EXT. RACE TRACK - DAY 1
It's overcast, as a black Ferrari speeds around an empty
track in the foggy haze. It does lap after lap, getting
It slows down and stops. JOHNNY gets out and stands there.
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2 INT. CHATEAU MARMONT - NIGHT 2
JOHNNY, a bad boy actor in his early thirties, comes down the
stairs flanked by some pretty party girls, wasted and
laughing. He trips and falls down the stairs out of frame.
3 INT. JOHNNY’S BEDROOM - NIGHT 3
Johnny reclines on pillows on a bed in the Chateau Marmont.
He has a bruise on his face and a cast on his wrist.
Prescription bottles line the night table next to a bottle of
He stares blankly ahead. An out-of-focus girl's body comes
4 Johnny's P.O.V. - THE TWINS, dressed in candy-striper mini 4
dresses, cheerfully do a get-well dance for him at a strip
A get-well bouquet of metallic balloons are starting to sag
behind them; a little boom box plays music for their routine.
Johnny leaves them to go in the bathroom. He passes a table
with some books on it - Proust and Dostoevsky.
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5 INT. BATHROOM - NIGHT 5
Johnny looks in the mirror at his bruised face and how much
more his hair is thinning. He takes some Propecia and Vicodin
and goes back to bed.
6 INT. JOHNNY’S ROOM - NIGHT 6
He watches the twins from bed...his eyelids are heavy, and he
The twins pack it up - folding up their travel strip-pole
like a telescope, and taking their boom box on their way out.
7 EXT. CHATEAU MARMONT PATIO - AFTERNOON 7
It’s a sunny day in Los Angeles. Johnny sits alone on a
bench, with sunglasses on, smoking.
A familiar waiter asks him if he needs anything.
Two LA girls at another table look over at him with inviting
His phone makes a beep and with heavy eyelids, he looks down
at a text message on the screen:
Why are you such an asshole?
8 EXT. L.A. STREETS - DAY 8
Johnny drives aimlessly through LA, down Mulholland.
A sandy blonde in a Porsche smiles at him, and he follows her
for a while, then loses her in the traffic.
9 INT. CHATEAU MARMONT HALLWAY - EVENING 9
He walks down the hall, as Amazon girls dressed as vampires,
smoking cigarettes pass him.
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They all check him out and step into a room where a photo
shoot is going on.
10 INT. JOHNNY’S SUITE - NIGHT 10
He smokes a cigarette and waits for something, what to do
next. In real time we watch him smoke and wait.
When his cigarette is done, he throws some pills in his mouth
and has a beer.
11 Johnny’s P.O.V. - Power-rock tennis routine: 11
The twins wear short white tennis outfits while they do a
dance at the pole for him, spinning around with their tennis
12 After their routine, one of the twins passes by Johnny and he
grabs her and throws her on the bed. She shoves him off-12
I’m Cindy, you moron.
and keeps going on her way.
Oh, sorry, Cindy.
The other twin, Bambi, leans down for a passionate kiss.
I’m the other one.
E.C.U. She kisses him, then blows her gum into a bubble, it
pops in his face.
CUT TO BLACK.
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We hear Layla’s voice over black.
13 INT. JOHNNY’S BEDROOM -DAY 13
Bright afternoon sun floods his room. The twins and pole are
Johnny wakes up to see CLEO, a skinny 11 year old with messy
hair, in an over-sized t-shirt, next to him on the bed,
signing his cast.
He wakes up to her radiant kid smile.
LAYLA, late-thirties, stands in the doorway looking at him
like "nice one".
What happened to you?
Oh, some stunt work.
We had a big
14 INT. JOHNNY’S CAR - DAY 14
They drive down the bright sunny streets of L.A., as Johnny
takes Cleo to her ice-skating lesson.
Johnny looks in his rear view mirror.
Do you see that?