POSITIVE AND PROUD1.EXT. PARK. DAY.Alice’s boyfriend Aaron is from the wrong side of the tracksIt was Alice’s first time Aaron knows itAlice suggests they get sti testedAlice and her boyfriend Aaron are sat on a park bench. Aaronhas his arm around her and her head is nestled into hershoulder. They appear happy together and content.Alice turns to him and holds his hand. ALICE (Questioning) Babe? AARON (Curious) Yeah? ALICE (Hesitant)I’ve been thinking... AARON (Curious)Yeah? ALICE (Delaying) Well... AARON (puzzled)Is something wrong? ) ALICE (Hesitant) No. Nothing’s wrong. I’m really happy with you. And I trust you so much. And i don’t want you to take this the wrong way, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately. AARON Oh. ALICE Um. I think we need to get tested. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 2. AARON What? Why? ALICE I just think it would be good for us. It’s the grown up thing to do you know? I was speaking to muti and he said him and his girlfriend went and got tests done. AARON Fuck Muti and his girlfriend. That’s bullshit. I don’t see why, were both clean. ALICE Yeah i know. We probably are, but there’s no harm in trying. Right? So there’s nothing to be scared of. I want you to do this with me. AARON This is going to be a waste of time. But if you want to do it then fine. If you think we should do it then we’ll do it. ALICE So you’ll do it? We can go together! To the clinic... We can go next weekend. AARON Right, yeah sure. ALICE I love you.She leans back into his shoulder. She is smiling and gladthat he has agreed. AARON I love you too babe.Aaron puts his arm back around Alice. He has furrowedeyebrows and appears slightly anxious. Alice cannot see thisexpression.
3.2. INT. CLINIC. DAY. ALICE FINDS OUT SHE HAS AIDSAlice is sat outside the room door of a clinic, she iswaiting to be called in to be told her results. She is veryanxious and stressed out.Alice’s name is called, and she goes in.The door closes behind her and the screen fades to black.3.INT. ALICE’S HOUSE. DAY. ALICE GOES HOME TO TELL AARONAlice is now sat in her bedroom, she stares out the window,and the sound of her and Aaron arguing after she tells himshe has HIV is playing as a voice over. AARON What are you panicking about? Can you please just tell me? ALICE Aaron, I’m positive. AARON What?! ALICE I went to the clinic today. I got my results... AARON NO! I cant believe this. ALICE Aaron help me! They said I have HIV. What am i gonna’ do!? AARON You dirty little slut. ALICE What!? Aaron no please listen to me you have to help me AARON You AIDS INFESTED WHORE. Stay away from me. ALICE Don’t say that Aaron, you know it’s not like that. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 4. AARON Yes it does. And I’m very lucky. I got my results yesterday and they said I tested negative. You could have ruined my life. ALICE This doesn’t make any sense. AARON You bitch. I don’t deserve this. I’m going to tell everyone what you have, so they don’t risk catching it from you. I’m going to ruin your life like you ruined mine. Don’t come near me ever again.4. EXT. DAY. ALICE’S LONELY JOURNEYAs the argument gets more intense she goes into her freezerin the kitchen and pulls out a bottle of her mother’s vodka.She takes it. She grabs her coat, and then we see her in thepark drinking it. There is then a montage of her walking andsitting in the park drinking the bottle of vodka. Thearguement stops, and the last shot of this scene is hersitting on the bench that her and Aaron sat on and Mutirings her. After he says he is coming to get her, the screenwill fade to black.5. INT. DAY. ALICE WAKES UP HUNGOVERAlice is in bed, looks a mess. Room is messy, adding extraemphasis on her having a bad time. She is hungover. Shesee’s the empty bottle of vodka on the floor, she picks itup and heaves at the smell and look of it.She checks her phone and reads a text that she has recieved.’Im coming over’- Muti.Alice looks distressed as she remembers the night before.She puts on a hoodie and ties her hair up, sat at the end ofher bed looking stressed.6. INT. DAY. MUTI ARRIVESMuti knocks on the door.She walks towards her front door, she braises herself as shelooks through the peekhole in the door.She sighs in a realease at seeing her best friend Muti.
5.7. INT. DAY. ALICE LETS MUTI INSIDEWhat happened last night? Im positive. Unsure what to do.READ THE WALL. Aaron says im horribe, muti encourages her,you have me! ALICE MUTI! MUTI Alice! Hello!She leaps up at him to hug him. They have a long, stronghug. ALICE (She cuts him off) Muti. Thank God your here. Muti I don’t know what to do? MUTI Alice what happened last night? I’ve never seen you in such a state. ALICE Muti you’ll have to sit down for this. MUTI Ok.The two walk back into Alice’s bedroom. Muti sits down onthe stool which he pulls out from her dressing table whichis placed next to the wall which has writing all over it ofinspirational quotes and her friend’s heights etc. MUTI So what is it? ALICE Muti. Me and Aaron had sex. MUTI Oh. ALICE I was worried so I went to get some STD tests done, so did Aaron. MUTI Ok. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 6. ALICE Muti I got my results. And I have HIV, Muti I’m HIV positive! MUTI Oh my god. ALICE Muti you have to help me. I’m gonna die. MUTI Oh AliceHe gets up to hug her. He puts his arm around her and shetakes his arm off of him. ALICE Muti what am I gonna do!? MUTI Well what did they say at the doctors? Your gonna need medication and... wait, have you told Aaron? ALICE I told him and he broke up with me. On the phone, and he’s gonna tell everyone Muti, he thinks I’ve cheated... MUTI That’s absolute rubbish he must be lying he must have given it to you. I know you Alice, i know your not like that ALICE Oh muti what the fuck am I gonna do? I’m gonna have to go far away where no one knows me. And never be with anyone again. I deserve to be alone forever.Muti reaches out and holds her hand. Her head drops onto hisshoulder. MUTI Alice calm down and listen to me. Your stronger than this and you can get through this. You still have me. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 7. ALICE No I can’t, you don’t understand. I’m gonna die of Aids, alone. I hate myself. MUTI Listen to me Alice. This isn’t the end of you. Alice look around you.Alice looks up at him. He turns and points to the writing onthe wall. MUTI Alice. Read the writing on the wall. You wrote it there. Your advice is better than anyone else’s.Alice gets up and begins to read the writing on the wall.8. INT. DAY. MONTAGE OF WRITING9. INT. DAY. ALICE’S BEDROOM. DAY.Alice is happy. She’s positive and proud.Alice is in her bedroom looking for her WAD ribbon. Sheappears healthy and relaxed. Her room is tidy, clean andbright. Alice puts on her ribbon and then she straightens itand smiles. (Looking at her reflection in the mirror andbefore she leaves she picks up a pen, looks at her wall andreads a message left to her by Muti which says ’Staypositive and Proud’ she smiles to herself then leavesthrough her bedroom door.