The L Word: Generation Q (2019) s01e02 Episode Script

Less is More

1 Previously on The L Word: Generation Q - [MOANING.]
- [SIGHS.]
[ALICE.]
Do you really live in L.
A.
again? I live in a one-bedroom in Koreatown with five other girls.
Well, if you ever need some space, I think there's some extra bedrooms in the back.
- Who's that? - My wife.
- Sophie Suarez, will you marry me? - Yes.
Yes, yes, yes.
[NAT.]
Today's Alice's day to drop off the kids.
Oh, sh I'm sorry.
Did you want to take them? Oh, no.
It's fine.
That's not the point.
Would you want to grab dinner later? Sounds fun.
Yesterday, during a forum, a man publicly accused mayoral candidate Bette Porter of having an affair with his wife.
- Is that correct? - That's correct.
- [REPORTERS CLAMORING.]
- Shame on you! Ms.
Porter.
Bette.
Do you know how humiliating it is to be your daughter? - Are you high right now? - We vaped.
[BETTE.]
Give me your phone.
- You're grounded.
- [DANI.]
I am damn good at my job.
But I want to work for someone I believe in.
And I came here today because I believe in you.
You've started your professional life in a compromised industry.
If you want to win, I think you need me.
But I made it far, yeah Burnin' pockets so I'm in my bag now - Fit the whole world in my Prada - See you lookin' at my Louis tags Now she want to know what's underneath the Gucci belt Oh, fuck.
Blind her with my teeth Okay.
[PANTING.]
Yeah.
- [KNOCKING ON DOOR.]
- What the fuck? - Who's that? - What is that? What is that? - Did you order Postmates? - No.
- [KNOCKING CONTINUES.]
- Oh, oh, Amazon.
- Amazon comes late.
No? - No, I didn't order anything.
- Okay.
- I'll check it out.
Are you Okay.
All right, I'm gonna come.
- [KNOCKING CONTINUES.]
- Maybe I should call the cops.
- No.
We'll just go check it out.
- [DOG BARKING IN DISTANCE.]
- [DOORKNOB RATTLING.]
- What if they see us? [WHISPERS.]
I'm just gonna peek.
- [GIGI.]
Nat? - [KEYS JANGLE.]
I know you're in there.
- Just open the door.
- Ah, fuck.
[GIGI.]
You didn't need to change the locks.
I just want to talk to you.
Can Hi.
Can you come here, please? - Nat.
Nat, hey.
Could you - It's, uh, my ex-wife.
- Oh.
Great.
That's great news.
- [GIGI.]
Can you at least look at me? - Nat? - I thought we were about to get murdered.
Is somebody in there? Who is that? - Who are you talking to? - Go home, Gigi.
Are you fucking kidding me? - I said, go home.
- Oh, my fucking God! - Should I be scared? - No, she's mostly harmless.
[GIGI.]
You fucking bitch! - What is she doing? - Not entirely sure.
- She's back.
- Wha Is she ? - Does she have ? [STAMMERS.]
- She's holding - [HAMMERING.]
- [GIGI.]
Bitch! Fine, you won't Okay, yeah, no, that's a hammer.
It's a hammer.
- [ALICE.]
I'm calling the cops.
- [NAT.]
No-no-no-no-no-no.
She's it appears she's returning her wedding ring.
[GIGI.]
There.
You happy? - I hope you're fucking happy.
- [ALICE.]
Wow.
She's really dramatic.
- She an actress? - Fuck you! Wow.
Okay, she's fucking scary.
- [ENGINE REVVING.]
- [TIRES SCREECHING.]
I am so sorry.
This is not at all how I expected our first night to go.
Yeah, no, it's fine.
It's fine.
- Should I go? - No.
No.
Please don't go.
So you were married to that person? Yeah.
She's a really great mom.
Oh.
- Should we ? - I mean, I don't see why not.
I keep it juicy juicy, I eat that lunch She keep that booty booty, she keep that plump That natural beauty beauty, yeah, yeah If you could see it from the front, wait till you See it from the back, back, back, back, back Back, back, yeah, back, back, back [SOPHIE.]
Oh, my God.
Okay.
I'm inviting my whole family to the engagement party aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins.
I mean, you know, it's last minute, so, you know [BOTH LAUGHING.]
I, uh, pray to God that they don't all come, but when there's free food, odds aren't great.
Should I invite Alice? I can't decide what's less weird for her, you know? [EXHALES.]
I have to tell you something.
What is it? I got a new job.
- Oh.
- I'm going to run PR for Bette Porter's campaign.
I get to be a part of something that I actually believe in.
Well, you should've talked to me first.
Oh.
I thought that I thought that you'd be happy for me.
And I thought that we were slowing down.
Settling into our lives together.
- I know I am.
- We are, but Yeah, but we talked before I took the job with Alice.
Why should this be any different? [MICAH.]
Guys, listen, I'm taking José to Topolino for our first date.
You know that fancy place near La Mill? I haven't actually told him this yet, but I got this gift card, you know? So I just thought, like, I might as well just use it on this really cute guy and have, like, a great date.
'Cause it wouldn't make sense for me to go with you guys, 'cause I'd be, like, a third wheel, and that'd be weird.
And shit, that's really dumb, isn't it? That's dumb.
- No, no-no-no, it's not that.
- Now I'm thinking that we probably shouldn't have our engagement party this week.
Of course we should still have it.
Yeah, but it might be too much, though.
[MICAH.]
Okay, it smells like stress sweat in here.
Is it me? - No.
- Yeah.
[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING.]
Hey! Morning.
You're still here.
Yeah.
You want some breakfast? I, uh, I picked up some things from the dollar store.
- [SIGHS.]
- Oh! And, um, also got you coffee.
There you go.
How about that? Thanks.
It's from one of those packet things.
Good, right? [CHUCKLES.]
So, I heard three voices coming from your room last night.
- How wasted were you? - I wasn't.
Seriously, though, no judgment.
I don't think I've ever had sober sex.
I need that liquid courage, you know? Or, like, I can't even tell if someone's into me.
Well, just try listening, and they'll tell you.
That's deep.
[CHUCKLES, SIGHS.]
I think there there may have been - a little miscommunication.
- [DOORBELL RINGS.]
[SIGHS.]
You want me to get it, or can I finish my sando? All right, yeah.
Your house.
You get it.
What? Yeah, delivery for Shane McCutcheon.
No, she's not here.
Who was it? What'd he want? Just was curious how long you plan on staying.
One week.
Two max.
You know what, let's not put a max on it.
PULSING, DRAMATIC MUSIC [RODOLFO.]
You needed to see me? Yes.
[CHUCKLES.]
How do you like your new office? This place is beautiful.
If you need anything special, ask Hector.
He'll get you anything you need.
Thank you, Pa.
Hey.
You deserve it, cariño.
You raised me well.
Thank you.
You raised me to do what's right and to be an independent thinker.
And I've worked for you for every day of my adult life, and I couldn't be more grateful.
But Bette Porter offered me a position.
She wants me to run PR for her campaign.
[DANI SIGHS.]
Can you please say something? What do you want me to say, hmm? You want my blessing, my permission? You're not gonna get it.
If you think she has something to offer you - that I haven't given you here - Dad.
Take your things.
I'll make sure someone walks you out.
SLOW, DRAMATIC MUSIC I proposed to Sophie.
So that's good news, at least.
That's a lot for one morning.
Dad.
- Dad, wait.
- We're finished here.
Just because you have a day off doesn't mean that I have a day off.
Good morning.
I could have taken care of myself.
Well, you've actually proven that's not entirely true.
Good morning.
Oh, look, that's for me.
- Thank you so much.
- You're welcome, Ms.
Porter.
Oh, fantastic.
Okay, so, it's mailer day.
So, you sit here, - and you're gonna put the - [SIGHS.]
- Sorry.
- Okay.
You're gonna put these labels on these mailers.
Okay, how long do I have to do this for? Until they're finished.
Can Jordi come help? [EXHALES.]
I don't really want you hanging out with Jordi right now.
Why? I didn't ditch because of her.
Look, if you want to call one of your classmates to come help you I hate everyone at that fucking school.
[SIGHS.]
Well, then, I guess you're on your own.
Okay.
And do me a favor? Take it easy on the fucking f-bombs, okay? Thank you.
ENERGETIC, PERCUSSIVE MUSIC It just rubbed me the wrong way, you know? I feel like she proposed, and then she fucked up.
Are you guys both gonna wear, like, dresses? Why you got to say it like that? I don't know.
I'm grossed out.
Fuck.
You know what's scary? I've never actually seen what a good marriage looks like.
My dad left the day my sister was born.
Well, my parents kicked me out of the house and sleep in separate beds, - so that's one way to do it.
- [KNOCK ON DOOR.]
- Network's here.
- [SOPHIE GROANS.]
- What? - [SOPHIE.]
Well, we went rogue.
- Won't they be pissed? - They can't be.
We crushed it.
Aren't agents already e-mailing you trying to get their clients on the show? - Yeah.
- [ALICE.]
Yeah.
See? They're probably here to celebrate me.
Come on.
You got this.
It's all you.
And this is all me.
If Porter stands any chance of winning this, she needs to give voters a reason to look past the Felicity Adams scandal.
If she can do that remains to be seen.
Her favorability Dani.
Hi.
Great to see you.
Excited to be here.
Yeah, look, so, I'm just gonna throw you right in.
We got a meeting in Bette's office in five minutes.
- Okay? - Okay.
If you'll just point me to my office so I can put my things down, I'll be right there.
[CHUCKLES.]
Just take any open desk.
It is not that kind of party.
SLOW, DRAMATIC MUSIC Whoa, sorry.
- [PHONES RINGING.]
- [INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
No, that's okay.
[BETTE.]
It's incredible, right? Judy Chicago loaned it to me.
I've always loved her.
[CHUCKLES SOFTLY.]
I'll never forget the first time I saw The Dinner Party.
She's always had such a clear mission.
You know, like she never deviated from the goal.
- It's inspiring.
- [EXHALES.]
- Don't you think? - Yes.
Shall we? [BARRY.]
Bottom line is, and I hate to be the bad guy here, but you can't change your interview guest at the last minute.
You can't just interview your friends, right? Well, I thought it went really well.
- Didn't you? - [BARRY.]
You got lucky.
When we bought your podcast, we bought a brand.
A poppy, fun, palatable lesbian brand.
We want to build off that.
I do, too.
I really do.
I It's just I'm a very curious person, and I think my audience is, too.
And I just want to give them a little credit.
You know, I think we have a real opportunity to make an impact.
[BARRY.]
And we will always be completely open to your ideas.
But we got to stay true to our season one audience, right? But they might be interested in something more substantial.
[DREW.]
It's unlikely.
- [LAUGHS.]
- [ALICE.]
I'm I Is there ? [BARRY.]
This is Drew Wilson.
- Oh.
- [DREW CHUCKLES.]
Big fan.
[BARRY.]
Drew has written for Seth, Sarah and all the Jimmys.
We want you to get to know him, see where he might be useful.
Take some of the pressure off you a bit.
Let him help maintain the brand that your audience has come to love, okay? I am so sorry to interrupt, but, um Uh, hmm.
Yeah, I don't, I don't know what that means.
Oh.
Ri uh, his school called.
- Whose school? - Eli's.
Your, uh, stepkid? Oh.
Oh.
[FINLEY.]
Yeah, he's sick and, uh, Nat's in session with clients and Gigi's away, I guess? So, um So - so, me, then? - Uh - Looking like it, yeah.
- Okay.
Everything okay? Uh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Um, it's a, it's, like, a sick kid.
[DREW.]
Oh.
Family comes first.
Well, it They don't h-have to, if [BARRY.]
Well, it's not a problem.
- Uh, Drew will fill you in.
- Yeah.
Um, cool.
Well, I am gonna go to school.
[SOFT LAUGHTER.]
Thanks.
Thanks.
Okay.
All right, look, you got to call Shane, - 'cause I am not doing this alone.
- Copy that.
- And he better be really fucking sick.
- Copy that.
[DREW.]
Uh, so, where were we? I absolutely hear you.
We should not have gone over your head.
That won't happen again.
But we're getting some really interesting interview requests.
And we're excited about that, but you can't take big swings like that without our approval.
Well, Lena Waithe wants to come on.
- She's perfect.
- And fun.
Uh, maybe we could, uh, play a game with her.
Uh, Alice and Lena could, uh, play a drinking game.
- We could do it blindfolded.
- Yes, yes, yes.
- [LAUGHING.]
- [BABBLING.]
Yes, and she and Alice could have an honest conversation about the importance of queer representation in film.
- Well, sure, sure.
- Yeah, yeah.
Uh, Drew will fill in the details.
- Mm-hmm.
- Great get, Sophie.
[PIERCE.]
I think we dodged a bullet.
If we bring up the affair again, it becomes a self-inflicted wound.
I think it's best if we focus on our town hall - at the LGBT Center.
- I hear you.
I'm concerned if we don't take control of the narrative, it'll bite us in the ass.
And what do you propose we do? Get an on-the-record statement from Felicity Adams.
She and a mediator are available to come in today.
[PIERCE.]
Wait a minute, you already reached out? Sorry, I thought I was taking point on this.
Wait, why would she agree to come here? [DANI.]
Well, I offered a neutral location, but Felicity seemed fine to come in.
I can push back if you want, but I do prefer that we do it on our turf.
No, it's-it's fine.
[PIERCE.]
Bette's already given an account of what's happened.
[DANI.]
Yeah, But Felicity hasn't.
We want to get ahead of any potential discrepancies in your stories.
We need to protect this campaign.
[PIERCE.]
Okay.
Let's circle the wagons.
- Bring her in here.
- Okay.
And, uh, take her up the back stairs.
I know how to be discreet.
But do you know where the back stairs are? No, I don't.
[CHUCKLES.]
I don't want Angie to be here when she comes in.
Kacey is taking a group out to canvass, so she can go with them.
Great.
Thank you.
[DANI.]
And, looking ahead, is there anything else I need to know? Meaning? Is there anything else people could use against you? You are scheduled to be at Glassell Park Elementary for a photo op in 45 minutes.
- Please have the car waiting.
- You got it.
Um, okay.
Well, I spent a night in jail.
Uh, civil disobedience.
The charges were dropped.
Okay.
I cheated on my ex-wife.
Does she know you were unfaithful? [LAUGHS SOFTLY.]
Yes.
She knows.
- Anything else? - A friend of mine died by suicide on my property.
She drowned in my pool.
- Her name? - Jenny Schecter.
S-C-H-E-C-T-E-R.
- Good luck.
- Hey, thanks.
- Call me if you need me.
- [DREW.]
I will.
[LAUGHS.]
Except you won't hear from me at all.
Okay, I'll see you.
Nobody likes the new guy, right? - [LAUGHS SOFTLY.]
- But I am excited to be here with you ladies.
I'm just here to be helpful.
Sure.
[CHUCKLES.]
I'm gonna go find my office.
Ah, I-I think it's that way, boss.
Definitely not that way.
Yeah, that guy's a real bag of dicks.
- Mm-hmm.
- [GROANS SOFTLY.]
I don't want to talk to Dani.
I think I need a drink.
I'll hang with you.
Uh, that's okay.
- [CHUCKLES.]
- I'm-a call my sister.
All right? - Okay.
All right, I'll just - You take care, buddy.
No worries.
I'll hydrate.
All good here.
- [PHONE RINGING.]
- [SHANE.]
Okay, okay, buddy.
Okay.
All right.
Come on, Alice.
- The door, get the door.
- Alice, focus.
- Yeah.
What do you need? - Can you get me a bucket? Please.
- Like, a what? Like, a - A bucket, Alice.
- A bucket.
What's a bucket? Are you okay? - Okay, yeah, yeah.
[ELI.]
It hurts! Alice! [SHANE.]
Come on, Al, hurry up.
Please, this is not a drill.
He's gonna fucking blow any second.
- [ELI.]
I'm gonna puke.
- Oh, a Crock-Pot? - Would a Crock-Pot do it? - Yes, a Crock-Pot! I don't care.
Just get me something.
Jesus Christ.
- Not my jacket.
- Oh, God.
Not my jacket, not my jacket.
[ELI GROANING.]
- Oh, God.
- Oh, my God! Okay.
Oh, God.
- Okay - Mm-hmm.
Oh, God, that smells so bad.
I want Mama.
Oh, yeah, no, I want her, too.
I know, I know, I know.
Can you get me a rag? Oh, yeah, that's a good idea.
Okay.
- For the fucking kid, not for you.
- Oh, yeah.
You okay? It's gonna be all right, all right? It's gonna be all right, all right? Mommy's gonna come home tonight.
Yeah.
Your mommy's gonna come home tonight.
Did you get it all out? - Did you get it all out? - What are you doing? - I-I, I d-don't know.
- You want to go lay down? Yeah? All right.
You show me your favorite spot on the couch, all right? - [ALICE.]
Okay.
- Here, just Yeah, mm-hmm.
Okay.
[SHANE.]
All right.
Uh - Is who is that? - Hmm? Oh, he loves it.
- He loves it.
- Yeah? Okay.
All right.
There you go.
How's that? - Oh, yeah.
That's good.
- Is that good? All right.
All right.
[SIGHS HEAVILY.]
- [EXHALES.]
- You okay? [WHISPERING.]
How are you doing this? - It's crazy.
- I mean kids are people.
But they're not.
They're, like, they're, like, half-sized.
They're, like, half-people.
[CHUCKLES.]
Well, I'm glad you called me, Al.
You should have had kids with Quiara.
You're really good at it.
[GRUNTS SOFTLY.]
I'm surprised she didn't convince you.
She didn't.
You miss her that bad, huh? Oh, I'm okay.
[BETTE.]
Alice, I'm so sorry.
Yeah, that's never fun.
Yeah, but the Crock-Pot, that was a, that was a creative solution.
Yeah, you know I would come, I just, I'm-I'm still here at the office.
I'm waiting to see how this goes.
- Yes.
She's here.
- [DOOR OPENS.]
- Thanks for coming in.
- Don't be silly.
I'll be fine.
Let me know if you need anything else.
SLOW, SOMBER MUSIC [FOOTSTEPS ECHOING.]
What? Yeah, no, I'm no, I'm here, I'm here.
Yeah.
Go on.
[SPEAKING SPANISH.]
[VIRGINIA.]
Sophie, where do you and Dani keep your good wine? [SOPHIE.]
There's a bottle in the fridge.
- [SPEAKS SPANISH.]
- [INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
[MARIBEL.]
Oh, my God, girl, I can't believe you're getting married.
I know.
- [ALL EXCLAIMING.]
- No, no, no.
[SPEAKS SPANISH.]
- [SOPHIE.]
Para mi, sí.
Gracias.
- How did she propose? - Hmm.
[CHUCKLES.]
- Did she get down on one knee? I love a good proposal.
[VIRGINIA.]
You're gonna look so good in a white suit.
What do you think I should do with my hair? Ay, niña, anything is better than what Tía Nancy did - at her wedding.
- Oh, my God.
- Horrible.
- Ay, dios mío.
Que mal gusto.
So, what are you going to do with your hair? Oh, I don't know.
[MARIBEL.]
Well, wait, what do you mean, you don't know? I don't know.
I don't know what I'm-a do with my hair.
- [NANA.]
What's wrong? - What? Noth Why are you calling me out? Nothing.
- Mamita.
- I don't know.
I know you.
What's wrong? - I'm just scared.
- [MARIBEL.]
Of what? I'm just scared that she's gonna keep making decisions without me.
[VIRGINIA.]
Let it go, mi'ja.
[MARIBEL.]
Yeah, so what? You're gonna have a big fun wedding - like rich people.
- Yes! - Oh, God.
- [VIRGINIA.]
You'll figure it out - after the wedding.
- Yes.
Or if things don't get better [CLICKS TONGUE.]
[BOTH.]
You can always get divorced.
[NANA.]
That's not funny.
So, what do you want me to cook on Friday? [VIRGINIA.]
Please do not make corn.
SENSUAL MUSIC [SCRAPING NEARBY.]
[SHANE.]
What are you doing? Oh, shit.
Hey.
Uh, I thought, if you didn't want to buy stuff, maybe we can build it.
Sick, right? It's actually not bad.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
You gonna stain it? Oh, I thought I'd leave that up to you.
Since you pay to live here and all.
Ah.
That's thoughtful.
So, what's up? You want to go out tonight? No.
Well, uh, I'll buy.
Okay, you'll buy.
But, uh, I did pick up some toilet paper from work, so you can't say I'm not contributing.
- What's this? - Oh.
I don't know.
It came for you earlier.
I signed for it.
So really, that is two ways I'm contributing to the household.
Shit.
Did I do something wrong? No.
Shot your cannonball, lover Yeah, you got me in the heart We'll go riding up and down the elevators Baby, kiss me all over until the only thing I see is stars Say my name When you rock me on the floor We'll go underground, baby, drinking at the tiki bar I'm a fucking fool 'cause I'm falling for a superstar Let's go.
Why don't you love me? Does that mean we're going out? Oh! Hold on, I got to put on my good pants, though.
I'm going to L.
A.
, baby, I'm gonna hunt you down Thank you very much.
Thank you.
Wow.
This place is nice.
You know, I would've been happy to go to Garage Pizza.
No.
I wanted to go somewhere with forks.
[LAUGHS.]
Oops.
Yeah, that was funny.
You're funny.
- I have my moments.
- [CHUCKLES.]
Look, um, I don't think I can make it all the way through dinner without telling you something first.
- I - I know.
You're trans.
- I saw you on Grindr.
- I've got a gift card.
- Oh.
- Yeah.
- Oh, my God.
- Yeah.
It's - I-I am so sorry.
- You hate, you hate the gift card? No.
No.
I feel so stupid for saying the thing I said.
Oh, no.
No, no, it's okay.
It's-it's - No.
No, no, no.
- That's so rude of me.
I did this lecture at L.
A.
City College last year, and they paid me in this hundred dollar gift card and I've just, I've been waiting for the right person to use it on.
Now that I say that out loud, though, I-I kind of want to take it back.
Okay, okay, hold on, hold on.
All right.
Here's what we're gonna do.
We just need to get as many things as possible for 80 bucks, so that we can leave a tip and then just not pay for anything.
We could also just bail and get coffee.
You can get me coffee tomorrow morning.
Oh.
Okay.
Yeah.
Yeah.
Oh, it's, uh, venison and foie grass.
[QUIETLY.]
Expensive.
I don't know if you're saying that right.
My charm, my charm But I'm so grooved since I lost my cool I ain't want to cause emotional harm, hey Look at that girl in the sundress And how it get stuck between All right, look at that girl in the sundress So, uh, what was in that envelope? Sundress Nothing.
Okay.
I just want you to know, I'd help you hide a body.
That's all I'm gonna say about that.
For the night, that's you, baby girl Hey What if you just put that down for a second, looked around? - Hmm.
- Just a thought.
You're right.
Gonna have to go live.
Excuse me, can I get two shots of your cheapest tequila? - [BARTENDER.]
Sure thing.
- Thank you.
Once I get my liquid courage, all a numbers game.
Watch and learn.
[CHUCKLES.]
Hi.
I'm, um um you're busy and way out of my league.
I'm gonna go scout some local talent.
Oh.
Okay.
Mmm.
Disgusting.
- Thank you.
- That'll be, uh, $18.
Mama's buying.
[HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYING.]
Kids.
- [LAUGHS.]
- [FINLEY.]
Hey.
How are you? Uh, Finley.
- Can I, um, get you a drink? - I already have a drink.
- [SHANE.]
Oh, boy.
Here you go.
- Copy that.
- Keep it open? - [SHANE.]
Yeah, sure.
[FINLEY.]
I'm-I'm Finley.
Do you, uh, - want to have a drink with me? - Hey, Shane.
- [FINLEY.]
Copy that.
- [SHANE.]
Hey, how you doing? [TATIANA.]
I'm good.
It's been a while.
[SHANE.]
It has.
Yeah.
[TATIANA.]
I was wondering [WHISPERS INDISTINCTLY.]
[CLICKS TONGUE.]
Not tonight.
Hello.
How's it going over here? You guys need another one of these, right? Amstel Light? Yes, that's right, and some more of those.
I'll be right back.
How's it going over here? - You guys need another one of these, don't you? - Hey.
Uh - No.
- Great.
[TESS.]
Another round here? Yeah, yeah, yeah? Yeah, yeah? How about you? How's your night going? Over here playing hard to get, huh? No, no, no.
No, but really, I'm glad you're here.
I'm Tess.
- [SHANE.]
Shane.
- [TESS.]
Girl, I know who you are.
Everyone in the city knows who you are.
- You're, like, a living legend.
- No, no, no.
No, I'm not.
How adorable is that? You don't like that reputation.
Oh, come on, girls must love that wall that you've built.
- Thanks, babe.
- Table 14.
[TESS.]
But seriously, I'm stoked that you're here.
I wish the whole bar was filled with girls like us.
Party time, boys.
Whoo! - Can I get you something else? - Who is that woman? That's Tess.
My girlfriend.
She's, uh, she's good with people.
Not always with me.
[MAN.]
Hey, can I get a beer? Sorry.
Poor thing, he's exhausted.
Well, I'm sure; he puked everywhere.
Oh, that's why the Crock-Pot's out on the curb.
Oh, yeah, that ship has sailed.
Thank you again for taking care of him.
I know it must have been hard.
Well, yeah.
I mean, I-I left a really big meeting today.
Well, I'm so sorry.
It's not gonna happen tomorrow.
I called Gigi, and she'll be here in the morning.
Oh.
Okay.
What are you feeling? I'm feeling like a babysitter.
Okay, that's not a feeling.
Oh, no, trust me, it is.
- [PHONE CLICKS OFF.]
- [SCOFFS.]
Alice.
- Alice - Mm-mm.
Come on, talk to me.
Mm-mm.
Alice.
Okay, okay, you can't have it both ways.
You can't ask me to be more a part of their lives, and then call in Gigi when you feel like I can't handle something.
You're right.
Those are confusing messages.
Can you please tell me what you're thinking? 'Cause you really sound like a therapist right now.
I'm sorry, okay? I don't want you to feel like a babysitter.
Well, thank you.
Okay, but I also need you to be clear with me about what you want.
I want you to want me to help.
I hear you.
And I hear you.
Alice, do you want to watch Eli tomorrow? No, but thank you for asking.
[LAUGHS.]
Okay.
- Okay.
- Okay.
- I'm sorry.
- I'm sorry.
Okay.
- I love you.
Okay.
- Love you, too.
Can I tell you about my shitty day? - Yes.
Tell me everything.
- Okay.
So, um, his name is Drew.
- I hate him already.
- Mm-hmm.
[LOUD CHATTER.]
Hi.
Uh I'm Finley.
I just watched you walk up and introduce yourself to, like, five other women in this bar.
Oh, I'm very friendly.
- Is that what it is? - Yeah.
[CHUCKLES.]
So you want to have a drink with me? - I'm already having a drink.
- Please? [BOTH LAUGH.]
All right, why not? You, uh, have a tab open? Is that is that how it works? Well, I'm a P.
A.
, so I mean, what do you do? You got a job? You know what, I'll-I'll buy.
- Okay.
- Here.
- But you have to go do it.
- Deal.
Don't steal my money.
I can't believe I just handed a stranger my wallet.
What am I doing? [HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYING.]
- - [DIALOGUE INAUDIBLE.]
- I need to get another fucking drink.
- Bro, you're good.
Hey, do you have any more, uh, whiskey back there? Ten's enough, buddy.
You're cut off.
- Come back tomorrow, all right? Go home.
- Come on.
Come on, bud.
No, no, no.
- Don't be a buzzkill.
- Come on, dude.
- Give me some whiskey! - Whoa! - Stop, stop, stop.
- Let go.
Oh, my God! [GRUNTS.]
- [PEOPLE GASPING.]
- [MAN.]
What the ? Come on.
Let's go.
- Let's go! - Fuck you, man! I thought this was fuckin' America! - Are you okay? - Yeah.
- Are you sure? - Yeah.
- Babe, you good? - Yeah, I'm g Yeah.
- I'm so sorry about that - No, no, don't apologize.
- It's not it's no one's fault.
- You sure you're good? - Mm-hmm.
- Okay.
[MAN.]
Yeah, there we go! What's up? Whew! - Oh, my God, that was amazing.
- No, it's fine.
Thank you.
Let me get you another drink.
Um, hey, can we get a a bourbon.
It's on me.
- Oh, God.
- I'm s I'm so sorry that this place is so fucking douchey.
Yeah, I hadn't noticed.
I'm sorry.
[LAUGHS.]
[GROANS SOFTLY.]
This used to be a gay bar, though, right? Yeah.
- Years ago.
- Wow.
Damn, times have changed.
Yeah, Tess is always trying to, um, buy out the owners, turn it back to what it used to be.
- She should.
- [LAUGHS.]
Yeah.
Yeah, what we could do is just rip the fucking TVs out, switch the menu up and clean the place up.
You know, it would be the only lesbian bar in the city? Only one.
Well, then someone should just buy it and you guys run it.
[CHUCKLES.]
Yeah.
Yeah, they should.
No, I'm serious.
[MAN.]
Hey, another round, please? - I'll be back.
- [MAN WHOOPING.]
I feel pretty honored you used your gift card on me.
[CHUCKLES.]
You definitely proved yourself worthy.
That single espresso at the end never seen anything like it.
- $78.
50.
- And a 21% tip.
Very impressive.
I probably should tell you, that was not my first gift card.
[LAUGHS.]
How long ago did you transition? About five years.
Were you always with guys? No.
But I don't really talk about before.
Oh, of course.
[SIGHS.]
I'm sorry I asked.
I want to tell you everything about my whole life, I do.
It's just I-I haven't met a lot of people who don't squint and try to imagine what I used to look like.
So I just don't talk about it.
But now I'm kind of afraid to look at you.
You can look.
I'm not squinting.
"LOVE IS A BITCH" BY TWO FEET I'm flyin' I'm flyin' high like a bird But my fluttering wings Not there.
From pullin' me down Your mama Your mama says I'm a fool And yeah, maybe that's true 'Cause I can't stop thinkin' about you I'm tryin' Tryin' I'm tryin' not to forget my words - [BOTH MOANING.]
- I got it.
When I'm around you I tend to keep changin' my mind My mind [BOTH PANTING.]
I promise God, you are so beautiful.
[LAUGHS.]
No.
Not to slip [MOANING, GRUNTING.]
[LAUGHS.]
Okay.
Heartbreak is savvy and love is a bitch - [EXHALES.]
- You okay? Yeah.
Yeah.
Mm-hmm.
[MOANING, PANTING.]
[WHEEZING.]
[LABORED BREATHS.]
- Uh-oh.
- [GROANING.]
[EXHALES.]
Ooh Mm-mm.
Um - are you okay? - Mm.
Mm-hmm.
I'm just spinning.
- Oh.
Okay.
- Mm.
S-Sorry, I just, um hmm.
- [EXHALES.]
- Do you want a glass of water - or anything? - [EXHALES.]
[BIRDS CHIRPING.]
[DOOR OPENS.]
So, why would you call off the press? This was supposed to be a huge public event, and you don't need another staged photo op.
Yeah, but without the press, there's gonna be, what, - 50 people here, tops.
- Yeah, but they're all young.
They'll have phones.
Someone's gonna post it, and I'll push that.
This'll be better publicity than anything the press would give you.
- It's risky.
- People want authenticity.
Well, I hope you're right about this.
Jordi.
I didn't know you were coming.
Hi, Ms.
Porter.
Um I just wanted to apologize for the other day.
You know, uh, my family has a different set of values, so I didn't really realize it was gonna be such a big issue for Angie to skip school, but it won't happen again.
And I just want you to know that you have a really wonderful daughter, and I love spending time with her.
Well, thank you, Jordi.
I appreciate that.
And the next time you want to spend time with my wonderful daughter, I'm gonna ask you to ditch the pot, okay? And do it outside school hours.
Absolutely.
Love the swag.
[CLICKING TONGUE.]
[QUIETLY.]
Okay.
[GIGGLING.]
[BETTE.]
Our community is disproportionately affected by homelessness in this city, and in every city across the country.
And you have to ask yourself: why? Why is that? Well, our parents, our parents kick us out.
Religious leaders shame us.
And our so-called "friends" abandon us.
So nearly half of all homeless youth are one of us.
I want to help.
When I'm elected, I will be the first lesbian mayor of Los Angeles, the first woman, - and - [CHEERING.]
But in order to be effective, I need to know what matters to you.
So please, tell me, tell me who you are, what you're thinking about.
Anyone? Yes? Um first off thank you.
I never saw nobody that looks like you call herself one of us before.
And n-not even my own mother thinks I'm part of her.
So I don't know.
Politicians are full of shit.
Excuse my French.
No, they're completely full of shit.
[LAUGHTER.]
[YOUNG VOTER.]
It'd be really great if you weren't because it'd be cool to have a lesbian and a real trans ally with actual power.
Well, first of all, I want to say that I'm I'm really sorry about your mother.
Okay? That's her loss.
Really.
And I'm not gonna pretend that our circumstances are identical, but there are a lot of similarities.
My father never accepted me.
Ever.
Till the day he died, he called my partner, the woman that I love beyond measure, he called her my "friend".
As if our love was less than.
And our love is not less than.
[PEOPLE MURMURING.]
But it was painful.
- You know? It still is.
- [YOUNG VOTER.]
Yeah.
[SNIFFLING.]
Shit hurts.
[SOBS QUIETLY.]
Come here.
Come here.
- Come here.
- [CRYING.]
GENTLE MUSIC You okay? [JORDI.]
Your mom's pretty cool.
Yeah, she's not that bad.
Does anybody have any anything else they want to share? This is what she's missing.
She needs to be more personal.
Yeah, but she won't do it.
It's too painful.
Why? [BETTE.]
Yeah.
Me, too.
What are you gonna do about it? You still don't know why she's running, do you? No.
I guess I don't.
These kids and these goddamn phones.
[SIGHS.]
[GIGI.]
"By winter a crane with a wrecking ball was parked outside.
Mama gathered everyone to watch from our front window.
In three slow blows, that building was knocked into a heap of pieces.
Then, workers took the rubble away in a truck and filled the hole with dirt".
[SETS POT DOWN.]
[SINK RUNNING.]
[BRUSHING TEETH.]
Hey.
Hey.
You leaving soon? Yeah, in a minute.
How you feeling? - So shitty.
- I'm so sorry.
Kids are like walking germs.
Mm, sorry.
Sorry.
Sorry.
Just need to get that.
You want some tea? Uh nah.
I already made some.
All right.
Thank you.
I didn't poison it.
That's [STAMMERS.]
That's not what I was thinking, but, um did you put a laxative in it, though? Because I've always wanted to do that to someone.
No.
It's a good trick.
You should sit down.
I should sit down.
Fucking kid made me sick.
Eli hasn't been sick like that since he was a baby.
One time, he got so sick he just stopped eating.
It was so fucking scary.
He was dehydrated, and we had to bring him to the hospital, and they stuck an IV in his little foot.
Oh, that sounds awful.
- Nat never told you this story? - Mm-mm.
That was actually the beginning of the end of us.
Well, I love a good lesbian breakup story.
[BOTH CHUCKLE.]
Eli was calling for Mama, and we were both standing right there, so we kept saying, "We're here, your mamas are here".
And at a certain point, Nat realized he was calling for Mona, who was well, at the time, she was just a friend of ours, - but - Oh.
So you and Mona were doing it? We were.
- And then the baby threw you under the bus? - He did.
Well, I am surprised you could ever forgive him.
- [BOTH CHUCKLE.]
- Yeah, right? Ah, that's the thing about these kids.
They forced me to be honest about who I am and how I hurt people.
- Mm.
- But maybe this is a little too deep for us.
[CHUCKLES.]
No, it's fine.
It's-it's nice, actually.
Between the, uh, those horrific cartoons and the fever dreams, I didn't even think I could have an adult conversation.
Do you remember that night - that I showed up here with my wedding - Hammer? [LAUGHS.]
Yeah, uh, you know I do.
Not my finest moment.
I thought you had lost your mind.
I thought I'd lost my family.
[SIGHS.]
You make Nat really happy.
Thank That's Thank you.
What about you? What? - Any good breakup stories? - [CHUCKLES.]
How much time you got? ["SWEET" BY LITTLE DRAGON PLAYING.]
[INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
Auntie! Hi.
Sweet, that feeling when you know you're hooked [INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
Sweet, that feeling when you're skating down The avenue of love, sweet, I was checking on your phone Because this sweetness is drugs, sweet Get out of here.
Scram.
Not giving up, sweet That feeling when you know You know that you can't fight the rush - Sophie! - Sophie! [SQUEALING.]
How are you? Oh, Ma, I told you not to bring nothing.
- I couldn't help myself.
- She went nuts with the corn.
- Of course.
- [LAUGHS.]
Hi.
Thank you for coming.
- [BOTH SPEAKING SPANISH.]
- [SOPHIE LAUGHS.]
- Dani! - Ay, Mama! [SPEAKING SPANISH.]
- I'm so happy you're here.
- Of course.
Hi, Mamita.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
- [BOTH SPEAKING SPANISH.]
- [LAUGHTER.]
My new sister! Oh, my God.
The real reason I proposed.
- I know, I know.
- [LAUGHTER.]
Where's your dad? He must be so excited.
- Uh, he couldn't make it.
- Oh.
Well, that's okay.
You got us now.
Yeah, we're family.
[LAUGHTER.]
Bide my time, on my way Been so long, now you're here to stay Bring your friends, I'll bring mine, too Holiday every afternoon Are you okay? Yeah, I'm okay.
- Come with me.
- What? Where? How you been, good looking? - Take a seat.
- Okay.
[CHUCKLES.]
[SIGHS.]
I have something for you.
What is it? [CHUCKLES.]
It was my mother's.
- [EXHALES.]
- Your great-grandmother Anna wore this from the day she got engaged to the day she died.
Then she left it for me in her will and told me to give it to the first grandson.
- But I don't think she'll mind.
- [LAUGHS.]
Gracias, Mama.
But if you give it to her, make sure you mean it.
I know.
[EXHALES.]
I will.
Look at me.
You're not your father.
I know that.
We raised you to be strong.
And you're strong enough to leave if you need to.
You know that.
- [CHUCKLES SOFTLY.]
- But it takes - it takes true strength to stay.
- Hmm.
[CHUCKLES.]
- This is a celebration time.
- [LAUGHS.]
Let's go to the party.
Come on.
["AUTE CUTURE" BY ROSALÍA PLAYING.]
Dude, Sophie's grandma can cook.
Yeah.
Hey, hand me a napkin? [PHONE CHIMES.]
Oh, shit.
I didn't think she was gonna text me.
- That's cool.
- Who? Girl from last night, Rebecca.
Fuck, I should've invited him.
[FINLEY.]
Dude, next time.
- These have to be our last ones.
- Yeah, you're right.
I want to be drunk, but not like dizzy drunk for this girl, you know? Salud.
Mmm.
Catch you on the flip side.
[SHOUTS.]
[LAUGHS.]
Hey, everyone.
Everybody.
Uh, if I could get, uh, everyone's attention for a second, um Thank you so much for being here tonight.
You are all so beautiful I could just cry, - but I won't.
- [LAUGHTER.]
My two favorite people in the entire world are getting married and rather than, uh, butcher this moment with my own very questionable wisdom, I dug up something by one of Sophie's favorite poets, Alix Olson.
- [MOUTHS.]
I love you.
- "Living, we have learned, can be both sloppy and precise.
And so, you choose your careful witness to your silly little life.
You begin to trace each other's journeys, you begin to chart each other's pace.
You start to notice all the sweetness and the details of their ways.
Because loving seeks a language of solace.
It speaks volumes about tomorrow when you are fluent in forgiveness.
Sometimes familiar becomes magic.
Sometimes magic needs distance.
Sometimes space is what shapes it.
And the shape is not instant.
Sometimes the horizon's surprising.
And the view is worth risking.
And the risk is a long wait, but this girl is persistent.
Sometimes a future just means that each day is worth finding.
And this day is a presence, and this moment is shining.
[MOANING.]
Sometimes her prayers are just soothing.
Sometimes her face is just lovely.
Years, years spent searching.
Sometimes people get lucky".
So, cheers to Dani and Sophie.
We are all - so happy for you.
- [CHEERING.]
Love you guys.
Opa! ["OJOS DEL SOL" BY Y LA BAMBA PLAYING.]
[QUIETLY.]
I love you.
- [CHEERING.]
- [WHISTLING.]
- [LAUGHS.]
- Come on, give me a little turn.
Show me.
[GROWLS.]
[LAUGHS.]
- [SIREN WAILING IN DISTANCE.]
- [FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING.]
Thanks for meeting me.
I'm glad you called.
[SIGHS.]
I miss you.
I miss you, too.
You hold me down in the best way No quarter from These chains that I slapped on my heart for a feeling Why can't I let my demons lie? Keep screaming into the pillow 'Cause your taste still gets me stupid high Oh, glory, I'm a believer Oh, glory, I'm a trier, but Wild horses Wild horses Wild horses run faster Run faster, run faster! Lena, this is Bette and Alice.
Really good to meet you both.
- Stop.
- I didn't say anything.
- What's better than this? - Nothing.
And then she is like, "Oh, I gotta go to church", on a Tuesday.
I'm happy to compromise with you.
I'm just not about to compromise with your dad.
You and Nat, could go get coffee.
Did she tell you to say that? She misses you.
I brought two best friends back together.
Two or twice?