1 EXT. RODEO STADIUM - DALLAS - TEXAS - DAY 1
Ambient sounds of the CROWD, RODEO, SEX, and a strangeRINGING fade in along with IMAGES of...
A COWBOY riding a BULL in an enclosed RODEO ring.
RON WOODROOF, early 40's, handsome, long sandy hair, denimclad, worn snakeskin boots, dusty, cowboy hat, mirroredaviators, is engaged in wild SEX with a WOMAN. He watches the
rodeo through open slats in a BULL STALL as the STEER throwsthe COWBOY violently thru the air; he lands hard on the dirt.
Another WOMAN snorts cocaine and offers some to Ron as he
switches over to having SEX with her.
The BULL STOMPS the Cowboy with its HOOFS.
Ron climaxes -- pleasure and pain seem to come out of him, butwe can't hear him, only this strange RINGING.
RODEO CLOWNS grab the Cowboy's limp body and drag him out ofthe ring.
Ron catches his breath; something is off.
Did ya hear Rock Hudson was a cocksucker?
2 EXT. RODEO STADIUM - LOCKER ROOM - DAY 2
A Dallas NEWSPAPER folded in half. July. 1985. AIDS. New
treatment. In Paris. ROCK HUDSON on the cover. A HAND
scribbles numbers over the photo.
Where’d ya hear that?
CLINT (32) a greasy hick who’s spent the last five months
under the hood of a CHEVY, hands RON a WAD of CASH.
It’s called a newspaper.
You heard of
Ron smiles, adjusts his cowboy hat as he records some bets.
Nearby, BULL FIGHTERS are putting on their clown makeup.
What a waste. All that fine Hollywoodpussy on a guy who smokes his friends.
A HAND comes down through the slats holding a ten dollar bill.