Thursday, April 19, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
/ Episode 1 – “Step into The Game” / Katie Zheng
“Step into The Game”
INT. SHOPPING DISTRICT - MID AFTERNOON
STEVEN (TURNIP) is walking through the shopping district with a girl. He is struggling to carry all the bags in his hands. The girl is leading the way in front of him. Every time she looks back at him, he carries the bags normally. Whenever she turns around, he’s straining. She spots a café.
Let’s go in here!
(pulling STEVEN in)
(is flustered because of the contact)
(thinks in his head)
She likes me right? She wouldn’t touch me if she didn’t like me right?
The waiter walks towards them. He is obviously an alpha male. The girl has her eyes glued to him.
What can I get you, miss?
Hmm… I’m feeling a little hungry today so I’d like to try your steak, your signature salad, and would you please recommend me a drink too?
Right away, gorgeous.
(begins to walk away)
Yeah? Forgot about you, man.
(stares at Steven and points)
He’s my friend. We’re friends.
I guess I’ll just have a water.
I’ll be right back.
(Hesitates for a moment and then says)
I’ve known you for a while, and I… I was… wondering if you wanted to be more than just friends… Is this a date? This can be a date if you want this to be a date…
Mutters to herself: This is way too awkward…
I thought I made it clear to you what we were, sorry, I don’t want to be your girlfriend. It’s not you, it’s me…? Yeah, sorry, I gotta go.
GIRL gets out of her seat, grabs her bags and walks out of the restaurant.
STEVEN remains in his seat and stares at the table.
WAITER walks towards him with the food they ordered.
Here’s your water. Did your girl just leave?
(looking up at the waiter)
No, she just went to use the bathroom.
Yeah… okay. Here’s the bill by the way, can’t cancel your food.
STEVEN picks up the $60.00 bill, stares at it a little bit and then sighs.
STEVEN’s room is very clean. He decoration is a poster of Biggie Smalls on the wall over his bed (which he is sitting on) that says ‘FUCK BITCHES GET MONEY.’ He is staring at it.
STEVEN’s friend KEVIN is playing around on the computer with a red bag on the floor next to him.
Well don’t feel bad about it… She was only a five out of ten anyway.
I don’t know. I thought I had a chance… Should’ve known better I never have a chance.
KEVIN grabs the red bag and walks over to STEVEN. He gives him a hug.
I know that feel bro.
(camera pans to a view reminiscent of the meme. They stay in that pose for a couple of seconds just as it starts to get kind of awkward.)
That’s why I got you this!
KEVIN opens up the bag to reveal a DVD titled: THE GAME.
Look, it even comes with a poster!
What is this?
I found out about this the other day. This guy here…
(opens up the poster and points at the guy on the poster)
…calls himself Mystery. He’s the greatest pick up artist in the world! This is what success looks like!
No way. He looks like an emo ostrich.
Look, watch this.
KEVIN walks over to the TV and inserts the videotape. Mystery appears on the screen.
I’m MYSTERY, and this is my wingman STYLE. We are currently in front of one of L.A’s most exclusive clubs. Watch us go in and pick up the most exclusive women.
MYSTERY walks in and immediately begins to picks up a set of girls. He isolates the prettiest one and starts talking to her. (What he is saying is muffled.) By the end of the five-minute intro, he has her kissing him.
(still has her in his arms, and suddenly turns towards the camera to say:)
And that’s how it’s done boys! Keep watching to learn the secrets of the trade.
Camera cuts back to our guys.
STEVEN is staring intently at the screen while KEVIN jumps up from the bed and starts screaming and yelling with his hands up.
FUCK YEAH!! We’re going to be like him soon!! Aren’t you excited??
I don’t know…
I did a little research and learned that there’s a full community of guys like him!! Don’t worry STEVEN were going to be winners in no time!
KEVIN keeps screaming.
Zoom up of STEVEN smiling for the first time.
Camera pans away from STEVEN’S face and zooms in on the poster of Biggie Smalls.