab one of
Leila’s hands and brings her down the hallway. Melissa looks
as Leila walks off and she signals to her dance partner “one
Melissa walks to the hallway and watches as Leila disappears
upstairs and Mallory begins to adjust the rope.
Melissa runs over to Mallory.
What are you doing with my friend?
Mallory looks at her.
Don’t worry. She won’t be long.
Melissa pushes forward.
Uh-uh girly. No one can come up
unless they’re invited.
Melissa tries to push past Mallory who pushes her downstairs.
Kurt rushes into the room.
Hey, Break it up. You out.
She’s fine. Just keep her from
Kurt Nods as Mallory begins walking upstairs.
What are you doing with my friend?
She’ll be fine. Just go back to
what you were doing.
Melissa begins walking back into the other room angrily.
INT. THE ARISTOCRAT’S ABODE -EVENING
Mallory walks up the stairwell and into the room where Leila
is sitting beside Ben on the couch.
That girl is pretty fiery hey!
Leila and Ben look at Mallory as she walks over and sits down
beside the couch, on the floor.
That friend of yours uh, what’s
Mallory looks at leila.
Oh, me? Umm Leila. Leila May
That’s a cute name. But we’re gonna
call you Leila May. It’s more,
earthy than Howard.
Leila looks at Mallory strange and than looks.
So yeah, your friend. She almost
beat me up to get up here.
Melissa? Really? She’s normally
Leila looks at Mallory who is taking out the cocaine tray.
Well she was ready for fisticuffs.
Weird. Why wasn’t she allowed up
Just think of this as the VIP room.
Off limits to the regular P.
OK. But why am I up here any ways?
My boyfriends gonna be pissed off.
Mallory looks over at Leila who is her do a line of coke.
Boyfriend, pffft. He’ll cope.
We saw the way you two were looking
at each other. It shouldn’t be a
surprise to you that she invited
you up here.
Leila breaks her gaze on Ben and turns to Mallory.
Who? That Sera girl? I was just
looking at her.
Mallory laughs and offers some to Ben who shakes his head.
You two weren’t just looking, you
were gazing. Lovingly. Trust me.
I’m an excellent people reader. You
Excuse me? I’m not like that.
Like what? Like a human? Like
somebody who feels impulses and
Mallory shakes her head at leila and does her line. Leila
looks at Ben. Seeing she has offended him.
I didn’t mean it like that I'm just
not like that.
Again, with the like that comment.
Leila you never know what you like
or who you are for sure until you
try new things. Broaden your
horizon, you know.
I know what you’re saying.
Sera walks out of a bedroom dressed in a black dress and her
hair pulled up. She walks into the room and looks at Mallory
and Ben. They immediately stand to leave.
Well it was nice meeting you Miss.
Mayflower. Hopefully we’ll meet
It is a small city.
I’ll see you before you leave.
Leila nods and the two descend downstairs. Sera walks over
and sits on the couch behind the table.
I just have to do this first and
then we can talk.
OK. But I don’t know what you think
is going to happen.
Sera nods and Leila looks off.
Mallory and Ben walk down to see Kurt, Melissa and Casey
She’s my girlfriend. I have a right
to see her.
I’m sorry but you can’t go up there
Mallory observes the conversation and jumps right in.
You two need to relax. Come with me
and we’ll get a nice drink and talk
Mallory is eyeing Casey up like a beautiful sight.
I don’t want a drink I want to see
Oh, drama rama. Calm down. She’ll
only be a few minutes. They’re just
Then why can’t we go up there if
they’re just talking.
Because it’s the rules. And if you
don’t follow the rules you have to
leave this house. It’s quite
We’ll leave when we get Leila.
Just come with me and we can talk
about what’s going on and then
Melissa and Casey look at each other and then Casey nods.
Fine but if she’s in trouble I
There’s no trouble in this house.
This is screwed up Case.
Casey nods and looks up the stairs as Kurt stands in front
Melissa follows Ben and Mallory. Shortly after so does Casey.
THE ARISTOCRATS ABODE- EVENING
Sera hands Leila a drink off of a table. Leila smiles.
Yeah, no problem. So having fun?
Well I was But now I'm just really
confused. What’s going on?
Sera sits down beside Leila and takes a sip of her drink.
What’s to be confused about I
simply asked you to come and talk.
Then what’s with all the secrecy?
It’s just the way we work. It’s not
really a big deal even. Trust me.
Leila observes Sera drinking and takes a sip of her drink.
She finds it helpful in the situation.
So I know you felt it.
You know, when we were looking at
each other, the intensity. The
passion. The way you started
dancing just a bit more impressive
when you knew you had my attention.
Leila dry swallows air,she is getting uncomfortable but she
does know what Sera is speaking of.
What do you mean? We were just
looking at each other.
A little long for two girls to be
staring at each other like that.
Sure, so we had an awkward moment
so what. We don’t even know each
Awkward? Is that how you felt?
I’m a little bit drunk OK. Don’t
you think your making a big deal of
Sera shakes her head and places her drink on the table.
See I know your lying to yourself.
I know you felt it. The feeling of
excitement. The unknown.
Leila pauses. Afraid to admit it to herself that maybe she
did have a feeling other than awkwardness.
So what? People feel things all the
time. It doesn’t mean they always
have to act on them. Besides if
your taking this where I think you
are well I'm sorry but I'm taken.
My boyfriend is downstairs.
Leila looks at Sera and can feel her looking back. Intensely.
Sera looks at Leila and speaks seductively.
I’m sorry. I guess I must have read
too much into it. I apologize.
Leila is relieved to not have to further the conversation and
sighs, beginning to relax, unsure if it’s the drink or if
it’s the company she’s keeping.
It’s no big deal. Shit happens. I’m
sorry if I led you on.
OK. Well then it’s settled then.
I guess so.
Leila is feeling angst. Confused because she did feel
something and obviously so did Sera. However Sera was almost
too eager to dismiss it. Wether it was new to her or not.
OK. So I'm gonna go.
Leila begins to stand up.
Wait. There’s just one more thing.
Leila is standing now and turns back to see Sera. Sera
gracefully moves forward and pulls against her. She feels the
warmth on her neck. Leila looks at Sera as She Presses her
face against hers and kisses her. It’s a slow moving kiss.
Leila is surprised, confused and a little bit excited. Leila
closes her eyes and begins to kiss her back. They continue
kissing for a few seconds and then they part.
So you felt nothing huh?
Leila is in shock she actually just did that.
There is a noise behind them and Leila pulls back swiftly.
They turn around to see Ben and Colton Hanging off each
other. Ben looks at leila and Sera. He grins. Colton laughs
and walks off.
That’s my girl. See that wasn’t so
I have to go. I’m sorry.
Leila ignores Sera and pushes past Ben who looks as she runs
down the stairs.
See you. So, you were right.
Colton comes back out of the bedroom he had walked into,
Are you coming?
Keep your pants on I’ll be right
Fine then. I’ll just have to do
Colton turns around and walks back into the room. Ben laughs
and runs after.
Sera is standing by herself and she smiles and lays back onto
the couch. She laughs.
Whoo, what a rush!
Leila runs past Kurt and towards the hallway. She catches the
attention of Casey and Melissa. They run towards her.
Leila. Babe, are you OK?
Yeah, I'm fine.
Leila takes Casey and kisses him. Her eyes explain that she
isn’t feeling it the way she had before she kissed Leila. She
kisses him again. They part.
I’m kind of glad that we had to
wait for you.
Melissa reaches them now.
What the hell was all that about
I , I’m not too sure. All I did was
talk to some girl Sera.
Sera Prescott? The Lesbian? What
did she want?
You know her?
Sure, everyone does. She dropped
out of school last year but is
always there every Thursday and
Friday doing who knows what.
Leila looks at Melissa and then Casey. Melissa senses
Are you sure you’re OK?
I’m fine Melissa OK? Let’s just go.
Well it’s almost eleven. Your mom’s
gonna kill me.
Or be happy you actually got me
home before 2 for once.
Casey nods and he grabs Leila’s hand. The three head towards
the door. They walk outside of the house
Kurt shuts the door behind them. Hillary walks over to him.
Why is she so special. I’m still
not even allowed upstairs!
I don’t know.
INT. THE ARISTOCRAT’S ABODE -EVENING
Sera is standing by the larger window overlooking the
outside. She looks out and sees Leila. She watches as leila
gets into Casey’s truck. He starts it up and begins to drive
Leila is looking back at Sera from the truck window as they
drive off. Sera waves and then walks out of sight. Leila
looks ahead of her and then at Melissa who is staring at her.
I love you Case!
I love you too Leila.
The truck drives away down the road, turns a corner and
drives out of sight.
LEILA AND THE ARISTOCRATS ACT 2 TRANSITIONS
MONTAGE:LEILA AND SERA
MUSIC IS PLAYING.
INT. TAYLOR COMPOSITE HIGH HALLWAY- DAYTIME
Casey and Leila are walking down the stairs at school and
they run into Melissa. They are mimicking talking. In the
distance we can see Sera and Ben. They look at Leila. Leila
looks back at them and they continue walking. Leila still
Leila is lying on her bed with Casey and she begins to kiss
him. Casey starts rubbing her back. Leila closes her eyes.
She opens them and she is kissing Sera. He sits up and she
leans forward and begins kissing him again. Her eyes wide.
Leila And Melissa are walking towards the bleachers.
Mallory Ben and Frankie Jay are smoking pot on them. Mallory
is swaying around and Ben is bobbing his head to the music
while Frankie Jay is talking to Sera who is revealed to be
there with them when Leila and Melissa go and sit down on the
Melissa smiles awkwardly at them and Leila and Sera gaze at
each other again. Leila blushes and looks away.
Leila bites her lip and looks at Melissa and begins talking.
INT. TAYLOR HIGH
Leila is at her locker and she opens it. An invitation falls
out. It has her name on it. It’s for another party at Sera’s
house. She looks at it. It reads:
“Please come, Alone. Leila”
Leila looks at it again and then looks around. She nods her
head pondering the invite and sticks it into her binder. She
grabs a textbook and shuts her locker. She walks down the
INT. THE HOWARD
Leila, Casey, Joy and HANK HOWARD,42. Are eating dinner.
Leila takes a bite of the chicken and looks at Casey who is
talking to Joy and Hank. Joy laughs and Leila fakes a smile
and Joy looks at Leila. Leila looks at her mom and makes a
face as if to say “why are you staring at me?”
Leila looks at Casey and smiles at him as he continues
telling a story obviously about Leila as stated by his body
CUTS TO: INT.
Leila is sitting on her bed and she looks down at the
invitation on the night stand beside her. She picks it up and
stares at it. She smiles and gets up off of her bed.
TAYLOR COMPOSITE HIGH HALLWAY- DAYTIME
We follow Melissa as she walks down the hallway towards Leila
at her locker. Leila turns to Melissa and smiles.
Leila looks up at her and smiles.
They laugh. Leila looks at Melissa.
Excited about the movie tonight?
Should be good.
I don’t know...
Melissa looks at leila.
I don’t know as in you think it
could suck or I don’t know as I
don’t know if I'm coming.
The second one.
Really? Aw, Come on Leila. You’ve
bailed on me twice this week.
What’s going on with you?
Leila looks away from melissa and then back to her.
I don’t know Melissa. I’m just not
feeling that good.
Really? Have you been to a doctor?
No, My mom says she’s going to take
me tomorrow if I'm still feeling
Melissa nods and they begin walking and then Melissa stops
and she grabs Leila arm.
OH MY GOD. Are you pregnant?
Leila looks bemused at Melissa. She shakes her head.
God, no. I’m not pregnant it’s
probably just a flu or something.
OK, just checking. Because I mean
you and Casey do have sex a lot
more than most people.
That’s not true. We haven’t done it
in like weeks.
Melissa looks surprised and they continue walking down the
hallway towards the staircase.
Really? Weird. Why not?
Are we really talking about why I
haven’t been giving it up to Casey?
Isn’t that something guys talk
Yeah, and best friends! Which we
are. So Spill.
I don’t know. I’m just not feeling
What? What does that mean?
Look Melissa. I don’t really feel
like talking about this right now
OK. So I'll see you tomorrow OK?
Isn’t Casey driving us home
Leila stops walking and looks at Melissa.
No I think I'm gonna walk!
OK. Whatever. Talk to you some
other time I guess.
Melissa walks away glumly and Leila takes a deep breathe and
continues walking up the stairs.
EXT. TAYLOR COMPOSITE HIGH BACK EXITS- DAYTIME.
Leila is walking out of the school carrying her backpack. She
looks hurried. The door opens after her and Casey runs out.
There you are. Where are you going?
Aren’t you catching a ride with me
Leila turns around and looks at Casey she shakes her head.
I don’t think so. I think I'm just
gonna stay home tonight. I’m not
feeling so good.
Oh. Well don’t you want a ride
than? If you don’t feel good. Hey
maybe I’ll blow off the movie too
and we can just stay in and watch
DVD’s, drink soup. All that uh,
Leila shakes her head and Casey looks disappointed.
I just want to be alone. You know
how I get when I'm sick. I’m sorry.
When I feel better maybe we can go
see the movie. Just me and you.
Casey nods, upset, but willing to settle.
Sure. Cool. So you sure you want to
Yeah, I could use the air and the
exercise, good for the body.
Casey walks up to leila and kisses her. She kisses back,
weakly. He pulls back.
Are you sure you’re just sick?
Yeah, what else would it be?
I don’t know. You’ve just been
acting weird lately.
Leila looks at him accusingly despite knowing full on what
he’s talking about.
Why is everyone saying that? I’m
the same me. I’ve just been feeling
a little off.
Sorry, I was just worried. You
haven’t really seemed into spending
time as much lately.
Leila can feel her heart breaking for Casey but she is
confused and knows it wouldn’t be fair to him to be with him
if she wasn’t WITH HIM.
I know, I’m sorry. I just need to
Everything will go back to normal
as soon as I’m all refreshed, OK?
Casey nods and rubs her arms.
Sure. Just let me know when that
Yeah, OK. Well you better go. Don’t
want to keep Mellie Bellie waiting.
HA-HA. No, sure don’t. So I’ll call
you later tonight.
Leila nods. And she turns and begins walking away.
I love you!
Leila nods and waves back. Casey looks hurt. He watches her
walk away for a second and his cell phone rings he opens it
up and answers.
Sorry. I was just talking to Leila.
Casey turns and walks back into the school still talking on
INT. THE ARISTOCRAT’S ABODE -AFTERNOON
We are in the downstairs living room which is all ready for
the party to be had later that evening. Ben, Colton and
Mallory are dancing together. Obviously High.
Sera,Scottie,Frankie Jay, Hillary,Kurt and Mandy are sitting
at the glass table near the back-door to the patio. Hillary
is smoking as is Sera.
There’s other girl’s out there
Sera looks at Hillary.
I know that you moron. But I don’t
want another girl I like this one.
Scottie takes the cigarette from Sera.
Maybe she’ll come.
That’d be great. But we got
sidetracked. This is a business
meeting. Frankie, go join Mallory
Frankie gets up and walks over to the dancing trio who are
dancing to music playing softly in the background. Colton
goes and sits where Frankie had been.
OK. So what did Raymond say than?
Sera looks at Colton and then across everyone’s faces.
He says we’re burning more than
we’re earning. We’re gonna go into
debt with him if we don’t stop
using more than we are selling.
So what we’re supposed to just keep
selling for him and not get any
benefit out of it?
Sera shakes her head.
No Colton. We’re just going to have
to ease up a little.
Well not everyone is doing it.
I realize that which would mean i’m
talking solely to those that do
which apart from the help is
Hillary and Mandy look at each other and then at Kurt.
Sera opens the cash box and displays the money inside. It’s a
lot of cash to have on hand. A Dangerous amount.
So everyone understand what I'm
saying? We need to turn this out
double fold. OK?
Ok good. I’m going to get dressed.
Come Scottie you should shower.
Everyone laughs at him.
Scottie follows Sera out of the room. On the way out Sera
stops and laughs at the dancing fools in the background.
Colton then goes and joins them. Hillary, Mandy and Kurt who
had been standing at the table all site beside each other to
talk in secretly.
So what, now we’re the help? Like
this is major.
I know. How long are we going to
have to pay our dues before they
invite us to join.
I don’t know but i’m getting sick
of this shit.
Mandy looks at them and nods.
I know I mean look at Frankie Jay.
She started pledging after all of
us and they picked her first.
This is total bull.
Hillary, Mandy and Kurt look at Frankie dancing and laughing
with Colton,Ben and Mallory.
Tell me about it.
INT. THE ARISTOCRAT’S ABODE -EVENING
Kurt and Hillary are standing by the front door. A couple
passes them and enters the house. We see Leila enter and she
hands her invitation to Kurt.
Thanks. Is Sera here?
I would hope so, this is her house.
They’ll be down in minutes.
Leila makes her way off screen and Hillary and Kurt look at
THE DOWNSTAIRS LIVING ROOM-EVENING
Leila makes her way over to Mandy and waits for a drink. The
song changes to THAT’S NOT MY NAME by THE TING TINGS.
The Spotlights face the hallway and everyone is silent
waiting for their arrival. This time we realize why everyone
anticipates their arrival. Not for the fun or the dancing but
for the drugs.
Leila grabs her drink and starts walking over towards the
stage area. We see Colton and Mallory walking down the stairs
towards the stage. They are dressed in 60’s fashion. The
girl’s have big hair and the boys are all in skinnies.
Leila smiles as they all pass her into the newly opened
pathway to the stage. Sera passes her and smiles back.
Leila smiles and cheers when they take to the stage.
Leila begins dancing to the music along with everyone else.
Sera is looking at Leila and she gestures for her to come up
onstage with her. Leila shakes her head.
Sera beckons again and Kurt comes behind Leila and begins to
march her towards the stage. Leila is blushing and laughing.
OH MY GOD.
Leila is laughing as Sera pulls her on stage and starts
dancing beside her. Ben and Mallory cheer. Leila begins
dancing with Sera and they smile at each other. The confetti
machine pumps the confetti across everyone.
Leila looks at Sera and smiles and Sera grabs her hand.
Leila blushes and then Sera leans in and kisses her on the
lips. We pull away slowly as the confetti falls and they
kiss. Ben Colton and Mallory all clap and laugh. Frankie Jay
and Scottie continue dancing and laugh as well.
HILLARY , MANDY AND KURT LOOK AT THEM IN DISGUST. HILLARY
ROLLS HER EYES AND PLACES HER HANDS ON HER HIPS.
CUTS TO: INT.
Leila and Sera are lying beside each other on his bed.
Ben, Colton and Mallory are lying on the floor staring at the
ceiling, all very happy.
Tonight couldn’t have went any
It was magical.
Leila and Sera laugh.
I would have to agree with that.
Sera smiles at Leila who nods and grins.
I can’t believe i lied to come
though. That’s not like me.
I’m glad you did.
The two girls smile at each other.
MALLORY’S HAND REACHES ON TOP OF COLTON’S AND SHE CLENCHES
IT. HE LOOKS OVER AT HER. BEN IS STILL STARING AT THE
CEILING. HE LIGHTS A CIGARETTE.COLTON PULLS HIS HAND AWAY.
Leila and Sera are lying facing each other.
So I don’t know how this sort of
thing works? I have a boyfriend.
Sera nods knowingly.
Well the only thing you can do is
think about it I guess. Like are
you happy with him?
Well I thought I was and then we
met and after that it’s just
Well do you love him?
Leila looks down and then back up.
I’m not sure, I don’t know. This is
just a really confusing situation.
I’ve never had these feelings about
a girl before. It’s kind of scary.
Is that a good scary or bad?
I guess it’s a bit of both. Mainly
a new kind of scary.
Leila and Sera laugh.
BEN AND COLTON GET UP AND THEN THEY LOOK AT LEILA AND SERA.
We’re gonna go to your room unless
you want to.
No, no, we’ll go
CUT TO: INT.
Leila and Sera walk into her bedroom it’s large and painted a
beige color with very proper furniture.
Wow, nice room.
It used to be my mom’s before she
Oh, sorry. How long ago was that?
Leila lays on the bed beside Sera now.
It was almost two years ago.
Leila nods and looks sympathetically at Sera.
That must have been hard. Even
though she’s a knob, if my mom died
I'd seriously lose it.
I always assumed it’d be like that
for me too. But she died and time
went on & I was OK. Plus she left
me the house for when I was 18. So
that was pretty sweet.
Leila smiles at her.
So you barely have to work. Just
pay power, electricity and
groceries? How does that work.
I just pay what needs to be paid.
I’m sorry I just don’t like talking
about finances and business stuff.
It’s all kind of lame. Very
unromantic if you ask me.
My bad aha. So what do you want to
Sera looks at leila and smiles.
Who says we have to talk?
Sera leans forward and kisses Leila. Leila sits up and the
Casey is lying on his bed listening to music working on his
homework. He reaches and grabs the phone. He dials a number.
Hey Mrs. Howard. Can I talk to
Leila? Yeah. What?
Casey looks shocked and hurt.
Oh, yeah no. I forgot she was going
out with Melissa. Yeah. No it’s
fine I’ll call her some other time.
Casey drops his phone and looks at the picture of him and
Leila on his wall. He shakes his head and looks down.
SOFT MELODIC MUSIC BEGINS PLAYING.
He hangs his head and keeps shaking it. He sits up and his
eyes are watering. He holds the top of his head.
Leila and Sera are kissing on the bed.
Leila lays down on the bed. She is in her bra.
Sera pulls off her shirt and they continue kissing.
Sera lays on top of Leila and grabs Leila’s hand placing it
above her head.
Leila is looking up at the ceiling and then her eyes meet
with Sera’s and they continue kissing.
The camera pulls away from them very slowly.
CUT TO: INT. THE
Scottie,Mallory, Frankie Jay and Scottie’s female friend are
sitting at the table talking. Ben and Colton are smoking a
cigarette lying on the stage.
I’m serious, it was hilarious.
I bet. Just to see the look on her
face. God I can’t believe I missed
Ben looks at Colton and smiles.
I’m glad I came back.
Yeah, me too.
Well I couldn’t take waking up
without you. I just wish it wasn’t
so seedy still.
Colton looks at Ben and smiles.
Hey well nobody is shoving it up
your nose Ben.
I know, it’s just after I left and
came back it seems like I’m being
judged by every move I make. And I
just want to fit in again. Like
Colton looks at Ben and half smiles.
You’ll always fit in here, with me.
Ben leans towards Colton.
God, your so cheesy.
You love cheese though.
They laugh a little, tensely and then kiss.
MALLORY LOOKS UP FROM EVERYONE AT THE TABLE AS THEY TALK AND
SHE LOOKS AT BEN AND COLTON. SHE LOOKS AWAY QUICKLY, THE HURT
APPARENT IN HER EYES.
INT. THE HOWARD’S FRONT ENTRANCE- EARLY MORNING.
Leila walks in slowly and shuts the door behind her. She
hears a noise coming from the other room so she quickly runs
up the stairs just in time to miss Joy.
Joy is holding a cup of tea and a book. She walks back over
to the couch and sits down. She picks up a book and looks at
the carpet and sees Leila’s shoes.
Leila? Are you home.
There is a pause and a few seconds later we hear Leila.
I’m in the shower.
When did you get home?
Before midnight. I snuck in so I
wouldn’t wake you.
Joy nods eager to believe any lie or half truth her daughter
Oh, OK. Well I'm about to make
breakfast do you want any?
I’ll have some waffles if you are
It’s settled. We’re having waffles
Joy gets off the couch and places her book onto the table.
She starts walking headed for the kitchen.
EXT. THE HOWARD’S BACKYARD -AFTERNOON
Leila is lying on her picnic table in the backyard. She is
listening to music and Melissa is sitting on the bench beside
You didn’t have to lie to me Leila.
I am your best friend I'm pretty
good about these kinds of things.
Leila looks at her and nods.
I know Mel. It’s just I was
nervous. I never thought in a
million years I'd be..
A Lesbo? You mine as well say it if
you’re gonna join the train to gay
Leila laughs and so does Melissa.
No, really it’s cool leila. I’ve
always wanted to be friends with a
hairy clam diving hippy and now i
am. Joyous day!
Leila shoves Melissa back from her.
I’m not anything like that. It’s
just it feels different with her
then when I'm with Casey. You know.
I guess, but what are you gonna do
about Casey then?
Leila sits up and has a sip of the iced tea beside her.
I guess I'm going to have to break
it off with him.
She looks down and then back at Melissa.
That’s gonna kill him. Poor guy,
he’s so in love with you.
Leila is aware of this and she feels horrible but she doesn’t
need a reminder from her “ Best friend.”
Thanks, I believe I know that.
Hey, don’t be mad at me. This isn’t
my fault. If anything I should be
mad. Your the one living this
secret life behind all our backs.
Leila looks amused at Melissa and shakes her head.
Secret life? Oh my god I went to
one party without you and now I'm
this big rebel. Like god, no wonder
I didn’t tell you.
Well what do you expect me to just
be like oh cool I’m glad you blew
off plans we’d made months before
and lie about being sick so you
could go to some big Lesbo party
and Mac on some girl behind your
Leila looks at melissa shocked at her cutting remarks.
Well when you put it like that.
Tell me another way to phrase it
that makes it sound less crappy
than it really is.
The fact is (CONT'D) all of those
things maybe you didn’t do it
thinking about what would happen
but you still did them.
I’m sorry Mel. I didn’t mean to
hurt you or Casey it’s just I was
confused OK. I didn’t know what to
do. Do you think it was easy? To
lie to everyone, and to do all
these things I didn’t even
understand why I was doing them?
Leila looks at Melissa and she bursts into tears.
Because, no honestly it wasn’t. But
I had to. It was eating me up
inside. I had to find out what was
going on with me. Sure I did it in
a really shitty way but that
doesn’t make me a bad person. It
just makes me human OK. I'm not a
genius. I don’t know everything and
something new, something strange
I'd never felt before came over me
and I needed to explore that and if
you don’t understand that well then
there’s nothing I can do about
Leila continues to weep and Melissa looks at her and she
feels bad. She reaches out to hug her.
No, you know what, don’t touch me.
Grab your shit and go. OK. Just go.
Melissa looks shocked at Leila.
I don’t believe you. You’re fucked!
Melissa stands up grabs her purse and storms off. She walks
away. Leila wipes the tears out of her eyes.
MELISSA OPENS THE GATE TO LEAVE LEILA’S YARD AND CONVENIENTLY
THERE IS CASEY ABOUT TO ENTER. HE SEES MELISSA HAS BEEN
Why don’t you ask leila.
Melissa continues walking away angrily. Casey looks at
Melissa walking away and then turns to see Leila sipping her
iced tea, partially recovered from her outburst.
Casey walks over towards Leila and he looks upset.
What the hell is going on Leila.
Why is Melissa crying?
Leila looks up having been oblivious to his arrival.
I really don’t want to get into
this right now Casey OK. Please.
No Leila. We have to get into this.
You've been acting different all
week and then last night I find out
you lied to your parents about
being out with Melissa when you
told me you were sick. What the
hell is going on?
Casey stands in front of Leila. His arms crossed.
I can’t do this Casey OK. Not right
now can you please just let it go.
We can talk about this later.
No Leila. Tell me right now. I’m
your boyfriend I have a right to
know what’s going on with you.
Please, just stop shutting me out.
Leila looks up at him the pain in his eyes. She starts
MUSIC BEGINS PLAYING SOFTLY- SENTIMENTAL HEART- SHE & HIM.
Leila. I never meant for that. Oh,
Casey reaches over and hugs her kissing the top of her head.
I love you, you know that right?
Leila nods and then pulls back.
You’re going to hate me after I
tell you this though.
I will never hate you leila. Just
tell me please. What is going on?
Leila nods her head and then looks at Casey.
You know that party we went to last
Well see that girl, Sera, who
wanted to talk me. umm, well
something strange happened between
Casey looks at her strangely.
What do you mean between you?
WE SEE MELISSA STANDING BY CASEY’S TRUCK AND WE HEAR A LOUD
NOISE FROM LEILA’S BACKYARD AND MELISSA TURNS AROUND AND
STARTS RUNNING TOWARDS THE BACKYARD.
Leila is looking at Casey his eyes are watering. He is
looking at Leila. He is shaking his head.
Tell me your kidding me Leila. Just
tell me your joking.
I’m sorry Casey. I wish I was.
Casey shakes his head. He walks up to her and looks her in
No, no. Leila. I love you, you
love me too I know you do. Doesn’t
that mean anything to you?
Leila is crying now.
Of course it does. I just don’t
know what anymore. I’m sorry i
sound like a bitch.
Casey is intensely angry now.
You’re damn right you do. Fuck
Leila. I can’t believe this.
Leila gets off the table as Casey cries. She walks over to
him and reaches out to hug him.
I’m so sorry Casey.
Casey pushes her and she falls onto the grass.
No you don’t get to do this Leila.
You don’t get to just break my
heart and expect me to make it easy
for you. No way, Fuck that, Fuck
Casey walks off crying trying to hold it back.
Leila just lies on the grass sobbing. She rips a chunk out
and throws it.
CASEY WALKS OUT OF THE GATE AND SEES MELISSA. HE BREAKS DOWN
CRYING. HE DROPS ONTO HIS KNEES AND MELISSA RUSHES OVER TO
HIM AND HOLDS HIM IN HER ARMS. SHE IS CRYING TOO.
Oh Case. I’m sorry baby. You didn’t
Casey is crying harder and he squeezes Melissa. They are
beside the front door and Joy hearing the commotion looks
outside and sees what’s going on.
Casey? Melissa? What’s going on?
She runs out and stands behind them.
Leila broke up with me.
Oh you poor thing.
Joy leans down and scoops him up and holds him in her arms.
Leila walks over and sees what’s going on and Melissa is
staring at her and shaking her head.
Leila, still crying, runs off deeper into the backyard.
THE MUSIC DROWNS OUT ALL SOUNDS
CUTS TO: EXT.
SERA’S HOUSE -
Leila is walking towards the house holding her arms. She runs
over and knocks on the door.
THE DOOR SWINGS OPEN AND WE SEE BEN AND FRANKIE JAY WHO IS
HOLDING A JOINT.
Aw, honey, come here.
He hugs Leila and brings her into the house. Frankie closes
the door behind them.
INT. THE ARISTOCRAT’S ABODE -AFTERNOON
Sera is talking to Scottie, Mandy and Hillary.
Kurt is hitting on Mallory by the fridge. They all look when
they hear Leila’s sobs. Sera looks over and jumps out of her
Sera rushed over and kisses her on the forehead and holds
her. They fall onto the ground.
Colton enters the room and Ben runs over and hugs him
If you ever do that to me I'll kill
He laughs and they hug and Mallory rolls her eyes in
HILLARY AND MANDY LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND SCOTTIE LOOKS AT
MALLORY WHO IS LOOKING AT BEN & COLTON. HE NODS, FINALLY
INT. CASEY’S BEDROOM- EVENING.
He is lying on his bed. Awake. He is looking at the picture
of him and Leila on his wall he gets up and rips it off.
He rips it in half and drops it into his garbage, still
crying. Very visibly upset.
He kicks his garbage can in his room. He sits on his bed and
hangs his head into his hands.
INT. BEN & COLTON’S BEDROOM- EVENING
Ben is laying in bed watching a movie with Colton. Ben looks
at Colton and smiles. Colton looks at Ben and wraps his arm
WE FOLLOW COLTON’S GAZE OUT THE DOOR. WE SEE MALLORY, FRANKIE
JAY AND SCOTTIE TALKING AND LISTENING TO MUSIC. MALLORY IS
DANCING AS PER USUAL. WE GO BACKWARDS INTO SERA’S ROOM.
Sera is lying with leila’s head on her chest. Leila is asleep
and Leila is brushing her hair. She kisses Leila on the
forehead and closes her eyes.
THE MUSIC SLOWLY FADES OUT. FADES TO BLACK.
INT. SERA’S BEDROOM - DAYTIME
FADES IN ON:
Leila and Sera are sleeping side by side on Sera’s bed.
Leila opens her eyes slowly and she sits up. She looks at
sera who is asleep on the bed. She gets up and creeps out of
the room slowly. We follow her into the upstairs living room
where Ben and Frankie Jay are sitting up eating a bowl of
lucky charms (a very large bowl.) They are drinking big mugs
Ben and Frankie look over at her.
How’d you sleep.
Like a rock, surprising given the
Frankie Jay nods.
Not surprising. Her bed is like
heaven. Her mom had a bad back. So
it makes sense.
Leila looks at her as if wondering if she had a thing with
Sera too. Frankie quickly realizes this.
Oh, but it wasn’t like that. I just
slept in there when she passed out
on the couch. I’m not into girls.
Or guys that much. I think I might
They all laugh.
Umm, you’re a plant who reproduces
with itself? Nice!
No. But I wonder what it’d be like
to be a plant. Can you think?
I don’t think that plants can think
so much as just ... be plants..
Frankie nods and Ben offers out the bowl.
Do you want any?
No thanks I normally just drink
coffee and have waffles in the
Well La Dee Da. Aren’t we
I don’t mean it like that I mean my
mom normally makes waffles in the
morning and holy do I sound lame.
No, that sounds nice. My parents
care more about their new cars than
they did me.
It could have been but I got them
back. Crashed one of them the day
they bought it. Proved a point. And
thus I'm living here.
They laugh. Leila stretches.
I was gonna make some coffee later
anyway everyone here drinks it want
to help me?
Sure. Also is there a phone I could
use. I need to call my mom.
Frankie whips out her cellphone.
We don’t have a land line but you
can use my cellular device. Just
keep it short. It’s not free until
Leila takes the phone.
Wait it’s Sunday never mind. Use it
all you want.
Maybe I'll even call china.
Frankie jay laughs.
I’m gonna trust that’s a joke.
Leila begins dialing her parents number as ben grabs a
handful of the dry cereal. He frowns.
Lame. It’s all the wheat shit.
He drops his handful back into the bowl.
What’s wrong with the wheat parts,
they’re the best ones.
Ben and Leila both look oddly at Frankie Jay.
INT. THE ARISTOCRATS ABODE- DOWNSTAIRS LIVING ROOM-DAY
Sera, Colton, Scottie, and Mandy are sitting at the table by
the patio. Leila, Ben and Frankie Jay are sitting on the
stage. Mallory is sitting on the floor.
A door can be heard opening and closing. A few seconds later
Hillary walks in briskly followed closely behind by Kurt.
They head straight for the table and stand behind Mandy who
is normally standing.
Ben lights a cigarette and begins explaining to Leila the
going ons at the house, the business side of things.
So we get a shit load of drugs to
unload at our parties and we keep a
small profit and give the rest to
Raymond, our dealer.
Isn’t that kind of a bad scene to
be into? Dealing?
Mallory looks back at leila.
It’s plain idiotic but they seem to
like it not to mention the free
blow we score from the deals by
ripping people off.
Which is exactly where the problem
lies. See we keep coming up short
financially because we’re losing
clients because people are catching
on to our little adjustments to the
Frankie jay takes the cigarette from Ben and has a few drags.
And last time we were short he
threatened to kill us and even beat
up poor defenseless Colton.
Colton’s my boyfriend.
Mallory looks away as he says this, taking it as a personal
Yeah, he’s pretty cute.
So are you completely gay or would
you say you’re more bisexual?
Mallory, Ben and Leila look over at Frankie Jay who shrugs.
FRANKIE JAY (CONT'D)
What? I’m just wondering. I’d like
I don’t know, honestly, I thought I
was straight and then I met Sera
and she just makes me feel
something I haven’t felt before.
Frankie and Ben smile. Mallory giggles. And lays on the
THE SIX TALKING BUSINESS AT THE TABLE CONTINUE THEIR
DISCUSSION COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS TO THE OTHER CONVERSATION.
SERA LOOKS OVER AT LEILA AND SMILES. WE CAN’T HEAR THE
CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AT THE TABLE. ONLY MALLORY
SAYING WHAT FOLLOWS.
Maybe it’s love. I know you say you
were in love with that guy or
whatever but who knows. Maybe it
was just a good connection and with
Sera it was love at first sight.
It’s possible I guess, I don’t
Leila looks at sera and then smiles back.
INT. TAYLOR COMPOSITE HIGH HALLWAY- DAYTIME
Casey is walking with Melissa in the hallway. They are
talking as they walk towards Leila’s locker.
We’ll just tell her we can work
through this. I mean she’s gay now?
Like yeah right. That’s so not
I still can’t believe it. She broke
up with me for a girl? What the
hell is that
Melissa shrugs as they turn to where Leila’s locker is.
OK, is she really doing that right
Casey and Melissa stop walking and we see Leila laughing with
Sera and Ben.
Well look who it is.
Leila turns around to see Casey and Melissa. Her face goes
red and she feels nervous, as if just meeting them for the
Melissa and Casey walk over to Leila.
So what, you have a new posse now?
We’re suddenly not cool enough for
the cool club?
Don’t be like that Melissa. Look
I'm sorry the way things played out
the other day..
Casey shakes his head.
You know what Leila, just save it.
Clearly you’ve moved on. A little
faster than I thought but you have.
I hope you and your girlfriend have
Sera and Ben approach the group.
So what you two don’t even want to
be friends with me now because of
Melissa shakes her head.
Are you serious?
Sera looks at Casey and Melissa, and then back at Casey.
So you’re the tough guy, huh.
Pushing around a girl. Wow, that’s
Casey looks at Leila,Ben and Sera. He shakes his head.
Whatever, I gotta get to class. I
don’t have time for this.
Ben looks at Casey and can tell he’s hurting and he smiles
sympathetically at him before he walks off leaving Melissa
You know, you’re such a bitch
Leila. You seriously broke his
heart and what do you do? Two days
later go around to school flaunting
your new lover? Like what’s wrong
with you, seriously.
Leila looks away, her eyes watering. Sera steps up to
And you. Your a skanky home
wrecker. The fact that your cool
with what you did really proves
what kind of girl you are.
And what kind of girl is that?
Everyone needs to calm down.
Leila and Ben look at each other as they can feel the tension
Your a stupid ignorant selfish
bitch . That's what kind of girl
Melissa doesn’t get to finish what she says as Sera punches
her in the face. Melissa falls onto the ground.
Melissa looks up at Sera,Ben and Leila. Leila reaches out her
hand for Melissa.
Don’t touch me you skank.
Melissa stands up and runs off.
What did you do that for?
I wasn’t gonna just sit there and
let her talk shit about you. You
don’t deserve that.
Leila is crying again.
Yeah, I do.
No, what you need is to have some
fun get your mind of this shit.
Leila looks at Sera. And ben smiles.
What, what about school.
Sera grabs Leila by the hand and the three of them begin
heading for the school exit.
TAKE ME TO THE RIOT BY STARS PLAYS.
EXT. THE LOVE FIELD- DAY
Leila,Sera,Ben, Frankie Jay and Scottie are sitting on a
picnic table drinking wine from fancy glasses smoking and
doing lines of coke.
LEILA AND SERA ARE LAUGHING DRINKING THEIR WINE
BEN AND FRANKIE JAY ARE RUNNING THROUGH THE FIELD LAUGHING
SCOTTIE AND BEN PLAY KNUCKLES AND BEN KEEPS PULLING BACK.
LEILA AND SERA KISS UNDER A TREE WHILE THE OTHER THREE PLAY
INT. TAYLOR COMPOSITE HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
CASEY AND MELISSA ARE SITTING IN CLASS STARING AT LEILA’s
EMPTY SEAT. A GIRL WALKS UP TO CASEY AND STARTS TALKING TO
HIM SO MELISSA SMILES AT HIM, HAPPY HE COULD BE MAKING
INT. LEILA’S BEDROOM - EVENING
Joy is standing in the door way of Leila’s room. She looks at
her empty bed and shakes her head. Hank comes up behind her
and places his hand on her shoulder.
INT. THE ARISTOCRAT’S ABODE -DAY
Colton is standing at the front door he hands LACKEY 1 an
envelope of money and Lackey 1 nods. Colton shuts the door
and walks away.
INT. LEILA’S BEDROOM - EVENING
Hank walks into Leila’s room and finds Joy snooping through
I just need to know what’s going on
with her. She’s always out with
I think you should have a little
more faith in that girl. She’s got
a good head on her shoulders.
INT. THE ARISTOCRAT’S ABODE -AFTERNOON
Ben and Frankie Jay are walking up the stairs to the main
living room. We See Mallory try to kiss Colton and he just
pushes her away. Ben and Frankie walk upstairs and Ben walks
over and sits with Colton. He kisses him and Mallory walks
INT. THE DOWNSTAIRS LIVING ROOM-EVENING
Leila is sitting on the stage with Ben and Frankie Jay and
they are gesturing wildly and laughing.
Leila is doing a line with Sera and Ben.
Sera, Colton, Hillary,Mandy,Kurt and Scottie are having a
meeting about business. Sera is putting money into the
The living room is now full of people partying and dancing.
Leila,Sera,Ben,Colton,Mallory,Scottie and Frankie are dancing
Hillary and Kurt are selling the drugs at the table.
INT. CASEY’S BEDROOM- EVENING.
Melissa and Casey are sitting on his bed talking. Eating a
bowl of popcorn with a DVD playing in the background.
We’re gonna have to do something
Casey. She hasn’t even come to
school. Apparently she’s in the
hospital recuperating after a
No, she’s not.
Melissa looks at Casey and nods her head.
Clearly. Her mom keeps calling my
house and I keep lying for Leila
saying she’s in the washroom or the
shower. I don’t want to keep doing
Then don’t. She didn’t think about
us any when she was doing whatever
it is she was doing. Fuck she
dumped for a girl. We shouldn’t be
the ones having to cover her ass.
Melissa eats a handful of popcorn. She opens her mouth to
talk and a few pieces fall out. They laugh.
You’re really disgusting.
Melissa laughs and falls back. Casey leans and pulls her up.
Don’t wanna choke.
They laugh more.
If Leila doesn’t come back to
school tomorrow I think that we
should go talk to her parents.
Melissa shakes her head. She holds her arms out and swallows.
I know Leila, she definitely would
never talk to us again if we did
Casey shrugs and leans his head to the side.
As opposed to now?
EXT. SERA’S HOUSE - BACK PATIO- AFTERNOON
Leila, Sera, Frankie Jay and Ben are on the back patio
listening to music.
Do you ever think you’re going to
quit selling drugs?
Yeah, probably. It’s not exactly a
What do you plan on doing then, for
the rest of your life?
Sera shrugs and looks at Leila.
I don’t really know. Maybe a
painter or a writer.
Cool, I want to be a therapist I
I want to be an actor.
Don’t you mean actress?
Everyone laughs except Ben who turns red.
No, I don’t mean an actress you
He laughs and passes the joint to leila. Leila Takes a puff
I think you’d be a good actor Ben.
Then you haven’t seen me act before
When we still went to school he was
in some stupid play and halfway
through he ran offstage and never
Leila looks at Ben who is laughing.
It was Soo bad .
Frankie Jay takes the joint from Leila.
But speaking of school I'm going to
have to start going again.
Sera looks at leila.
I thought you were going to drop