TITLE CARD: Fall + Winter Collection 09 Ext. Emily's Apartment Building - night
A cab is seen pulling up. Emily (21) is having trouble getting out of the cab and nearly falls on the sidewalk. She is wasted.
ERIC (24) exits the cab. She is practically falling over as he walks. She grabs onto Eric. She carries her shoes (Come F*ck Me Pumps), and a purse between her armpit. She talks like a little girl.
She walks slowly down the walk to the building entrance, and bursts into laughter again at her ineptitude.
You need help.
I doooooo need help!
Laughter again. She hands the purse to him. He looks inside her purse and finds her keys and gives them to her.
Thank you Eric.
She looks into his eyes.
The start to kiss and make-out pressing against the glass door. They are hot and heavy.
She stops cold.
She puts her key into the door and opens it.
You have to wait here, okay? (mumble) roommate might be home (mumble) Julie can be a really stupid bitch sometimes.
Don't be long, I'm really hard.
She looks down at his crotch, and then laughs nervously.
She squeezes in the door and closes it shut behind her.
Eric stands outside watching her inside.
Emily walks across to the elevators.
She drops a shoe, then picks it up.
She presses the UP button and calls the elevator. She turns around and without any expression, gives a little wave back to Eric.
The elevator opens, and she enters and disappears.
Eric waits. And waits, and waits.
He steps back to the street and looks up at the building. It is large and has 40 floors.
EXT. EMILY'S APARTMENT - DAWN
Eric looks like a complete idiot standing alone on the street looking at his watch. Birds are chirping. A female jogger goes by, he stares at her ass.
INt. Emily's Apartment - Julie's Room
Oh yeah, Emily's such a drunk slut.
int. Emily's Apartment - Emily's Room - DAY
Emily is passed out, face down across her bed. She has one pump still on. The other lies on the floor in a mess of dirty laundry.
Main Titles: Lipstick & Razorblades
Montage of All 4 main girls: Emily, Ava, Sophie and Jenn.
QUAD SPLITSCREEN To SINGLE - JENN
INT. Paul's APARTMENT - BEDROOM
Jenn is packing up her clothes. She has a suitcase on the bed open. She is wearing a thin cotton skirt from Club Monaco.
PAUL is 30 wearing faded jeans and a shirt from American Eagle. He's unshaven and his hair is a mess. His breathing is erratic and he chokes back tears.
He watches her fold neatly and in full view: a WHITE LACE CORSET WITH GARTER STAPS THAT DANGLE. She gives him a look: "You'll never see this ever again."She places it in the suitcase.
I think I'm going to be sick.
Do you want a glass of water?
She leaves the room, and running water is heard.
He stares at the LINGERIE in the suitcase. She comes back with a GLASS OF WATER.
He drinks it all as she takes a RABBIT VIBRATOR out of the drawer and packs it.
He starts to tear up.
I thought you said you were done crying.
Don't be sorry. Stop crying. I don't want you to cry anymore. Grown men don't cry. Understand?
Promise me you won't cry!
Okay. I promise.
He starts to cry.
Stop it. Stop.
I'm sorry! I just really love you.
Okay. I know. I know. Can you stop crying for me please? Can you do that?
I just... I want to know why?
Oh God! This again. Paul, God. You know, it's not that I don't care for you. I do, I really do. Okay? You understand that right? We had some really good times together. Right?
So, it's not that I don't love you. I do. I just, I can't ever see you again, that's all.
Look. I'm really sorry, I know this was really sudden.
Out of left field.
I told you I don't like sports, Paul.
I know, I'm sorry. It was out of the blue.
I know it was. But, I just really need space.
Yeah, but do you have to go to another continent?
Yes, I do. This place would remind me too much of you.
Couldn't you just go to the States?
Paul, that's too close, and there's that war thing on. No, I really think Paris is the best option for me right now. I hope you understand.
She looks around the bedroom. The room as been divided between "his" and "her" space - his having more of the mess. She looks at a vintage lamp on the dresser?
We bought that lamp together right?
INt. UpSCALE BAR - DAY
AVA is a vamp. She is waiting at a table with a glass of whisky. She looks bored.
She looks over and sees ROBERT (40s) entering the bar in a hurry.
Ava, look, I'm double parked here. Alison didn't turn up to pick the kids up and I've got them in the car, so I have to do this another time babe.
Sit down Robert.
Look, I gotta get the kids home.
Robert, I told your wife about us.
You did what?
Take a seat.
He does. She studies him.
What did you say to her?
I told her the truth.
What's the truth?
That you and I have been seeing each other for the last few months, and that we're going to get married once you divorce her.
Jesus. You said that? What else did you say?
I said I was having your love child.
That's not funny. Tell me you didn't say that to her? Jesus.
Yes. I need a cigarette.
Ava? Don't mess with me here.
I do need a cigarette, you left me waiting for 45 minutes.
No, no. What did my wife say? Ava?
Oh, I don't know. She swore a lot at me. Called me all sorts of names. She said she was going to go to her lawyer.
Oh God. She'll take everything.
He gets up frantically. He runs off and out the door. She finishes her drink.
So will I.