a human. for now.
TONY ESPINO DRIVE-IN V1.1 ORIGINAL DRAFT 6/10/15
INT. CAR – NIGHT
ELROY and BETSY sit in the car watching a movie at the drive
Thanks for bringing me to the drive
in. But this movie is so scary,
I love it when you’re scared, baby.
It’s Betsy. And I don’t understand
why you like it when I’m scared.
It turns me on, baby. Your fear
smells so good.
It’s not polite to go around
sniffing people’s fear, Elroy.
Can’t help it. Smells so good.
He gets close to her and begins smelling her.
Not so close now, Elroy. You’re
making me nervous.
Don’t be nervous, baby. Let Elroy
He tries to touch her face, but she moves.
I don’t like being touched when I’m
in fear mode. It’s fight or flight
and there’s nowhere to run.
Ooooh an adrenaline junkie. I can
smell my own kind.
Elroy tries to tickle her.
No. Stop. I don’t like this, Elroy.
Baby, you know you–
He begins sniffing the air.
Your fear smells different.
I farted, Elroy.
You…farted? But why?
I was nervous. And you tickled me.
And when someone tickles me when
I’m nervous I feel threatened. And
when I’m threatened I–
Don’t say it. My ears they can’t
take it, Betsy.
You called me Betsy! You did it!
I’m not baby anymore!
That’s right. Baby would never put
me in a corner with toxic fumes.
I thought you were different. I
thought you were a MAN, Elroy! A
man who can smell lady farts and
enjoy it! But I guess I was wrong.
I guess so.
So now what?
Now…you go ahead and head home.
I’ll stay locked in here with this
demon you unleashed. If I survive,
I survive. Then maybe when the dust
settles we can be friends.
And if you don’t make it?
Then it was OK knowing you…Betsy.
Elroy begins sniffing the air.
You smell that?
You were freaking me out when you
were giving that speech back there.
Elroy begins gagging.
Just go! Get out! Save yourself!