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Chapter 19 A Tough Day
Bette’s pool, afternoon: Bette is lying in a pool chair while Alice and the two friends are talking in the water. She is daydreaming and a smile appears on her face.
Meg’s house, afternoon: Tina, her friends and parents are still talking by the pool.
Tina – Well, unfortunately it’s time for me to go. I have to go to the studio.
She says goodbye to the group and leaves, while her parents remain with Meg and Brad.
Movie studio, afternoon: Tina is talking to the movie director on the set while the crew and actors prepare for a scene. She has the script in her hands and is pointing to a list of scenes, looking intense.
Tina – Can you at least agree on completing these three scenes before Wednesday?
Don – I don’t want to do this!
Tina sighs exasperated.
Tina – Don … you need to work with me.
Don – Tina, I …
Tina – Listen … It’s important that we free Jim for his next project. His contractual obligations preceded ours. We are going to pay huge fines otherwise.
Don – Hmm … alright! I will try to leave the fight scene for later.
Tina – Great! We are in business then! I’ll talk to Jimmy’s agent.
She leaves the set.
Don – Break is over, everybody! All the actors take your places.
Restaurant, evening: Tina is having dinner with her parents.
Tina’s Mom – And we had a wonderful barbecue afterwards …
Her daughter seems distracted and sad.
Tina’s Mom – Are you OK, hon?
Tina – Eh …?
Tina’s Dad – Your mom asked if you are OK.
Tina – Yeah … I am, Dad.
Tina’s Mom – You look so distracted, honey …
Tina – It’s work, Mom … It’s work …
Bette’s house, night: Bette is in her pajamas preparing to go to bed. She stares at the bed, looking quite bored, and sighs.
Bette’s front door, night: Bette opens the door in her robe and looks surprised.
Tina – I don’t think that I would be able to sleep.
The blonde throws herself into the brunette’s arms and holds her tightly.
Bette – What a surprise!
She grins and closes the door.
The producer nuzzles her neck in silence.