24 Exposures (2013) Movie Script

Can I just...
Oh, no.
Sorry, I'm, like, a little...
Just loosen up a little.
Look this way when you do it.
I just thought of it in, like,
terms of not a bird.
Although the traditional sense
of the word "bird" just...
Look up here.
That's cool.
open your mouth real quick.
Here, I'm gonna put this in.
I can see your fillings.
I don't have any fillings.
Oh, what is that
underneath your two front teeth?
It's a splint.
- I used to have braces.
- Uh-huh.
And they thought my teeth
were gonna move...
Do tell.
Apart from each other.
Okay, that's good.
You can get up.
- Ready?
- I am ready.
- There you go.
- Okay.
I'll be ready
for your swift kick this time.
And whoa!
Actually, you know what?
Sorry, I forgot to do this.
- Okay.
- So this may...
Just make sure
I don't fall over on you.
Okay. Okay.
- Yeah.
- Okay.
Gonna do this quick.
All right, we got it.
Lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely.
You're awesome, girl.
Start moving out.
All right, pack it up.
I like it when they're more
from the back, like...
Here, go back out.
Let me see.
Oh, yeah. Okay.
I like more
from the back and not, like...
You know, like,
from the side, like these.
- Mm-hmm.
- No, I agree.
I think you should...
you should run towards it.
You know what I mean?
Yeah. No.
Does it cross over like this?
Yeah, just start...
You go, like, one over?
Yeah, and then maybe
you should go under.
I just like to look at it.
I don't know how to do it.
I think the blue would look
really nice with her.
And she also has
these really great red tights
that I think will go
really well.
Oh, perfect.
And this bra, like,
really stretches really well,
and we can cut it
without it just, like,
completely falling apart.
So I think... I just think
it'll also look really good.
As long as she's got
the red tights...
- Yeah.
- I don't care.
And she needs something
on top also.
I don't know.
She's just in the trunk,
looking kind of scared,
and, uh...
- Can you hold this?
- Yeah, hold on a second.
'Cause we're gonna want to shoot
into the sun,
so maybe if you're, like,
over here,
kind of getting a...
This kind of deal.
Stop it.
How does that feel?
You know, we're just gonna do
sort of a reveal kind of thing
with her just in the trunk,
looking terrified of you
or whatever.
And then we're gonna kind of
break them into stages.
It'll be, like,
number one, you know,
lifting her up out of the trunk
with your hands
kind of underneath her.
You don't like it, but, like,
have you ever dated anyone
who really liked short hair?
Mm-mm, I've only dated people
who like long hair.
I had a boyfriend who had, like...
He, like, made it, like,
a thing.
Like, he, like, fetishized it.
Oh, so you cut your hair short?
No, no, no, no, no.
Like, he tried to get me
to cut my hair,
but I wouldn't.
And then you broke up?
And then I broke up.
Well, we broke up
because I cheated on him.
Anyone else been in here?
The two of us and...
the guy who found her.
When was that?
I got the call
about an hour ago,
maybe a little more
than an hour.
He still here?
Yeah, we got him in the car.
Jeez, that's a lot of blood.
All right.
Let's go talk to the boyfriend,
I guess.
Feeling all right?
Yeah, I'm fine.
Let's go.
Actually, I think she needs
a little bit more.
Ooh, I didn't realize
it was so easy to tear a shirt.
Keep this one straight
and then this one
as much forward as possible.
And then if you can just
kind of look back here.
That's out,
and we're good to go.
- Okay.
- Okay.
Boom, boom, boom, I got it.
I'm so fast, I have to...
You keep losing the...
the rope there.
Here, actually,
you should put it...
you should put it back on.
No, the rope behind your back.
- Yeah?
- Yeah, it's a good look.
Yeah, like that.
You're not gonna get involved
in that?
No, cheers,
you looked really good in them.
- Thank you.
- You're so cute.
Did you like the red tights?
They're yours.
- Yeah.
- Thank you.
I'll wear them sometime.
I don't know
when I might ever find...
Like, if you're
on another photo shoot?
Yeah, if you ever want
to reshoot that.
- Yeah. Oh, yeah.
- Maybe we will.
Callie? Hey.
Oh, hey, how are you?
I'm all right.
How are you?
I'm good, thanks.
- Oh, I'm sorry.
- This is Billy.
Hey, nice to meet you.
And this is Alex.
- Nice to meet you.
- Hi. Nice to meet you.
Are you guys
enjoying yourselves?
Mm-hmm, yeah.
- Cool.
- Totally.
I'm sorry.
Oh, my... yeah, I know.
It's really bad.
No, I know.
- No, it's fine.
- It's fine.
It was, like,
this stupid accident.
The bartender was shaking
a cocktail yesterday,
and I, like,
leaned in for some ice,
and my eye was just, like,
right there.
- Ooh.
- Full momentum.
Oh, it looks really cool,
Can I touch it?
No, it hurts.
Don't touch it.
What are you guys up to?
We just got done
with a photo shoot.
Oh, you're the photographer
that you work with.
The photographer.
That's right.
Well, can I get you guys
another drink,
or are you all set, or...
We're okay.
Okay, well, enjoy yourselves.
- Nice to meet you.
- Bye.
Watch out.
I'll give you one too.
Okay, I'll try that.
Oh, let me try this one.
This is so cool.
Can I take pictures of you?
- Totally.
- This is awesome.
Okay, get back on the couch.
Move these.
- Lie down?
- Yeah.
Now this feels like ,
in a good way.
I think it looks terrible,
- You don't like it?
- It's terrible.
I should probably take it off.
- No, keep it on.
- Keep it on.
Oh, my God,
if I looked like that...
Do you want any?
No, it's okay.
Do you have any beer?
Do we have any beer?
Almost surely, yes.
I've been thinking a lot
about when I was
really, really little.
I would play this pretend game
with my best friend, Lauren,
where I was, like,
a Cinderella type...
like, a really helpless woman
with diabetes,
and she was the evil stepsister,
and she would, like,
be injecting me
with too much insulin,
and she had to get on top of me.
And sort of like,
as she was injecting me,
she humped me.
And I think that's where I might
have had my first orgasm.
It's really fucked up
to think about,
if you think about
how that might be affecting
my choice...
choices in life.
I'm gonna go put on some music.
She's comin' on me now
With everything
she knows now
She's comin' on me now
With everything she's seen
She's cuttin'
through the crowd
With evergreens in both eyes
She's makin' it known
That I'm not gettin' away
And even if I made a break
For the door now
There's no tellin'
if I can make it to street
I got love inside my guts
My mind is more than fucking
Lord knows
The safer I face the grief
We're all wastin' time
we don't have
And it's dyin'
At the end of the day
I still hope
it's worth fighting for
She's comin' on me now
With everything
she knows now
With everything
she says she knows
But doesn't see
And right before I say
"Hey, let's think this over"
She quickly turns her head
180 degrees
Pushin' through the crowd
With misery in both eyes
She won the sudden name
Before it was me
So now I'm beggin',
"Hold steady"
Before she turns
and walks away
And now it's way too late
To see what's in the haze
We're all wastin' time
we don't have
And it's dyin'
And at the end of the day
I still hope
it's worth fighting for
Now you're all
but a ghost in my heart
And I'm tryin'
Even if I could change
You said,
"Baby, don't bother"
Breakfast is served.
All right, what does
your appetite reflect?
I'll let you choose.
Two bacon, three bacon.
Two bacon, please.
I'll take whatever.
All right, that's yours.
Actually, do you guys want
any coffee?
- Mm-hmm.
- Yeah.
All right.
Did you have fun last night?
I did.
Did you have fun?
Aren't you glad you have
such a sexy girlfriend?
- For you.
- Thank you.
Come on, out.
Come on, Snowball, get out.
Go on, get out of there.
Here you go.
Thank you.
It's really nice to see you.
You too.
I had a lot of fun
the other night.
Yeah, I did too.
Have you had a chance
to look at the pictures?
- I did.
- Yeah?
They look really, really good.
- Really?
- Yeah.
You look really good in them.
- Oh, cool.
- Yeah.
Actually, that reminds me,
the waitress friend
that you introduced us to
the other night,
the one with the black eye?
What was her name?
- Rebecca?
- Yeah.
Do you know if she's ever
done any modeling before
or if she's ever expressed
any interest in it?
I actually don't know.
I mean, I just think
she's got a really cool look.
Don't you?
Do you think that if, like...
you know, like, if I called her
and asked her, you know,
about doing something
that she would be
weirded out by it, or...
I actually have...
I'm sorry. I don't know.
You don't know?
I'm sure she'd be happy.
Do you have her number?
- Mm-hmm.
- Yeah, do you want it?
Yeah, if that's cool.
Yeah, that could work.
Like, around 10:00.
Yeah, okay, cool.
All right.
Okay, I'll see you then.
Who was that?
Just... just a friend of Callie's.
Has he got a name?
He's a photographer.
Sounds like you just
made that up.
No, no.
Why would I make that up?
I got to go to work.
I'll see you later, all right?
I'll see you tonight.
Who were you talking to?
I was talking to that waitress
from the other day.
Are you expecting anybody?
Are you William Wingard?
Detective Mike Bamfeaux.
I was wondering if I could
ask you a couple questions.
Do you know a Shannon Fierman?
She's a model.
Got a photo right here.
I don't think so.
No, that's the model I booked
for the shoot the other day,
the one that didn't show up.
Oh, right.
Mind if I come in?
Shannon Fierman was murdered
the day before yesterday.
I've been going around
and speaking
with some of her friends
and associates,
and your name's come up
a couple times
as someone
she might have worked with.
I was just wondering
if you might know anything
that jumps out at you,
anyone new in her life,
an ex-boyfriend or someone.
No, I just spoke to her
over the phone
to book the shoot.
Nothing else.
Did she ever mention an argument
or feeling threatened?
Was there anything...
No, nothing like that.
Nothing like that came up?
Well, we're doing a shoot
in the next few days.
Maybe some of our people
might have known her.
I mean,
you're more than welcome to come
and ask around if you want.
Yeah, that could be helpful.
Here's my card.
Call me
if you think of anything,
and, yeah, I could drop by.
Do you mind
if I use your restroom?
Should have never
tried so hard
- Hey! How are you?
- Hey. How are you?
- Hey.
- Thanks for coming.
Give me two minutes.
I'm just gonna turn this in.
Yeah, yeah, sure.
Go over my stuff.
You want to sit down?
- Yeah.
- I'll be right back.
Should have never
tried so hard
So what kind of photos would...
How would you describe
the photos that you take?
You want, like,
a pretentious version of that
or, like,
just a straightforward version?
- Just... I mean, I don't know.
- Which one's better?
I would say I take...
personal fetish photos.
Personal fetish?
That's how I would
describe it, yeah.
But, like... but I mean that
in the classiest way possible.
Classy personal fetish photos.
How do you come up
with your ideas?
Mm, you know,
I don't really know.
It's just, you know, you...
just over the course of time,
you just see things
that look good
or see things
that you want to re-create.
Does your girlfriend
get jealous?
- Mm...
- Oh.
That's probably a question
you'd have to ask her, not me.
She doesn't act
like she gets jealous?
I don't think she does,
you know?
Would you get jealous?
Yeah, I think so.
Maybe she gets jealous
a little bit.
Well, you're, like, interested
in all these, like, women
in, like, a sexual, fetishy way.
You ask her to wear tights.
You ask them to wear tights.
It's like, what's...
How do you separate that?
Again, you know, wrong person.
I don't really...
You don't separate it?
Well, I just don't think
about it, honestly, you know?
I mean, if a problem arises,
we deal with it.
But, you know...
I mean, part of it,
you know, like, you know,
she knows that... you know,
that my attraction
toward somebody else
is usually
what drives my interests.
And without that, then,
you know,
why else would I be shooting
these things, you know?
So she's fine with that.
When she met you,
were you already doing it?
- Yeah, I guess...
- Yeah.
You'd have to be cool
with it, I guess.
Okay, well, thanks for coming.
- Rebecca, let's go.
- See you.
Who was that?
Some guy?
Where have you been?
I was working late with Phil.
Why didn't you call?
I did.
I called you at 4:45,
but there was no answer.
Then I got working and forgot.
You knew I had to go
to the cleaner's
late this afternoon.
So you're trying to tell me
you called me then.
I tell you, I did call,
and then I got involved.
Huh? Huh?
Me wants peace and quiet.
I've been a bad boy.
I should have listened
to my mother.
Who the fuck is texting you?
It's just that waitress.
So how high do you want it?
Let's keep her going,
but just leave enough room
so that her breasts are exposed,
Hey, boss.
You want a couple 1Ks
for this, or...
Yeah, just go ahead and have
them in there; Stand by.
- What do you think?
- Does it smell?
"Does it smell?"
I just can't stand the smell
of these kind of things.
It looks really nasty, though.
I can't really...
I can't really look at it.
I can't look away from it.
Well, if it's grossing you out,
then, you know,
it's doing its job.
So is this starting
to appeal to you yet?
I don't know.
I'm not sure it's the kind
of thing,
you know,
my mama would be proud of.
What do you mean?
You're just playing, like,
a game of dress-up here.
Yeah, I guess.
But it's dress-up
mixed with fine art.
Fine art?
Is that... all right,
that's what we're doing here?
- Well, yes.
- All right.
If you can't tell... if you
haven't figured that out yet.
Well, I wasn't sure.
I thought it might
be something different.
Well, how would it be
something different?
I don't know.
Because there's boobies?
Yeah, I guess so.
You don't think
that something can be artistic
if it has boobies in it?
Well, I'm just curious.
Like, what's the distinction
here for you?
Well, that's not my problem.
I thought you were the artist.
Well, exactly.
I thought you were the one
making it art.
I'm the irresponsible artist,
so, you know...
which is the sign
of a good artist.
If they're irresponsible?
In this case, yes.
Do you ever feel like
you're not making art?
Mm, well, right now, I don't
feel like I'm making art,
sitting here chatting with you.
Yeah, but you ever feel like
some of the photos you take
are not art?
Look who it is.
- Hey.
- How's it going, man?
- Good.
- How you doing?
Fine. Fine.
Everybody's back here
if you want to chitchat.
Yeah, that'd be great.
Okay, come on back.
How's the weather out there?
Still raining.
20 more.
Here, I'll count down.
Excuse me.
Look alive.
We got a police officer here.
this is Detective Bamfeaux.
He'd like to ask you all
some questions.
I'd recommend starting with her.
She's the most
Have you ever seen this woman
before or worked with her?
Her name's Shannon Fierman.
She's a model.
Mm-mm, I don't think so.
Miss, do you know her?
- Never met?
- No.
Can you just, like, get that?
I messed up.
No, it's fine.
Here you go.
How do I get on this thing?
So I can kind of slip in.
- Nice.
- Okay.
- I got it.
- There you go.
Let me, like...
Is it cold?
No, actually, it's kind of...
it's, like, fine.
Like, lukewarm.
Smells like chocolate.
Do you want to do anything
with her hair?
Let's look here.
No, just keep it dry
for right now.
We'll do a couple with it dry,
and then maybe we'll...
you know,
we'll switch it up later.
But yeah, just stay the same.
Is this tempting to you now?
It's really cool, actually.
Just hang out for just a second.
- It feels cool?
- Yeah, it does.
Is it slimy?
How often
do you see shit like that?
People killing themselves?
Well, yeah, with, like,
the wrists open and everything.
It's pretty common.
Supposedly, if you do it
with a fine enough blade,
you can't even really
feel anything.
You just get kind of sleepy
as your life runs out of you.
Just get kind of tired and warm.
- Close your eyes.
- Okay.
- Hey, Alex?
- Yeah?
Thank you.
I mean, I think cars
are futuristic, you know?
I mean, just anything, you know?
Like, I think that maybe,
if I had a past life,
it was definitely
before electricity.
Hold on a second.
Let me hold that.
Hold that for me.
Oh, hey, what's up?
How are you?
I'm good. I'm good.
Come on in.
Is Alex around?
Oh, no, she's still
at her mom's for the weekend.
- Oh, yeah.
- I'm sorry.
What are you doing around here?
I just wanted to stop by
and say hi.
- Oh, yeah.
- Do you know these guys?
Yeah, kind of.
How's it going?
Thank you much.
I'm actually not gonna stay,
I don't think,
so do you mind just telling Alex
I stopped by?
Oh, you're not gonna stay?
No, I don't think so.
Oh, okay, here, here.
Let me walk you out, then.
You're more than welcome
to stick around.
All right.
Have a good night.
I'll see you soon, I hope.
Good night.
Pretty pictures.
I guess.
I don't know.
I think I would
feel funny about it.
I couldn't look at them
I bet you would take,
like, three,
and then as you saw one,
you'd want to take more.
- Maybe.
- I don't know.
- You should just try it.
- There's no...
- Wait. Wait. Wait.
- Hold that.
Hold it.
Hold it.
Now, now, don't move.
Don't move.
It's a waste of time
Tryin' to stand in line
Remember a place in time
Wish you were savin' time
Look for a warning sign
Something to...
Did you have a good time?
- Yeah, I did.
- Did you really?
- Yeah, I did. I did.
- Okay. I had...
- Did you?
- I had a very, very good time.
I hope that we do something
like this again,
if you ever feel like it.
We should hang out.
- Yeah, we should.
- We should hang out.
We should just go do something
normal sometime too.
It was so good to see you.
- Mm.
- Mm.
Whose is this?
That's Amy's.
How'd the shoot go?
It was fine.
Came back here afterward?
Oh, fuck it.
Oh, I'm so glad
you had a good time.
Nothing happened?
Why are you taking
naked pictures of women
in our house?
Have you ever done this before?
Do you take...
smutty pictures
when I'm not here?
No, seriously,
we were just hanging out,
and, you know, I mean...
Well, what are you gonna do
with them?
What are you gonna do
with the pictures?
I don't know.
I haven't really had a chance
to look at them.
Well, I'd like you
to delete them.
Could you please do that?
- Well, I don't know.
- I mean, there might be, like...
No, I need you to delete them.
I'm not being unreasonable.
All right, all right.
You want me to delete them.
Look, we take pictures...
Very specific pictures.
All right, here.
Just give me the camera.
I'll delete the photos.
I'll delete them later, okay?
There might be stuff on here
that I don't want to mess up.
You know?
But look, seriously.
What are you doing here,
I just stopped by
to get a couple things.
I'll be gone in a few minutes.
You cannot keep
showing up here unannounced.
Do you understand me?
Yeah, I know.
I told you to leave.
I meant it.
I know.
I used to be afraid
that I'd get a call
in the middle of the night
and you'd be dead
on a street corner somewhere.
Now I'm terrified
that you're gonna
do something to yourself.
I come home every day
with a pit
in the middle of my stomach,
Michael, that you're gonna be
dead on a floor
and I'm gonna find you
and have to deal with that.
I can't do this anymore.
I'm not cut out for it.
Homicide detective is one thing.
Depressed is a whole other one.
I want a family.
I want a future, Michael.
I want a sense of security
and safety in my life.
I've done everything
I can for you.
I've gone above and beyond,
and I just don't have it
in me anymore.
I just want you to get
your stuff and get out of here.
I'm sorry.
Yeah, heard it before.
How are you?
I'm good.
You excited about the shoot?
Yeah, yeah.
Actually, that's what I wanted
to talk to you about.
You know, it just occurred to me
the other day how, you know,
I've been hanging out
with Rebecca and all,
and, I mean,
it just kind of occurred to me
that this might be a good
starting point for her.
Okay, cool.
What would you have for her?
What would she be doing?
Well, I was thinking
maybe switching you guys out.
Oh, okay.
Like, you know, it just...
it just seems like we're gonna
be on the soundstage, and...
It's gonna be
a controlled environment.
There's not gonna be a lot
of people wandering in and out.
- You know.
- Yeah. Totally.
That makes a lot of sense.
I think she'll be great.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
But don't get me wrong.
I want you there.
You know, like, I want you
to be there to help out, and...
You know,
if you want to be there.
- Yeah, totally. No.
- Okay.
- Yeah, I'll help out.
- Okay.
I'm just actually gonna run
to the bathroom really quickly.
- Do you need anything?
- No, I'm good.
Late night?
Maybe I should have some water.
I don't know how long
it's been in the backseat,
but go for it.
- Perfect.
- It's got electrolytes.
You know
what's an aesthetic choice?
You know, nature photos...
photos like birds and trees.
Yeah, but anybody can take that.
And most people, you know,
if you actually start looking
at what people do
when they first start
taking photographs,
it's... they always end up
just going to,
like, botanical gardens
or something.
If you ever go
to botanical gardens,
you just see all these, like,
photography journalism students
out there
with their cameras,
taking pictures
of the same goddamn plants
that everybody else
has taken pictures of.
You know, it's ridiculous,
'cause it's like,
why can't they just
go out to, like,
somewhere where people
don't photograph plants?
Instead people actually go
to locations
where the plants
are commonly photographed...
the exact same ones.
There's probably, like,
hard drives and hard drives
just filled with, like,
all the botanical gardens
across the United States
with the same goddamn plants,
year after year,
when they bloom and die.
You know what I mean?
It's ridiculous.
So, you know,
at the end of the day,
you know, doing
that kind of thing is easy,
and, you know,
pulling together the resources,
you know,
to get a crew together,
get makeup teams together,
to get everybody
all in on the game, you know,
to re-create a interesting...
maybe it's a crime scene.
Maybe it's, like,
a kidnapping scene.
Maybe it's, like,
some sort of, like,
weird sex crime gone wrong
kind of thing
in the midst of it.
You know, whatever it is,
you know, you're actually making
something interesting happen,
even if it is dark or whatever.
And that's just way more
interesting than, you know,
just going out
and taking a picture
of a fucking tree
in your front yard or something.
You know?
I think photos
of flowers are nice.
I like looking at photos of...
You know, I'm sure
that there's photos
of flowers out there
that'll just blow my mind,
you know?
I just haven't seen them.
All right, all right,
well, why women?
Why is it all those dead women?
Why not some dead old guy,
you know, with, like, a...
Well, that's depressing,
you know?
It's not about them being dead
or beat up or anything
like that, you know.
There's just... it's just a spice.
You know, actually,
you know what?
It's ridiculous for me
to even try to explain this,
because it's not something
that I even think about.
It's just something that I do.
And that's what...
that's what you got to do
in these situations.
You can't say,
"Why am I doing this?"
You know, "Why, why, why?"
You just have to be like,
"Okay, I'm attracted to this,
you know,
and that's what I'm gonna do."
And that's pretty much what
photography, in general, is.
You know?
You just have to react
to something
that gives you some sort of,
you know...
some sort of, you know...
emotional feedback
that you can't quite explain.
You know, I don't... I don't like
looking at dead bodies.
I don't like... I don't like
seeing people
actually get hurt.
You know,
it's not like that at all.
Have you ever seen
a real dead body?
I mean, like, at a funeral,
not, like, just walking around
and stumble across one,
although I always thought
that would be kind of cool
to do.
You know what might be
a good fix for you?
What's that?
I don't know.
Have you just tried, you know,
smiling occasionally?
- You know?
- I Sm... I smile.
Let me see.
I'm not... there's nothing
to smile about right now.
I'm not gonna smile right now.
Well, see, that's the thing,
is, you don't need anything
to smile about.
You can just smile.
You know?
Well, what is that?
What's the benefit of that?
Well, it releases endorphins
or something.
I don't know.
You know, you smile,
you feel good.
You know?
And if you don't feel good,
I think if you get
into the habit of smiling,
you start feeling good.
I think you should just,
you know,
start practicing smiling,
That's the dumbest thing
I've ever heard.
Coming from Mr. Mopey over here.
If you come near my girlfriend
again, I'm gonna kill you!
Kill you!
Okay, okay, okay.
- What's the matter?
- Damn it.
What's the matter?
Somebody busted out
one of my windows in my car.
What happened?
I was just
walking up to the door
just a minute ago,
and, you know,
on my way up, I heard a noise,
and I turned around, and there
was somebody reaching in.
And, you know, I chased him off,
and, you know, that was that.
You know?
It's fine. I'm fine.
Car's mostly fine.
Did they take anything?
I don't think so.
You know,
I'm just fucking annoyed
that I have to, you know...
It's just one more thing
I have to deal with tomorrow.
You know, I got to...
now I got to figure out
something to do
with this window.
Are you okay?
- Seriously, I'm good.
- I'm fine.
No, your heart's beating
really fast.
Are you sure you're okay?
I'm great.
Take the book.
Read your book.
Cuddle back up.
Just pretend
like I'm not even here.
Hey, look, just stay.
Come on.
You can't just break, like,
the car window of, like,
every new friend I have.
It's crazy.
I can't...
I mean,
how well do you know this guy?
I...what does it matter
how well I know this guy?
What do you mean?
I mean, these photographs,
I mean, they're sick!
They're not...
I don't think they're...
- Yes, they are!
- Are you kidding?
How do you know he's not
taking advantage of you, huh?
Because I talked to him.
He's my... like, he's...
He'll say anything!
Are you crazy?
You're talking about him
like he's, like, a monster
and I'm an idiot.
I'm... I can't do it.
- No, stop.
- Come on, stop.
Stop. Stop. Stop.
Stop, please.
- No, don't.
- Stop.
Come on, stop.
Stop. Stop. Stop.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry too, all right?
Look, we can fix this.
I don't think so.
- Yes, we can.
- Come on.
You don't listen to me.
I'm listening right now.
I can't stay.
Come on, just... Don't...
Where are you gonna go?
All right, we got it.
House lights!
Beautiful work.
Did I look dead enough?
- You look good.
- You look good.
You look like a cop.
You look really good.
You'd never
do any of that stuff.
Should we keep
her pretty eye makeup on?
Her eyelashes?
I think she's hot.
You think she has a nice bod?
I'm gonna eat salad all day.
She's really toned.
But I don't like it.
You don't?
- No.
- I really like it.
Oh, my God, I...
I would kill myself
if I had her body.
- No.
- She doesn't...
I don't... I don't like her body.
- You don't?
- No.
I like my body.
I like your... obviously
I like your body too.
She just happens to be
the person who's naked today.
- Well...
- I'm jealous of both of them.
Show her the badge.
Do you think that
that's a fake badge?
I don't know, I...
Let her touch the badge.
Touch the badge?
- Touch it.
- That's a little...
- It's real.
- She doesn't have to.
Do you feel like you're,
like, in...
like, a character
in Silk Stalkings
right now or something?
- Silk Stalkings?
- I've never seen that.
It was, like, USA Up All Night.
Just wait till she turns 25.
It'll all drop.
It'll all go down.
My body is still...
You just need
to wiggle it a little.
- I am wiggling.
- Just give it a mm, mm, mm.
Hazard of the trade, I guess.
Acting dead.
Yeah, well,
it's tough work, you know,
lying on the floor all day.
I know.
It's torturous.
It wasn't torturous, exactly.
Did you have fun?
- Hey.
- How are you?
Can I sit down?
Yeah, I was...
Actually, I got to actually
check my voice mail.
Where's Alex?
She's loading the van.
I feel kind of weird
about not telling Alex
about what happened
the other night.
What are you talking about?
Like, it feels weird
keeping it a secret from her
that we kissed.
I'm... I'm really not sure
what you're getting at here.
Do you like me?
- Like.
- Like, like you?
Like, if I went like this...
Look, I should...
I should probably
go help them out.
Yeah. No.
Can I call you back in a minute?
All right.
Where'd everybody go?
I think they just finished
loading up the van.
Do you want to go get
some drinks with us?
- Yeah.
- Can I meet you there, though?
I just have to finish
a phone call.
That's fine.
- Okay.
- I had fun today.
Yeah, me too.
All right, well,
I'll see you in a bit, then?
I'll see you in, like,
an hour or something.
- Okay, cool.
- See you.
It must be kind of nice
to work with the person
that you're
in a relationship with,
kind of collaborate like that.
Yeah, it's really nice.
Look who it is.
You guys ready to go?
I'm kind of beat.
Do you mind if I just go home?
That's fine.
Is it all right if you
give me a ride before we go?
I can drive you.
I got my car here.
It's a bit of a mess right now,
- Okay.
- Can clean it out.
Is that cool?
- Yeah.
- All right.
Have you seen Callie?
All right, I'll see you at home.
All right.
- See you.
- Bye.
You're lucky, you know,
getting to work
with your girlfriend.
The fact that you guys
even have something in common
you can share like that,
it's cool.
Like, you guys
are like a partnership.
You're actually collaborating.
- Yeah.
- It's not bad.
You know?
Sometimes, you know,
you get a little...
You know, I mean, being around
somebody like that all the time,
it's got its minuses
as well as its pluses.
Yeah, but just even
being able to spend
that kind of time together,
I think a lot of people
would give a lot
to find someone like that.
It's nice.
You guys give me hope, you know?
It's a nice thing.
Yeah, it's good.
So I take it that you don't
smoke pot, then.
No, no.
I mean, I...
I have but not for a while,
not since college.
Did it freak you out?
I didn't enjoy it.
You know, it's just
one of those things
where it just made me feel
very self-conscious.
Number 601st Avenue.
6-01st Avenue.
Isn't that the soundstage?
Alex was there when we left.
All right, call her.
We're gonna head straight there.
Prior to getting disconnected,
how did she sound on the phone?
She said, "I'm fine."
She was here.
You know, I mean...
No distress in her voice?
I don't know.
A little.
I mean, we just broke up.
He was taking photographs
of my girlfriend.
You son of a bitch!
Let me go!
It's your fault!
Hey! Hey!
- Hey, you calm down!
- Your fault!
It's really bad.
He hasn't been so into someone
Actually, probably since
when he first met you.
Do you want my honest opinion?
I...I think so, yeah.
I think we might want
to reapproach this as...
some kind of a true crime book
rather than a memoir.
Yeah, yeah.
These conversations
are always difficult
because this is your real life
we're talking about here.
I don't mean to suggest
that your life
is not interesting.
I also don't mean to suggest
that the truth
can't be interesting.
I just think, you know,
a memoir,
where the narrator,
our... our,
you know, hero,
ends up shooting
an unarmed woman
and being suspended
and the murders that said hero
is trying to solve,
you know, two of them end up
being related
and a third ends up
being unrelated,
I mean, these are
just the kind of things
that happen in real life
but that don't necessarily make
for compelling,
you know, commercial books.
Yeah, I... I can see that.
And I think if we can just
liberate you
from the facts of the case
and, you know,
sort of free you up
to tie up
some of these loose ends
and strengthen
these connections...
you and the photographer,
for instance...
you could strengthen up the...
the kind of parallels
that you seem to be suggesting
here, and...
and, you know,
really tie these two together
in some kind of cohesive,
compelling way.
- Yeah.
- No, that's... that's a good idea.
I'll think about that.
What's up
with this photographer?
What's this guy up to?
He's good.
Is this all right?
My tan line looks
kind of weird, but...
Right there.
There you go.
Can you see the left hand?
Maybe I should
just do the right hand.
- No, do... do both.
- Both? Okay.
That looks good, yeah.
That's good.
That's good.
I'm gonna pull this down
as well.
Okay, could you just arch up
just a little bit for me?
- Like...
- Just like...
Not towards me,
just, like, up, you know?
Yeah, right there.
There you go.
Here, let me... I'm just gonna
position this again real quick.
Does it look weird when I,
like, point my toe like that?
- No.
- Do that, actually.
Look away or... sorry.
Kind of look...
look like how you are,
with your head
over your shoulder,
but kind of be
looking upwards, like, head...
Yeah, like that
and then eyes up is what I mean.
Yeah, like that.
Okay, great.
Let's just do one more.
Hey, what's up?
All right.
Same thing, and...
All right.
That'll do it.
How'd it go?
It was great, I think.
I don't know.
Was it great?
Oh, it was great.
- Oh, sorry.
- That's okay.
I'm just gonna go put this on.
So how was your thing,
your agent thing?
Oh, yeah.
I mean, he...
he seems to think
the book has some potential.
Might have to switch
a couple things around.
Maybe make my character
a little more proactive
than I was in real life.
You know, that... that may be
Like you...
Yeah, like, maybe actually...
Like you solved the case?
How'd it go?
You know, meetings with agents
are always a little weird.
I mean, I don't know, but...
How's it going?
Hmm. It's going good.
Still trying to figure out
the ending.
I have an idea
for a really good ending.
- You do?
- Mm-hmm.
What's that?
It goes like this.
he puts down the book.
Second, he takes off her shirt.
That sounds like a good ending.
Then she gets down.
you're a better writer than me.
they turn off the light.