1 INT FANCY NEW YORK APARTMENT--DINING ROOM--NIGHT Where we see a romantic scene
played out between a man and
a woman. Both are white. The couple have just finished a candlelit dinner.
You like your wine? Want s'more?
She nods her approval.
Mmmmm you're good. Candles, dinner, wine. What's next?
Let me set the mood.
He goes over to the stereo to turn it on. The Isley Brothers' "Between the
Sheets" emanates from the speakers. Brad crosses to the
couch and into a position in which to kiss Penelope. He does, and the sound of
"Between the Sheets" is invaded by the remix of A
Tribe Called Quest's "Bonita Applebum."
2 EXT. COMPTON DRIVE-IN THEATER DUSK:SFX
Two lines of cars wait to enter the drive-in. The heavy bass sounds of hip-hop
music mingle in the air with that of the many window
speakers that plag the movie. In the background we can see the couple in the
previous scene kissing on a large movie screen. An
LAPD helicopter flies overhead, transcending us into the next shot. Welcome back
to South Central Los Angeles.
INT. COMPTON DRIVE-IN THEATER-DUSK SFX
Overhead we see a shaft of Light coming from the drive-in's projector. As we
move past a few cars, their inhabitants are all in various
threes of sexual foreplay. Some are kissing; others are actually making love.
All the windows are steamed up. We hear the voices of
the females as the men grunt, groan, moan, and beg over their bodies. Love is in
Don't bite me so hard! You gotta be more gentle.
CAR #2 (softly):
Use your tongue. Just use your tongue.
CAR #3 (with heated passion): Ohhhh! Oh, yes, ohhh! Oww! I'm sticking to the
We come to last car, whose windows are crystal clear. Things are just beginning
to heat up between the couple inside the car. The
woman is an "around the way" honey with soft brown skin, full brown eyes, and
nice delicious full lips. This is Justice, who at
seventeen is still looking for her place in the world. The lucky man kissing her
is her boyfriend, Markell, a small-time drug dealer and
former gangsta. Justice reluctantly accepts his advances, but she ain't having
it. There is a window speaker, from which the sound of
the movie Alters into the car.
C'mon, let's get in the back seat.
No, Markell, why can't we just watch the movie?
'Cause it's boring.
He goes to kiss her again. This time, it's a nice, long, juicy powerhouse kiss
that causes the Richter scale to jump two points. Justice
appears obviously affected. She asks the inevitable question.
Markell, do you love me?
Of course I love you.
Why? Tell me why you love me.
MARKELL (looks around): Now?
Yeah, right now.
There is a pause. He thinks.
Okay, I love you because you too fine.
Is that it?
Justice looks dissatisfied.
Can I have some sugar? Some butter? Some sweets?
No, not yet. Get me some popcorn.
Markell 's face drops.
Markell relents and gets out of the car. He takes two steps, turns on a heel,
and leans into the car again.
Hey, Justice! I was just thinking. I also love you 'cause when I was in
tha county jail, you wrote me a lotta sweet poems.
Justice grins. Markell smiles and blows her a kiss good-bye.
4 LNT.COMPTONDRIVE-IN CONCESSION STAND--NIGHT
There are only a few customers in line; all are Black or Hispanic. Markell gets
in line, and time slows down. We notice the abruptness
of the popcorn popping like gunshots, the sound and motion of the gurgling
Orange Bang machine, and two thugs who stand in the
corner talking to each other. Markell seems noticeably nervous at their