GIRL-OFFICIAL SCRIPT-NEWE_
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            ACT 1

            SCENE: THE PARTY

            Lights come up on an empty room.  All is silent.  We hear
            footsteps. Anita is coming home to her apartment. She is at
            the front door. She unlocks the lock and enters. She turns
            the lights on and out of nowhere all of her friends jump out
            and scream...

                                ALL	
                      Surprise!!!!

            Music Cue - "Tell Me Why" Wynonna from "Tell Me Why"

            Balloons are everywhere.  Noise and laughter. Anita hugs
            everyone at the party.  They drink champagne...etc.

            There is knock at the door. A female cop, Annie, is at the
            door.  Glory answers the door.

                                GLORY
                      Hi, can I help you?

                                ANNIE
                      Hi. I need to talk to the owner of the
                      house.

                                GLORY
                      One second. Anita!

            Anita heads over to the door to talk to the cop.

                                ANITA
                      What's up?

                                ANNIE
                      Yes are you the owner of the house?

                                ANITA
                      Yes, officer, can I help you?

                                ANNIE
                      Yes I'm sorry, we have a problem with the
                      music.

                                ANITA
                      Oh, I'm sorry, is it too loud?

                                ANNIE
                      No...it's not loud enough!

            The music blares and the female cop begins to strip. All the
            women are shocked and laughing. At the end of the strip they
            all sing Happy Birthday. 

                                ANITA
                      Kim you did this didn't you? You are dead
                      tomorrow at work!

                                GLORY
                      You were great. Can I get you something
                      to drink? We have Organic Champagne? It's
                      really good. 

                                ANNIE
                      That'd be great. Thanks.

                                BUD
                      Your so bold. Where did they find you?

                                ANNIE
                      I have an ad in the yellow pages.

                                ANITA
                      Only in San Francisco.

                                KIM
                      Well, it was very entertaining. Don't you
                      think Lois?

                                LOIS
                      I'm not sure what it was.

                                KIM
                      Oh, lighten up.

                                ANNIE
                      Thank you. It was fun. Women are always
                      so much more respectful. Last week I did
                      a bachelor party and the groom threw up
                      all over my tits.

                                LOIS
                      Too much information.

                                GLORY
                      So, is this your full time job?

                                ANNIE
                      Well among other things.

                                BUD
                      I always wondered what it'd be like to
                      strip. Danny and I use to go to
                      stripclubs. She loves all that stuff.

                                ANNIE
                      Is Danny your girlfriend?

                                BUD
                      Ex-girlfriend. It's a long story. 

                                GLORY
                      A very long story. Not now. So, is this
                      your full-time job?

                                ANNIE
                      For now. I'm getting in to photography
                      but of course it doesn't pay the bills.
                      But, if any of you wanna have your
                      picture taken...if you're feeling brave.
                      It's really fun.

                                LOIS
                      Oh not me, thank you very much.

                                GLORY
                      Posing how? You mean naked? Oh my God.

                                BUD
                      I'd do it?  Sign me up.

                                LOIS
                      Oh please, Bud.

                                BUD
                      What?

                                ANITA
                      Well, nobody'd want to see me, that's for
                      sure.

                                ANNIE
                      I would.

            The room goes silent.

                                ANITA
                      You're just saying that because it's my
                      birthday. 

                                ANNIE
                      No, I'm saying it because you're very
                      sexy.
                          (long pause, awkward silence)
                      Is there a bathroom?

                                ANITA
                      No, uh yes, uh, right down the hall. 

                                GLORY
                      I'll show her.

                                KIM
                      "No, I'm saying that because you're very
                      sexy."

                                ANITA
                      Oh, stop it.

                                KIM
                      Love at first sight. I guess you won't be
                      needing that doll anymore. Do you mind if
                      I borrow her?

            Kim picks up the doll.

                                LOIS
                      Kim!!!

                                KIM
                      Come on, Lois. We can have a threesome.

                                LOIS
                      Well, I hate to break up this very
                      interesting party, but we better get
                      going. I have to work in the morning.

                                KIM
                      Do we need to stay and clean-up?

                                ANITA
                      No, no, it's fine. Thanks for the party
                      Kim, I'm gonna kill you.

            She walks them to the door. 

                                LOIS
                      Bud, I hope to see you in class bright an
                      early tomorrow.

                                BUD
                      Bright and early Lois.

                                ANITA
                      Thanks for coming guys. I know you have a
                      long drive.

            Lois and Kim exit. Glory re-enters.

                                BUD
                      Glory you want a ride?

                                GLORY
                      Are you going home?

                                BUD
                      Yeah.

                                GLORY
                      Oh great.

                                ANITA
                      When are you gonna get a car, Glory?

                                GLORY
                      Never. The pollution. Cars are evil. I
                      love public transportation. 

                                ANITA
                      Yeah, Muni's great.

                                GLORY
                      Don't forget aerobics tomorrow. 12:00.

                                ANITA
                      I know. I know. Thanks for coming. 

            Annie emerges from the bathroom. There is a long awkward
            pause.

                                ANNIE
                      You have a beautiful bathroom.

                                ANITA
                      Thank you. You have a beautiful...thank
                      you.
                          (beat)
                      So, what do you do, you know, for real?

                                ANNIE 	 
                      What do you mean, for real?

                                ANITA 	 
                      I mean, like, you can't make a living
                      from stripping at lesbian birthday
                      parties can you? 

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Well, that's just part of it.

                                ANITA 	 
                      So, what else do you do, you know, during
                      the day? 

                                ANNIE 	 
                      I do this. What I did tonight. That's
                      what I do. Just different versions of it.

                                ANITA 	
                      What does that mean?

                                ANNIE 	
                      Well, I hate the word...but...what I
                      guess...what I am...is...a sex worker.

                                ANITA 	
                      You're a sex worker.

                                ANNIE 	 
                      But I don't like that word.

                                ANITA 	
                      What word do you prefer?

                                ANNIE 	
                      Performance Artist?

                                ANITA 	 
                      So, what exactly does a performance-
                      artist/sex-worker do?

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Stripping. Dancing. Erotic Massage.
                      Layouts. Modeling. Porno. 

                                ANITA 	 
                      You do porno?

                                ANNIE 	 
                      I don't do it. I've done it.

                                ANITA 	 
                      You've done porno?

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Some.

                                ANITA 	 
                      How many?

                                ANNIE 	 
                      70, maybe?

                                ANITA 	 
                      70?  No way!

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Yes way.

                                ANITA 	 
                      You're a porn star.

                                ANNIE 	 
                      I'm an adult erotic video performer. 

                                ANITA
                      You're a porn star!

                                ANNIE 
                      I'm a porn star. Are you shocked?

                                ANITA 	
                      A little, yeah.

                                ANNIE 	
                      Why?

                                ANITA 	 
                      I just...I don't know.     

                                ANNIE 	 
                      What?     

                                ANITA 	 
                      I just...I just...Oh I don't know, I
                      just...I don't know any porn stars.     

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Now you do.

                                ANITA
                      You don't seem like the porn star type.

                                ANNIE
                      What does the porn star type seem like?

                                ANITA 	 
                      The stereotype, I guess.        

                                ANNIE 	
                      Well, I am addicted to heroin, but other
                      than that...       

                                ANITA 	 
                      Are you really?

                                ANNIE 	 
                      No, I was joking. It was a joke. I am not
                      addicted to heroin. I'm addicted to a lot
                      of things but heroin is not one of them.         

                                ANITA 	 
                      So what are you addicted to?         

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Shopping, shoes, chocolate, air
                      conditioning. You know that show,
                      Survivor, I'm addicted to that!

                                ANITA 	 
                      Anything else?

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Sex. With the right person, of course.
                      I'm addicted to life. I love experience.
                      I love new things. I want to have fun.
                      Aren't you addicted to anything?         

                                ANITA 	 
                      I don't have time for addictions.         

                                ANNIE 
                      Why what do you do?

                                ANITA 	 
                      Oh, I'm an associate editor at the
                      Chronicle Book Review . It's very boring. 
                      I argue with people all day.

                                ANNIE 	 
                      You don't sound like you enjoy it?    

                                ANITA 	  
                      I'm over it!             

                                ANNIE 	 
                      So quit.      

                                ANITA 	 
                      You're very refreshing. 

                                ANNIE 	
                      I'm done with porn. I'm moving on. I'm
                      getting into photography. What's stopping
                      you from moving on?  Under contract?        

                                ANITA 	 
                      Yea, but I can quit if I want to.     

                                ANNIE 	 
                      So just quit. Just say, "I'm tired. I
                      work too hard. I'm killing myself. I need
                      a break. I'm quitting. Goodbye!"   You
                      just do it.          

                                ANITA 	 
                      That is so Santa Cruz.               

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Oh, I love Santa Cruz. We should go
                      there, for a weekend. 

                                ANITA
                      I don't even know you.

                                ANNIE 	 
                      That's okay. Come on. Lets do it. Right
                      now.          

                                ANITA 	 
                      What?         

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Take a break. Go away. Relax. Lay down.            

                                ANITA 	 
                      What?        

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Lay down.     

                                ANITA 	
                      Where?     

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Right here. Now. Lay down.    

                                ANITA 	 
                      Why?        

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Don't question everything. Just do it. 
                      Lay down. We're going to go away.        

                                ANITA 	 
                      Where?        

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Just relax, you're the passenger. I'm
                      driving. Take your shirt off.               

                                ANITA 	 
                      I don't know about this.                  

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Anita relax. Here. 

            Annie takes her shirt off.

                                ANNIE (cont'd)
                      Now, lay down.  

            She rubs her hands all over Anita back, Anita moans.

                                ANNIE (cont'd)
                      Close your eyes. Close them. 

            She rubs back more.

                                ANNIE (cont'd)
                      Relax. Don't think. Feel  

            She continues to rub. 

                                ANITA	
                      That feels so good.             

                                ANNIE 	 
                      When was the last time you had a full
                      body massage?         

                                ANITA 	 
                      Never.             

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Oh, come on.         

                                ANITA 	 
                      I never have.                      

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Baby, baby...           

                                ANITA 	 
                      I've just been busy.          

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Your whole life?  

            They both laugh and settle.     

                                ANITA 	 
                      Oh, my god. You are so amazing.            

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Just relax.                 

                                ANITA 	
                      Did my friends pay you to do this?                

                                ANNIE 	 
                      No.          

                                ANITA 	 
                      Are you sure?          

                                ANNIE 	 
                      I'm off the clock. This isn't work, it's
                      play. In fact I think I'm enjoying this
                      more than you are.       

                                ANITA 	 
                      No, I'm really enjoying it. 

            They continue for a while in silence.  

                                ANNIE 	 
                      Roll over. 

            Anita does not move, frightened.

                                ANNIE (cont'd)
                       Anita? Roll over.  

            Anita finally does, she lays on her back and covers her
            breasts with her hands.

                                ANNIE (cont'd)
                      Anita? Relax. You are so sexy. Relax. 

            Annie, moves Anita's hands away from her breasts and looks at
            them. Long silence.

                                ANNIE (cont'd)
                      I want to kiss you. 

            Anita is silent.

                                ANNIE (cont'd)
                      Is that O.K.? Can I kiss you?   

            Anita is silent and nods enthusiastically, they kiss as the
            lights dim.      

            SCENE: LOIS AND KIM AFTER THE PARTY

            Lois and Kim are getting home from the party. Lois is holding
            a coffee mug and a paper plate with a a pastry. Kim is
            holding a balloon from the party.  Lois goes to the desk and
            checks her calender for the next day.

                                KIM	
                      Why haven't we had sex in three years?

                                LOIS
                      Excuse me.

                                KIM	
                      Why haven't we had sex in three years?

                                LOIS	
                      It has not been three years.

                                KIM
                      2 years 8 months and 22 days? 

                                LOIS
                      I'm going to bed.

                                KIM
                      Am I ugly? Be honest?

                                LOIS
                      Of course not.

                                KIM
                      Then what's wrong here?

                                LOIS
                      Kim, it's three in the morning. I need to
                      get some sleep. 

                                KIM
                      Can I have a kiss good night. Please.
                          (long pause)
                      I need to be touched Lois.

            Lois goes to her and kisses her dispassionately. Then Kim
            tries to initiate sex.

                                LOIS 
                      I have to work in the morning.  I'm
                      sorry. I'm going to bed.

            SCENE: BUD AND GLORY IN BUDS APT.

            Bud and Glory enter right away with throw pillows...and sit
            down...

                                GLORY	
                      Bud, I want to be really honest with you.
                      I think you are a beautiful, beautiful
                      person. But I never understood what you
                      saw in her. You deserve so much better. I
                      used to hear you yelling from upstairs.
                      And it would break my heart. Danny was no
                      good for you. I thought you'd never break
                      up and when you did, I was so happy.
                      You'll get over her. You're gonna meet
                      some fabulous woman who's gonna treat you
                      right. And you'll see what a waste of
                      time Danny was. You know what you need?

                                BUD	
                      What do I need?

                                GLORY	
                      Tea. You need tea. I'm gonna run
                      downstairs. I'll be back in three
                      minutes. I'll make us some good herbal
                      tea. Take your shoes off. Get
                      comfortable. And turn the heat on. It's
                      freezing in here.

                                BUD	
                      I can't afford the heating bill.

                                GLORY	
                      Send the bill to me. I'll take care of
                      it. I'll be back in two minutes.

                                BUD	
                      You're too good to me Glory.

                                GLORY	
                      It's nothing.

            Glory exits and Bud is left alone onstage thinking.

            Music cue-Pump Up The Jam

            SCENE: AEROBIC CLASS

            As the music plays, one by one all the actresses enter and
            begin stretching. As the first actress enters, Bud exits,
            does a quick change off stage and re-enters for the class.
            Once Glory enters the aerobic class begins. Musical aerobics
            sequence. 

                                GLORY
                      Add in cool down.

            SCENE: ANITA GETS FLOWERS AT HER OFFICE

            Anita walks in to her office, she is just coming back from
            aerobics holding a duffel bag, she changes from aerobic shoes
            into office shoes, she sees a bouquet of flowers on her desk.
            She opens the card to the flowers, reads it, smiles, she
            suspects they are from Annie, she goes to her phone and makes
            a call. Annie appears answering the phone.

                                ANNIE	
                      Hello.

                                ANITA 	
                      Hey Annie, it's me, Anita.

                                ANNIE 	
                      Hey, how was your lunch?   

                                ANITA 	
                      What lunch?

                                ANNIE 	
                      Weren't you at lunch?

                                ANITA 	
                      No. I was at aerobics.

                                ANNIE 	
                      Your secretary said you were at lunch.

                                ANITA 	
                      That's what I tell him to say. I don't
                      want people knowing I do aerobics. It's
                      so East Bay. So listen, I got flowers
                      today...

                                ANNIE
                      You did?

                                ANITA
                      Yes, I did, and the card says from a
                      secret admirer, is that you by any
                      chance? 

                                ANNIE 	
                      I have no idea what you're talking about.

                                ANITA
                      I don't believe you.

            They laugh. Beat.

                                ANNIE
                      So, what are you doing now?

                                ANITA
                      I'm working.

                                ANNIE
                      How boring!

                                ANITA
                      I know.

                                ANNIE
                      Come over, leave early.

                                ANITA
                      I can't.

                                ANNIE	
                      You know, I can still smell you from last
                      night.

                                ANITA	
                      Come again? I mean excuse me?

                                ANNIE	
                      Sit on the desk.

                                ANITA	
                      Annie, not now, I'm working?

                                ANNIE	
                      Anita, listen to me. Are you listening?

                                ANITA	
                      Yes.

                                ANNIE	
                      Sit...on...the desk. 

                                ANITA	
                      Annie?

                                ANNIE	
                      Right now. 
                          (she does) 
                      Did you do it?

                                ANITA	
                      Yes. 

                                ANNIE	
                      Spread your legs. 
                          (she does) 
                      Spread em wider.

                                ANITA	
                      You're making me so wet.

                                ANNIE	
                      Pull one of your legs up. 

                                ANITA 	
                      Annie...

                                ANNIE	
                      Do it. Now! Touch yourself. 
                          (she does) 
                      Are you touching yourself?

                                ANITA	
                      Yes.

                                ANNIE	
                      Are you?

                                ANITA	
                      Yes.

                                ANNIE	
                      Don't lie to me.

                                ANITA	
                      I'm not.

                                ANNIE
                      Are you wet?

                                ANITA	
                      Yes, very.

                                ANNIE 	
                      Straddle the desk and don't you dare drop
                      the phone, hear my voice, see my face.
                      God you look good. I've fantasized about
                      fucking you on your desk Ms. Executive.
                      Coming around from behind you when you
                      are on the phone. Lifting up your skirt,
                      you try to turn around but I don't let
                      you. Close your eyes and don't look back.
                      I bend you over the desk.

                                ANNIE (cont'd)
                      Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh My
                      God.

            Kim enters and stands inside the door, shocked but can't look
            away. 

                                ANITA
                      Oh my God.

            Anita sees Kim.

                                ANITA (cont'd)
                      OH MY GOD!!!

            Kim runs out.

                                ANITA (cont'd)
                          (frantic)
                      Somebody just walked in! Listen, I gotta
                      go! Oh My God! I'll call you later!!!
                      Kim, Kim, Kim...

            She opens the door to reveal Kim standing in the doorway
            shocked.

                                ANITA (cont'd)
                      Kim, honestly, how much did you see?

                                KIM	
                      You're such a slut!  

            Anita slams door on Kim, Kim re-opens it.

                                KIM (CONT'D) (cont'd)
                      I am so jealous.

            Again, Anita slams door on Kim, Kim re-opens it.

                                KIM (CONT'D) (cont'd)
                      So who was on the phone?

                                ANITA
                      It is none of your business.

                                KIM
                      Well, you looked hot on your desk.

                                ANITA
                      Shit up Kim.

                                KIM
                      Was it one of those 900 lines?

                                ANITA
                      Oh, God no.

                                KIM
                      I had no idea you were into that..

                                ANITA
                      Okay, do you promise not to tell?

                                KIM
                      Anita, I'm your best friend.  I'll tell
                      everyone.

                                ANITA
                      It was the stripper.

                                KIM
                      You lost me.

                                ANITA
                      The stripper.  From last night.  She
                      stayed at the house.  She stayed all
                      night.  She sent me flowers.  That was
                      her on the phone.  We have a date for
                      tonight.  She really likes me.  Say
                      something.  
                          (pause)  
                      Well, you hired her.

                                KIM
                      Just to dance.  Not to spend the night
                      with you.

                                ANITA
                      It was wonderful.

                                KIM
                      She spent the night?

                                ANITA
                      Yes.

                                KIM
                      All night?

                                ANITA
                      Breakfast too.

                                KIM
                      Are you crazy?  You spent the night with
                      a prostitute.

                                ANITA
                      Oh, Kim, it's not like that.

                                KIM
                      She's an escort Anita.  Wake up.  I found
                      her in the yellow pages.

                                ANITA
                      She didn't charge me.

                                KIM
                      She's still a hooker.  She's a walking
                      petri dish.

            Annie and Bud enter and start getting ready for the photo
            shoot.

                                ANITA
                      Kim don't say that..

                                KIM
                      Anita.  You deserve some fun.  God knows
                      at least one of us does.  But I thought
                      you wanted a wife, Anita. I thought you
                      wanted a ring. You always talk about what
                      it means to you.  What that would mean to
                      you getting a ring.  What that would
                      represent.  Something unbroken; something
                      unending; something whole.

                                ANITA
                      I do want all that

                                KIM
                      But you don't find a wife in a brothel. 
                      You don't go shopping for a Mercedes at a
                      Toyota dealership.

                                ANITA
                      She's not a Toyota?

                                KIM
                      No shes a taxi.  She'll give anybody a
                      ride.  Shes a city bus.  You can't date a
                      hooker.   
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