The Male Gaze: The Boy Is Mine (2020) Movie Script

Where's your jacket?
- Can't you give us a hand?
- I've got homework.
What are you doing?
Why don't you come downstairs?
We're watching a game.
No I'm alright.
You sure?
Come on...
It's a good game.
- I don't really like football.
- Listen if you just...
How many times have I got to try?
Every time I try
to talk to him...
Come on.
Oh, no, wait wait wait.
Can you play with...
Look at that!
Don't worry.
Calm down. Calm down!
It's not you.
What's wrong?
Look at me.
Look at me.
You're safe.
You're safe with me, okay?
Come on...
Come on.
It's late.
- Where have you been?
- Out.
With who?
Why are you in my room?
You don't talk to
me like that, Josh!
I'm your father!
This is my house!
I tried, Josh!
I tried and tried!
You're not the only one
she fucking left!
I wish you'd left!
You'll stay in this room
until I tell you otherwise.
Come here!
Did you think I wouldn't find you?
You thought you could leave.
You're coming with me.
You're coming back with me!
So what about Harkstead?
We could venture out that way.
I guess...
It's just all guesswork really.
But, you know, that's the last...
You need to go with
these people now.
It's ok, son.
- All right? You're not bored?
- No, I'm fine.
Don't be scared.
Go talk to people.
I'm not scared.
It's just...
Can you give me a sec?
I'll be right back.
I'm bad at dancing.
Not at all.
I'm so bored.
Yeah, me too.
Wanna leave?
What's your name?
And you?
Like Johnny Cash.
You new here?
I'm from Brittany.
I've only been here a month.
You should've stayed.
People here are real assholes.
I haven't made a single
friend in 10 years.
Why stay then?
I've only got Suze.
That's great.
I won't stay long.
I have to be up early.
I've only got one glass.
You can use it if you like.
You read this sort of thing?
I used to be a florist.
It didn't work out.
I messed up my chance.
That's not so bad.
It's better not
to do it, right?
I don't know.
Past a certain age, it
all seems a little silly.
It's funny. You don't
look like a florist.
Oh yeah?
What do I look like?
I don't know.
I don't have any
great ambitions.
Hold on, I'll show you...
This is what I want.
To build my own house.
That's all that matters.
Looks pretty good.
Screw you, bitch!
You're so annoying,
you fucking bitch!
Come on, tell me.
What do you want me to say?
We had some drinks,
I drank too much,
I passed out on the floor...
That's so gross, Aurlien.
What happened in the morning?
I left before he woke up.
What a beautiful story!
You really are scared
of everything, you know?
Emma, can you stop
saying I'm scared?
Chill out.
Don't get wound up.
How do you know Johnny?
I see him on nights out.
I know him more by reputation.
He's a little...
But he's not a bad guy.
Would you rather die on the
Titanic or in the Twin Towers?
Would you rather fly or swim?
- Come on, choose!
- Hey...
- All right?
- Yeah, all right.
- I like your scarf.
- Thanks.
Hi, Johnny.
What's your...
What's your name again?
Sorry about last night.
I hope I wasn't
being an idiot.
No, not at all.
Not at all.
Shall we?
Look! Johnny's
flat on his ass!
Johnny, look at me.
What have you taken?
It'll be OK.
We'll go to the ER.
Let me see...
I don't have ambitions.
An ambition.
Like you, with your house.
I don't have that.
I've got nothing.
I haven't got a clue.
You'll get there.
I'm not so sure.
I'm quite realistic
about myself.
I have no great ambitions.
No great ambitions,
no small ambitions.
I'm just here,
wandering like a ghost.
I have no purpose.
You know...
Some things are important
because they have no purpose.
You're my friend, Aurlien.
I know.
I'm sorry.
One, two, three...
It burns your insides!
- Again? No!
- Of course!
- No, we're done.
- Whatever...
Aurlien, you too.
Tonight's our night!
- This isn't happening.
- Keep pouring.
We're going to hell.
OK, let's do it.
- One, two, three...
- It's on!
Hey, I'm meeting friends.
See you at the after party?
Sure, no worries.
Your outfit's nice. What is it?
Did you get it in the sales?
Stop. You're a bad kisser.
Commercial music is the worst!
I only listen to techno...
And that weirdo who
was hitting on you!
What was his name?
- Catfish!
- Oh yeah! Catfish!
- Hey.
- Hi.
It wasn't your night then.
No, not really.
It's no use getting
ahead of yourself.
Who are you talking about?
He says it's an
"homage" to Johnny Cash,
but he's just some goon
who likes Johnny Hallyday!
Fucking bitch...
I think I'm done with parties.
Thanks for the taxi.
No worries.
I'd marry you in a heartbeat.
You drink too slow!
Like an old lady.
- You drink like a drunk.
- What's that?
I prefer it that way.
Nothing to say?
Do I scare you?
You don't scare me.
Aurlien, stop being weak.
- Stand up for yourself!
- Stop...
- Come on...
- That hurts!
Fucking hell! Stand up!
Stand up. Show me you're a man.
A real man. Show me
you're not scared...
What do you want?
You want me to hit you?
- Go on!
- Fine!
Is that it? To show
you I'm not scared?
I'm not fucking scared!
You're a wild one.
Sorry, I just...
That was dumb. I didn't
mean anything by it.
Come on, let's go.
I want to party.
Hey, watch where you're going.
He's drunk, just leave it...
- Talk to me.
- Who are you?
- Leave him alone...
- Stay out of this.
It's over, Aurlien.
Don't worry.
All right?
Do you want a coffee?
This is going to sting.
You're really messed up.
I don't recognise myself.
Thanks for last night.
For sticking up for me.
I've never been
in a fight before.
I make you do stupid things.
Okay, make a bit of distance between you?
Now look up.
Put your hand down, Philip.
This is so what I'm looking for.
So give me something else.
Give me some more.
I like a more feminine tone.
Like I said though,
the lighting is just really...
I know.
She's fantastic.
It's perfect.
Maybe you can try a
combination of them both.
Have them together.
Yes, I like them together.
The natural look.
Excuse me.
- That one and that one.
- Thanks.
- Sorry about that.
- These ones.
A little bit more to
the camera please?
Yeah that's good.
Try this one on.
Oh yeah, thank you.
Change for this one instead.
Aaron? Can you
come here please?
- Thank you Thomas you may go.
- Can you take your shirt off?
Erm, if you finish off with
Aaron, I'll go get Michael.
Weyland. Yes?
Okay. Alright.
- Are you from Cynk?
- No.
If you wait, we'll be
with you in a second.
- Erm, Michael Weyland?
- Here.
If you come this way,
please. Thank you.
Excuse me. But you have to
wait outside until it's your turn.
Thank you.
Unfortunately we're running
out of time, so...
we'll be in touch
with the agencies.
If you could all make
your way to the exit.
Thank you.
Yes it went great.
We're just wrapping up here.
For sure.
No I won't have time for that.
Sure, bye.
The casting's closed.
Are you sure about that?
We found our model.
Are these your pictures?
Having trouble finding the exit?
They're really interesting.
I'm heading home.
Are you staying?
Yeah. Thanks for today.
Yeah. See you.
Stand over there.
Over here?
- What's your name?
- Philip Berg.
Start by exhaling.
Lean back.
Chin up.
They're on the table.
Okay! Thanks.
Just give me a minute.
- Hey.
- Hi.
- Sebastian.
- Philip.
You did great, man.
- She didn't like me.
- I do. You look good.
I've seen your work.
You're great.
- So you work with Chloe?
- Not really.
I recognize you.
So you've been doing this long?
Not so long.
What about you?
Where are you from?
The Netherlands. Amsterdam.
- Yeah? Cool.
- I like it better here.
- Really?
- People are more fashionable.
- How long have you been here?
- About a year now.
I travel around a lot so I
don't really keep track...
See? She likes you.
- You try this.
- I found that one for you.
- This one?
- Okay...
You try that one.
It's a deal.
Not that one!
That one's mine.
Is it nice?
- Is it?
- Yeah.
Okay, let's take it off.
Look at yourself...
You look good.
Why so serious?
Because this is serious.
That's amazing.
Good. Bastian can you
turn forward please?
Okay really good.
Take one more step.
Philip, step back.
Like this?
Out of the shot.
Here we go. Look up.
Good! That's a hot one.
- You like this?
- That's great.
You're killing me Bas. Great!
You like this?
I do!
Sebastian, come on.
Okay, wait a minute.
Here we go.
Yeah, I like this.
Beautiful. Come on,
give me more!
Okay, fashion, guys?
Give me fashion.
Bas, you know what I need.
Turn up a little bit.
Oh that's hot.
You haven't seen
my best work yet.
Let's see it.
Not too bad, good!
Okay, turn up a little.
Okay I know where
this is going.
Oh that's so nice.
Keep going.
Okay, hold that one.
Do you want to go further?
Don't you wanna do it?
Do you?
Let's do it.
- I don't know...
- That's fine. It's up to you.
Some guy is asking
for you in there.
What the hell?
Since when do you
smoke that shit?
Hey, man. What's up?
Can I get you anything?
A drink? A beer?
Can we talk?
Yeah... sure.
So what's up?
I'm leaving.
Oh you're going
back to Amsterdam?
That's great, man.
We need to talk about
what happened.
I should have called you back.
I made a complaint.
She pushed us, Philip.
Can't we try a different background?
No, this is fine.
- What is it?
- Nothing.
Come on...
It's ok.
- You wanted it.
- I did?
If not, why didn't you say no?
I didn't think it was my
responsibility to say no.
I don't know...
I have to work.
You have to go to the police
and tell them what happened.
I won't.
Okay Philip, what
else do you got?
Just give me something!
Something more. Come on.
That's nice.
I love that. Yes!
Okay, Philip.
Give me something.
That doesn't work.
Stand behind him.
Good. Put that arm there.
Oh yes! I like that one.
Okay wait...
No don't do that.
I like it. Put it back.
Put the hand back.
There we go.
Yeah that's nice.
Good one, Philip.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
This is good.
Okay, you know what?
We're gonna go on,
and you drop the underwear.
Hey it's going great!
It's going so good.
Hey man.
We're beautiful.
We're so beautiful!
Hey, look...
Man this is so good.
She loves it.
She really really loves it.
Oh man this is awesome.
This is so big, man.
Us doing it, we're great.
You're beautiful.
You look beautiful.
Hey man...
You know you're
the best model I've ever seen?
You're the nicest model
I've ever met in my whole life.
Stop... stop it.
Stop the rumor.
Hey let's do it.
Nice. Lovely.
Lovely. Now look up.
Okay you're doing good.
Just give me something more.
Play with me now.
Yes, yes! Love it.
Keep it. Keep that one.
Keep that one.
Still, Philip.
Do you smoke?
No, I got you.
Okay, come on.
I don't see it.
I don't see you as a model.
It's a compliment, man.
You can do whatever you wanna do.
This is what I want to do.
So you want to be a cover boy?
I want to be...
Give it to me.
Okay, ready?
Come on.
Okay, we have camera issues.
Are you ready?
You think I'm naive, don't you?
Yeah you do.
You think that I'm...
that I'm stupid.
I think you're beautiful.
Can I have it?
- Bonjour, a va?
- Bonjour.
Hi. The stylist is
waiting for you.
I like that!
- Hi.
- Hi.
Okay, let's have a look...
Okay one more time.
Now turn up.
Hi my love.
It's me.
You may not think
graduation is a big deal.
But it is.
Congratulations Manuel.
is the combination
and celebration of
all your hard work,
and growth.
I am so proud of you.
I hope
these tapes
make a difference.
So what do you
wanna do today?
I dunno.
It's your birthday.
Well we can't stay here.
We should get
going pretty soon.
Wherever you wanna go.
I had fun last night.
I'm glad I decided...
to stay the night.
I know
your father has his
own ideas about
what it means to be a man.
I can try to teach you.
I don't want to speak ill of your father.
But it's so important for me
to make sure you know love.
Of course,
there's other stuff
I hope you'll learn.
That are not as grand.
Like shaving before a date. Hm?
Just make sure you're not
scratching the person you love.
Hey. Are you ok?
He was gonna find out
about us at some point.
Just gimme a minute.
Just forget about it.
Get off me!
I'm sorry I can't be
there for you Manuel.
I'm sorry I can't be there now.
I just...
want to watch you grow.
I hate making these tapes!
I don't want to leave you.
I want to give you the world!
You deserve the world.
I just...
Yes Manito?
- What happened Mommy?
- Nothing Manny.
Mommy just had an accident.
Are you ok?
What's wrong with her?
She doesn't feel very
good right now.
- Hello?
- Hello, is this Manuel?
Yeah this is him.
Who's this?
This is Carol.
Your mother and
I were very close.
I have something
I need to give you.
Are you coming home soon?
Hi my love.
It's me.
I have...
so much to tell you.
First thing's first.
Happy Birthday Manuel!
Are you ok?
I'm not going to leave you.
I love you with all my heart.
A child needs to hear this
as he grows up.
And I know you may
not have heard that.
You're going to have to...
grow up.
Much faster
than the people around you.
I believe that
is going to make you stronger.
There might be people
who will
- try to make you feel...
- Manuel!
tell you
- you're not good.
- Where are you going!?
But don't
listen to them.
You are!
But remember,
the love,
the trust.
you can overcome anything!
Be free.
Your life
is yours.
Live it!